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Archive - May 2018



    

        Thursday, May 31
       
Rosenbaum:  Once full of promise, Greitens becomes tarnished footnote of scandal and missed opportunity
          P-D's Chuck Raasch:  With Greitens gone, the spin cycle now turns back to Missouri's nationally-watched Senate race X
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri Right to Life endorses Hawley for U.S. Senate
          SNL:  Hawley gets pro-life endorsement in U.S. Senate race X
          KWMU:  Missouri candidates and politicians prepare for post-Greitens world
          Terry Ganey:  Greitens runs for cover, still dodging questions
          KWMU:  Deal with St. Louis City prosecutors led to Greitens' resignation
          P-D:  Governor's attorneys approached St. Louis prosecutor with deal:  He'll resign, you drop charges X
          AP:  Greitens' resignation part of deal with prosecutors
          SNL:  Greitens' resignation was the cost for dismissing charge X
          Missourinet:  Gardner dismisses felony computer tampering charge against Greitens
          Missourinet:  Gardner takes offer from Greitens lawyers to drop felony charge for governor's resignation
          Messenger:  On day after Greitens resigns, attorney goes after his phones in Confide lawsuit
          SNL:  Man-on-the-street interviews about Greitens' resignation X
          CDT:  Legislative leaders regroup after Greitens' resignation X
          KWMU:  House, Senate leaders sign off on bills while helping Parson transition to governor
          Missourinet:  House and Senate leaders invite Parson to address joint session of Legislature
          The Missouri Times:  Special session 'no longer needs to proceed' following resignation of Greitens
          AP:  Blunt:  Parson 'very prepared' for governor role
          CDT:  McCaskill promotes her work on veterans issues at Columbia stop X
          Columbia Missourian:  McCaskill stays mum on resignation, looks forward to Parson
          SNL:  Parson to reshape Missouri Board of Education X
          KWMU:  Parson expected to soothe relationship with state educators
          Missourinet:  Branson mayor says Parson will be more supportive of tourism than was Greitens
          AP:  Profile:  Governor-in-waiting Mike Parson
          The Missouri Times:  10 years in the making:  How Missouri solidified its role as a red state
          The Missouri Times:  Jacob Turk seeks to fill Republican ballot slot for Emanuel Cleaver's re-election, again
          The Missouri Times:  SD 17 special election:  Less than a week to go
          Drebes:  Missouri Ethics Commission dismisses case against Schaaf
          P-D:  Lacy Clay hosts gun-control rally;  Attendees include Democratic Committeeman Rasheen "SheenBean" Aldridge, handgun owner Rep. Bruce Franks (D-St. Louis City), others X
          P-D:  Alice Liu is one of 41 national Spelling Bee finalists;  Minority female chooses to work hard, achieves success X
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Sophia Nguyen on to final round of national bee;  Minority female chooses to work hard, achieves success X
          SNL's Stephen Herzog:  Greitens' resignation is about dark money X
          P-D op-ed:  St. Louis City Aldeman Antonio French:  Black and 'progressive' agendas don't always align;  On white aldermen, 'Bernie Bros' and other impediments to progress X
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        Wednesday, May 30
       
KWMU:  Greitens resigns as governor of Missouri
          Missourinet:  Video:  Greitens' resignation announcement
          SNL:  Full text:  What Greitens said at press conference X
          The Missouri Times:  Greitens resignation effective Friday, June 1
          Washington Missourian:  Greitens resigning June 1 X
          SNL:  <X things> journomeme:  5 (five!) things you need to know about Greitens' resignation X
          SNL:  <X things> journomeme:  5 (five!) things you need to know about Lt. Gov. Mike Parson X
          SNL:  Why Greitens is resigning:  An overview of major issues X
          SNL:  Timeline:  Greitens' path to resigning X
          SE Missourian:  Local lawmakers welcome Greitens' resignation, call it a sad day for Missouri +
          Missourinet:  Blunt, Kehoe react to Greitens resignation
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Lindell Shumake (R-Hannibal) surprised Greitens resigned, expresses confidence in Parson
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Hoskins and Remole react to governor's resignation
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Kip Kendrick (D-Columbia) surprised with resignation, says investigation must continue
          SNL:  What politicians said about the resignation of Eric Greitens X
          AP:  Greitens resigns amid widening investigations
          KC Star:  Greitens resigns, ending political career once aimed at presidency X
          SNL:  The next Missouri governor, Mike Parson, hailed as 'good man' by both sides of the aisle X
          KC Star:  Profile:  Mike Parson;  Thoughts from Schaaf, former Rep. Mike Talboy (D), others X
          P-D:  Profile:  Mike Parson;  Comments from Matt Blunt X
          The Missouri Times:  Greitens team must comply with House subpoenas, judge rules
          Missourinet:  Missouri judge rules Greitens committees must turn over subpoenaed documents
          Missourinet:  Hafner indicates violations of campaign finance laws occurred
          Missourinet:  Hostility in committee hearings on Greitens reaches fever pitch
          P-D:  Greitens resigns;  'resolution' reached in St. Louis X
          KC Star:  St. Louis reaches 'resolution' with Greitens, but Baker's investigation continues X
          Drebes:  Dem PAC attempts to tie Hawley with Greitens
          Missourinet:  Emanuel Cleaver takes to MSNBC to complain about Roseanne Barr tweet
          Delta Dunklin Democrat:  Greitens presents City of Malden with proclamation after tornado recovery +
          KC Star editorial:  Graves, Hartzler should side with illegal aliens over Trump X
          P-D editorial:  In Greitens' aftermath, a few things become perfectly clear. X
          P-D editorial:  With governor's resignation, a long-awaited end to the Eric Greitens myth X
          KC Star editorial:  Greitens resigns at last but feels sorry only for himself X
          Messenger:  Greitens goes out the way he came in, haunted by the specter of dark money X
          Helling:  Greitens' resignation a relief for beleaguered Republicans X
          Priddy:  Governor's collateral damage:  1,589 words on Greitens' trademark arrogance, memories of old-timey administrations, more
          P-D's Kevin McDermott:  Greitens was too good to be true X
          P-D letter:  St. Louis septuagenarian wishes neighbors would stop obsessing about Greitens and start addressing street savagery X
          SNL letter:  Group of McCaskill campaign volunteers says she delivers for military veterans X
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        Tuesday, May 29
       
