Morning Minutes: Columbia explores airport expansion, Peabody faces further challenges

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

Columbia explores airport expansion as passenger volume takes off

The Columbia City Council sits ready to determine the cost of future passenger, plane and parking expansions at the growing Columbia Regional Airport, which has had a steady increase in passenger volume since 2012. Read more

Peabody faces further challenges to mine self-bonding

A second environmental group is challenging whether St. Louis-based Peabody Energy has sufficient funds to guarantee the reclamation of mines that close. Read more

House committee cuts $12 million of Jones Dome funding from budget

A Missouri House subcommittee has stripped from the state’s 2017 budget a $12 million appropriation used to make bond payments on the Edward Jones Dome, at least temporarily jeopardizing half of the St. Louis facility’s annual debt payments. Read more

Public session on proposed Teamsters pension cuts set for Tuesday in Kansas City

A public session on planned cuts to benefits under the Central States Pension Fund will be held Tuesday evening at the Kansas City Convention Center. Read more

Popular beer festival moving to St. Louis riverfront this year

Following the completion of several key Arch-related projects this spring, the St. Louis Brewers Guild says it’s moving the popular Heritage Festival from Forest Park to the downtown riverfront. Read more

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