Morning Minutes: Independence may get solar farm, Lawsuit planned against Hyatt developers

Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) Hyatt Hotels, MU Athletics, and Creative Commons
Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) Hyatt Hotels, MU Athletics, and Creative Commons

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

Solar farm proposed for Independence

A proposed community solar farm in Independence, if approved by city officials, would become the largest in the Kansas City area. Read more

Developers brace for lawsuit aimed at forcing vote on $310M Hyatt

Citizens for Responsible Government plans to file a lawsuit forcing Kansas City to put the proposed Hyatt convention hotel project to a public vote in April. Read more

House leader won’t predict whether House will vote on right-to-work in 2016

Missouri House Republicans met last week to discuss priorities for the upcoming legislative session, but House Speaker Todd Richardson won’t predict an answer for one key question – whether right-to-work will come to a vote in his chamber. Read more

Rawlings owner to merge with Newell Rubbermaid

Jarden Corp., the parent company of St. Louis-based Rawlings Sporting Goods Co., is merging with Newell Rubbermaid in a deal that will create a $16 billion consumer goods company. Read more

Curators OK five-year deal for MU football coach Odom worth $2.35 million annually

After former University of Missouri head football coach Gary Pinkel became the sixth-highest paid coach in the Southeastern Conference in April, new Tigers coach Barry Odom will find himself near the bottom of the conference pay scale with his first contract as head coach. Read more

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