Bob Stephens

Bob Stephens
KSMU archives

Two complaints alleging former Springfield Mayor Bob Stephens improperly used public funds and violated conflict of interest laws have been dismissed.

The Missouri Ethics Commission published separate notices on its website Monday saying it found “no reasonable grounds exist” to support the violations in question.

Michele Skalicky / KSMU

A Springfield city council member is being investigated for not being qualified to serve when she took the oath of office last spring.

During a news conference this afternoon in council chambers, Springfield Mayor Bob Stephens said he received a letter this morning signed by five city council members—Ken McClure, Jan Fisk, Craig Fishel, Phyllis Ferguson and Mike Schilling—questioning whether Kristi Fulnecky was in violation of the city’s charter when she took office due to unpaid fees.