Local Government

News covering policy and issues related to city and county governments in the Ozarks.

With Greene County’s presiding commissioner not seeking reelection next fall, Circuit Clerk Steve Helms has announced his intentions to run for the vacancy. KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports.

Local agencies are feeling the pinch after Congress failed to reach a midnight deadline for a stop-gap spending bill, preventing an estimated 800,000 federal employees from working. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann reports on who is and isn’t open for business.

Springfield City Utilities celebrated the opening of its new bus maintenance facility on Boonville and Locust Friday. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann attended the ribbon cutting ceremony and has this report. 

Will Missouri’s next legislative session produce a solution to the state’s meth problem? That’s the hope of some members of the Springfield City Council, which on Monday voted 5-4 to postpone a prescription only bill concerning cold and sinus medicines that contain pseudoephedrine. KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports.

Groups proposing limited penalties for marijuana possession have filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Springfield, City Council, and City Manager for its handling of an ordinance. KSMU’s Scott Harvey explains.

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