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This past Sunday (Oct. 19), President Obama made headlines for a campaign appearance in Maryland. Not for anything he said, b...
A Missouri House Republican wants to impeach Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon over his order that the state accept joint tax returns...
Records show late Republican Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich's campaign for governor has returned more than $400,000 to...
Oklahoma has become the first state in the U.S. to allow the use of nitrogen gas in carrying out executions.Governor Mary Fal...
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has signed a bill authorizing $1 billion in bonds to bolster Kansas' pension system for...
Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts says U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius should resign over problems with the ...
Gov. Jay Nixon says Missouri voters should have another chance to vote on gay marriage and that he would vote to allow such u...
Missouri lawmakers have passed a budget that would restore Medicaid benefits cut a decade ago and boost spending on public ed...
Should he stay or should he go? That's the question everyone's asking about Veterans Adminstration Secretary Eric Shi...
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has signed a bill that specifies several dozen items poor families will not be able to buy with...
A proposal to raise Missouri's fuel tax for the first time in two decades appears unlikely to move forward this session d...
Lawmakers have passed legislation that would cut the amount of time Missourians can receive welfare benefits.The House on Thu...
It could be this week that President Obama issues an executive order on immigration reform. Missouri Congressman Billy Long t...
Missouri senators have voted to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a bill creating a training program for teachers to carr...
The Oklahoma Senate has overwhelmingly approved a $7.1 billion budget bill that funds state government for the fiscal yea...
The Kansas House has given first-round approval to a bill that would bring the state into a compact with other states hoping ...
Papers have been filed to impeach Missouri Governor Jay Nixon. Representative Mike Moon of Ash Grove filed the articles of im...
Should the Mayor of Joplin be elected by the public? That's a question the Charter Review Commission asked the public, an...
A Missouri amendment creating a constitutional right to farm has prevailed after a recount. The Secretary of State's offi...
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has blocked expenditures for all 47 budget items on which lawmakers overrode his line-item vetoes.Nix...
Area Republicans dined Saturday night at the groups annual Lincoln Day dinner. Several Missouri lawmakers addressed those in ...
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback is criticizing the federal government's decision to place the lesser prairie chicken on a l...
The public would get to decide if the Oklahoma Legislature should dedicate every other year exclusively to writing a budget u...
A bill that makes it easier for children to advance to the fourth grade even if they may not be reading at grade level will b...
Legislation that would authorize liquor stores to sell refrigerated, high-point beer has been approved by the Oklahoma House....
A Missouri House panel has once again rejected Gov. Jay Nixon's call to expand Medicaid for about 300,000 people.The Hous...
Finance reports show Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster has more than $3 million on hand to spend for his campaign ...
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback is preparing to sign welfare legislation restricting how poor families can spend cash assistanc...
A Kansas House committee has drafted a plan for expanding the state's Medicaid program for the poor and disabled in line ...
A state lawmaker who is one of two doctors in the Oklahoma Legislature is asking Gov. Mary Fallin to declare a state of catas...
The Missouri Senate has defeated an attempt to expand Medicaid eligibility to several hundred thousand lower-income adults.Th...
The state House has postponed a debate on whether Kansas should join a compact of states seeking to exempt themselves from th...
Don't override my vetos. That was Missouri Governor Jay Nixon's message to state lawmakers Thursday ahead of next wee...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is making $15 million available to help people cope with rising propane prices. The funds wou...
The Missouri House has passed a $26.6 billion state budget that ties the amount of an increase in funding for public scho...
There's a new Missouri state auditor. Governor Jay Nixon Tuesday (4/14) appointed Nicole Galloway, the Boone County treas...
He says it's fiscally irresponsible. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is criticizing an income tax cut plan endorsed by a Sena...
U.S. Senator Roy Blunt says there are no federal solutions to many problems confronting governments.The Republican lawmaker s...
Site selection officials for the 2016 Republican National Convention were impressed with Kansas City's ability to raise n...
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's administration has been paying its dues to the National Governors Association with money intend...
People are finding the Affordable Care Act isn't necessarily affordable. Missouri Congressman Billy Long told the KZRG Mo...
Oklahoma has become the second state to ban a common second-trimester abortion procedure that critics describe as dismemberin...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon's supplemental spending request for the current fiscal year is moving forward in the Legislat...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has vetoed or frozen more than $1.1 billion of spending in Missouri's next budget, citing...
