City of Springfield:
The Remington Research Group recently surveyed 1,065 Springfield, MO voters between January 17th and 18th. Here are the results.
- Do you enjoy living in the City of Springfield?
- How effective do you feel the City of Springfield's City Council is?
47% Ineffective: 24%
- Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the current trash removal system in the City of Springfield?
- Do you think you pay too much, too little or the right amount for your trash service?
Too much: 26%
Too little: 2%
Right amount: 60%
- Are you supportive of banning the ownership of pit bulls?
- The City of Springfield is discussing an initiative which would regulate which company you can hire to remove your trash. Do you support or oppose this initiative?
- Do you support the City of Springfield’s recent decision to uproot homeless camps within the city?
- The City of Springfield has said they are looking to secure funding for the city-owned landfill. Would you prefer the city look to increase their funding for the landfill or for them to reduce expenses to meet their budgeting needs?
Increase funding: 18%
Reduce expenses: 54%
- Do you support or oppose the City of Springfield making changes to the existing trash removal system?
The City of Springfield's committee that analyzed if citizens can rent out their own property with services like Airbnb voted against new regulations- but it looks like the council doesn't care.
The city of Grandview, Missouri accidently named a baseball field after a sex offender.
- Grandview destroys signs after discovering baseball field namesake is registered sex offender. (Action 41 News)
The man who attacked Rand Paul while he was mowing his yard in November has taken a plea deal and could face up to 21 months in prison.
- Rand Paul Attacker Could Face 21-Month Sentence. (Newsmax)
- Rand Paul's attacker signs plea deal that could put him in prison for 21 months. (USA Today)
West Point was host of the first active duty gay wedding.
- Apache helicopter pilots become first active-duty same-sex couple to marry at West Point. (Independent)
Gov. Greitens' Budget:
Governor Greitens rolled out his new budget proposal and the first reaction from people was the outrage over the cuts to higher education. No one is talking about the additional funding to elementary and secondary schools.
- Governor’s budget proposes hits to higher education, as well as loan to pay tax refunds quicker. (Missouri Times)
- Greitens’ proposed budget cuts higher education funding again. (Columbia Missourian)
Multiple businesses have announced this week they will be giving back to their employees, thanks to the recent tax cuts.