Missouri Minute: Lawsuit seeks to stop campaign donor limits; Nixon cuts another $51 million from budget

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

Lawsuit seeks to stop campaign contribution limits approved by Missouri voters last month

A long-running effort to end the era of megadonors in Missouri elections is again being challenged in federal court. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday, the same group that unsuccessfully sought to block a statewide referendum on contributions before the Nov. 8 election argues that the change in the Constitution approved by voters unfairly limits some businesses and associations from giving money to campaigns. Read more

Nixon cuts another $51 million from budget amid slow revenue growth

In what could be one of his final acts on the state budget, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon pared another $51 million in state spending Wednesday, citing slower-than-projected growth in state revenues. Read more

St. Louis County unveils name, funding for agtech innovation hub

St. Louis County’s plant science innovation district has an official name and a first round of funding. Read more

Venture for America, Kauffman Foundation to bring entrepreneurial fellowship program to KC

A $225,000, three-year grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is bringing a national Venture for America program to the Kansas City area, starting in the summer of 2017. Read more

UM System diversity task force issues recommendations

A University of Missouri System task force released recommendations Wednesday about how the system’s Columbia campus can bolster diversity within four spheres: access and success, education and scholarship, campus climate, and institutional infrastructure. Read more

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