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Here are today’s top business headlines from across Missouri:
Missouri’s new governor introduced a $27.6 billion budget plan Thursday that offers a slight boost in cash for public schools, but could boot as many as 21,000 elderly and disabled residents out of nursing home and home care programs. The spending plan also cuts millions from higher education and public school transportation. Read more
Missouri is one step away from being the nation’s 28th “right-to-work” state. In a historic vote Thursday, the Missouri House approved legislation allowing employees in unionized workplaces to opt out of paying unions for the cost of being represented. The bill now goes to Republican Gov. Eric Greitens, who has promised to sign it. Read more
The Planned Industrial Expansion Authority on Thursday approved one of the final pieces of the redevelopment of Kemper Arena as Mosaic Arena: public incentives. By a 10-3 vote, the board approved an incentive package that includes a 10-year, 100 percent property tax abatement, followed by two years of 50 percent abatement. Read more
St. Louis-based Panera Bread, which operates in its home market as St. Louis Bread Co., is adding delivery to customers in the St. Louis area. Signs went up at St. Louis Bread Co. stores this week touting the new delivery service, and the company has dozens of jobs posted for delivery drivers in the area. Read more
St. Louis’ largest and most energy-intensive buildings will soon have help identifying opportunities for savings after the Board of Aldermen unanimously approved a bill this week that establishes an energy monitoring, or “benchmarking,” requirement for certain commercial properties. Read more
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