Missouri Minute: Lawmakers pass STEM education, treatment courts; UM System to boost investment in 4 campuses

Here are today’s top headlines from across Missouri:

Lawmakers pass STEM education, treatment court bills in special session

The Missouri Senate on Friday approved bills designed to encourage high school students to take computer science classes and to expand courts in the state for people dealing with addiction. Gov. Mike Parson, who called a special session for lawmakers to address computer education and treatment courts, is expected to sign both bills into law. Read more

UM System to boost investment in its four campuses by $260 million

After managing $180 million in budget cuts and reallocations over the last two years, the University of Missouri System is charting a new course. UM System President Mun Choi announced Friday a vision for the system: making the four campuses more affordable and accessible, scaling back what isn’t working and becoming more strategic. Read more

Bayer announces new name, management for Monsanto’s venture arm

Monsanto’s venture capital unit is getting a new name and new management in the aftermath of Monsanto’s sale to Bayer that closed in June. Monsanto Growth Ventures is now known as Bayer Growth Ventures, effective this month. It will be managed by the same group that oversees Bayer’s innovation arm, Leaps by Bayer.Read more

Elected officials, realtors group rally behind fuel tax

State and local elected officials in Jefferson City came together with the Missouri Association of Realtors on Thursday to offer support for a November ballot measure that would increase the state’s gas tax to help pay for infrastructure and other transportation needs. Read more

Missouri grocers look to keep pace with digital investment

About half of grocery sales today are digitally influenced, according to one Deloitte study, and more than 18 million Americans have a grocery app on their phones, eMarketer research shows. Grocers everywhere are pouring sizable sums of time and money into enhancing their digital offerings, and multiple Missouri-based chains are working to keep pace. Read more

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