Springfield Mayor Interview – Part One

HoustonIt’s a busy time for Springfield city government.  Along with putting a new budget together for the next fiscal year, city leaders are dealing with everything from retail development to rail relocation.  Springfield Mayor Mike Houston visited the WUIS studios to talk about a variety of topics.  In the first of a two part interview, Mayor Houston talks about the use of TIF Districts as well as an idea for a salex tax referendum that would benefit public schools and the city.   But first, Springfield and many cities are starting to see revenue from legalized video gambling.  The machines are in several bars and restaurants and more are on the way.  The Mayor says it’s good for Springfield in that it brings in revenue…

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On Thursday, we’ll hear the second half of our interview with Mayor Mike Houston.  We’ll discuss the city’s finances and his new budget proposal.

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