During my time as Mayor of Springfield, I worked hard in the community by helping improve our infrastructure, attracting new businesses and building a vibrant downtown. Like so many communities, we faced challenges during the pandemic where restrictions hurt our residents and businesses large and small.
Now inflation, which is the highest it’s been in 40 years, is increasing the burden within our community. The cost of food, household goods and rent are all rising. Meanwhile, the cost of gas rose to over $5 a gallon this summer. I know, firsthand, the struggles that families . . .