Morning Minutes: Lawmakers question budget cuts, KC chosen for STEM initiative

Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) Nicole Lunger/Missouri Business Alert, Creative Commons, and HOK Sports
Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) Nicole Lunger/Missouri Business Alert, Creative Commons, and HOK Sports

Here are today’s top business headlines from across Missouri:

St. Louis alderman’s bill would put stadium funding to public vote

A St. Louis alderman plans to file a bill this week that would let voters decide whether the city contributes funds to a proposed riverfront football stadium that aims to keep the Rams from leaving town. Read more


Lawmakers challenge Nixon on new budget restrictions

Missouri lawmakers are challenging Gov. Jay Nixon’s assertion that the state needs to withhold $46.1 million of its budget because Missouri won’t be receiving $50 million it was anticipating from a tobacco settlement. Read more


San Francisco tech company acquires KC firm for $45 million

San Francisco-based tech company Zendesk Inc. has acquired Kansas City-based We Are Cloud SAS, better known as BIME Analytics, for $45 million cash. Read more


Kansas City is in first group for national STEM initiative

Kansas City is one of 27 cities chosen for a White House workshop as part of a national STEM Ecosystems Initiative. Read more


Missouri ranks near bottom for energy efficiency

Missouri continues to be one of the worst states for energy efficiency efforts, according to a national report ranking state energy conservation policies. Read more


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