Missouri Minute: T21 passes in St. Louis County; Lawmakers to look at state worker wages

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

St. Louis County pushes age for buying tobacco to 21

St. Louis County on Tuesday joined 190 other U.S. communities that have chosen to ban the sale of tobacco products and electronic nicotine delivery systems to anyone under the age of 21. Read more

Lawmakers to look at study showing low state worker pay

A group of Missouri lawmakers will meet Wednesday to learn about the findings of a study on state employee pay. Read more

Clayton planning commission unanimously recommends approval of Centene rezoning

The biggest private development proposal in the St. Louis area has taken on aspects of a political campaign, complete with direct mail seeking to influence residents of Clayton. Read more

Varsity Tutors expands with new office in Arizona

Varsity Tutors, the Clayton-based startup that provides online tutoring and test prep, has opened a new office in suburban Phoenix. Read more

MU’s $3.15M Nike deal ranks near bottom of SEC apparel contracts

The University of Missouri will receive $3.15 million in equipment, apparel and cash this school year through its athletic department’s contract with Nike. The amount MU will make from its contract ranks 10th of the 11 Southeastern Conference schools for which apparel contracts are available. Read more

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