In The News


Southern Missouri Bancorp and Citizens Bancshares Co. announce agreement to merge
GlobeNewswire, 9/20/22

Southern Bank will acquire Citizens Bank & Trust in $140M cash-and-stock deal
St. Louis Business Journal, 9/22/22

Fintech star Jackie Reses has big plans for Lead Bank
Kansas City Business Journal, 9/21/22

Verimore Bank CEO sees opportunity for growth in KC’s Northland
Kansas City Business Journal, 9/19/22

Missouri and Illinois to get $40 million in federal funds for high-speed rural internet
St. Louis Public Radio, 9/22/22

GOP leaders target ‘woke’ investments through state pension funds
Missouri Independent, 9/20/22

Missouri Supreme Court weighs whether counties can regulate CAFOs
Missouri Independent, 9/20/22

Missouri General Assembly

Missouri lawmakers push ahead on tax cuts, rural credits in special session
Missouri Independent, 9/21/22

Scaled-back income tax cut wins initial approval in Missouri Senate
Missouri Independent, 9/20/22

Income tax cut plan heads to Missouri Senate floor for debate
Missouri Independent, 9/19/22

Missouri legislators file 32 bills so far during special session
The Center Square, 9/19/22

Local reps: Special session off to a ‘silly’ start
Jefferson City News Tribune, 9/18/22

Commentary: How Missouri cuts taxes will matter for its economic future
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/19/22

Election 2022

Schmitt no-shows Missouri Senate debate, Valentine slams Chinese ownership of farmland
Missouri Independent, 9/16/22

Missouri auditor candidates spar over independence from partisan influence
Missouri Independent, 9/16/22


Banks hit out at ‘flawed and harmful’ credit card competition plan
Banking Exchange, 9/21/22

Republicans grill bank CEOs on handling of new merchant gun code
Banking Dive, 9/22/22

Fed delivers another big rate hike; Powell vows to 'keep at it'
Reuters, 9/22/22

Diversity, inflation, payments fraud to take center stage at hearings
Banking Dive, 9/20/22

Big U.S. bank CEOs to be grilled by Congress on consumer, social issues
Reuters, 9/19/22

Congress calls bank CEOs to Capitol Hill for consumer, compliance hearings
PYMNTS, 9/19/22

Rep. Waters introduces bill to reform the Community Reinvestment Act
Financial Regulation News, 9/19/22


Report: U.S. banking regulators watching big regional banks
PYMNTS, 9/18/22

Banking groups call on CFPB to subject fintechs to same level of lending oversight as banks
Financial Regulation News, 9/19/22


Data Brief: Fewer than 1 in 10 US consumers use fintechs as primary bank
PYMNTS, 9/19/22

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