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Governor Mary Fallin is proposing a quarter of a percent reduction in Oklahoma's income tax rate.Fallin made the proposal...
There will be a new face on the Cherokee County Commission next week. Richard Hilderbrand is stepping down because he is movi...
This week's drops in the stock market have investors nervous. Concerns over China's economy have had people hurrying ...
The Joplin City Council has a special meeting Monday night. There will be a public hearing on the property tax rate for the 2...
A new report finds Kansas is missing out on the manufacturing employment growth the nation is experiencing.The Wichita Eagle ...
When someone buys a house, fixes it, and then sells it at a profit, that's called flipping. Missouri State Auditor Nicole...
For the second straight years, Joplin city employees won't be getting a pay raise.That'saccording to theCity's pr...
A group of Missouri gas station and convenience store owners is backing taxing cigarettes an additional 23 cents per pack.The...
This weekend is a sales tax holiday in Missouri and Oklahoma. When you buy back to school items you won't pay state sales...
The northwest corner of 26th and Main in Joplin has been bare since the May 2011 tornado. But there is some interest in build...
More than 70,000 Vietnamese Catholics are expected to travel to Carthage this week for Marian Days, spending a lot of money i...
Kansas has eliminated a $25-per-day limit on ATM withdrawals with cash assistance cards.The state Department for Children...
A utility has filed a request with the Missouri Public Service Commission to LOWER your monthlybill. Missouri American Water ...
Kansas collected about $3.7 million less in taxes than it expected in July, largely because of lower-than-anticipated rev...
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin's secretary of finance says revenue figures indicate collections by the state's general...
A consumer alert has been issued by the Internal Revenue Service warning Missourians that scammers are targeting people throu...
Joplin's new Salvation Army thrift store is about to open. Major Douglas Stearnes tells News Talk KZRG when the long-expe...
By the end of this year, General Mills will close its' Annie's facility in Joplin..with about 120 people losing their...
The debt crisis in Greece could cause the American financial markets to drop..and that might have you worried about your 401k...
Newly released data shows Missouri revenues are on the rise, which could jumpstart finances for the new budget year. State bu...
The McCaskill on Main Street tour brought the senator to Joplin Wednesday morning to listen to the ideas and concerns of loca...
A state panel Tuesday suggested that Missouri state officials and lawmakers, including Governor Nixon, should all get an 8% p...
Students at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M and all of Oklahoma's public colleges and universities will be paying more for tuit...
The director responsible for managing Missouri's roughly $26 billion budget is retiring this summer.Governor Jay Nixo...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has released more than $22 million in previously withheld funding for job training, education...
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has signed bills raising sales and cigarette taxes to balance the state's next budget.The R...
With the Joplin School District reporting a loss of property tax revenue ever since a Tax Increment Financing District, or TI...
(MSSU Press Release)Missouri Southern State University has a new leader in its ranks.The university has announced that Dr. Br...
The Joplin City Council Monday night delayed a planned agreement to sell 15 tracts of real estate to a Nebraska corporation a...
Missouri has agreed to an incentive package with Boeing that provides the aerospace giant money if employment grows and even ...
There's a new hitch in the legal issues between the City of Joplin and its former Master Developer, Wallace Bajjali. An e...
Kansas legislators have approved increases in sales and cigarette taxes to erase a budget deficit and avert deep spending cut...
What to do with $158 million. That's a problem we'd all like to have..and it's one the City of Joplin does ha...
A report from the Missouri Department of Transportation says tolls could pay for much-needed repairs to Interstate 70.The rep...
The Joplin Redevelopment Corporation was ready to take bids Monday (6/8) on two pieces of land that used to be owned by the c...
A suburban St. Louis couple has come forward with the winning $96.5 million ticket in the March 22 drawing of the multist...
Missouri lawmakers and state elected officials likely will be getting a pay raise.Legislative efforts to prevent the raise st...
Kansas legislators have drafted a new plan for raising taxes to close a budget shortfall that's similar to one the Senate...
What do we want in our next president? That's what Missouri Southern State University is asking you. The University held ...
At least 24,200 workers at Kansas state government agencies and state universities have received notices that they'll be ...
The owner of Joplin business has pleaded guilty to mail fraud conspiracy and money laundering related to the sale of syntheti...
If you live in Redings Mill, personal bank loans, dentists bills, utilities, and other expenses of Mayor Jimmy Brown might ha...
A coalition of supermarket and convenience store chains want Kansas lawmakers to let them sell stronger booze.The Wichita Eag...
Kansas legislators have approved a $131 million budget for the state court system for the fiscal year beginning July 1 to...
The Missouri Office of Administration is now accepting management contract bids for the Neosho License Office. In the past ye...
