Daily brief (3/9): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be sunny, with a high of 55. Tonight will remain clear, and the temperature will dip back to the freezing mark.

Tomorrow will remain sunny and be a bit warmer, with a high of 63. A chance of thunderstorms moves in tomorrow night, and rain is likely Sunday. Skies should clear by Monday, paving the way for 70-degree temperatures.

Today’s picks

  • OzarksFirst: Springfield tax revenue increases again. In a sign of improved consumer spending, sales-tax revenue collections in Springfield increased more than 38 percent in March. The city said the increase was unnaturally high because last March’s receipts were so low. (Other coverage: KY3, KSPR)
  • News-Leader: Candidates square off over law-enforcement tax. The incumbent Greene County commissioners defended a proposed law-enforcement sales tax as the best way to raise funds for the county’s law-enforcement needs. But their opponents thought other solutions might be better.
  • KSMU: Petition group for school audit wants superintendent to resign. A group of petitioners who called for an audit of Springfield schools wants the superintendent and several board members to resign. (Other coverage: News-Leader, OzarksFirst)
  • News-Leader: Board could name new MSU president by Dec. 15. Missouri State University Board of Governors said Thursday it hopes to name a new president by Dec. 15. (Other coverage:
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