Morning Minutes: UMKC’s Morton apologizes, Silvey taking new approach to Medicaid expansion

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Here are this morning’s top business headlines from across Missouri:

Nixon set to announce deals for St. Louis stadium site

Gov. Jay Nixon is expected to announce today that agreements are in place with Ameren Missouri and the Terminal Railroad Association over land the agencies own on the site of the proposed riverfront football stadium in St. Louis.

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UMKC’s Morton issues first apology for rankings scandal

University of Missouri-Kansas City Chancellor Leo Morton on Monday apologized for the first time to students, staff, alumni and the city for UMKC losing four top-25 Princeton Review rankings due to falsified data.

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SLU alumni threaten to stop donating over Ferguson sculpture

Some Saint Louis University alumni are upset with the school’s plan for a commemorative sculpture proposed in response to Ferguson protests that took place on the campus last fall, and they’re threatening to withhold contributions if the school moves forward with the statue.

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Missouri Senate approves ethics reform

The Missouri Senate has endorsed a bill that would change ethics rules for state legislators. Senate Bill 11, approved by the Senate in a 32-2 vote, would ban lawmakers from becoming lobbyists within two years of leaving the legislature, increase requirements for reporting gifts from lobbyists and bar lawmakers from serving as paid consultants.

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Silvey taking new approach in effort to expand Medicaid

State Sen. Ryan Silvey, R-Kansas City, is trying again to expand Medicaid in Missouri, despite repeated assurances from members of his own party that the Republican-controlled legislature will not approve expansion.

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