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Missouri Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler is not only looking forward to a third term starting in January, she's also looking...
A Kansas House committee has approved a bill eliminating a projected state budget deficit by relying more on moving money aro...
A Republican donor from Joplin has revised his recollection of a comment that he says the state GOP chairman made against an ...
Missouri representatives are closer to limiting the length of jobless benefits to as few as 13 weeks, based on the overall ra...
Last week Fox News reported that the Palestinian Authority's announcement to send troops to Gaza to support Hamas means t...
The Missouri House again is pushing this year for a measure to require photo identification at the polls. The House gave init...
A Georgia man has pleaded guilty in Missouri to receiving more than $2.3 million in tax refunds from several states by us...
Don't override my vetos. That was Missouri Governor Jay Nixon's message to state lawmakers Thursday ahead of next wee...
The Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate in Kansas must remain on the November ballot even though he wants to withdraw ag...
The Oklahoma State Department of Education says the release of school report cards will be delayed.The department said Friday...
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has called on President Barack Obama to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline th...
The father of Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Pastor Rafael Cruz was in Neosho Tuesday night as Newton County republicans opened thei...
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback says a meeting with legislators and a small group of Kansas school superintendents has laid the...
Oklahoma's governor would have broad new powers to appoint the directors of ten different state entities under a bill nar...
The Oklahoma House has narrowly defeated a bill to ask voters to decide whether the governor and lieutenant governor should r...
A law passed by the Missouri Legislature and signed into law by Governor Nixon will establish a task force to replace the fed...
A Missouri House panel is moving ahead with a two-tiered budget that makes education funding partly dependent on the strength...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is making $15 million available to help people cope with rising propane prices. The funds wou...
Columbus won't have a city manager running its government. On Tuesday, voters decided against changing the city's gov...
The public would get to decide if the Oklahoma Legislature should dedicate every other year exclusively to writing a budget u...
A proposed truce in the Kansas City business battle between Missouri and Kansas has gained another endorsement in Missouri.Th...
Members of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity at MSSU are staying up around the clock for 48 hours at the corner of 7th and Duquesne ...
drop new education benchmarks and write its own student performance standards.Legislation scheduled for debate this week on t...
A national group's push to redefine and outlaw a procedure commonly used in second trimester abortions is advancing in Ka...
An amendment to the Missouri Constitution meant to strengthen the right to bear arms was approved by voters last night. State...
Missouri's lieutenant governor is accusing Justice Department officials of racism, even as the federal agency is criticiz...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has vetoed a measure that would cut the weeks of unemployment benefits available to workers who l...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has signed a $26 billion operating budget for next fiscal year that had been passed by the Le...
Republicans in the Missouri House have unanimously chosen Rep. Todd Richardson as the new majority leader and affirmed their ...
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has blocked expenditures for all 47 budget items on which lawmakers overrode his line-item vetoes.Nix...
With sliding oil prices expected to deepen a $300 million hole in next year's budget, Oklahoma lawmakers will have to...
Governor Sam Brownback says recent changes in how Kansas Court of Appeals judges are chosen have led to a more democratic pro...
Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones is forming an investigatory committee after a report that Chris Koster was one of several st...
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is warning about tax and rebate scams as the deadline nears to file personal income ta...
He's no longer Missouri Southern's interim president. Dr. Alan Marble was named MSSU's permanent president Tuesda...
Area Republicans dined Saturday night at the groups annual Lincoln Day dinner. Several Missouri lawmakers addressed those in ...
The American Hospital Association has disclosed spending $212,000 on television advertisements praising Kansas Senator Pa...
Missouri lawmakers have overridden Governor Jay Nixon's veto of a bill exempting some local elections from partisan requi...
Reports that House Speaker John Boehner won't try to defund President Obama's Affordable Care Act will no doubt make ...
The Missouri Senate committee held a public hearing today to discuss three different tax-cutting bills. Two were proposed by ...
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has said he wants to tie school funding to student performance.The Wichita Eagle reports that B...
Oklahoma U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin says he'll give back his salary to the U.S. Treasury during the government shutdown.T...
Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey says he has doubts about whether right-to-work can become law this year.Dempsey...
Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin was in Joplin Thursday..and not to talk politics. Palin was the gue...
Missouri would hold its 2016 presidential primaries on March 15 of that year under legislation advanced by the state House.Th...
Oklahoma's Republican House Speaker T.W. Shannon is telling members of his caucus he will run for the U.S. Senate seat be...
