Missouri Minutes: KC celebrates streetcar opening, Lawmakers override Nixon on school funding

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

KC prepared for Friday’s streetcar grand opening

Streetcars have been running along the new downtown Kansas City route for several months, but on Friday, the public will finally get its chance to try them out. Read more

Lawmakers quick to override Nixon’s veto of school funding formula change

Almost as soon as Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a measure designed to change the way school funding is calculated in Missouri, lawmakers acted to override that veto. Read more

Proposal to cap political donations in Missouri may be headed to voters

Supporters of campaign contribution limits in Missouri have submitted more than 272,000 petition signatures in a bid to get a proposed constitutional amendment on the November ballot. Read more

Regional tax for St. Louis Zoo put on hold

A controversial attempt to create a regional sales tax to help finance the St. Louis Zoo has been stripped from legislation under consideration in the Capitol. Read more

Another boutique hotel planned for downtown St. Louis

A developer from Chattanooga, Tenn., is planning a multimillion-dollar renovation of a historic downtown St. Louis building as a boutique hotel. Read more

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Correction: May 6 at 11:45 a.m.

This headline of this story was updated to accurately reflect the veto overturned by state lawmakers. Lawmakers overrode Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto to pass into law a bill that caps growth of the state’s school funding formula.  

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