Morning Minutes: Slay touts St. Louis as tech hub, KCP&L wins rate increase

Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) Creative Commons, EliMizzou/Flickr, and Wikimedia Commons
Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) Creative Commons, EliMizzou/Flickr, and Wikimedia Commons

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

Senate Republicans aim to override unemployment bill veto, face constitutional quandary

Missouri Senate Republicans are planning to attempt an override of Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of a bill that would limit unemployment benefits in the state, despite some doubts about whether they’re technically allowed to do so. Read more

Mayor Slay touts St. Louis as tech entrepreneurship hub, says higher wages are key

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay said his city plans to become a destination for tech entrepreneurs, and he believes raising the minimum wage is a key part of that process. Read more

KCP&L wins rate increase for its Kansas City customers

Kansas City Power & Light has won approval to raise their electricity rates again for Kansas City customers. Read more

UMB partners with startup accelerator SixThirty

Kansas City-based UMB Financial Corporation will invest alongside the St. Louis-based startup accelerator SixThirty, which invests in financial services technology startups from around the world. Read more


No Labor Day festivities for KC organized labor

Plans for the annual parade and picnic highlighting Labor Day in Kansas City failed to come together this year, but Kansas Citians will still find ways to mark their holiday. Read more

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