Morning Minutes: NorthPoint development, Senate campaign contributions

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

NorthPoint seeks tax exemption for $250 million project

NorthPoint Development, a Kansas City-area development firm, plans to acquire Northland Park and reinvigorate it with 10 new buildings. NorthPoint is scheduled to go before the Port Authority of Kansas City, or PortKC, on Monday to request a 20-year property tax exemption and a sales tax exemption on certain construction-related purchases. Read more


Kander relies heavily on lawyers, Blunt on financial sector

About 22 cents of every dollar Jason Kander has raised in his campaign challenging incumbent Roy Blunt for the U.S. Senate has come from lawyers or law firms. Blunt depends heavily on the financial industry and lobbyists to finance his re-election effort. Read more


New law limiting fines draws criticism

Gov. Jay Nixon signed a bill on Friday expanding the reform of Missouri’s municipal courts that began last year, but critics say it’s not needed and politically motivated. Read more


Top Navy official wants quicker approval of Super Hornet sales

The U.S. could see the cost of new Boeing Co. F/A-18E/F Super Hornets rise unless the government approves foreign sales of the jets soon, U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said on Sunday. Read more


Hospitality Association calls proposed lodging tax ‘idea without a plan’

A proposed lodging tax increase that would help pay for a new terminal at Columbia Regional Airport continues to draw criticism from the Columbia Hospitality Association, which released a statement Thursday, calling it an “idea without a plan.” Read more

 

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