A Civil War veteran has been buried with his family in Carthage in a ceremony that included re-enactors and the sounds of a c...
Former Missouri House Speaker Catherine Hanaway was in Carthage last night, speaking to the Jasper County Republicans. Hanawa...
Missouri's lieutenant governor would be responsible for filling positions in state agencies and boards if the governor do...
A bill that would have put Missouri law above federal gun control laws almost got past Governor Nixon's veto. The state S...
Governor Jay Nixon is renewing his push to expand Missouri's Medicaid health care program to cover more lower-income adul...
Get ready for talk about funding the federal government. The government will run out of money on December 11th. Missouri Cong...
Two Missouri Senate leaders are explaining why they voted against an override of Governor Jay Nixon's veto of a controver...
Voters in Jasper County didn't turn out in large numbers Tuesday, but those who did said "no" to a use tax. The...
A Kansas House committee has approved a bill eliminating a projected state budget deficit by relying more on moving money aro...
Miss Kansas Theresa Vail says she wants to break the stereotype that women with visible tattoos don't compete in pageants...
Oklahoma lawmakers have approved a ban on a common second-trimester abortion procedure that critics describe as dismembering ...
Missouri lawmakers have overridden Governor Jay Nixon's veto of a bill exempting some local elections from partisan requi...
The Missouri Senate committee held a public hearing today to discuss three different tax-cutting bills. Two were proposed by ...
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback says he's going to cut nearly $45 million in funding for public schools and higher educ...
Governor Sam Brownback has signed legislation making Kansas the first state to ban a common second-trimester abortion procedu...
The Kansas House has given first-round approval to a bill eliminating a projected shortfall of more than $330 million in ...
Kansas legislators have approved a stop-gap plan for erasing most of a predicted shortfall in the state's current budget ...
Columbus won't have a city manager running its government. On Tuesday, voters decided against changing the city's gov...
Missouri House members have endorsed the first change in Missouri's income tax brackets since the Great Depression.A bill...
Billy Long has a challenger for Missouri's 7th District US House seat. Jim Evans, who opposed Long two years ago, is runn...
The Republican-led Missouri House has rejected a Democratic attempt to expand the state's Medicaid health care program fo...
A state elections board has rejected a claim that U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts is not truly a Kansas resident, allowing him to seek ...
The City of Neosho is one step closer to moving the council's code of ethics into the city charter. The council met last ...
Missouri Congressman Billy Long is among the critics of the deal the US brokered with Iran over nuclear development."It&...
Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich is accusing Governor Jay Nixon of violating the state constitution by making budget cuts in 201...
Oklahoma Congressman James Lankford won Tuesday's Republican primary for US Senate. He'll challenge the winner of a r...
Registered Democrats still outnumber Republicans in Oklahoma, but the latest statistics show the GOP continues to close the g...
State universities in Kansas could not increase tuition for two years under a proposal drafted by legislators negotiating ove...
Governor Sam Brownback plans to sign a bill allowing Kansas residents to carry concealed firearms without a permit.The Govern...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.—House Republican leaders wasted no time pursuing their agenda Monday, using the first legislative h...
Oklahoma's newly elected Superintendent of Public Instruction is unveiling a new five-year plan to give Oklahoma teachers...
Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers would get a pay increase of as much as 20 percent under a bill that has passed unanimously i...
Now there are two Republicans running for Missouri Governor next year. Auditor Tom Schweich made his campaign official on a s...
A new book says Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill was put on Hillary Clinton's "enemies list" when McCaskill en...
Friday's (3/27) announcement that Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid would notrun for re-election in 2016 was good news fo...
Kansas Republican legislators are weighing the political risks of voting on legislation allowing supermarkets to sell stronge...
Top Kansas Democratic lawmakers are criticizing Republican Governor Sam Brownback's budget proposals.Senate Minority Lead...
With President Obama set to announce executive action on immigration tonight, Missouri US Senator Roy Blunt spoke on the Sena...
Kansas Revenue Secretary Nick Jordan says June's tax collections missed estimates by $28 million, pushing the shortfa...
Duquesne Mayor Denny White was asked to resign by the City Council Monday night. Last night, he gave his answer: "No com...
Dozens of Kansans have rallied at the Statehouse in favor of gay rights and to protest legislation that they argued would enc...
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says any ``discussion of tax cuts is a nonstarter'' until lawmakers first take steps to curb ...
