Morning Minutes: Lawmakers return from break, Missouri prepares for NGA decision

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

Budget, priority bills loom as lawmakers return from break

Missouri lawmakers have seven weeks to wrap up remaining business when they return from their spring break on Tuesday, and the state’s budget and a variety of other legislative priorities await them. Read more

Missouri, Illinois prepare for NGA decision

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency will announce this week its preferred location for a massive new Western Headquarters, ending the battle between Missouri and Illinois that ensnared each state’s highest-ranking officials. Read more

Federal spending in Missouri equivalent of more than a fifth of economy

Federal spending in Missouri in 2014 was the equivalent of 22.8 percent of the state’s economy, according to a new report from Pew Research Center. Read more

More tax incentives granted for new Fishtech headquarters in KC

A Missouri Works tax incentive worth more than $1 million was announced Friday for Fishtech Labs LLC, a new smart-home technology company that plans to build offices in south Kansas City. Read more

Ascension Health targets veterans in new ad campaign

Starting Monday, Edmundson-based Ascension Health will begin targeting military veterans with a multimillion-dollar ad campaign, sparking concern from some veterans groups that such a marketing push could weaken the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system. Read more

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