Morning Minutes: Nixon vetoes welfare eligibility bill, Monsanto eyes Syngenta

Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) Austin Huguelet/Missouri Business Alert, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, and Reuters.
Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) Austin Huguelet/Missouri Business Alert, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, and Reuters.

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

Nixon vetoes bill that would reduce welfare eligibility

Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday vetoed legislation that would cut several thousand low-income families from the state’s welfare rolls by reducing the length of eligibility for state assistance and creating more stringent work requirements for welfare recipients.

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Developers propose 35-acre mixed-use project in Maryland Heights

A 35-acre expanse of wooded land along Interstate 270 in Maryland Heights is the target of a proposed mixed-use development that could include apartments, condos, senior housing, offices and a hotel.

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Missouri Senate revives push for gas tax hike

The Missouri Senate is one vote away from sending to the House a bill that would raise the state gas tax and create a board to explore the possibility of establishing toll roads in the state.

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Monsanto again eyeing Swiss chemical maker Syngenta

Monsanto Co., the world’s largest seed maker, has reportedly approached Syngenta, the world’s largest maker of crop chemicals, about an acquisition.

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State Senate approves measure to keep military agency in St. Louis

The Missouri Senate approved a measure Thursday that includes financing to keep the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in St. Louis.

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