Morning Minutes: 6 percent of bridges in critical condition, SLU Hospital now part of SSM

Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) U.S. News, Coffeyville Community College, and Wikimedia Commons
Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) U.S. News, Coffeyville Community College, and Wikimedia Commons

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

State bridge inspections reveal 6 percent in critical condition

The latest round of bridge inspections in Missouri revealed 641 of the state’s 10,317 bridges are in critical condition, or the worst condition before they must be closed. That’s an increase of 50 bridges from last year. Read more

St. Louis University Hospital officially joins the SSM Health family

St. Louis University Hospital will experience a homecoming of sorts on Tuesday, becoming a property of Creve Coeur-based SSM Health after 17 years under the ownership of Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare Corp. Read more

GOP lawmakers preparing to override veto of immigrant scholarship ban

Gov. Jay Nixon struck down a bill that would have banned state funding for A+ Scholarships awarded to students who are undocumented immigrants, but members of the Missouri Legislature’s Republican supermajority are gearing up for an override effort during the annual veto session later this month. Read more

Forum on Graduate Rights considers unionization

The Forum on Graduate Rights plans to decide next week whether to unionize or become a recognized student organization. Right now, it is seeking input from MU graduate student employees. Read more


Number of Missourians working two jobs above national average

More Missourians work two jobs than the national average of about 1 in 20 job holders, says a new Labor Department report. Read more

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