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State employee pay raise is key part of $51-billion state budget approved by Missouri lawmakers

Missouri House Speaker Dean Plocher (R-Des Peres), left, listens as Governor Mike Parson delivers his January 24, 2024 State of the State address in Jefferson City (file photo courtesy of the governor’s Flickr page) Jefferson City’s approximately 14,000 state employees will receive a 3.2 percent pay raise starting in July, under a $51.7 billion state operating budget approved Friday by …

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(LISTEN): University of Missouri Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Nim Chinniah appears on 939 the Eagle’s “CEO Roundtable”

Columbia-based MU Health Care is inviting you to a May 23 open house for its brand-new $232-million Children’s Hospital in Columbia, which is opening in phases. It will fully open in June. You’ll be able to take a tour that day, which is a Thursday. The University of Missouri’s Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Nim Chinniah joined host Fred Parry …

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UPDATE: Kraft Heinz plans more than $90-million in improvements at Columbia plant; they’re seeking property tax abatement

Oscar Mayer hot dogs are made in Columbia, Missouri (file photo courtesy of the Kraft Heinz website) The 16th-largest employer in Columbia/Boone County is planning $92-million in improvements to their plant on Columbia’s Waco road over the next five years. That word from 939 the Eagle’s Mike Murphy, the publisher of Comobuz. The Kraft Heinz plant on Waco road is …

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Columbia continues talks with American Airlines about Charlotte flights

Missouri Governor Mike Parson speaks at the ribbon-cutting for Columbia Regional Airport’s $23-million new terminal (October 18, 2022 file photo courtesy of the governor’s Flickr page) Columbia Regional Airport’s (COU) manager remains optimistic about daily service from COU to Charlotte. Airport manager Michael Parks tells 939 the Eagle that they continue to have conversations with American Airlines (AA) regarding the …

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