Missouri Minute: GOP-led Legislature sets pro-business course; State income lags behind projections

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

Missouri’s Republican-led Legislature sets pro-business course

With Gov.-elect Eric Greitens looking on, Missouri Republican lawmakers spent their first day back at the Capitol outlining pro-business goals for the new legislative session, many of which already have the blessing of the soon-to-be chief executive. Read more

Missouri government’s income continues to lag projections used to craft budget

Missouri state government’s income was almost flat in December compared to a year ago, a possible sign that Gov.-elect Eric Greitens may face tougher financial decisions than he had expected. Read more

Missouri lawmaker says Uber bill is intended to create opportunities; critics want additional checks

A Missouri lawmaker says that Uber predicts that it will add about 10,000 new Missouri drivers if his bill involving transportation network companies passes. Read more

Columbia receives three stars for sustainability

Columbia’s sustainability office presented the city’s 3-STAR Community Rating before City Council met on Tuesday evening, with its highest rating in health and safety and the lowest rating in equity and empowerment. Read more

Could soccer stadium backers have avoided a gubernatorial hurdle?

When a group working to bring Major League Soccer to St. Louis, SC STL, rolled out its stadium proposal, it seemed as though everything was in its right place, with people experienced in sport franchises, buy-in from the region’s top leaders, and the promise of a public vote before any taxpayer funds were expended. What soccer stadium proponents didn’t foresee was Gov.-elect Eric Greitens’ stance on the matter, which he recently called “welfare for millionaires.” Read more

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