The Duquesne City Council accepted Mayor Denny White's resignation at a special meeting Tuesday night. Then they had to d...
Oklahoma voters would get to decide if the governor and lieutenant governor should run on a ticket together, whether Oklahoma...
The Democratic candidate in Kansas' Senate race is asking the state Supreme Court to remove his name from the ballot, a m...
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says there were fewer meth lab incidents in the state last year. The KBI reports 143 meth ...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is touting the state's central location and AAA credit rating during a trade mission to Italy...
The Kansas Supreme Court has ordered the state to remove U.S. Senate Democratic nominee Chad Taylor's name from the ballo...
The Oklahoma State Department of Health says the number of hospitalizations due to the flu have doubled in the past week. The...
State universities in Kansas could not increase tuition for two years under a proposal drafted by legislators negotiating ove...
U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill announced todaythat the United States Department of Agriculture population waiver for rural dev...
The Kansas Democratic Party has fired its communications director over an online posting mocking three towns in the state'...
One of the issues in next month's Missouri election would limit a governor's power to withhold items from the state b...
The House has advanced a bill that would give Kansas' secretary of state the power to prosecute election fraud.The chambe...
Republican leaders in the GOP-dominated Kansas Senate have cancelled a debate over raising taxes to close a state budget shor...
Republican leaders in the Oklahoma House and Senate have reached agreement with Governor Mary Fallin on a roughly $7.1 bi...
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback uses a private email address to communicate with staff, raising concerns about the availability...
Missouri Republicans have chosen House Majority Leader Todd Richardson to take over the chamber's top spot following the ...
Four new deaths due to influenza are being reported in Oklahoma to bring the record number of deaths this flu season to nearl...
Missouri Supreme Court judges say the state Department of Revenue went too far to tax a fitness club.The high court on Tuesda...
Duquesne Mayor Denny White is in trouble. The city council caught wind of the mayor violating a city ordinance that bans him ...
The Oklahoma State Department of Health says a virus causing respiratory illness in children has been confirmed in Oklahoma.T...
The Army plans to cut as many as 5,400 military and civilian jobs at Fort Leonard Wood by 2020. State Representative Charlie ...
The challenger in Oklahoma's race for Governor says education is the reason Mary Fallin shouldn't be re-elected. Demo...
Former First Lady Laura Bush will be in the area Wednesday night (4/22/15), giving a speech at Pittsburg State University at ...
Missouri House Republicans are sticking together this year in their quest to enact an income tax cut. Today the House passed ...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon's supplemental spending request for the current fiscal year is moving forward in the Legislat...
The Oklahoma Legislature would dedicate every other year to exclusively writing a state budget under a proposed constitutiona...
The top election official in Kansas is predicting 22 percent of registered voters will participate in next week's primary...
The U.S. Supreme Court today (2/24/15) said the state of Nebraska “recklessly” overused Republican River water in...
The Obama Administration is planning to spend $12 million to promote Obamacare in Missouri and a dozen other states. That...
Republican Governor Sam Brownback and his Democratic challenger, Paul Davis, have laid out their positions on education, taxe...
Legislation aimed at spurring growth in Missouri's dairy industry is heading to the governor's desk.The Senate on Thu...
Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich is accusing Governor Jay Nixon of violating the state constitution by making budget cuts in 201...
A Kansas House member has introduced a bill that would reduce the number of court reporters in the state and replace them wit...
A new report shows Missouri revenues are lagging behind growth projections as the state enters the final two months of its bu...
In the Kansas Governor's race, Democratic challenger Paul Davis has raised more in contributions this year than Republica...
The father of Texas Senator Ted Cruz will be the featured speaker at Saturday's Delaware County Republican Party Lincoln ...
The Oklahoma House and Senate are expected to wrap up a five-day special session on Monday by passing two dozen separate bill...
Finance reports show Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster has more than $3 million on hand to spend for his campaign ...
Next month's dedication of the new Joplin High School and Franklin Tech will have two VIPs: Vice President Joe Biden and ...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has created a new government agency to help low-income and minority families. Nixon signed an exe...
The Kansas State Board of Education is proposing a $459 million increase in state spending on public schools, phased in o...
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon calls a state income tax cut plan a ``reckless experiment'' that would cause deep cutbacks in...
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has rescinded a former governor's order barring discrimination against gays and lesbians in...
Republican Governor Sam Brownback says Kansas should defend the state constitution's ban on gay marriage in court because...