Missourinet:  McCaskill survey:  Missouri VA hospitals continue to improve for America's war heroes
          KC Star:  Cleaver speaks at Memorial Day event X
          Missourinet:  Parson praises mid-Missouri emergency communications center
          P-D:  Gas tax hike could pump up construction across Missouri X
          Drebes:  Who won the session?  Readers weigh in.
          AP:  Lawmakers give Greitens a few wins in spite of investigation
          KWMU:  Budget Committee may make restarting low-income housing tax credit harder
          KWMU:  Missouri Senate's special session leaves state school board in continued limbo
          P-D:  Under new Missouri plan, public schools pay for private virtual schools X
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Mun Choi on challenges and opportunities for UM System
          KWMU:  For Missouri heart attack patients, the nearest hospital isn't always the best;  State's Time-Critical Diagnosis System achieves implementation
          AP:  Rural Missouri cemeteries face financial challenges;  Bill from Rep. Allen Andrews (R-Grant City) gives cemetery trustees opportunity to earn higher rates of return
          KC Star endorsement:  Lauren Arthur (D) for state Senate X
          KC Star editorial:  Greitens' attorneys are crossing the line X
          P-D editorial:  Missouri falls behind as employers complain of a skills gap schools aren't filling X
          KC Star editorial:  Life vests could have made a difference in fatal Lake of the Ozarks boat crash, and there ought to be a law X
          SNL letter:  Springfield man responds to criticism of Billy Long X
          KC Star letter:  KC septuagenarian thinks recent publicity could boost Greitens' presidential aspirations X
          P-D letter:  Maplewood woman wants legislators to address full problem of surprise billing X
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        Monday, May 28   Memorial Day
       
Brownfield Ag News:  McCaskill:  Senate farm bill mark-up in June
          CNN's Rebecca Berg:  Greitens scandal looms large in Missouri's U.S. Senate race - and it doesn't show signs of going away
          SNL:  Four big issues coming to Missouri ballots - and the big money being spent to win votes X
          P-D:  Man hopes to change lives with St. Louis syringe exchanges that cut risk of disease outbreak;  Rep. Holly Rehder (R-Sikeston) talks Safe Syringe Access bill X
          KC Star:  Here's the beef:  Missouri cattle feedlot wants to grow;  Powell Gardens fears the stink X
          Missourinet:  Advocacy group says Missouri among worst states to be a police officer, has several of the most dangerous cities
          Messenger:  Hanaway, now on Team Greitens, has advice:  Stay away from the FBI X
          KC Star letter:  KC septuagenarian unhappy with Greitens' attorneys X
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        Sunday, May 27
       
KWMU:  List of local Memorial Day parades, speakers
          Missourinet:  Mid-Missouri military air show prepares for takeoff
          Drebes:  NRA upping Missouri presence ahead of midterms
          KC Star:  Republicans fear Greitens will 'burn it all down' ahead of midterms;  Comments from top GOP minds John Hancock, James Harris, Gregg Keller X
          JCNT:  Greitens team continues to demand cross-examination X
          SNL:  Rep. Curtis Trent (R-Springfield) surprises lawmakers with evidence he got from Greitens' legal team X
          JCNT:  Foster care legislation had broad support X
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  AAA spokesman calls for statewide primary seat belt law
          KC Star editorial:  Federal relief wanted:  KC families are drowning in sky-high water bills X
          CDT op-ed:  Obamacare waiver would help Missouri deal with out-of-control Medicaid costs X
          SNL op-ed:  National Safety Compliance Inc. applauds legislators for SB 982 passage X
          SNL op-ed:  Campaigns for Youth Justice applauds legislators for 'Raise the Age' passage X
          P-D letter:  Former Missouri Right to Life President Pam Fichter:  McCaskill show hypocrisy on late-term abortions X
          P-D letter:  St. Louis County woman grateful for Hawley's inquiry into untested rape kits X
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        Saturday, May 26
       
