Morning Minutes: KC leaders rally for earnings tax, Sprint job cuts total 2,500

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

Kansas City leaders rally to renew earnings tax

Labor, neighborhood and business leaders in Kansas City are joining forces with Mayor Sly James to rally for the renewal of the city’s earnings tax. Read more

Sprint job cuts reach 2,500

Efforts to transform Sprint Corp. have claimed at least 2,500 jobs and struck six customer care centers, company officials confirmed Monday. Read more

Legislative committee OKs union paycheck protection

Unions would be required to obtain annual written permission from public workers for payroll deductions for union membership dues or political contributions under a bill endorsed Monday by a legislative committee. Read more

Missouri Democrats lay out legislative agenda, likely to meet resistance

Democrats in the Missouri House and Senate unveiled their legislative priorities on Monday, outlining several issues the lawmakers say are aimed at “moving Missouri forward.” However, many of the key proposals figure to encounter unflinching resistance from Republican supermajorities in both houses of the General Assembly. Read more

Cerner CEO Patterson to undergo treatment for cancer

Neal Patterson, chairman and CEO of Cerner Corp., announced Monday that he has been diagnosed with cancer and plans to begin treatment immediately. Read more

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