Daily brief (1/23): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be mostly sunny with a high of 48. Tonight will remain clear, and the low will dip to 30.

Tomorrow will be another nice one with even warmer temperatures. A high of 54 is expected.

Rain enters the forecast tomorrow night, though, with rain likely on Wednesday. Up to a quarter of an inch of rain is expected, and the rain will cool things back down: The high will be 40.

Today’s picks

  • OzarksFirst: Deadline today for E-Verify discussion. Springfield leaders will hold an informal discussion Wednesday at the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce about the E-Verify proposal on the Feb. 7 ballot. The lunch event costs $10.
  • KY3: MoDOT head says I-70 tolls a possibility. Kevin Keith, the head of the Missouri Department of Transportation, said a public vote would not be required for a proposal to turn part of Interstate 70 into a toll road. The Missouri Trucking Association opposes the idea. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst)
  • News-Leader: Chinese New Year begins. The Chinese New Year begins today, but several families started yesterday with a celebration at the Discovery Center in Springfield. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst)
  • KSPR: Taney County may see library tax on ballot. The Taney County Commission will decide this week whether to put a library tax proposal on the ballot. The tax would raise up to $2 million to help fund a new library system; the county currently is one of three in the state that has no public library.
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