SE Missourian:  McCaskill:  Veterans Affairs medical services improving in Southeast Missouri +
          P-D:  McCaskill's husband invests in conservation tax benefits under IRS scrutiny X
          P-D:  Lacy Clay meets with illegal alien hiding out from immigration authorities X
          KWMU:  Poltically Speaking:  As the Greitens World Turns, Part 12:  Mannies & Rosenbaum talk K.S. TV interview, Jean Peters Baker as special prosecutor, Scott Faughn and Al Watkins, much more
          KWMU:  Greitens subpoenaed to appear before Missouri House investigative committee
          JCNT:  Greitens subpoenaed to testify to House committee X
          AP:  Greitens subpoenaed by House investigation
          Missourinet:  Attorneys for Greitens, House committee accuse each other of misinformation
          Missourinet:  House committee investigating Greitens erupts with outrage at defense offering
          KC Star:  Missouri officials scrutinizing Greitens' use of private lawyers paid by taxpayers X
          Delta Dunklin Democrat:  Greitens visits Bootheel to discuss medical services +
          Missourinet:  Greitens, agency officials visit town losing hospital
          Drebes:  GOP state auditor candidate Saundra McDowell sets up third-party PAC for primary election expenditures
          KC Star:  Tax credits for low-income housing are 'dead' amid scrutiny from lawmakers, Greitens X
          KC Star editorial:  Blunt right to force members of Congress to pay for their own harassment settlements X
          P-D editorial briefs:  On Greitens' contriteness act and "fake meat" X
          KC Star editorial:  Why have thousands of rape kits gone untested in Missouri? X
          Gateway Journalism Review's Terry Ganey:  No-show Greitens tries committee's patience;  it sends him a subpoena
          KC Star's Jason Hancock:  Texting advice for Greitens' staff was aimed at evading law X
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        Friday, May 25
       
Missourinet:  McCaskill backs Trump's move to pull the plug on North Korea meeting
          P-D:  Luetkemeyer, Wagner attend Trump signing of bill peeling back financial regulations X
          The Missouri Times:  Women's group cheers McCaskill, Blunt for work on sexual harassment procedure overhaul
          SNL:  Lawmakers may lack power to force Greitens to testify, says attorney who warns of 'coup' X
          AP:  Chip Robertson chastises attorney for Greitens
          P-D:  Greitens attorney defends 'disgusting' line of questions posed to former mistress X
          The Missouri Times:  Watkins testifies;  Barnes, Dowd argue about K.S. testimony
          KWMU:  Watkins uses foul language, gets cantankerous before House committee
          Missourinet:  Al Watkins gets heated in appearance before House committee
          SNL:  Legislator and attorney say they've talked to FBI about Greitens X
          AP:  FBI briefed on allegations against Greitens
          Missourinet:  Lawmakers, attorney both contacted FBI over allegations related to Greitens
          P-D:  House committee chairman says he spoke with FBI about Greitens X
          KC Star:  Head of investigative committee says he's talked with FBI about Greitens X
          P-D:  Rep. Dan Shaul (R-Imperial) says Greitens told him 'no picture ever taken' of former lover X
          AP:  Greitens approves date change on 'right to work' vote
          SE Missourian:  Missouri Public Safety officer Drew Juden receives award at law enforcement ceremony +
          Missourinet:  Extra Missouri state troopers will patrol roadways, waterways on Memorial Day weekend
          The Missouri Times:  Hawley finds nearly 5,000 rape kits untested in Missouri
          Missourinet:  30-year-old untested rape kit highlights massive backlog in Missouri system
          P-D:  5,000 rape kits sit untested in Missouri, audit finds X
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in the Missouri PSC:  Commission gives approval to Westar-Great Plains merger
          JCNT editorial:  2018 legislative session:  All considering, a good effort X
          P-D editorial:  Shame on Greitens lawyers for trying to shame his accuser X
          SNL op-ed:  U.S. Senate candidate Austin Petersen:  Why I'm a pro-life agnostic X
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Missouri Farm Bureau member Andrea Rice:  Rural Missourians to benefit from T-Mobile and Sprint combining
          P-D's Tod Robberson:  Bob Romanik, the FCC has some questions for you X
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        Thursday, May 24
       
