Cerner signage at a Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society conference | Via Cerner/Facebook

Morning Minutes: August 6



Cerner signage at a Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society conference | Photo from Cerner on Facebook
Cerner signage at a Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society conference | Photo from Cerner on Facebook

Here are today’s top headlines from across Missouri:

Proposed transportation sales tax hits dead end

Missouri voters on Tuesday rejected a proposed constitutional amendment that would have raised the state sales tax by three-quarters of one percent to help fund transportation projects. The $5.4 billion in revenue projected to be generated over 10 years by Amendment 7 would have funded state and local highways, roads and bridges, but 59 percent of voters rejected the measure.

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Ballot Roundup: Approval for digital privacy, gun rights

Missouri voters approved three of the five proposed constitutional amendments that appeared on Tuesday’s ballot, passing measures regarding digital privacy and gun rights in resounding fashion.

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‘Right to Farm’ amendment narrowly passes, may face recount

Amendment 1, the so-called “Right to Farm” amendmen, which calls for the state constitution to protect the “right to farm and ranch,” is subject to a recount because the final margin of victory was less than 1 percent, according to state election statutes.

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Report: Sprint to end T-Mobile pursuit, replace Hesse

Sprint Corp. has cut off acquisition talks with T-Mobile US Inc. and plans to name a new chief executive to replace CEO Dan Hesse, according to a person familiar with the situation.

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Cerner to acquire Siemens Health Services for $1.3 billion

Cerner Corp. announced Tuesday it will acquire Siemens Health Services for $1.3 billion in cash. The purchase is expected to increase revenue and employment by more than a third each for the North Kansas City-based health care information technology company.

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