Morning Minutes: Diehl issues apology, KCC supports energy reporting

Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) Wikimedia Commons, BNIM, and Creative Commons
Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) Wikimedia Commons, BNIM, and Creative Commons

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

House Speaker Diehl apologizes after report of intern relationship

Missouri House Speaker John Diehl issued an apology Wednesday after the release of an article that alleged a sexually charged relationship between Diehl and a college freshman in a Missouri Capitol internship program that was shut down last month.

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House OKs ‘right-to-work’ bill, falls short of veto-proof majority

The Missouri House voted Wednesday to approve a “right-to-work” bill, sending it to Gov. Jay Nixon’s desk. But the Republican-controlled House passed the anti-union bill in a 92-66 vote, well shy of the two-thirds majority that would be required to override a veto from Nixon, a Democrat who is expected to reject the measure.

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Kansas City Council panel supports energy reporting for large buildings

Despite pushback from some major property managers, a Kansas City Council panel Wednesday supported a mandate that large buildings report their energy consumption within a few years.

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Clayton approves $55 million development plan for retail and apartment complex

The Clayton Board of Aldermen on Tuesday gave the green light for a developer’s plan of a residential apartment and retail complex next to Brown Shoe Co.’s headquarters in downtown Clayton.

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BNIM named Kansas City’s Small Business of the Year

BNIM, a multidisciplinary design firm offering services such as architecture, landscape architecture, planning, urban design, interior design and graphic design, was honored Wednesday as the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce 2015 Small Business of the Year.

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