Voters in Springfield, Mo. overwhelmingly approve 2 tax questions

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Springfield voters passed two tax issues on the ballot Tuesday.

The voters passed an extension of the 1/8th cent sales for transportation needs by a four-to-one margin. The renewal lasts 20 years.

Also inside the city, voters passed a 3/4 cent sales tax issue to fully fund the pension Springfield police and firefighters. It won by nearly a four-to-one margin of votes Voters said yes to a similar question in 2009. That tax did not fully fund the pension.