The Oklahoma State Department of Health says a virus causing respiratory illness in children has been confirmed in Oklahoma.T...
The Humane Society of the United States is suing Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt over an investigation into the organi...
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has promised to sign legislation to ban a procedure used to terminate hundreds of pregnancies i...
Democrats in the Missouri House are proposing to cut income taxes for lower- to middle-income individuals and raise them for ...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is touting the state's central location and AAA credit rating during a trade mission to Italy...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is asking for $25 million for higher education next fiscal year.But $13 million would be ...
The top-ranking official in the Missouri House says he plans to appoint a bipartisan committee to look into the fatal police ...
Oklahoma state legislators who earn $38,400 annually plus benefits and expenses won't be getting a raise any time soo...
Northeast OK Congressman Markwayne Mullin says he is unequivocally opposed to U.S. involvement in the Syrian conflict, includ...
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is meeting with the parents of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old fatally shot by a police offi...
Republican Governor Mary Fallin and Democratic challenger Joe Dorman sparred over education and health care as the two faced ...
Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin was in Joplin Thursday..and not to talk politics. Palin was the gue...
Oklahoma lawmakers could bring home a smaller paycheck, work less and even see their numbers cut by a third under a few of th...
A Republican donor from Joplin has revised his recollection of a comment that he says the state GOP chairman made against an ...
President Obama will be dealing with a Republican Congress for the last two years of his administration. Republicans have gai...
A Civil War veteran whose cremated remains went unclaimed for more than a century will be buried next month with his family i...
The Oklahoma State Department of Health reports three more deaths due to influenza to raise the total number this flu season ...
Texas Governor Rick Perry is in Missouri helping unveil a new nonprofit group focusing on job creation through low-tax state ...
Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones is forming an investigatory committee after a report that Chris Koster was one of several st...
Kansas education leaders fear a new revenue forecast requiring the state to make $278 million in cuts for the current fis...
Tuesday's (11/18) Keystone Pipeline vote in the US Senate needed one more vote to pass. It needed 60 to advance to the Pr...
Missouri Congressman Billy Long was among those who voted to retain John Boehner as Speaker of the House. Long tells News Tal...
Is the federal government trying to stop money-laundering...or trying to stop businesses the Obama administration doesn't...
Kansas lawmakers are considering a bill that would toughen punishments for hate crimes.Democratic Senator David Haley spoke i...
With sliding oil prices expected to deepen a $300 million hole in next year's budget, Oklahoma lawmakers will have to...
The U.S. Supreme Court today (2/24/15) said the state of Nebraska “recklessly” overused Republican River water in...
The Kansas House has approved a bill closing most of a projected $344 million shortfall in the state's current budget...
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback's budget proposals call for more than $15 billion in total spending for the current and...
Missouri representatives are closer to limiting the length of jobless benefits to as few as 13 weeks, based on the overall ra...
More of the same. That's how Missouri Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler summed up President Obama's State of the Union spe...
The mayor of Ferguson says he tried in vain to get the National Guard deployed in his town as people burned and looted buildi...
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has rescinded a former governor's order barring discrimination against gays and lesbians in...
A national group's push to redefine and outlaw a procedure commonly used in second trimester abortions is advancing in Ka...
The Kansas Democratic Party has suspended its communications director over an online posting deriding three southeast Kansas ...
Kansas records show that the Democratic U.S. Senate nominee seeking to get his name off the ballot is the only candidate sinc...
The Kansas Supreme Court has ordered the state to remove U.S. Senate Democratic nominee Chad Taylor's name from the ballo...
President Obama has been getting some criticism for apparently downplaying the impact of the proposed Keystone Oil Pipeline p...
Former Oklahoma state Sen. William Schuelein has died at his home in Miami at age 86.Paul Thomas Funeral Home and Cremation S...
Missouri's Republican legislative leaders are hitting back against Democratic Governor Jay Nixon in a battle over state b...
Governor Jay Nixon has vetoed legislation that would have closed records of waste and fraud reported to the Missouri lieutena...
Missouri's Show Me Heroes program helps find work for veterans. They're going to have a hiring event in Joplin on May...
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is warning about tax and rebate scams as the deadline nears to file personal income ta...
Kansas senators have approved a budget that completes spending for state agencies for 2015, including bonuses for state worke...
A bill has passed the Missouri House for a proposed Constitutional Amendment that would establish a fundamental right for par...