P-D:  Blunt-sponsored legislation aims at overhauling the way Capitol Hill treats sexual harassment X
          KWMU:  House panel probing governor questions Faughn's access to $120,000
          SNL:  Faughn testifies he spent his own $100k for audio regarding Greitens affair X
          The Missouri Times:  Under oath, Faughn answers committee questions, reiterates the money was his
          Missourinet:  Faughn says $120,000 payment to attorney was his own money
          JCNT:  Faughn says money delivered to Watkins was his X
          P-D:  Faughn says cash payment was his own money X
          The Missouri Times:  House committee tosses out photos defense allege could be of Greitens' ex-mistress
          SNL:  Greitens' lawyer asked woman about her active participation in sexual activities X
          KC Star:  Greitens team asked woman about wide range of story elements X
          The Missouri Times:  Judge hears suit to enforce House subpoenas, no decision made
          AP:  Investigation of Greitens presses ahead at Capitol and court
          Missourinet:  Galloway still probing Greitens' use of public money for private attorneys
          Columbia Missourian:  Informal survey results:  Some Missourians support Greitens, some don't, most don't know and don't care
          Missourinet:  Several Missouri tax credits see chopping block, including low-income housing
          Missourinet:  Munzlinger says Missouri biodiesel announcement highlights value-added agriculture
          AP:  Federal court rules Missouri must provide hormone therapy to inmate
          KC Star editorial:  Blunt is right on harassment bill:  Taxpayers shouldn't pay for Congress' misdeeds X
          Washington Missourian editorial:  Greitens plays the victim role, but the act isn't convincing X
          P-D editorial:  Newly named special prosecutor in the Greitens case is about justice, not convictions X
          P-D editorial:  Insurers are billing unfairly for some ER visits. Missouri legislators offered a good, albeit halfway fix. X
          Helling:  Greitens gets a pass on speeding X
          P-D letter:  University City woman says front-page article on Facebook cattiness shows how low the Post-Dispatch has sunk X
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        Wednesday, May 23
       
KOLR:  Lawmakers consider school security legislation;  Comments from "Rep. Vicki [sic] Hartzler"
          P-D:  Border Patrol agents' seizure of opioids on the rise, McCaskill report says X
          SNL:  GOP U.S. Senate primary candidate Austin Petersen releases poll showing him outpacing Josh Hawley in head-to-head versus McCaskill X
          AP:  "Fight for 15" campaign takes new approach against corporations:  filing sexual harassment claims;  Campaign finds St. Louis teen to claim she was harassed, deserves payout
          KWMU:  House panel won't allow cross-examination by governor's attorneys
          The Missouri Times:  Defense gets their wish on cross-examination, sort of
          Missourinet:  Scott Faughn could appear today before Missouri House committee
          SNL:  Lawmakers re-enact affair testimony as special session on Greitens proceeds X
          The Missouri Times:  Hours of testimony of Greitens' former mistress to be read into committee record
          Columbia Missourian:  Lawmakers re-enact woman's testimony against Greitens in special session
          AP:  Lawmakers read woman's testimony against Greitens
          KC Star:  Missouri lawmakers read, aloud, hours of testimony by woman in Greitens case X
          P-D:  Lawyer for Greitens asked woman's lawyer:  'What does your client want out of this?' X
          KWMU:  Greitens attorney on special prosecutor appointment:  Fresh 'set of eyes' is a good thing
          KWMU:  What Jean Peters Baker's record says about how she will approach Greitens case
          The Missouri Times:  As special session gets underway, pro-Greitens ad set to air around state
          Missourinet:  Greitens lobbies to keep his job in television attack ad
          P-D:  Greitens hits the airwaves again in fight for political life X
          KC Star:  Greitens campaign spending six figures on TV ads as lawmakers weigh impeachment X
          Columbia Missourian:  Lt. Gov. Mike Parson says he's 'ready' if Greitens is removed
          KC Star:  Greitens' lawyer waives first appearance in computer tampering case X
          P-D:  'It was a friendly interaction':  Greitens gets pulled over by police in small Missouri town X
          Daily Journal:  After 16-year state legislative career, Rep. Kevin Engler (R-Farmington) gives exit interview on constituent service, Greitens, tax credits, right-wingers and their benefactors, much more
          SNL:  Missouri ethics panel has eyes on 'dark money' as donations roll in for ballot measures X
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Sides gear up for 'right to work' battle X
          Drebes:  Urban scions Wiley Price IV, LaKeySha Bosley seek to begin serving time in Democratic superminority in 2019
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri Chamber releases Missouri 2030 report, touts 2018 legislation as step in the right direction
          JCNT:  Missouri Chamber study forecasts concerns, solutions for state's workforce X
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Tim Remole (R-Excello) promotes Missouri coal at Tennessee meeting
          P-D:  What your license plate can't say in Missouri, including 'NEKK1D' or 'DRUNK' X
          KC Star editorial:  Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker out to get justice - not Gov. Eric Greitens X
          P-D editorial:  Cole County prosecutor helps governor escape charges for false campaign report X
          SNL op-ed:  Billy Long:  Bipartisan solutions to fight the opioid crisis X
          KC Star's Melinda Henneberger:  Greitens' hairdresser rings true in deposition X
          P-D letter:  St. Louis County woman who fled Chicoms 10 years ago thanks Sen. Jill Schupp (D-Creve Coeur) for organ-harvesting resolution X
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        Tuesday, May 22
       