The lead sponsor of a Missouri income tax cut wants Gov. Jay Nixon to call a special session so lawmakers can address some of...
Joplin has a new mayor. Councilman Michael Seibert was the unanimous choice at Monday night's City Council meeting. Seibe...
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback's $4.1 billion plan to overhaul public school funding has passed through the Senate.The...
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin is expected to formally launch her 2014 re-election campaign this week with campaign stops in T...
Missouri House members have endorsed the first change in Missouri's income tax brackets since the Great Depression.A bill...
The Duquesne City Council held a special meeting Wednesday night to follow up on accusations made against Mayor Denny White. ...
The Missouri Senate has defeated an attempt to expand Medicaid eligibility to several hundred thousand lower-income adults.Th...
The Kansas Senate has given first-round approval to a bill that would move city and local school board elections from the spr...
A national gun-control group says it is planning to challenge a Kansas law declaring that the federal government has no autho...
A Lawrence Republican is challenging incumbent Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, saying he wants to restore sanity to th...
Republicans and Democrats are joining together to override Governor Jay Nixon's vetoes of millions of dollars of spending...
As Newton and Jasper County Republicans gathered Saturday night for the Annual Lincoln Day Dinner, Missouri Republican Nation...
An Oklahoma congressman is criticizing a proposed media tour of a facility at Fort Sill where hundreds of mostly teenage immi...
Former Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon is touting the endorsement of Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas in Shannon...
The National Park Service says two Civil War battlefields near Newtonia will not become part of the national park system. The...
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says the state's path to growth relies on education, family and a sound economy.Brownback empha...
Legislation making Oklahoma the fourth state in the nation to require women to wait at least 72 hours before receiving an abo...
This past Sunday (Oct. 19), President Obama made headlines for a campaign appearance in Maryland. Not for anything he said, b...
Records show late Republican Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich's campaign for governor has returned more than $400,000 to...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has vetoed a measure that sought to increase the tax credits available for donations to organizat...
Kansas lawmakers are considering increasing the state sales tax as the Legislature gathers proposals to close a looming budge...
A proposal to raise Missouri's fuel tax for the first time in two decades appears unlikely to move forward this session d...
Two promotions in one week. That's something Kathleen Flannery can boast about. She's now the interim president and C...
Some Republicans in the Missouri Capitol are talking about impeaching Missouri Governor Jay Nixon. One resolution has been fi...
The Missouri House has given first-round approval to a measure that would create a separate lottery ticket to fund veterans&#...
Gov. Jay Nixon says Missouri voters should have another chance to vote on gay marriage and that he would vote to allow such u...
Emboldened by the legalization of marijuana in two states, hundreds of marijuana advocates held a rally at the Oklahoma Capit...
Missouri lawmakers and state elected officials likely will be getting a pay raise.Legislative efforts to prevent the raise st...
While Republicans are optimistic about regaining control of the US Senate in next month's elections, some people wonder i...
Democratic leaders in the Oklahoma Senate plan to pitch their tent on the Capitol lawn overnight to welcome rallying teachers...
The Democratic candidate in the U.S. Senate race in Kansas had ended his campaign.Democrat Chad Taylor had been running again...
A new report shows Missouri's unemployment rate dipped slightly last month while the state lost 3,100 nonfarm jobs.The st...
Missouri Senate Republicans have used a rare procedural motion to shut down debate and pass a ``right-to-work'' measu...
Jasper County (100% of precincts reporting)US House, District 7Republican:Billy Long - 72%Marshall Works 28%Democrat:Geneviev...
With Thursday's resignation of US Attorney General Eric Holder, one of the names that has come up as a possible replaceme...
During his visit to Kansas City on Wedensday, President Obama told Republicans to "stop hating" and work with him o...
The names of Democratic candidates will appear first on the ballot in November's general election in Oklahoma.Oklahoma El...
There seems to be a great deal of interest in the House hearings on the IRS targeting of conservative groups. But Missouri US...
The top-ranking official in the Missouri House says he plans to appoint a bipartisan committee to look into the fatal police ...
Lawmakers have passed legislation that would cut the amount of time Missourians can receive welfare benefits.The House on Thu...
The National Rifle Association is asking Missouri state senators to vote ``no'' on a gun rights bill.The association ...
The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled that a bill passed last session to cut the state's personal income tax and provide &...
A Democratic lawmaker from suburban St. Louis has been removed from several Missouri House committees after he sided with Rep...
