Here are today’s top business headlines from across Missouri:
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
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’s plant science innovation district has an official name and a first round of funding. Read more
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
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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