Missouri Minute: Laclede Group to acquire EnergySouth, Airlines push for single terminal in Kansas City

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

Laclede Group to acquire EnergySouth for $344 million

The Laclede Group, Inc. announced Tuesday that it will add more than 100,000 customers in Alabama and Mississippi with the $344 million acquisition of EnergySouth, Inc. of Mobile, Ala. Read more

Airlines urge Kansas City to adopt single-terminal airport plan

The airlines that serve Kansas City International Airport tried to convince the Kansas City Council and the public Tuesday that the time and price are right to replace the current three terminals with a new single-terminal airport. Read more

H&R Block reports business decline and 250 layoffs

Kansas City-based H&R Block on Tuesday reported a disappointing tax season and 250 layoffs. Read more

‘Religious freedom’ bill continues to divide Republicans

Senate Joint Resolution 39, a proposed measure that would grant greater legal protections to certain individuals, businesses and other entities opposed to same-sex marriage, has pitted the lobbying arms of social conservatives and business groups against each other since the Senate passed the bill on to the House last month. Read more

House committee hearing on gas tax draws business backers

A plan to raise Missouri’s fuel tax by 6 cents is garnering attention again in Jefferson City. Read more

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