AP's Steve Peoples:  McCaskill courts black voters, uses church sermon to address "haters;"  Comments from "St. Louis city [sic] councilwoman Hazel Erby"
          The Missouri Times:  Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker agress to serve as special prosecutor in Greitens' case;  Gardner blocked from case
          KWMU:  Kansas City-area prosecutor takes over Greitens case
          Missourinet:  Jackson County prosecutor takes over Greitens' invasion of privacy investigation
          P-D:  Jackson County prosecutor to handle invasion of privacy case against Greitens +
          AP:  Judge appoints special prosecutor in Greitens case
          Missourinet:  Missouri House committee investigating Greitens to discuss special session rules today
          KC Star:  Missouri lawmakers' plans for special session largely ignore Greitens' ideas X
          The Missouri Times:  Greitens-connected groups to argue committee subpoena in court
          KSDK (St. Louis):  Woman at center of Greitens case tells her version of story;  KS talks about friendship with Rep. Stacey Newman (D-Richmond Heights), more
          KWMU:  Woman in Greitens scandal says she's being used
          SNL:  Woman in Greitens affair speaks out X
          P-D:  In first interview, Greitens' accuser says she is not lying +
          The Missouri Times:  Two weeks out, Lauren Arthur leads Kevin Corlew in SD 17 race
          Drebes:  Democratic state rep candidate sets up Go Fund Me campaign to help cover costs for November loss
          The Missouri Times:  First Lady applauds passage of foster care and adoption overhaul legislation
          Missourinet:  Rep. Kip Kendrick (D-Columbia) calls for firing after alleged tax bill estimate cover-up
          The Missouri Times:  Ameren Missouri taking major steps toward renewable energy with plans for largest wind farm in state
          KWMU:  Ameren Missouri plans to build a large network of wind turbines in northeast Missouri
          P-D:  Ameren to establish state's largest wind farm in northeast Missouri X
          P-D editorial:  A fine legislative year for special interests. Regular interests, not so much. X
          KC Star editorial:  Missouri lawmakers gave corporations tax cuts and plenty more. But what about workers? X
          KC Star letters:  Lake Winnebago man displeased by McCaskill's vote on Haspel;  Area women applaud state lawmakers for legislation regardling shackling of pregnant women in active labor X
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        Monday, May 21
       
KC Star:  Cory Booker campaigns for McCaskill as black leaders complain about her neglect;  McCaskill assures squeaky wheels they'll see "resources" X
          P-D:  McCaskill, with Cory Booker in tow, makes brief stop at Annie Malone parade, poses for pictures X
          Brownfield Ag News:  Chris Chinn among state ag directors pushing trade issues
          Drebes:  Help Wanted:  National Association of Area Agencies on Aging seeks CEO
          This Week in Missouri Politics:  Host Scott Faughn talks with Ray Hartmann, Gregg Keller, J.P. Johnson, Jake Silverman talk Greitens' civil case, impeachment, much more
          Missourinet:  Session recaps:  Speaker Todd Richardson, House Superminority Leader Gail McCann Beatty
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Local lawmakers believe session was productive X
          AP:  Missouri lawmakers pass big tax code changes on last day
          JCNT:  Tax credit passed on Friday could bring sporting events to Jefferson City X
          P-D:  Now what?  Greitens special impeachment session underway as House intensifies investigation;  Governor helps raise profile of Craig Redmon in GOP primary against Nate Walker X
          SNL:  Greitens' pick for state school board, Jennifer Edwards, left in limbo as session ends X
          P-D:  Greitens names Thomas A. McCarthy as associate St. Louis circuit judge X
          KC Star editorial:  The top five reasons Missouri lawmakers must impeach Gov. Eric Greitens X
          P-D editorial:  In Missouri, chaos reigns on 'right to work' - by design X
          SE Missourian editorial:  Restoration of autism funding a smart decision by Missouri lawmakers +
          Columbia Missourian's David Webber:  Trump, Greitens show the problems associated with "outsiders"
          SE Missourian op-ed:  Pat McKenna:  Infrastructure investment important to rural America's economy +
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        Sunday, May 20
       
McClatchy:  McCaskill votes no on Haspel nomination
          SNL:  Greitens saved by split vote after FEC attorneys flagged violations in a campaign mailer X
          SNL:  Takeaways from the end of Missouri's legislative session - and the next big thing X
          Missourinet:  Top bills that fizzled during legislative session
          JCNT:  Area lawmakers pleased with outcome of session X
          CDT:  Local bills meet different fates at legislative session's end X
          Columbia Missourian:  Legislation involving Columbia, Boone County fire district dispute passes at last minute
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Sen. Brian Munzlinger (R-Williamstown) wraps up legislative career, provides bit of advice to future lawmakers
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Sen. Caleb Rowden (R-Columbia) talks fuel tax proposal
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Nate Walker (R-Kirksville) talks prevailing wage
          JCNT:  Office of Administration begins planning for Merit System changes X
          JCNT:  DNR specialist lauded for work after tornado X
          SNL:  Missouri Department of Conservation reports that bow fisherman breaks record for yelllow bullhead catfish X
          KWMU:  Students' "Black Lives Matter" walk draws fewer than 60 participants
          P-D:  Area students block traffic on parade to police headquarters, sing "Happy Birthday" to police assailant Michael Brown X
          P-D editorial:  As possible impeachment looms, Greitens keeps digging his own grave X
          Washington Missourian editorial:  Concealed-carry bill not good legislation X
          KC Star's Bryan Lowry:  McCaskill, Hawley both find themselves working to shore up their political bases X
          SNL letter:  Galena sexagenarian calls McCaskill a "moderate" X
          SNL letter:  Battlefield sexagenarian says Billy Long lacks perspective on confirmation process X
          KC Star letters:  Weatherby Lake septuagenarian pleased with McCaskill's vote against Haspel;  Doniphan octogenarian defends Greitens, calls Hawley and state legislators "clowns" X
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        Saturday, May 19
       
