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Missouri Senator Roy Blunt was in Joplin this afternoon to meet with civic and business leaders to hear their concerns. One t...
Newton County's road districts should start seeing some money from the road sales tax voters approved last November soon....
Rates will be going up for Empire District Electric customers.The Missouri Public Service Commission said Wednesday that it h...
The Jasper County Commission has come up with a way to manage a fund set up by the Sheriff's Office for charitable acts. ...
The city of Pittsburg will contribute five million dollars toward an indoor event center and track that will be built at Pitt...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has reversed an $8.5 million cut to public colleges and universities because of improving sta...
Some economists estimate Oklahoma will begin the new year on stronger footing than many other states that are yet to recover ...
Economic researchers at Wichita State University are forecasting about two percent employment growth in Kansas next year.The ...
Cherokee County has settled with a company that had planned to build a casino but pulled out of the deal. Penn National Gamin...
Governor Sam Brownback is telling Kansas legislators that it's time for them to resolve their differences on tax issues a...
The chairman of the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission is suggesting a 1-cent sales tax for 10 years that would ...
The Hackathon is underway. It's a competition designed to create a new official website for the City of Joplin. City spok...
The Missouri House has endorsed the creation of several new tax breaks intended to lure high-tech businesses and foreign trad...
Tellers at the Cornerstone Bank in Lanagan foiled a bank robbery yesterday. According to McDonald County Sheriff Robert Evens...
Embarrassing. That's what Missouri US Senator Claire McCaskill thinks of the state's 17 cents per pack cigarette tax....
The Kansas House has given first-round approval to a proposed $14 billion state budget for the fiscal year that starts Ju...
Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones was in Joplin this morning meeting with business leaders. One big topic was a bill passed in...
Missouri senators have passed legislation that would cut income taxes for residents and businesses but raise the state sales ...
Kansas lawmakers have returned to the Statehouse and made quick work of the ceremonial conclusion of a 2013 session that prod...
Plans for Joplin's redevelopment after the May 2011 tornado continue moving along. David Wallace with the city's mast...
Kansas legislators negotiating over tax issues are considering rival proposals to set the state's sales tax at 6.15 perce...
The Kansas Senate has given final approval to a $14 billion budget for the next fiscal year that starts July 1.Thursday&#...
The Oklahoma House has approved a $7.1 billion bill to fund state government for the upcoming fiscal year, despite object...
A state Department of Education report shows that Kansas legislators have authorized school spending for the next two years t...
Joplin can kiss nearly half a million dollars goodbye since they can't tax you on out-of-state vehicle purchases anymore....
AmeriCorps will be helping Joplin rebuild for the next three years. Congressman Billy Long made the announcement Wednesday.&q...
Oklahoma House Democrats and some school superintendents are renewing their opposition to plans by Republican leaders to slas...
Missouri's unemployment rate inched up slightly in February although the state also posted gains in the number of jobs.Fi...
Missouri US Senator Claire McCaskill has received an earful of comments from debt-ridden University of Missouri students duri...
Newly released emails show that Gov. Jay Nixon's administration and legislative bill drafters each had a role in crafting...
Kansas legislators have finished their business for the year after stretching the 99th day of their annual session well past ...
Missouri's public colleges and universities will be taking a state budget cut for the third straight year. Governor Jay N...
Kansas House members are preparing to debate a proposed $14 billion state budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1. ...
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin is acknowledging a deal to cut the state's income tax won't be reached before lawmakers...
If you bank at Bank of America in southwest Missouri or Pittsburg, something's going to change. Arvest Bank has agreed to...
A Four States business has won a national award. Crossland Construction of Columbus took second place in the building divisio...
Republican Governor Sam Brownback's plan to cancel a scheduled decline in the state sales tax has survived a vote in the ...
The Kansas Board of Regents has approved tuition increases at public universities that will have some students paying nearly ...
Governor Mary Fallin is leading an Oklahoma delegation for a week-long air show in Paris.Fallin and her cabinet secretary for...
Kansas revenue forecasters predict the state will collect nearly $705 million less in the next fiscal year than it will t...
