Missouri Minute: Nixon focuses on final veto session; Spire counters PSC report

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

Ahead of final veto session, Nixon focuses on lesser-known bills

Heading into the Missouri Legislature’s veto session next week, the conversation has largely focused on legislation that would require photo IDs to vote in elections and on a wide-ranging gun bill that would create a “Stand Your Ground” law in Missouri. But Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday tried to call attention to his qualms about other bills that made it out of the most recent legislative session. Read more

Spire counters regulators’ report, says Laclede Gas rates haven’t increased

The parent company of Laclede Gas has fired back at a critical report from state regulators, accusing them of inaccurately summarizing their findings. Read more

House passes Wagner bill to streamline reporting for companies seeking investors

The U.S. House Thursday passed a controversial measure to streamline companies’ reporting to the Securities and Exchange Commission sponsored by Rep. Ann Wagner, part of an election-year Republican reform push that rekindled partisan divides over financial regulations. Read more

MoDOT seeks proposals for ‘smart pavement’ pilot program

The Missouri Department of Transportation is looking for companies to pitch ways to make its highways more technologically advanced. Read more

Techstars’ John Fein to run programs at new KC coworking space

Firebrand Ventures founder John Fein, who previously ran Techstars’ Sprint Accelerator in Kansas City, will provide programming at the Plexpod Westport Commons coworking space. Read more

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