A Democratic lawmaker from suburban St. Louis has been removed from several Missouri House committees after he sided with Rep...
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's proposal to give his office the power to prosecute election fraud cases has won t...
The budget bill that passed Congress includes cuts for military pensions, including those of disabled veterans. Missouri Sena...
While Republicans are optimistic about regaining control of the US Senate in next month's elections, some people wonder i...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has vetoed legislation that would have limited who may work as a health insurance guide for a new...
Former Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon is touting the endorsement of Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas in Shannon...
Missouri Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler is among those pleased with Monday's Supreme Court ruling that allows some corporat...
There seems to be a great deal of interest in the House hearings on the IRS targeting of conservative groups. But Missouri US...
A new report shows Missouri's unemployment rate dipped slightly last month while the state lost 3,100 nonfarm jobs.The st...
A tentative deal has been struck on lingering issues in the Kansas budget, moving legislators closer to concluding the 2014 s...
More than 200 opponents of the Common Core education standards for math and English are rallying at the Oklahoma Capitol and ...
Republican Governor Sam Brownback and his Democratic challenger, Paul Davis, have laid out their positions on education, taxe...
People still have questions and concerns about Ebola. Missouri Congressman Billy Long told the KZRG Morning Newswatch there a...
Governor Jay Nixon says he is leaning toward opposing an August ballot measure that would amend the Missouri Constitution to ...
In the Kansas Governor's race, Democratic challenger Paul Davis has raised more in contributions this year than Republica...
A delegation of about 20 Kenyan government officials are to visit Oklahoma City for a training and exchange program on politi...
An Oklahoma congressman is criticizing a proposed media tour of a facility at Fort Sill where hundreds of mostly teenage immi...
A Republican-led Missouri House panel has wrapped up a hearing on measures seeking to impeach Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon witho...
It's back to work for Congress. Missouri 4th District Republican Vicky Hartzler tells News Talk KZRG she met with constit...
The Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate in Kansas must remain on the November ballot even though he wants to withdraw ag...
Some Washington lawmakers are pushing for a government shutdown over the push to de-fund Obamacare, but several of them from ...
The Democratic candidate in Kansas' Senate race is asking the state Supreme Court to remove his name from the ballot, a m...
Republicans and Democrats are joining together to override Governor Jay Nixon's vetoes of millions of dollars of spending...
Legislation aimed at spurring growth in Missouri's dairy industry is heading to the governor's desk.The Senate on Thu...
Kansas officials are projecting that the state will collect nearly $178 million more in revenues than previously thought ...
A prominent Republican donor from Joplin says the Missouri Republican Party chairman had made negative comments about the rel...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has created a new government agency to help low-income and minority families. Nixon signed an exe...
Kansas education commissioner Diane DeBacker says she will be sending a ``friendly'' letter to the state Republican P...
A new report says Kansas collected $4 million less in taxes than expected in August.The Department of Revenue said Friday...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has vetoed legislation allowing specially trained teachers to carry concealed guns in public scho...
The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled that a bill passed last session to cut the state's personal income tax and provide &...
One of the issues in next month's Missouri election would limit a governor's power to withhold items from the state b...
Monday's Joplin City Council meeting ended Melodee Colbert-Kean's two year term as the city's mayor. In her final...
A House panel reversed a decision made last week and decided to fully restore Governor Sam Brownback's request to use mil...
Missouri House members have approved legislation barring state or local officials from adopting policies that infringe upon p...
Nine new flu-related deaths are being reported in Oklahoma, including one in Ottawa County.The Oklahoma State Department of H...
Republican leaders in the Kansas House are proposing a new measure to satisfy a state Supreme Court ruling to increase fundin...
The Republican-led Missouri Legislature has passed legislation that would task groups of parents and educators with writing n...
A Missouri state senator says the Enivronmental Protection Agency is going too far. The EPA is funding a study on propane gri...
A new Missouri House committee will look into allegations of a hostile work environment in the Agriculture Department.House S...
Missouri House Republicans are sticking together this year in their quest to enact an income tax cut. Today the House passed ...
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback says challenges facing Kansas can be resolved only by strengthening families and changing the c...
The top election official in Kansas says voters who registered using a federal form without providing proof of citizenship wi...
A national gun-control group says it is planning to challenge a Kansas law declaring that the federal government has no autho...
A Missouri House panel is moving ahead with a two-tiered budget that makes education funding partly dependent on the strength...
