The City of Springfield has identified major priorities on matters anticipated to come before state and federal lawmakers. These priorities have been approved by the Springfield, Missouri City Council.
The following priorities are established for the 2018 legislative session:
Retain Local Control
In general, the City of Springfield opposes legislation that would reduce or remove local authority.
Avoid Unfunded Mandates
In general, the City of Springfield opposes any bill that would result in a new net cost to the City of Springfield and/or its citizens.
Promote Public Safety
Includes support for public safety funding, statewide scrap metal reporting, seat belt requirements, public health funding, immunization funding, and the establishment of a national Public Health Emergency Fund.
Promote Economic Vitality
Includes support for strengthening Springfield’s ability to compete for jobs, support for education and workforce development, protection of our natural environment, support for transportation, affordable housing, downtown revitalization, tourism funding, and broadband access and digital literacy for all citizens.
Promote Fiscal Sustainability
Includes support for meaningful ethics reform, a statewide tobacco tax, support of water quality pollutant trading, and Medicaid transformation.