Greene County Comission

Primary Election 2014
5:30 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Greene County Candidates Talk Jail, Taxes in First Debate

Candidates for Greene County Presiding Commissioner answered questions on county jail costs, a failed use tax proposal, and methods to boost economic growth, among others, during a debate this week in Springfield. KSMU’s Julie Greene was there.

Republicans Bob Cirtin, Steve Helms and Jerry Fenstermaker, as well as Libertarian candidate Benjamin Brixey took questions from a moderator and the public. Democrat Donna Bergen was unable to attend.

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Budget Analysis
4:00 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Bengsch: New Budget Proves Fears of Failure to Pass Use Tax

Under the new budget, the Greene County Health Department's Vaccine Immunization Program will be cut by nearly $78,000/Credit:

Upon finalizing the 2014 budget Friday, Greene County officials say they’ve managed to avoid cutting nearly 20 jobs that were originally on the chopping block. However, eight will be eliminated as part of $1.1 million in budget reductions.  KSMU’s Scott Harvey has more.

Greene County Commissioner Harold Bengsch says they were able to preserve some essential positions by moving them into other areas, including the recent law enforcement sales tax fund.

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Primary Election 2014
4:43 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Helms Seeks Commissioner's Post, Receives Backing From Current Office Holder

Steve Helms announces his candidacy for presiding Greene County commissioner inside the Courthouse Tuesday/Credit: Scott Harvey

With Greene County’s presiding commissioner not seeking reelection next fall, Circuit Clerk Steve Helms has announced his intentions to run for the vacancy. KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports.

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