House Majority Leader John Diehl sent a letter to colleagues about his fundraising plans if he is nominated as speaker. Rep. Caleb Jones sent a similar letter, but it did not mention fundraising.
Bob McDavid, Karl Skala and Ian Thomas took their oaths of office Monday to begin their new terms as mayor and Third and Fourth wards councilmen, respectively.
Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid was re-elected to a second term Tuesday, but challengers Karl Skala and Ian Thomas defeated incumbents to win seats on the City Council.
Ian Thomas, former director of the PedNet Coalition, defeated incumbent Daryl Dudley and Bill Weitkemper with more than 47 percent of the vote.
Bob McDavid won with 60.9 percent of the votes and plans to focus a lot of attention on the growth of the business community.
Challenger Karl Skala defeated incumbent Gary Kespohl with 54.2 percent to take back a seat on the Columbia City Council.
The three-eighths-cent tax takes effect Oct. 1. Boone County officials said they'll start working toward upgrades as soon as this week.
The ballot measure passed by 70 percent to 30 percent. The final vote tally was 8,950 in favor to 3,851 against.
In Columbia, three seats on the City Council are up for grabs. Voters also cast ballots for mayor and for a Boone County amendment that would increase sales tax to pay for an overhaul of the 911 and emergency management operations.
Get caught up on the candidates and issues on Tuesday's ballot.
Bob McDavid and Sid Sullivan are candidates for Columbia mayor in Tuesday's municipal election. This chart summarizes the candidates' views on several city issues.
Gary Kespohl and Karl Skala are candidates for the Columbia City Council Third Ward seat in Tuesday's municipal election. This chart summarizes the candidates' views on several issues.
Daryl Dudley, Ian Thomas and Bill Weitkemper are candidates for the Columbia City Council Fourth Ward seat in Tuesday's municipal election. This chart summarizes the candidates' views on several issues.
Voters will elect a mayor, fill the Third and Fourth ward seats on the Columbia City Council and cast ballots on a charter amendment. Here's what voters need to know before they go to the polls.
The three-eighths-cent sales tax would generate about $9.3 million per year and would be used to finance a new building for 911 and emergency management operations as well as staffing and equipment upgrades.
Proposition 1 would prohibit the use of eminent domain to promote private redevelopment. It also would preclude the use of blight designations as a rationale for the city to condemn and acquire property.
Candidates for the City Council debated a host of issues Thursday evening at the last public forum before Tuesday's election.
Missourian reporters asked candidates for the Columbia City Council nine standardized questions on city government issues. Here are their verbatim answers to a question about city and ward priorities beyond those addressed in previous questions.
Mayor Bob McDavid leads all candidate fundraisers, while Citizens for Effective Emergency Response reports raising more than $17,000 to campaign for the 911 and emergency management sales tax.
Missourian reporters asked candidates for seats on the Columbia City Council nine standardized questions on city government issues. Here are their verbatim answers to a question about streets, sidewalks and trails.