Morning Minutes: Teamster retirees fight pension cuts, Lawmakers target uncapped contributions

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

Teamster retirees fight massive pension cuts at Kansas City town hall

At a two-hour town hall session in Kansas City on Tuesday night, more than 750 retirees and workers came to battle proposed pension cuts of 50 percent or more through the Central States Pension Fund. Read more

Lawmakers target uncapped campaign contributions

Missouri lawmakers have spent the first part of the session angling to overhaul the state’s ethics regulations. But for at least one Republican lawmaker, one issue has been absent from the discussion: capping campaign contributions. Read more

Bill would make REAL ID an option for Missourians

After the Department of Homeland Security informed the state last month that Missouri’s IDs are not compliant with federal standards, a Senate committee is considering a bill sponsored by Ryan Silvey, R-Kansas City, that would allow the Department of Revenue to issue REAL ID compliant driver’s licenses and ID cards. Read more

Cerner reports 2015 revenue of $4.43 billion

Kansas City-based health care information technology company Cerner Corp. reported 2015 revenue of $4.43 billion, net earnings of $539.4 million and a record $5.43 billion of new business booked during an earnings call on Tuesday. Read more

Clayton investment firm Benjamin F. Edwards expands to 25th state

Benjamin F. Edwards and Co., a Clayton-based financial advisory firm, has expanded to Mississippi, opening offices in Gulfport and Hattiesburg. The move gives the firm a total of 53 offices in 25 states. Read more

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