Morning Minutes: Primary poll, state workers’ pay

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

Poll finds no clear leader in GOP governor primary, Blunt barely leading Kander

A new St. Louis Post-Dispatch poll finds that, just days before Tuesday’s statewide primary elections, all four candidates for the Republican nomination for governor remained close enough to win. Read more

Study: Missouri state workers worst paid in nation

It would cost Missouri taxpayers nearly $13.7 million to bring state employee salaries more in line with the marketplace, a long-awaited study has found. Read more

Private equity firms prepare acquisition offers for Save-A-Lot

Some of the world’s largest buyout firms are preparing offers for Supervalu Inc.’s Save-A-Lot business, making an outright sale of the St. Louis area-based discount grocery chain more likely than a spin-off, according to people familiar with the matter. Read more

Questions and answers about Proposition 1 for new Columbia airport terminal

One of the more intriguing storylines ahead of Tuesday’s election in Columbia has been the debate around Proposition 1, a ballot issue that would raise the city’s hotel and motel lodging tax to 5 percent from 4 percent. Read more

What’s at stake in expansion of the St. Louis MetroLink

The four routes St. Louis regional leaders are mulling for MetroLink expansion snake through wildly different neighborhoods. Read more

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