Morning Minutes: Nixon orders same-sex marriage compliance, Hallmark hiring in Liberty

Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) Creative Commons, Ron McLinden/Flickr, and RoyGBiv/Jezebel
Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) Creative Commons, Ron McLinden/Flickr, and RoyGBiv/Jezebel

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

Nixon orders agencies to comply with same-sex marriage ruling

Gov. Jay Nixon on Tuesday issued an executive order calling for all state agencies to comply with the U.S. Supreme Court decision making same-sex marriage a right nationwide. Read more

Hallmark to close Connecticut plant, hire 400 in Liberty

Hallmark Cards Inc. will add about 400 employees over the next year at its distribution center in Liberty but eliminate some 570 jobs at a Connecticut facility that it plans to shutter by June 2016. Read more

MoDOT’s five-year plans calls for no expansion

For the first time in its history, the Missouri Department of Transportation has no expansion projects planned for the next five years. Read more

Heated debates await St. Louis aldermen Friday

The St. Louis City Board of Aldermen is expected to tackle two contentious issues Friday in its final meeting before a two-month layoff. A proposal to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 per hour and a financing package to keep the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in St. Louis have both generated considerable interest — and controversy. Read more

Missouri sees flurry of health care leadership changes

Five health care organizations in Missouri this week have announced impending leadership changes. Read more

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