BGA President & CEO Andy Shaw got a warm welcome from two groups in Springfield this September. Shaw shared the BGA’s watchdog message with the Springfield Area Realtors and the Westside Rotary Club annual business meeting. Heads nodded as Shaw explained why the BGA wants a front-row seat in the Statehouse: It’s where elected officials allocate most of our state tax dollars, make major decisions that affect our lives and manage a government wracked with chronic fiscal and ethical problems.

The BGA’s expansion to Springfield continues with the recent formation of the Springfield Advisory Board. Andy Shaw can be heard every Wednesday morning on Springfield radio WMAY with Jim Leach. And coming soon, we’ll announce details for an important Springfield event in November 2014.