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Community Matters Government Missouri & Ozarks 

Free Tax Help

Do you need help preparing your taxes? Four programs offer free assistance to individuals in Greene County.
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Government 

Politics Are Just A Click Away

It has never been easier to get the latest news and information on the political happenings in the state of Missouri.  More...
Government Missouri & Ozarks 

Governor Jay Nixon's State of the State Address

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon presented his recommended budget for the 2015 fiscal year during his sixth-annual State of the State address on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.   More...
Community Matters Government Missouri & Ozarks 

November 5 Election

Greene County residents will vote on a use tax initiative for the county on November 5.
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Government 

Who is my legislator?

 Many area residents want to know - “Just how do I contact my legislator?”  More...
Government 

Celebrating Veterans Day 2013

 Discover the history and present of Veterans Day.  More...
Government 

USA.gov – A Great Website for Travelers

 Are you traveling soon? Check out USA.gov to explore helpful travel resources.
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Funding & Nonprofits Government Missouri & Ozarks 

Search Census Data with My Congressional District

My Congressional District, a new interactive tool from the U.S. Census Bureau, makes it easier to find the statistics you need. Simply select your district and instantly view information on American jobs, education, housing, and more. Then, share it on your Facebook or embed it on your webpage for easy access.  More...
Government 

Unclaimed Property

Is there a forgotten safe deposit box or an uncashed dividend check in your past? Find out if you have any unclaimed property waiting for you.  More...
Government 

Will the Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage Affect Missouri?

The Supreme Court has ruled that the federal government cannot deny benefits to same-sex couples legally married in the states that allow it, but it is still not clear what effect that may have on Missouri residents.  More...
Community Matters Government 

Geographic Data Viewer

This new, interactive map from the City of Springfield is chock-full of useful data.    More...
Community Matters Government Missouri & Ozarks 

April 2 General Municipal Election Day

On Tuesday, April 2, residents of Greene County will have the opportunity to vote on several community issues and elected positions. -- Results are in!  More...
Government 

Supreme Court Hears Same-Sex Marriage Cases

The Supreme Court recently heard two cases involving same-sex marriage.  This article discusses the case backgrounds and helpful resources for finding more information.
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Community Matters Government 

Voting Matters: Missouri Primary Election August 7

On Tuesday, August 7, 2012, voters in Greene County and across Missouri wil be voting on candidates from four political parties and on several issue questions.  More...
Community Matters Government Missouri & Ozarks 

Voting Matters: Petitioning Process

Have you ever wanted to change a law? Voters in Missouri have the power to do just that through the petition process. Find out more about how voters can propose new laws or repeal existing ones.  More...
Community Matters Government Missouri & Ozarks 

Voting Matters: Redistricting Issues in the Show-Me-State

The Missouri General Assembly is redrawing district boundaries for the U.S. House of Representatives, the Missouri House of Representatives and the Missouri Senate based on population data gathered from the 2010 U.S. census.  More...
Community Matters Government 

Voting Matters: Primary Elections

Find out the basic facts about how our primary system works on both the federal and the state level.
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Community Matters Government Missouri & Ozarks 

Voting Matters: E-Verify (Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification System)

 Learn more about this controversial ordinance that Springfield residents will vote on in February.
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Government Health & Wellness 

Affordable Care Act

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law on March 23, 2010.  This article covers information on some of the key provisions and issues associated with the implemention of this act.  More...
Government History & Biography 

Celebrate Veterans Day

Forty-eight million men and women have served or are currently serving in America's armed forces. On November 11 of each year, Veterans Day is observed in their honor.
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Community Matters Government Missouri & Ozarks 

Community Focus 2011

The "Community Focus 2011," a report for Springfield and Greene County, was released on October 4. Find out what "blue ribbons" and "red flags" were indicated for our community's health and vitality.  More...
Government Health & Wellness 

Choose My Plate

New federal nutritional guidelines stress healthy foods in healthy amounts.  More...
Government 

How would a government shutdown affect me?

With Congress nearly unable to come to an agreement about the federal budget, many government agencies and institutions feared they may have to cease operations.  What would a government shutdown have meant for the average American?  More...
Government 

April 5 General Municipal Election

A general municipal election in Greene County will be held on April 5. Find your polling location, learn about candidates and issues, and more.  More...
Community Matters Government 

Social Security 101: What's In It For Me?

Think Social Security is just for your grandparents? Think again. Watch a free webinar from the Social Security Administration on March 10 to learn more.  More...
Government 

State of the Union 2011

President Obama gave his second State of the Union address on January 25, 2011. Learn more about this annual tradition.  More...
Community Matters Government 

Tax Time

Have you heard? The IRS will no longer send income tax packages in the mail. But you can still pick up forms at your local Library.  More...
Community Matters Government 

Urban Chickens Come to Springfield

Why did the chicken cross the road? Probably because it heard about Springfield's approval of an urban chicken ordinance, which allows chickens to be raised within the city limits.
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Government 

November 2 General Election

The general election in Greene County will be held on November 2.  Find your polling location, learn about candidates and issues, and more.
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Government 

Recycling Opportunities in Springfield

Looking for a way to make your carbon footprint smaller? The city of Springfield offers a variety of ways to recycle.  More...
Business Government Health & Wellness 

Area Health Access

Working toward comprehensive local health care.
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Government 

MO Publications Go Paperless

The Official Manual of the State of Missouri (a.k.a. the Blue Book) and the Revised Statutes of Missouri will soon only be available online.  More...
Government 

Government Blogs

A new way to stay current. Many governmental departments offer blogs that highlight the latest news and events from their corner of the federal government.
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Government 

America the Beautiful Quarters™ Program

The U.S. Mint will issue 56 quarters featuring designs depicting national parks and other national sites as part of the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters™ Program.  More...
Government 

Contacting your Government

We all know that the role of our elected officials is to represent their constituents, but who exactly are these representatives? 
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