P-D:  Congressional votes for the week:  Farm Bill, Clean Water Rule, more X
          Kraske:  Chaos in the Missouri GOP is propelling Claire McCaskill one more time X
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking:  As the Greitens World Turns, Part 11:  Rosenbaum, Jo Mannies and Rachel Lippmann talk Gardner dropping invasion of privacy case, Hanaway on investigation, impeachment, much more
          The Missouri Times:  Hawley says governor's office has no authority to hire impeachment attorneys;  Greitens spokesman disagrees
          CDT:  Before special session begins, a dispute over pay for Greitens' attorneys X
          KC Star:  Hawley says Greitens illegally hired private impeachment attorneys X
          KWMU:  Cole County prosecutor won't charge Greitens over campaign finance reports
          P-D:  Cole County prosecutor declines to pursue case against Greitens X
          KWMU:  Once a rival, Hanaway details why she signed onto Greitens' legal team
          The Missouri Times:  Special session convenes, rules and procedures moving forward filed
          SNL:  Greitens' request to cross-examine special session witnesses not in the cards X
          KWMU:  Missouri's special session is underway - here's what to expect
          Columbia Missourian:  Special session to consider impeaching Greitens begins
          AP:  Missouri opens session to consider impeachment of governor
          Drebes:  Jeff Roe's team sets up third-party PAC for Justin Brown's state Senate campaign
          KWMU:  Missouri voters will see gas tax proposal on November ballot, prevailing wage law changed
          Columbia Missourian:  Missourians will vote on fuel tax increase to fund infrastructure, law enforcement
          P-D:  On final day, Missouri lawmakers approve gas tax vote, cut business taxes X
          Columbia Missourian:  Individual, corporate income cuts highlight tax overhaul
          KWMU:  Missouri legislative leaders laud, lament achievements
          JCNT:  Area lawmakers bid farewell to Capitol posts X
          Missourinet:  Highlights of the Missouri Legislature's regular session
          P-D:  How major legislation fared in 2018 X
          KC Star's Jason Hancock:  GOP lawmakers mark victories in 2018 session;  Comments from "Rep. Kevin Enlger [sic]" X
          The Missouri Times:  Farmers, ranchers, rural Missourians make out well in 2018 session
          Columbia Missourian:  Lawmakers create grant program to spread broadband in Missouri
          Columbia Missourian:  Busy final hours bring tax cuts and union regulations, but no lobbyist-gift restrictions
          The Missouri Times:  Concealed carry convictions soon to be expungable
          CDT:  Lawmakers approve changes to tuition cap X
          KC Star:  Lobbyist gift ban dies X
          KC Star:  Lawmakers let medical marijuana die in last days of session X
          Columbia Missourian:  Photo gallery:  Final day of regular session
          KC Star:  Marriage-bill advocacy series:  Missouri outlawing marriage at 15, but critic calls new statute 'a waste of paper' X
          KC Star:  Medicaid payment errors could cost Missouri up to $1.7 million X
          KC Star editorial:  If Greitens wants to keep his job, he owes voters an explanation - under oath X
          JCNT editorial:  'Revenge porn' bill would help to protect victims X
          Columbia Missourian op-ed:  Phill Brooks:  Ethics Commission steps up where the Legislature fails
          Messenger:  In courthouses from St. Louis to Jefferson City, the battle for sunshine intensifies X
          P-D letter:  Alzheimer's volunteer wants congressional delegation to support early-detection funding X
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        Friday, May 18
       
