Missouri Minute: Greitens poised for inauguration; Missourians brace for loss of Obamacare

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

Greitens to face immediate challenges after inauguration

After Eric Greitens is sworn in Monday as the state’s 56th governor, immediate and potentially tough hurdles await the Republican. Challenges for the state’s new chief executive include lagging state tax revenue, a striking level of sexual harassment allegations in one of the largest state agencies and a pitch by sports teams in St. Louis seeking millions of dollars in state assistance to build or upgrade their venues. Read more

Missourians brace for loss of health insurance as Congress targets Obamacare

As Republicans begin the process of repealing the Affordable Care Act, some consumers in Missouri are bracing for life without health insurance coverage. Read more

Former state treasurer Steelman to take key post in Greitens administration

Sarah Steelman, a former state treasurer and unsuccessful candidate for U.S. Senate in 2012, is poised to take over a key post in Governor-elect Eric Greitens administration. Read more

Kansas wind power facility boosts renewable energy in KC

The Kansas City area is using more renewable energy with the Cimarron Bend wind farm now up and running. The wind farm, designed by Lenexa, Kan.-based Tradewind Energy LLC, will produce about 400 megawatts of electricity, which is enough to power about 180,000 homes, once fully operational. Right now, it generates about half that. Read more

Comptroller raises concerns over public money for Scottrade Center upgrades

St. Louis Comptroller Darlene Green is raising concerns about a proposal from the St. Louis Blues and Mayor Francis Slay’s office to use city money for upgrades at Scottrade Center. Read more

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