Oklahoma has spent almost $70 million on a program designed to strengthen marriages and lower the state's divorce rat...
Republican leaders in the GOP-dominated Kansas Senate have cancelled a debate over raising taxes to close a state budget shor...
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has imposed a moratorium on hiring and raises for state workers.Fallin issued an executive orde...
Kansas collected $1.6 million more in taxes than anticipated in July, breaking a streak of monthly shortfalls in collecti...
Manybusinesses will be closed for Thanksgiving this year, but Joplin's Northpark Mall won't be one of them. Managemen...
State finance officials say Oklahoma's economy is continuing to grow, but the pace appears to have slowed in 2013.State T...
The Capital Improvement Sales Tax for the City of Joplin will continue for another ten years. 53% of voters in Jasper County ...
Republican leaders in the Oklahoma House and Senate have reached agreement with Governor Mary Fallin on a roughly $7.1 bi...
This was the last day the Jasper County Commission could adopt a budget for the 2014 fiscal year. They did it this afternoon,...
Kansas House Republicans have outlined a plan that fully funds aid to poor school districts but ties the money to policy chan...
By the end of this year, Joplin'sCapital Improvement Sales Tax that was introduced in 2005 will have generated nearly ...
The Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce is negotiating to bring a business into Joplin that would occupy the old Mars Petcare pla...
Mercy Hospital Joplin has been approved to receive $23 million in federal money to pay for demolition and new constructio...
A new report shows Missouri revenues are lagging behind growth projections as the state enters the final two months of its bu...
Some Kansas lawmakers want to keep some money from being transferred away from transportation projects amid the state budget ...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has signed a $26 billion operating budget for next fiscal year that had been passed by the Le...
Kansas lawmakers are considering increasing the state sales tax as the Legislature gathers proposals to close a looming budge...
Bright Futures Neosho has a critical need of food. They fill backpacks with food for underpriviledged kids to take home for t...
Missouri's budget director says state revenues continue to increase compared with last year's. Budget Director Linda ...
The American Hospital Association has disclosed spending $212,000 on television advertisements praising Kansas Senator Pa...
General Mills has made some announcements that could affect their operations in Joplin.The maker of cereals such as Cheerios ...
The Joplin City Council got a first look at the budget for the 2014/2015 fiscal year Monday night. Finance Director Leslie Ha...
Several hundred advocates and disabled Kansas residents have rallied at the Statehouse for preserving spending on social serv...
A measure to raise the gas tax to fund transportation in Missouri is moving forward after a narrow vote in the Senate.Senator...
Missouri Supreme Court judges say the state Department of Revenue went too far to tax a fitness club.The high court on Tuesda...
The Missouri Legislature has narrowly failed to pass an agriculture bill in the veto session that wrapped up early this morni...
Kansas officials are blaming changes in federal tax policies for lower-than-expected state revenue collections in April.The D...
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is telling legislators that defending a new anti-abortion law in court could cost the s...
With the Joplin School District planning to borrow 8 million dollars to cover higher than expected costs of building new scho...
It might sound like a compliment more suitable for laundry, but the City of Joplin recently received a clean audit. Joplin Fi...
A Neosho County woman has been sentenced to about a year in federal prison for embezzling more than $278,000 from a bank ...
Kansas smokers are upset about plans to sharply increase the cigarette tax to help fill a budget hole. Governor Sam Brownback...
A research group is warning the state's 10-year highway program could be threatened if the Kansas Legislature continues t...
One of Joplin's former Master Developers has been ordered to pay a $1.5-million settlement by a Texas judge. An Amari...
Carl Junction is preparing for its annual citywide sale on Saturday (4/25). Gary Stubblefield, executive director of the Carl...
The Missouri Legislature has passed a $26 billion spending plan for next fiscal year.The budget approved Thursday (3/23) ...
New budget-balancing proposals from Kansas Governor Sam Brownback would require hospitals to pay higher fees and capture savi...
A new state audit chides Missouri Governor Jay Nixon for continuing to use money budgeted for state agencies to cover some of...
The United Way of Southwest Missouri and Southeast Kansas is setting up a tornado relief fund for Baxter Springs. United Way ...
The Joplin Blasters are almost a month away from playing their first ever game at Joe Becker Stadium. Yet the American Associ...
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has signed a bill authorizing $1 billion in bonds to bolster Kansas' pension system for...
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has signed an income tax cut measure into law.It will gradually lower Oklahoma's top income...
Governor Sam Brownback says his plan to create 100,000 new private-sector jobs in Kansas over the next four years will also c...
The Oklahoma Senate has overwhelmingly approved a $7.1 billion budget bill that funds state government for the fiscal yea...