CNN:  Blunt, other Senate negotiators nearing sexual harassment legislation deal
          AP:  McCaskill, Blunt split on Haspel vote
          KWMU:  What to expect during special impeachment session
          KWMU:  Greitens blames low-income housing program backers for legal, political troubles
          AP:  Greitens strikes SEAL posture, says he won't quit
          Drebes:  Special Investigative Committee gathering information on Greitens' alleged use of Wash U. grant for campaign expenses
          The Missouri Times:  House Special Investigative Committee files civil suit against A New Missouri, Greitens for Missouri
          KWMU:  Missouri House committee sues to get documents in Greitens investigation
          Missourinet:  Lawmakers investigating Greitens go to court to get more answers
          P-D:  Missouri House panel sues Greitens campaign, says it is obstructing justice
          The Missouri Times:  Hanaway alleges Laub stole donor list for opponents;  Laub denies wrongdoing
          The Missouri Times:  Governor's publicly-paid impeachment lawyer registers as lobbyist
          The Missouri Times:  'Right to work' date change to August finalized
          AP:  Legislature schedules 'right to work' vote for August
          Columbia Missourian:  Legislators give final approval on change to 'right to work' voting date
          KWMU:  Missouri lawmakers move 'right to work vote,' cut taxes
          The Missouri Times:  Fiscal note error could have cost Missouri roughly $50 million in revenue
          The Missouri Times:  Tax cuts are here;  Haahr's bill awaits governor's signature
          P-D:  Missouri lawmakers approve income tax cut, poised to slash business taxes X
          Missourinet:  Legislature passes income tax cut as session winds down
          AP:  Lawmakers reduce individual income tax cut wrestle with cut to corporate taxes
          KC Star:  Missouri General Assembly votes to cut individual taxes, sends bill to Greitens X
          The Missouri Times:  Merit system ends for state employees as Kehoe's SB 1007 moves to governor's desk
          P-D:  Lawmakers vote to give governor's administration more leeway in hiring and firing X
          The Missouri Times:  Senate passes first-time home buyers bill
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri fulfills obligation to biodiesel plants
          The Missouri Times:  Legislature says Missouri meat must meet meat definition
          Columbia Missourian:  Lawmakers address shackling of pregnant inmates, telehealth, opioids
          KWMU:  High school students' Black Lives Matter rally tomorrow to feature complaints about perceived racism
          KC Star editorial:  How, exactly, does Missouri's impeachment process work? It's hard to say. X
          P-D editorial:  Greitens' lawyers maneuver for maximum advantage in House impeachment proceedings X
          SE Missourian editorial:  Drug Court plays vital role in many lives X
          Washington Missourian letter:  Robertsville sexagenarian hopes Greitens runs for second term X
          P-D letter:  Eureka sexagenarian expresses anger at Ameren, PSC, AG's office over speed of refund X
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        Thursday, May 17
       
Quincy Herald-Whig:  McCaskill introduces bill aimed at air ambulance rates
          AP:  Truman statue bound for Washington
          SNL:  Jenna Bush Hager, former first daughter, to speak at MSU in September X
          Drebes:  Help Wanted:  Environment America seeks state director
          SNL:  Will Greitens testify before legislators? His lawyers won't say. X
          CDT:  Greitens' attorneys, lawmakers fail to agree on impeachment rules X
          The Missouri Times:  Barnes pleas for Greitens to testify as committee looks at procedures moving forward
          JCNT:  Greitens committee talks special session procedures X
          Columbia Missourian:  House investigative committee asks again for Greitens to testify
          P-D:  Lawmakers plead for Greitens to testify as they consider impeachment
          The Missouri Times:  Special investigative committee legal counsel reassures House members of their duties in the event of impeachment
          Missourinet:  Impeachment not a done deal
          KWMU:  House investigative committee grills Greitens' attorneys
          Missourinet:  House committee on impeachment spars with attorneys representing Greitens' office
          AP:  House expands Greitens probe, examines signature
          LA Times:  Lawyer who got $120k to bring down Greitens claims he was told it came from a wealthy Republican
          Missourinet:  Missourinet, KMIZ to partner on live broadcast tonight focused on special impeachment session
          KWMU:  Missouri House votes to rein in tax credits, block stadium aid, curb teen marriages
          The Missouri Times:  Senate arrives at deal on 'paycheck protection' bill
          AP:  Senate passes regulations on public unions
          P-D:  Senate passes 'paycheck protection' X
          KC Star:  Senate could find common ground on labor bills X
          The Missouri Times:  Legislature gives final approval to Emery's utility bill
          Missourinet:  Massive utility bill passes Legislature
          P-D:  Ameren critics unhappy with utility bill X
          Columbia Missourian:  Missouri legislators tentatively agree to raise tuition caps
          Missourinet:  Rep. Greg Razer (D-Kansas City) says new Warrenton I-70 interchange highlights MoDOT funding issues
          The Missouri Times:  Less restrictive version of Evans' marriage age bill passes House
          Columbia Missourian:  Senate bill would set state's minimum marriage age to 16
          KC Star:  Missouri House votes to set 16 as minimum age for marriage X
          Columbia Missourian:  Bill requiring lessons on consent, sexual assault passed by Legislature
          Missourinet:  Missouri House endorses term limits for Congress
          KC Star editorial:  Greitens' allies launch payback attack on Josh Hawley for doing his job X
          JCNT editorial:  'Revenge porn' bill would help protect victims X
          P-D letter:  Kirkwood woman wants Blunt, other Republicans to criticize Trump more often X
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        Wednesday, May 16
       