Missouri lawmakers have sent Governor Jay Nixon a spending plan that includes money for the state mental hospital, the Capito...
The Jasper County Commission approved an $861,000 contract for jail repairs with an Alabama company yesterday, even thoug...
Wichita-based Via Christi Health says tough finances are forcing it to eliminate 350 to 400 jobs at its facilities throughout...
Unemployment rose slightly in Kansas in March despite a drop of more than 1,300 applications for initial unemployment benefit...
Minimum wage earners in Missouri got a raise Tuesday. The state's minimum wage increased by ten cents to $7.35 an hou...
The Joplin City Council appointed three people to the Joplin Redevelopment Corporation. Former Mayor Phil Stinnett will fill ...
Gas prices in 2012 were the most expensive on record in Oklahoma, and AAA says the prices in the new year are uncertain.The O...
Negotiators from the Kansas House and Senate are moving closer to a deal on canceling all or part of a scheduled drop in the ...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon was a guest on the KZRG Morning News Watch this morning, talking about proposals made in his Stat...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is calling on lawmakers to expand Medicaid coverage for low-income adults and authorize hundreds ...
The Joplin City Council has hired a company to handle the bonds for the City's TIF district. Monday night, the Council hi...
Newton County isn't getting as much sales tax revenue as it did a few months ago. Presiding County Commissioner Marilyn R...
"I think they're both wrong on this."That's what State Representative Charlie Davis thinks about both Gover...
Freeman Hospital has agreed to pay $9-point-3 million to resolve allegations it violated federal law by paying incentives...
The Better Business Bureau has issued a warning against working with a man accused of committing fraud against Joplin tornado...
An economic consulting firm predicts Kansas would lose about 40,000 jobs next year if no deal is struck on the so-called fisc...
This is the time for small businesses in Missouri to create jobs and grow. That was Governor Jay Nixon's message Wednesda...
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has spent the last few days in Germany. He and Commerce Secretary Pat George have been on a tra...
Governor Sam Brownback says his office is reviewing budget legislation sent to him by Kansas legislators to determine if he c...
36 cents. That's how much the price of a gallon of gas has dropped in Missouri over the last month. The statewide average...
A Joplin manufacturing company made a big expansion announcement Friday. Governor Jay Nixon was on hand to deliver the newsat...
Your internet service in Joplin will be a little more expensive. Cable One plans to raise rates within the next month. Genera...
The Neosho School District will have to start looking for a new superintendent. Dr. Richard Page has announced he'll be t...
Some 400 volunteers came to Joplin Saturday to build a playground at Head Start. Many of those volunteers came from Midland L...
Missouri House Republicans plan to sponsor campaign finance legislation designed to make it easier to track political spendin...
One of the country's largest pharmacy benefit companies is bringing 100 jobs to the Joplin area. St. Louis-bsed Express S...
A jury has convicted the founder of a Kansas City, MO company and four of his associates of cheating investors by selling mil...
The founder of a business you see in Joplin and southwest Missouri has died. William Krause, who started Kum & Go convenience...
The IRS has set up a program to do free tax preparations for qualified taxpayers in the Joplin area. Marie Dame of the Volunt...
Brian Long's resignation this week as head of the Missouri Department of Revenue came in the wake of the controversy over...
Budget recommendations from Kansas Governor Sam Brownback would leave total state spending flat after two years.Brownback out...
Missouri lawmakers have given final approval to an income tax cut for businesses and individuals that could reduce state reve...
A new report says Missouri's unemployment rate edged higher last month while the number of nonfarm jobs declined.The Depa...
Kansas legislators are considering a proposal to lower the state sales tax on groceries as part of a larger plan that also cu...
Rebates on natural gas furnaces and water heaters have been extended by the Missouri Public Service Commission. Jason Fulp of...
If you're an Empire District Electric customer and want to sound off on a proposed rate increase, you'll get that cha...
Governor Jay Nixon says tax credit reform will be a priority issue when the Missouri Legislature convenes next year. Nixon sp...
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