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Whataburger restaurant planned in Branson

The city's board approves sewer easement vacation request for planned development.

Reporting by the Missouri Independent indicates the court system cannot shield the company from criminal prosecution for gambling violations.

The top categories considered for funding would align with city’s Forward SGF comprehensive plan. 

Springfield man Brian Scroggs is accused of defrauding clients and failing to pay federal taxes, according to U.S. attorney's office.

After a series of four study sessions on the topic, council gave first reading to an ordinance to adopt the city’s $507 million budget for the fiscal year starting July 1.

It appeared to be smooth sailing for a pair of Springfield City Council measures to issue bonds for a set of improvement projects. However, a rogue wave sprang up in the form of a communication lapse with a stakeholder organization, the Ozarks Region Workforce Development Board.

Legislators secure $727M for I-44 upgrades while child care aid falters.

Housing has always been a focus embedded within other priorities, mayor pro tem says. 

The funding comes from the federal agency's Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund.

Springfield City Council is considering $26 million in bonds to pay for acquisition of new workforce center and three other high-profile city projects. 

Area provides possibilities for growth through annexation.

The assets of late hotelier John Q. Hammons transferred to his largest creditor in 2018 through a settlement reached in bankruptcy court. In recent years, a local development group has discussed purchasing a handful of those assets in a multifaceted deal that involves the city of Springfield and possible incentives, according to documents from the municipality.

Guest columnist Lynne Haggerman goes over recent legal changes.

Attorney Andy Peebles: "While it’s understandable to have reservations about estate planning, avoiding it can have serious consequences."

SBJ interviews the managing member of Lowther Johnson Attorneys at Law LLC.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued the final ruling of its Pregnant Workers Fairness Act on April 15, with the rule going into effect June 18. Companies with at least 15 employees must provide reasonable accommodations for known limitations regarding pregnancy, childbirth or a related medical condition.

The legislation includes funding for Interstate 44 work.

Collections from the city of Springfield’s 3% sales tax on adult-use marijuana are lagging, with multiple dispensaries failing to remit the tax in the first three months of collections.

Reporter Karen Craigo writes up government and development coverage and analysis.

Newsmakers in the areas of banking & finance, education, health care, hospitality, law, manufacturing and nonprofit.

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