A joint Kansas legislative committee is meeting this week to consider the potential problems caused by diverting hundreds of millions of dollars to public schools from other parts of the budget.
The meeting Monday and Tuesday is to continue gathering information as lawmakers work on a response to a Kansas Supreme Court order in October to boost spending on public schools.
Lawmakers earlier this year phased in a $293 million increase education funding over two years to make it $4.3 billion annually. The court said that still wasn't constitutionally adequate.
"Right when I walked in I knew that's where I wanted to go. It's always been a dream for me to go to Pitt State."More >>
On most days you can find Modot emergency response operator Roy Cota on the highways surrounding Joplin, clearing accidents and assisting motorists and local first responders. But that job would be impossible without assistance from the Transportation Management Center of the Ozarks, commonly referred to as the "TMC."More >>
A Joplin building owner is a step closer to being able to renovate two downtown buildings. The Joplin Redevelopment Corporation or JRC said yes to the plan from Lori and Jeremy Haun that could bring new businesses to the 900 block of Main.More >>
The Barton County Sheriff's Office releases information about a kidnapping case. Authorities have arrested a Lamar, Missouri man for kidnapping and resisting arrest. A 46-year-old woman told authorities that she had been tied up and bound by duct tape and nylon rope at her home off "A" Highway in Barton County.More >>