Missouri Minute: Missouri PSC wants say in Westar acquisition, GOP candidates debate

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

Missouri regulatory staff claims jurisdiction over KCP&L parent’s bid for Westar Energy

Missouri wants in on the regulatory approval process in the planned $8.6 billion purchase by the parent of Kansas City Power & Light Co. of Topeka-based Westar Energy Inc. Read more

At GOP debate, gubernatorial candidates differ on Trump support

All four Missouri Republican candidates for governor said during a debate Monday night that they would support presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, but only Catherine Hanaway and John Brunner said they would campaign with Trump. Read more

Centene reveals massive 4-phase Clayton campus plan

Centene Corp. on Monday revealed more details about its proposed Clayton campus, saying its first new building, directly east of its current headquarters, would total 660,000 square feet. Read more

First public meeting since NGA site decision brings out skepticism from St. Louis residents

More than 200 people filled the city’s first public meeting about the future site of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency on Monday, four days after the agency announced it will build its new headquarters in north St. Louis. Read more

Former University of Missouri employee embezzled more than $716K over nine years

A former administrative assistant with the Southwest Research Center in Mt. Vernon, Missouri, a unit of MU’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, pleaded guilty Monday to embezzling more than $700,000 from the university. Read more

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