The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Local News

March 31, 2014

Kansas budget, health expert to address Pittsburg chamber

PITTSBURG, Kan. — Duane Goossen, vice president for fiscal and health policy at the Kansas Health Institute and a former state budget director, will speak to the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce at 7:30 a.m. Friday at the Wilkinson Alumni Center, 401 E. Ford St.

The cost for the session is $10 per person or $8 with a network pass, and it includes a full buffet breakfast.

Goossen will talk about the Kansas state budget and will answer questions after his presentation.

“There are few, if any, people in the state of Kansas who understand and can clearly articulate the mechanics of the state budget as well as Duane,” said state Rep. Julie Menghini, D-Pittsburg. “As the former budget director for three Kansas governors — both Republican and Democrat — Duane presents factual information and thoughtful insight on current and future budget and revenue challenges.”

Goossen oversees the Kansas Health Institute’s research and analysis of state fiscal policy, health reform and other health policy issues. He represented Marion and Chase counties in the Kansas House of Representatives from 1983 to 1997, and served as state budget director for 12 years in the administrations of Republican Bill Graves and Democrats Kathleen Sebelius and Mark Parkinson.

He was appointed by Sebelius in 2004 to concurrently serve as secretary of the Kansas Department of Administration, which manages state buildings, accounting, information services and employee programs, and during that time he chaired the Kansas Health Care Commission.

In 2009, Goossen received the National Association of State Budget Directors’ Gloria Timmer Award for career achievements in a state budget office.

Reservations are required by 5 p.m. today by calling the chamber at 620-231-1000.


DUANE GOOSSEN, vice president for fiscal and health policy at the Kansas Health Institute, holds a master’s degree in public administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Text Only
Local News
  • State audit of Joplin School District begins

    Staff members from the state auditor’s office have begun their audit of the Joplin School District, Superintendent C.J. Huff said Monday. They are expected to be in the district four days per week for the next five to six months, or perhaps longer, until the audit is complete, Huff said.

    July 21, 2014

  • Burglary conviction draws shock prison time

    A Joplin man who received 120 days of shock incarceration time Friday in a drunken-driving case in Jasper County Circuit Court was assessed a concurrent sentence Monday in a burglary case.

    July 21, 2014

  • Mike Pound 2010.jpg Mike Pound: Family gatherings mirror circle of life

    The annual family gathering is getting bigger. There tends to be an ebb and a flow to most family gatherings. When you’re a kid, and especially if you’re a kid from a large Catholic family, the gatherings seem to be huge.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Carthage man pleads guilty in sexual abuse case

    A Carthage man pleaded guilty Monday to sexual abuse of a 12-year-old girl in a plea agreement that would cap the length of his prison term at no more than 15 years.

    July 21, 2014

  • Main Street TIF district study to begin

    A measure that allows the city to charge its $15,000 in administrative costs for studying a proposal to create a tax increment financing district on South Main Street was approved Monday by the Joplin City Council.

    July 21, 2014

  • 071714 Jasper Cty Dispatch1_72.jpg Area communities, Jasper County work to improve communications

    The first law enforcement officer to respond to a fatal shooting last November at Northpark Mall was from the Duquesne Police Department — not Joplin. Joplin police Chief Jason Burns said he wasn’t bothered by that. “We dispatch for them, and they had an officer close who could get there faster,” he said. “And getting help to people as quickly as possible is more important than jurisdictions.”

    July 20, 2014 2 Photos

  • New and old TIF districts on agenda for Joplin council

    Another tax increment financing district is being proposed for Joplin, this one along South Main Street. The area is close to the new Mercy Hospital Joplin that is set to open next year. RKS Development is seeking authorization from the Joplin City Council when it meets Monday night to prepare a request to establish a TIF district.

    July 20, 2014

  • AndraBryanStefanoni.jpg Andra Bryan Stefanoni: Family grows by one — a black Lab named Raven

    If you haven’t experienced the feeling of a tiny puppy in your lap at the end of a perfect July Saturday — hammock time, s’mores, leisurely walks, you know the kind — I highly recommend it. It is pure joy.

    July 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • 042017 Jo Ellis_c.jpg Jo Ellis: Car show, sidewalk sale and more scheduled for weekend in Carthage

    All roads leading to Carthage should be packed this weekend as numerous events geared toward entertainment, cultural pursuits and bargain hunting are expected to pull in large crowds.

    July 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • SusanRedden.jpg Susan Redden: Hobby Lobby lawyer to speak at watermelon feed

    Josh Hawley, who helped represent Hobby Lobby in arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court on contraception requirements in the Affordable Care Act, has been added to the list of speakers for Thursday’s annual watermelon feed sponsored by Newton County Republicans.

    July 20, 2014 1 Photo

Must Read


Do you think Missouri should pass legislation that would allow a prescription drug database to be kept?

A. Yes.
B. No.
     View Results
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter