Morning Minutes: Bond issue creates challenges for NGA, Veto session nears

Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Nicole Lunger/Missouri Business Alert, and Creative Commons
Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Nicole Lunger/Missouri Business Alert, and Creative Commons

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

Failed bond issue muddles St. Louis plan to keep spy agency

St. Louis voters’ rejection Tuesday of a $180 million bond issue could create new challenges for the city’s effort to keep the new National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency facility inside its borders. Read more

Lawmakers mull ‘right to work,’ other bills as veto session nears

With a little more than a month remaining until lawmakers descend on Jefferson City for the Missouri Legislature’s annual veto session, Republicans are counting votes in favor of a vetoed “right-to-work” bill and considering challenges to other bills rejected by Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon. Read more

Slay touts benefits of St. Louis stadium, says no public vote needed

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay won’t put funding for a planned riverfront football stadium up for a public vote, and he won’t challenge a judge’s recent ruling that no such vote is needed. Read more

St. Louis Workforce Report says employers finding fewer skilled workers

St. Louis’ economy is doing well, but employers are having a harder time finding skilled employees, according to the 2015 State of St. Louis Workforce Report released by St. Louis Community College on Wednesday. Read more

KC wins share of Bloomberg Philanthropies award

Kansas City is one of eight winners that will share in $42 million offered to midsize cities to help make data more accessible to the public. Read more

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