Missouri Minute: Politicians fatten coffers; ‘Right to work’ among pre-filed bills

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

Politicians fatten coffers before Missouri’s new campaign donation limits kick in

On Dec. 8, Missouri’s new campaign donation limits approved in November are slated to go into effect. And although opponents pledge to swiftly go to court to block those limits, some politicians appear to be taking advantage of the guaranteed time that remains to stock up on cash. Read more

‘Right to work’ among bills pre-filed for 2017 legislative session

The start of December is the start of Missouri lawmakers pre-filing legislation for the 2017 legislative session. On Thursday, multiple Republicans pre-filed versions of what figures to be one of the biggest business bills of the 2017 session, a so-called right-to-work measure. Read more

RiverVest Venture Partners makes $15 million bet on St. Louis

RiverVest Venture Partners announced this week that it has raised $15 million for a fund that will focus primarily on St. Louis. RiverVest’s Archer Seed Fund plans to invest in drug startups that come out of Washington University, St. Louis University and other area institutions. Read more

New UM System president Choi talks students, growth in Columbia visit

Mun Choi, the new president of the University of Missouri System, touted the importance of students and growth on a visit Thursday to the system’s flagship campus. Read more

St. Louis hopes final round of Obama-era grant further boosts north side

St. Louis is one of five finalists for a $30 million federal grant that would help revitalize the city’s north side. Read more

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