Local Government

Where Missouri House candidates stand on higher education

Candidates for the 21st, 23rd and 24th districts explain their views on higher education funding in Missouri.

City of Columbia pays $90,000 in gender discrimination claim

A former landfill employee's lawsuit alleged women were not wanted there.

Highways and transportation are issues for House candidates

House candidates for the 21st, 23rd, and 24th Districts discuss their outlook for Missouri transportation and highways, both on local and statewide levels.

Surrounding states impose forms of real estate transfer taxes

Amendment 3, up for vote Tuesday, would prohibit the state of Missouri from charging a transfer tax on real estate when property changes hands.

Presiding commissioner candidates find common ground on economic incentives

Both candidates support the county's use of incentives to attract and retain business.

Proposal would place more restrictions on dog breeders

County Planning and Zoning recommends East Area Plan

The plan received a unanimous recommendation from the Boone County Planning and Zoning Commission on Thursday night.

Presiding commissioner candidates lay out budget differences

The two candidates for the top job in Boone County government differ on the best way to budget, but auditors here and elsewhere say the current strategy is common.

Presiding commissioner candidates disagree on county officials' salaries

The job pays more than $80,000, a sum that Republican contender Ed Robb said is too high. Most Boone County officials make about $20,000 more on average than their counterparts in nine other First Class counties in Missouri.

For the first time, two appellate judges are from Columbia

Mark Pfeiffer and Karen Mitchell are eligible for election to 12-year terms on the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District.

Amendment 1 would require elected assessors in some counties

The ballot measure would amend the state constitution to require First Class counties with charter governments to elect their assessors, but its immediate impact would be minimal.

Missouri 21st District candidates have rural issues in mind

John Cauthorn is running for office to be a voice for agriculture and the Republican Party in the state House. Kelly Schultz wants to make a connection between legislators and voters.



Campaign donations for and against Proposition B increase as election nears

The pro-Proposition B group is far ahead of its main opponent in fundraising, but that might not be the best indicator of which side will win on Nov. 2.

City Council approves rezoning request at Stadium and Broadway

The property will be rezoned for the construction of a one-story office building.

Richland Road request heads back to Planning and Zoning

After a major revision by the developer late last week to the Richland Road rezoning request, the City Council decided to send it back to the Planning and Zoning Commission and consider it Dec. 6.

'College GameDay' will shake up MU Homecoming parade schedule

The Columbia City Council approved a request Monday to move the parade to noon. Typically, it begins at 8 a.m. on the Saturday of Homecoming. 

Richland Road rezoning request drops large regional commercial center

Developer David Atkins and his attorney Robert Hollis decided to drop the rezoning request for Tract 1, 90 acres of commercial development in the Richland Road proposal.

Stadium Boulevard extension funds are on the road to approval

The 1-70/Lake of the Woods interchange project will receive $1.5 million with the approval of Congress. The entire project is estimated to cost $133 million.

Presiding commissioner candidates file campaign finance reports

The business community came out strong for both candidates. J. Scott Christianson, though, raised almost twice as much money as Ed Robb.

Columbia selects new airport manager

Andrew Schneider, 27, was the airport manager in Jamestown, N.D. He will take over the Columbia airport on Nov. 8.