Missouri Minute: United Airlines coming to Columbia; Missouri GOP looks forward to 2018

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

United Airlines appears ready to come to Columbia

United Airlines flight schedules posted to its website Saturday night showed two new flights out of Columbia Regional Airport. Read more

Missouri GOP basks in success, looks forward to 2018

Missouri Republicans basked in their recent success and began looking forward to 2018 on Saturday as part of their annual Lincoln Days gathering. With Republicans sweeping statewide races in November and sealing their dominance in the House and Senate, party chairman Todd Graves acknowledged interest is beginning to stir for the two statewide offices up for grabs in 2018: the U.S. Senate race and the auditor’s race. Read more

Bill to strengthen penalties for herbicide misuse in Missouri moves forward

Overwhelmingly, lawmakers in the Missouri House believe that farmers who misuse herbicides on crops and orchards should have to pay up. Read more

KC Rising reports no miracles but keeps the faith

About 300 Kansas City area civic leaders are expected to gather Tuesday to hear a progress report on year two of KC Rising, a collaborative effort to improve the region’s growth rate and competitiveness with peer cities. In brief, there are no big changes from year one in the data that describes the metro area’s output of goods and services, its median household income, and its number of “quality jobs” that pay above the U.S. median. Read more

Solar’s bright future seen in financing options

In some communities around St. Louis, as well as in select states around the country, creative financing mechanisms based on property value are now making eco-conscious home upgrades accessible to those for whom traditional upfront payments of cash or credit aren’t an option. Read more

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