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has blocked expenditures for all 47 budget items on which lawmakers overrode his line-item vetoes.Nix...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon wants to spend an additional $278-million on education the next fiscal year, but he may have ...
News Talk KZRG told you Monday about the Joplin Redevelopment Corporation buying the old Joplin Coca-Cola Plant at 1301 Virgi...
A Missouri House panel has once again rejected Gov. Jay Nixon's call to expand Medicaid for about 300,000 people.The Hous...
The Joplin Police Department held a ribbon cutting with the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Monday morning to celebrate the C...
If you still need to get your kid's school supplies shopping done, wait until this weekend. Missouri's annual Back-to...
Missouridrivers could soon see a six cent gastax increase over the next three years. MoDOT says they need the funds since a t...
The Missouri House has passed a $26.6 billion state budget that ties the amount of an increase in funding for public scho...
He says it's fiscally irresponsible. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is criticizing an income tax cut plan endorsed by a Sena...
A fund meant to help in Joplin's recovery from the May 2011 tornado got plenty of bang for its buck. Almost a million dol...
People convicted of drug felonies could potentially qualify for food stamps under a bill passed by the Missouri Legislature.D...
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...
Rising costs for drugs in Missouri's Medicaid program are likely to continue, driven by pricey specialty drugs and the ri...
The Joplin Tornado First Recovery Fund has donated almost $900,000 in its first two years of operation. Butno oneapplied ...
Neosho's economic news continues to be positive. In April, the city's one cent general sales tax receipts were over &...
A Kansas House committee has approved a bill eliminating a projected state budget deficit by relying more on moving money aro...
The Missouri Senate committee held a public hearing today to discuss three different tax-cutting bills. Two were proposed by ...
Oklahoma's treasurer says low crude oil prices have pushed state revenues below levels recorded a year ago. Treasurer Ken...
Everything's fine. That's what the Joplin School Board heard Tuesday about this year's audit of the School Distri...
Joplin businesses will be showing what they have to offer this week at the annual Business Expo. Kirstie Smith with the Jopli...
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin says the state budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1 should be the Legislature's to...
Missouri House members have endorsed the first change in Missouri's income tax brackets since the Great Depression.A bill...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon welcomed a new business to Joplin today. Cook Portable Warehouses gave the Governor and local lea...
The Republican-led Missouri House has rejected a Democratic attempt to expand the state's Medicaid health care program fo...
Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich is accusing Governor Jay Nixon of violating the state constitution by making budget cuts in 201...
Empire District Electric has asked to raise electric rates to recover the cost of renovations at its Asbury plant. Empire Chi...
State universities in Kansas could not increase tuition for two years under a proposal drafted by legislators negotiating ove...
It's a holiday weekend in Missouri and Oklahoma--a sales tax holiday weekend. Friday through Sunday, you won't pay sa...
Top Kansas Democratic lawmakers are criticizing Republican Governor Sam Brownback's budget proposals.Senate Minority Lead...
The Joplin Redevelopment Corporation may have to pay tax on tax credits it sold. The question is whether the JRC is a for pro...
Kansas Revenue Secretary Nick Jordan says June's tax collections missed estimates by $28 million, pushing the shortfa...
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says any ``discussion of tax cuts is a nonstarter'' until lawmakers first take steps to curb ...
Kansas House and Senate budget negotiators have begun working on a spending agreement, casting aside a bleak revenue report t...
The recent state audit for the Joplin School District found that the District's general fundand capital fund balances hav...
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 ...
Kansas collected $217 million less in taxes than it expected in May, but officials in Gov. Sam Brownback's administra...
Republican Governor Mary Fallin and Democratic challenger Joe Dorman sparred over education and health care as the two faced ...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon's annual State of the State address is this Wednesday. State Representative Charlie Davis of ...
The Jasper County jail now has more space to house low-risk inmates. After spending the last five months and nearly $40,0...
Kansas says its tax collections in December fell $15 million short of expectations and the state's top revenue offici...
During October, Buffalo Run Casino and Resort raised money for breast cancer awareness. Event coordinator Jordan Bickett tell...
Kansas education leaders fear a new revenue forecast requiring the state to make $278 million in cuts for the current fis...
Kansas collected $22 million more in taxes than expected this month.The Department of Revenue reported Friday (2/27) that...
A Missouri bill to link the length of unemployment benefits to the unemployment rate has approval from a House panel. Accordi...
Residents of Joplin's Murphysburg neighborhood are hoping for some good news Friday (2/20). That's when the Missouri ...
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...
The St. Louis Rams have notified the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission they intended to shift to a year-to-year le...
Three faculty in the economics department at Pittburg State University earned some national recognition for their research in...
