Morning Minutes: Republicans push for no-tax funding plan, Low-income KC residents get Fiber

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

Missouri Republicans push for no-tax road funding

Top Republicans have proposed a plan to fix Missouri roads and bridges with money being saved by cuts to welfare programs. Read more

Federal program takes off as low-income KC residents get Google Fiber

A national effort to bridge the digital divide hit an early milestone Wednesday as U.S. Housing Secretary Julian Castro announced that 100 apartments at the West Bluffs public housing complex in Kansas City now have Google Fiber Internet service at no cost to residents. Read more

Report ranks Missouri below national average for health insurance coverage

A study released Wednesday by Families USA, an organization dedicated to helping people obtain healthcare, places Missouri near the bottom nationally for the number of workers covered by health insurance. Read more

Lawmakers consider fantasy sports regulations, but sites could generate millions for the state

A Missouri House committee is weighing a bill that would exempt daily fantasy sports sites from the state’s legal definition of gambling, after Gov. Jay Nixon sharply criticized and called for regulations for the sites in his State of the State Address last month. Read more

GM to pay record profit sharing to hourly employees

Record results at General Motors mean most of the automaker’s 49,600 hourly workers will receive profit-sharing checks for $11,000 on Feb. 26, including 3,700 workers at the company’s plant in Wentzville. Read more

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