Missouri Minute: Ameren to build solar capacity, Nixon signs budget adjustment

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

New programs will allow customers help Ameren build solar power

Environmentally minded customers could soon have the chance to help Ameren Missouri increase its solar capacity. Read more

Effort seeks to raise St. Louis region’s profile as transport hub

The St. Louis Regional Freightway, the region’s freight district that officially launched last week, is developing a framework for bolstering and better promoting St. Louis’ freight industry, including pushing for hundreds of millions of dollars of infrastructure projects. Read more

Nixon signs mid-year budget adjustment

Gov. Jay Nixon signed a mid-year supplemental spending adjustment to the current $26 billion state budget to add money for schools, healthcare services and overtime costs that weren’t included in the budget approved last year. Read more

Husch Blackwell to merge with Milwaukee law firm

Kansas City-based law firm Husch Blackwell LLP plans to merge with Milwaukee-based business and litigation firm Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek SC, adding about 140 attorneys in a deal that would place the firm among the top 100 grossing law firms in the U.S. Read more

George Paz’s reign ends after catapulting Express Scripts to No. 1

After more than a decade at the helm, Express Scripts Holding Co.’s George Paz is retiring as chief executive. On Wednesday, he’ll hand the reins to president Tim Wentworth, who will lead the company that Paz has grown into the nation’s largest pharmacy benefit manager. Read more

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