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Opinion: When should council members go on city payrolls?

To pay or not to pay, that is the question before Springfield City Council members, the mayor and city residents. Springfield Mayor Ken McClure, at least, has broached the subject of …

The day after a tense exchange at the May 22 Springfield City Council meeting, Susan Istenes, director of the city’s Department of Planning and Development, resigned. 

Springfield City Council will vote on an annual operating budget that is approaching half a billion dollars at its June 5 meeting.

Former U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt is Springfield Business Journal’s 2023 Lifetime Achievement in Business honoree.

Topics included jobs, code revisions, housing, capital improvements, economic growth, education and new developments.

The Growth and Development Advisory Council has been under Councilmember Craig Hosmer’s scrutiny since he learned about it a year ago. 

Divided council rejects member’s bid for moratorium.

It's part of the Missouri budget on Gov. Mike Parson's desk.

Statehouse columnist Phill Brooks examines the state General Assembly’s closing days.

Construction of Chadwick Flyer Trail overpass expected to begin in 2024.

Compensation for mayors and city council members vary widely from one municipality to another.

The city’s board recently approved a bid from Construct Cos. LLC.

Craig Hosmer, a member of the governing body, maintains the deal was done before it ever came to council. 

Springfield Business Journal counts down the fastest-growing companies in the Ozarks.

While the 2023 session of the Missouri General Assembly led to passage of a roughly $50 billion budget that awaits approval from Gov. Mike Parson, local and state officials have mixed reviews on how well the past several months went in Jefferson City.

William “Dub” Duston took office in early 2019.

Proposed contract would cover higher salaries and benefits for Springfield Police Department officers on campus.

The measure in Springfield would tax recreational weed at 3% to fund public safety, mental health, substance abuse and housing initiatives. 

A council member stresses savings by negotiating quickly on Hotel of Terror purchase.

Newsmakers in the areas of art, banking & finance, health care, law, nonprofit and technology.

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