Springfield Voters Renew Police, Fire Pension Tax

Published 04/08 2014 09:13PM

Updated 04/09 2014 10:54AM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Springfield’s pension sales tax will stay in place.

With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, 76 percent, 8,258 voters, voted to keep the tax. 24 percent, 2,579 voters, voted to repeal the ¾-cent sales tax.

KOLR10’s Laura Kennedy was at a watch party in south Springfield, where the “no” voters hope to keep the tax in place.

Earlier, she spoke to Springfield City Manager Greg Burris. 

"It's about public safety and every community is concerned about public safety ours included and we have a great fire department a great police department,” Burris said. “And it's great to see the citizens come out in support of them." 

The pension plan was put in place five years ago and will last another five years, or until the pension is completely funded.

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