Missouri Minute: Tobacco tax may end up on ballot, Mid-America Angels making record investments

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

Proposed tobacco tax may end up on Missouri ballot despite court ruling

Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander vowed Monday that so long as a proposed tobacco tax increase has the required verified signatures, his office will certify it for the ballot in November, despite a court ruling that opponents say should disqualify the initiative. Read more

Mid-America Angels on pace for record local investments

Mid-America Angels, a network of wealthy investors focused on early-stage companies in Missouri and Kansas, has generated $1.7 million in capital for seven businesses in the first half of this year. Read more

KC area receives nearly $573,000 in HUD grants for education, job assistance

Five groups in the Kansas City area will receive $572,957 in federal funding to provide job training and assistance in finding jobs to needy families through the Family Self-Sufficiency Program in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Read more

University of Missouri credit outlook looking ‘stable’

The outlook on the University of Missouri’s credit rating is stable, according to Moody’s Investor Service. Read more

Kansas City seeks public feedback on new proposed Uber regulations

Kansas City is seeking feedback on its regulations affecting Uber and other ride-sharing companies. Read more

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