Daily brief (11/29): Top picks from the Springfield media

Colder temperatures have arrived for a while.

Today will be sunny but cold, with a high of 43. A steady north wind with gusts of up to 24 mph will keep it brisk. Tonight’s low will dip to 20.

Tomorrow will be more of the same, with a high of 47 and low of 27.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Springfield Brewing Co. sold. Paul Mueller Co. has sold the local brewhouse and restaurant for $3 million to a group of local investors headed by Springfield Brewing Co.’s master brewer. (Other coverage: KY3, OzarksFirst)
  • OzarksFirst: Missouri MP company headed to Afghanistan. Seventy soldiers from the 988th Military Police Company at Fort Leonard Wood left for a deployment in Afghanistan this morning.
  • KY3: Council approves E-Verify ballot language, plans to buy back land from Hammons. Monday’s City Council meeting had a full agenda: the council approved language for a ballot measure that would require local businesses to use the federal E-Verify system to check employees, and agreed in principle that the city should buy back land from developer John Q. Hammons for $1. (Other coverage: KSPR, News-Leader, OzarksFirst)
  • KSMU: Blunt says new legislation could mean money for MSU. A new bill approved by the Senate provides $4.5 million for competitive agriculture-research grants — something that could benefit Missouri State University’s Darr Agricultural Center. (Other coverage: News-Leader, OzarksFirst)
  • OzarksFirst: Tax proposal seeks to eliminate Missouri income tax. A group called Let Voters Decide wants to replace Missouri’s mix of a state sales tax and income tax with a larger sales tax. But some groups have already formed in opposition to the idea.
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