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Morning Minutes: St. Louis e-tax faces more scrutiny, ACA tax penalties increase



Here are today’s top business headlines from across Missouri:

St. Louis earnings tax facing new scrutiny

One new focus of the debate over St. Louis’ earnings tax lies behind the open spaces and amazing views of the Polsinelli law firm’s downtown office, much of which was paid for with the city’s earnings and payroll taxes. Read more


As Affordable Care Act tax penalty increases, opinions remain mixed

Though policy experts say the Affordable Care Act provision requiring most Americans to get health insurance or face a tax penalty is necessary to making the health care law work, others worry that it compounds problems for households that are already facing financial challenges. Read more


Ameren, Noranda now working together, could mean higher rates for Missourians

Noranda Aluminum’s bankruptcy filing last week likely means higher electric rates for Ameren Missouri’s customers throughout central and eastern Missouri. Read more


Grad students will pursue legal action in attempt to unionize

MU graduate student workers are poised to take legal action regarding their right to unionize after university leadership asked for a legal opinion on whether they had to allow the students to hold a union election. Read more


Big Whiskey’s plans Kansas City expansion

Springfield, Mo.-based Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar is coming to Kansas City, with eight or nine locations expected to open. Read more


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