Both Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and Democratic challenger Paul Davis aren't happy with a new EPA rule asserting regula...
Even though it's the president's job to uphold the Constitution, and the nation's laws, House Speaker John Boehne...
The Kansas Supreme Court will hold a hearing next week on a petition by the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate to get his nam...
The Kansas State Board of Education is proposing a $459 million increase in state spending on public schools, phased in o...
It's the final week of the Missouri Legislature's session and state lawmakers are anxious to get their work done. Rep...
A Kansas radiologist who is seeking to unseat U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts acknowledges making a mistake when he posted gruesome X-r...
State Representative Charlie Davis couldn't be prouder to be reappointed as the Chairman of the Veterans Committee in the...
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says there's no need to consider a so-called dual voter registration system in ligh...
The Kansas House has approved a bill boosting aid to poor Kansas school districts, clearing the way for negotiations with the...
Missouri's Republican-led Senate has voted to override the veto of an income tax cut by Democratic Governor Jay Nixon.The...
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon calls a state income tax cut plan a ``reckless experiment'' that would cause deep cutbacks in...
Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones says he won't run for a state Senate seat being vacated this year and will focus instead...
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says there were fewer meth lab incidents in the state last year. The KBI reports 143 meth ...
Missouri's 2014 Legislative session was "the worst six months for public education in recent memory." Those are...
A Kansas panel has endorsed a $6.4 billion budget that doesn't balance without tax increases.The House Appropriations...
Missouri's lieutenant governor is accusing Justice Department officials of racism, even as the federal agency is criticiz...
Oklahoma's governor would have broad new powers to appoint the directors of ten different state entities under a bill nar...
The Duquesne City Council held a special meeting Wednesday night to follow up on accusations made against Mayor Denny White. ...
President Obama's statement Thursday that the US doesn't have a strategy for dealing with the terrorist group ISIS in...
Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich has died. He was 54.According to police in St. Louis, Schweich was hospitalized earlier t...
Support is growing among Republican leaders to have every other legislative session dedicated exclusively to writing the budg...
Local Missouri governments that built storm shelters or repaired critical facilities after disasters are closer to getting pa...
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback's $4.1 billion plan to overhaul public school funding has passed through the Senate.The...
Missouri U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill says she supports legislation to end the trade embargo with Cuba.The Democrat affirmed...
The Kansas Senate has given first-round approval to a bill that would move city and local school board elections from the spr...
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says that next year he'll revive a proposal to give his office the power to prosecu...
The Jasper-Newton County Lincoln Days Dinner has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 28th at 6 p.m at the Butcher Block Banq...
Oklahoma voters would get to decide if the governor and lieutenant governor should run on a ticket together, whether Oklahoma...
It wasn't the right move. A Missouri Southern assistant professor of political science says President Obama or someone fr...
With the discord that exists between Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder, would it be better for...
Reaction from federal and state politicians from Missouri about Thursday's death of Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich, ...
A Kansas House committee has approved a proposed ban on a procedure described by abortion opponents as dismembering a fetus.B...
The Kansas Senate has given first-round approval to a bill to ban a procedure used in 8 percent of the abortion in the state....
Missouri Congressman Billy Long continues to defend his vote this week to re-elect John Boehner as Speaker of the House. Long...
The Missouri Legislative Black Caucus are calling out the General Assembly to move Ferguson-related bills through the legisla...
The Missouri House again is pushing this year for a measure to require photo identification at the polls. The House gave init...
The Oklahoma House has narrowly defeated a bill to ask voters to decide whether the governor and lieutenant governor should r...
The Oklahoma Legislature would dedicate every other year to exclusively writing a state budget under a proposed constitutiona...
Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey says he has doubts about whether right-to-work can become law this year.Dempsey...
New Kansas Department of Education figures show that public schools would lose a total of $51 million in state aid before...
AKansas Democrat is sponsoring a bill that would raise the state's minimum wage by $3 dollars by 2017. Rep. Jim Ward&...
Republican Jay Ashcroft says he's running for Missouri secretary of state.The St. Louis attorney and engineer said Thursd...
The Army plans to cut as many as 5,400 military and civilian jobs at Fort Leonard Wood by 2020. State Representative Charlie ...
The full House will consider giving Missouri's emergency agency additional spending authority this year to use federal mo...
Four new deaths due to influenza are being reported in Oklahoma to bring the record number of deaths this flu season to nearl...
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