Browse By

Monthly Archives: January 2015

No Thumbnail

Briefings: The 2015 Council Session in Committee…

SPRINGFIELD—With the new year comes new committee assignments for the City Council. Ward 2 Councilor Michael Fenton, the body’s president, announced his choices to chair and sit on the various panels that investigate and review items referred to it by the full Council or on

No Thumbnail

Manic Monday Markup 1/12/15…

…And the World: We begin today in France, where an international unity event was held following last week’s rampage at the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical magazine, and then across the greater Paris area, including a Kosher grocery store. The event, which despite

No Thumbnail

Springfield Casino Ethics As More Than a Game of Chance…?

SPRINGFIELD—Fresh from being sworn in for a second year as the City Council president, Ward 2 Councilor Michael Fenton kicked off the election year legislative session with a casino ethics ordinance that has turned heads across the state and the nation. The ordinance, an amendment

No Thumbnail

Manic Monday Markup 1/5/15…

…And the World: We begin today in Indonesia, where the government has begun to crack down on airlines after the loss of an AirAsia flight in the Sea of Java among the nation’s islands. Flight QZ8051 disappeared December 28 of last year and Indonesia officials

No Thumbnail

The Year in Springfield, 2014…

Another year has come to a close and without a doubt, it was a huge year in Springfield politics primarily for state offices. Springfield area legislative delegation underwent one of the more dramatic and in some cases sudden transformations in recent years. New legislatives in