Morning Minutes: KC ups tobacco age, Retirees protest pension cuts

Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) Creative Commons, Burns & McDonnell, and Creative Commons
Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) Creative Commons, Burns & McDonnell, and Creative Commons

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

KC raises legal age for tobacco purchases to 21

Hoping to curb underage smoking — and keep some teens from ever lighting up — Kansas City and Wyandotte County on Thursday banned sales of cigarettes and other tobacco products to people under age 21. Read more


Cities in St. Louis County sue to challenge municipal revenue law

A dozen municipalities in St. Louis County have filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a municipal court reform bill passed this year that limits the amount of revenue cities can generate from traffic fines. Read more


Retirees protest planned cuts by Central States Pension Fund

The crumbling Central States Pension Plan announced it will cut members’ pension checks by half or more, sparking protests in Kansas City by over 43,000 union members and retirees. Read more


Greg Graves named ‘Kansas Citian of the Year’

Greg Graves, CEO of engineering firm Burns & McDonnell, was named “Kansas Citian of the Year” at the Chamber’s 128th Annual Dinner. Read more


Sporting KC’s stadium will be named Children’s Mercy Park

Almost three years after taking down the Livestrong Sporting Park sign, Sporting Club has revealed the new naming-rights partner for Sporting Park. Read more


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