Morning Minutes: Legislature limits local bag bans, Lambert air cargo terminal is a go

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

Legislature OKs bill limiting local control on bags, wages

Cities in Missouri would not be allowed to ban plastic grocery bags or set their own minimum wage under a bill approved Wednesday by the Missouri Legislature. House Bill 722 now heads to Gov. Jay Nixon, who has not indicated whether he will sign it into law.

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Nixon to decide on expanding Medicaid managed care

Gov. Jay Nixon has until Friday to decide whether to sign into law a bill that would expand Medicaid managed care, shifting about 200,000 Missourians from government-funded insurance to private managed care plans.

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Lambert approves plan for international air-cargo terminal

A proposal for an international air-cargo facility at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport won unanimous approval Wednesday from the airport commission. The plan calls for the demolition of an old McDonnell-Douglas complex to construct a new terminal with ramp space for freighter aircraft.

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KC data center company makes $326 million acquisition

QTS Realty Trust Inc., an Overland Park, Kan.-based data center operator, has acquired Virginia-based Carpathia Hosting Inc. for $326 million. Carpathia, a colocation and cloud services provider, works with enterprise customers and federal agencies.

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Grandview plans $300 million development around sports village

Plans are in the works for a $300 million mixed-use development in suburban Kansas City that would include residential property, hotels and a youth sports village as it anchor tenant.

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