The House Ethics Committee will consider an investigation of Republican congressman Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma.A spokeswoma...
The next election for Missouri Attorney General is three years away, but State Senator Kurt Schaefer isn't waiting until ...
Sen. Claire McCaskill says she'll introduce legislation requiring U.S. defense officials to address mismanagement in a mi...
While Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones thinks it will be an uphill battle to override Governor Nixon's veto of a tax cut ...
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has signed a bill authorizing $1 billion in bonds to bolster Kansas' pension system for...
The Oklahoma Senate has overwhelmingly approved a $7.1 billion budget bill that funds state government for the fiscal yea...
Legislation that would authorize liquor stores to sell refrigerated, high-point beer has been approved by the Oklahoma House....
Plenty of talk from Washington about the US going to war in Syria. Missouri Congressman Billy Long told the KZRG Morning News...
Kansas and Arizona are asking a court to force a federal agency to quickly modify voter registration forms so the states can ...
Missouri House members have ended their work for the annual legislative session after sending more than 30 bills to the gover...
Oklahoma has become the second state to ban a common second-trimester abortion procedure that critics describe as dismemberin...
Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers would get a pay increase of as much as 20 percent under a bill that has passed unanimously i...
Oklahoma has become the first state in the U.S. to allow the use of nitrogen gas in carrying out executions.Governor Mary Fal...
Oklahoma Congressman James Lankford won Tuesday's Republican primary for US Senate. He'll challenge the winner of a r...
It's back to work for Congress. Missouri 4th District Republican Vicky Hartzler tells News Talk KZRG she met with constit...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has vetoed legislation allowing specially trained teachers to carry concealed guns in public scho...
Former Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry says it's unlikely he'll run for governor in 2014, but he didn't rule out the pos...
A Missouri state senator is calling for Governor Jay Nixon to resign for ``failed leadership'' during the protests in...
Missouri Senator Roy Blunt gave the Republican response to President Obama's weekly address today. Blunt said when the Pr...
Texas Governor Rick Perry is in Missouri helping unveil a new nonprofit group focusing on job creation through low-tax state ...
The Democratic leader in the Oklahoma House is joining a growing chorus of state legislators asking Governor Mary Fallin to c...
Missouri's legislative leaders say 2015 is the year they'll rein in lavish gifts from lobbyists and unchecked campaig...
More than 200 opponents of the Common Core education standards for math and English are rallying at the Oklahoma Capitol and ...
Duquesne Mayor Denny White was asked to resign by the City Council Monday night. Last night, he gave his answer: "No com...
Many people want the US to block flights from African countries where the Ebola virus; but President Obama refuses to do that...
Oklahoma lawmakers have approved a ban on a common second-trimester abortion procedure that critics describe as dismembering ...
Republican Sen. Pat Roberts' re-election campaign has posted an online ad attacking independent candidate Greg Orman as a...
Governor Mary Fallin is criticizing the federal courts for allowing gay marriage in Oklahoma, saying the decision by the U.S....
More than one quarter of Oklahoma's public schools received a grade of F or D on annual report cards released by the stat...
Several political items, including correspondence with presidents, are among the estate items of former Missouri Congressman ...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.—House Republican leaders wasted no time pursuing their agenda Monday, using the first legislative h...
Washburn University and The Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla is among a dozen campuses added to the gro...
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin is planning to tour Army barracks at Fort Sill where hundreds of immigrant children are being h...
A former official at Pittsburg State University faces a year and a half in federal prison after pleading guilty to wire fraud...
Governor Sam Brownback plans to sign a bill allowing Kansas residents to carry concealed firearms without a permit.The Govern...
The Missouri Legislature has ordered the State Department of Elementary andSecondary Education to end its ties with a company...
Kansas legislators have drafted a new plan for raising taxes to close a budget shortfall that's similar to one the Senate...
A new report says Kansas collected $4 million less in taxes than expected in August.The Department of Revenue said Friday...
Kansas legislators have approved a $131 million budget for the state court system for the fiscal year beginning July 1 to...
It was four years ago today (5/22/15) that an EF-5 tornado tore through Joplin, destroying hundreds of buildings and killing ...
Kansas legislators have given final approval to a bill requiring lobbyists to disclose whether any of their activities are fi...
Missouri Congressman Billy Long is hacked off that federal government computers have been hacked, possibly by China and/or Ru...
The Missouri Senate has quit early on this final day of its session (Friday 5/15), causing the demise of numerous bills. Sena...