Missouri's Republican legislative leaders are hitting back against Democratic Governor Jay Nixon in a battle over state b...
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 Democratic lawmaker from suburban St. Louis has been removed from several Missouri House committees after he sided with Rep...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is urging lawmakers to sustain his line-item vetoes of $144 million of spending items in the ...
Last night, the Joplin City Council spent about two hours discussing the budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Joplin Finance ...
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...
An online auction of sex toys that were seized by Kansas authorities in a tax delinquency case could boost the state's re...
Republicans and Democrats are joining together to override Governor Jay Nixon's vetoes of millions of dollars of spending...
Missouri dairy farmers are urging lawmakers to override Governor Jay Nixon's veto of legislation authorizing financial in...
Kansas officials are projecting that the state will collect nearly $178 million more in revenues than previously thought ...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon was on hand Thursday (3/19) as a Joplin company broke groundon a new facility. EaglePicher Techno...
Kansas is now distributing about 20,000 tax refunds that were frozen for two weeks at the end of the last fiscal year.With th...
A new report says Kansas collected $4 million less in taxes than expected in August.The Department of Revenue said Friday...
Galena property owners will see a lower levy when they get their next property tax bill. News Talk KZRG asked Galena Mayor Da...
A former director of the Missouri Department of Revenue says the agency wasn't taking steps to comply with the federal Re...
A Neosho man is going to prison for embezzling more than $4.9 million from his employer and spending the money on gamblin...
The biggest and tallest building in the Sarcoxie town square could be yours for just $1,500. The historic building has be...
Shoppers at Joplin's Northpark Mall could pay an extra one percent sales tax to pay for improvements at the mall. Monday ...
State agencies in Oklahoma are being told to brace for budget cuts after a state board led by Gov. Mary Fallin certified that...
The state of Missouri will be getting more than $21.5-million in a settlement with a company accused of securities fraud....
A House panel reversed a decision made last week and decided to fully restore Governor Sam Brownback's request to use mil...
(DED Press Release)The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) today announced that Leggett & Platt Adjustable Bed ...
A leading bond-rating company says projected funding shortfalls and a recent court ruling that Kansas must spend more on its ...
It's not true reform, so he's vetoing it. That's Governor Jay Nixon's attitude as he vetoed legislation that ...
Republican leaders in the Kansas House are proposing a new measure to satisfy a state Supreme Court ruling to increase fundin...
Oklahoma's unemployment rate has fallen to a five-year low, dropping below 5 percent for the first time since 2008.The Ok...
Work has begun in Joplin on a new kind of Wal-Mart. It's called a Neighborhood Market, which features fresh groceries and...
Missouri House Republicans are sticking together this year in their quest to enact an income tax cut. Today the House passed ...
A fund meant to help nonprofit groups rebuild after the May 2011 Joplin tornado still has some money available. Travis Liles ...
The Kansas Supreme Court says the state's current public school funding levels are unconstitutional.In Friday's much-...
Although falling gas prices are reducing the amount of oil severance taxes Kansas is expected to collect, state lawmakers say...
You didn't follow my budget idea; I'll withhold money from Missouri schools. Governor Jay Nixon says he's withhol...
Governor Jay Nixon was in Carthage Friday morning explaining why he vetoed 10 bills that would allow $776 million in tax ...
A survey was recently conducted across Missouri, Oklahoma, and Arkansas to see how confident consumers are about their financ...
More people are working in Pittsburg. Blake Benson, Pittsburg's economic development director and head of the Pittsburg C...
Missouri's Republican-led Senate has voted to override the veto of an income tax cut by Democratic Governor Jay Nixon.The...
Leggett and Platt will be holding an event to raise money for the United Way. The first annual Leggett and Platt Fall Festiva...
How long will these lower prices at the gas pump continue? Mike Right of Triple-A Missouri tells News Talk KZRG the news from...
A Kansas panel has endorsed a $6.4 billion budget that doesn't balance without tax increases.The House Appropriations...
The MSSU Board of Governors is looking for your input over who gets to be the next president of Missouri Southern State Unive...
Support is growing among Republican leaders to have every other legislative session dedicated exclusively to writing the budg...
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback's chief of staff says tax revenue increase proposals will be part of a plan to plug a budge...
Kansas has filed a widely expected appeal of a ruling that found the state isn't spending enough money on its public scho...
The state audit into the Joplin School District found that the District's financial condition has declined in recent year...
The Oklahoma Tax Commission says some state tax returns are being delayed while the commission conducts fraud protection revi...
The construction company selected to overhaul the Oklahoma Capitol's interior estimates work will start in about one year...
The full House will consider giving Missouri's emergency agency additional spending authority this year to use federal mo...
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