Missouri Minute: Audit on Missouri House, Senate; Emerson acquires two food transport companies

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

State auditor finds lawmakers not transparent enough, too generous with paid time off

Missouri lawmakers overall do a “good” job managing taxpayer funds, but are too generous with time off for staff and too willing to accept lobbyist money for meals, according to a pair of audits released Monday by Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway’s office. Read more

Emerson acquires two food transport companies

Emerson has acquired two companies that provide systems to monitor the safe transport of fresh food and other temperature-sensitive goods. Read more

St. Louis Fed’s Bullard sets off squabble with activists

Remarks by James Bullard, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, during a televised interview have drawn fire from an activist group that’s pressed the nation’s central bank to keep interest rates low. Read more

Women joining trucking industry at record pace

Women are entering the truck driving industry at record numbers, although they still only make up 5.8 percent of the workforce, according to figures from the American Trucking Association. Read more

Kansas revenue woes leave some businesses questioning ‘LLC loophole’

Among a legion of well-off Kansans, open objection to the state’s so-called “LLC loophole” is growing. Read more

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