Morning Minutes: Primary season kicks off, Republicans oppose contribution limits

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

McCaskill backs Clinton, Blunt remains neutral as primary season kicks off

As primary season kicks off in Iowa, Sen. Claire McCaskill continues to endorse Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton while Sen. Roy Blunt remains neutral about who he’d like to see at the top of the Republican ticket. Read more

Republicans will hold hearing on campaign finance, but oppose concept

The Missouri House has sent two batches of ethics reform proposals to the state Senate, including a bill to limit campaign contributions, but many Republicans say they oppose the measure. Read more

St. Louis bill would make dividends, stock options subject to earnings tax

As state legislators work on a bill that would eliminate the earnings tax in St. Louis, a local lawmaker in the city is proposing a municipal measure that would make gains from dividends or stock options subject to that tax. Read more

Properties pile up at St. Louis County tax sales

The number of St. Louis County properties that failed to sell at three consecutive tax auctions has risen eight years in a row to over 1,900 properties as of late January. Read more

LaunchCode opens Kansas City office

St. Louis-based LaunchCode, a tech-focused nonprofit, has officially launched its Kansas City office. Read more

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