St. Joseph News-Press:  McCaskill:  Border resources don't square with drug crisis
          KWMU:  What is next for Greitens after Monday's shocking announcement
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air:  Rosenbaum, Rachel Lippmann, and Michael Wolff analyze Monday's events
          The Missouri Times:  'Shell companies' may have been used to conceal Greitens' donors
          KWMU:  Greitens may have hidden campaign donations through 'shell committees,' committee says
          CDT:  House committee digging into Greitens' campaign finance X
          Columbia Missourian:  House investigation accuses Greitens of campaign law violations
          Missourinet:  Document alleges Greitens used shell companies to hide campaign donors
          Missourinet:  House committee investigating Greitens issues more subpoenas;  Hanaway says Barnes plays politics
          SNL:  Greitens' lawyers want to question witnesses during special session X
          The Missouri Times:  Greitens' defense proposes timeline, recommends committee follow 'hallmarks of due process'
          JCNT:  Greitens' lawyers seeks 'ground rules' for committee meeting X
          Missourinet:  Missouri House looking over Senate plan calling for governor to appoint lieutenant governor if seat is vacant
          Columbia Missourian:  Dropped felony charge won't protect Greitens from impeachment, MU law prof says
          The Missouri Times:  Greitens' lawyer to file police report accusing investigator of perjury
          P-D:  St. Louis police open perjury probe into investigator in Greitens case X
          Missourinet:  St. Louis police to investigate St. Louis Circuit Attorney's investigator in Greitens case
          KC Star:  St. Louis police to investigate ex-FBI agent involved in Greitens case X
          CDT:  Galloway seeks information about Greitens' legal team X
          The Missouri Times:  Galloway inquires if public funds are being used to pay Greitens' private attorneys
          Missourinet:  Galloway wants info on Greitens' use of state money for private attorneys
          KC Star:  Two private lawyers helping Greitens on impeachment cost state total of $660 an hour X
          SNL:  Lawsuit over Greitens' use of Confide gets answers Hawley's investigators didn't X
          Drebes:  Registered agent change for Greitens' political nonprofit campaign arm
          Drebes:  Help Wanted:  Missouri Community Action Network seeks executive director
          Missouri Farmer Today:  Missouri Dept. of Agriculture initiative aims for 'more'
          KWMU:  As session winds down, House focuses on crime and appointments, Senate on financial matters
          The Missouri Times:  Senate signs off on tax overhaul bill, House has final say
          KC Star:  Missouri Senate approves tax cut with days left in session;  bill goes back to House X
          AP:  Missouri Senate OKs tax credits for gifts to soup kitchens
          The Missouri Times:  'Right to work' looks to be a photo finish for Missouri Republicans
          AP:  Missouri House votes to amend constitution for 'right to work'
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Lindell Shumake (R-Hannibal) pleased with education funding efforts
          The Missouri Times:  Romine seeks to block the withdrawing of State Board of Education appointees
          Missourinet:  Lawmakers approve bill about special taxing districts
          AP:  Missouri House loosens regulations of security deposits
          The Missouri Times:  General Assembly approves of bill aimed at improving breast cancer detection
          Columbia Missourian:  Police officers involved in racial profiling could face penalties
          KC Star editorial:  McCaskill, Blunt right to call for a halt on newspaper tariffs X
          P-D editorial:  Greitens' 'great victory' ignores the mountain of legal problems still pending X
          JCNT editorial:  Why we voted to revoke The Missouri Times' membership in Capitol Press Corps X
          JCNT editorial:  State budget represents Missourians' needs X
          Politico's Alex Isenstadt:  Josh Hawley, GOP golden boy, mails it in
          Waters:  Confide app violates the spirit of the law X
          Helling:  The death of shame:  Greitens should be more than sorry for his moral failures X
          SNL's Christopher Dixon:  Eric Greitens should exit Missouri governorship X
          SNL letter:  Monett man thanks Billy Long for hard work on behalf of constituents X
          P-D letter:  St. Louis man says Kim Gardner is incompetent, should be disbarred X
          P-D letter:  Pacific septuagenarian disagrees with Schatz on 'right to work' X
          KC Star letter:  Local union official opposes 'right to work' X
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        Tuesday, May 15
       
P-D:  Missouri Scout poll:  Greitens' numbers tanking;  McCaskill leads Hawley by 4 X
          KWMU:  Prosecutors drop felony invasion of privacy charges against Gov. Greitens
          SNL:  Invasion of privacy case against Greitens dropped by prosecutor, could be refiled X
          The Missouri Times:  Greitens' invasion of privacy case dismissed;  Gardner says Burlison made "unpreceded [sic] decision"
          AP:  Invasion of privacy case dropped against Greitens
          P-D:  Invasion of privacy charge dropped against Greitens;  Governor calls it 'great victory' X
          P-D:  Video:  Greitens' defense team makes statement after case is dismissed X
          KC Star:  Case against Greitens dropped for now X
          The Missouri Times:  House leadership says dismissal of trial allows Greitens to 'share his side of the facts'
          The Missouri Times:  Hanaway, on client's behalf, partially complies with subpoena, turns over 'substantial amount' of documents
          SNL:  Greitens campaign not fully complying with legislative subpoena, Barnes says X
          KWMU:  Greitens camp not fully cooperating with House investigative committee, Barnes says
          AP:  Mini-profile:  Greitens' lifelong runway to presidential bid
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Rep. Peter Merideth (D-St. Louis City) talks with Mannies & Rosenbaum about Greitens and impact on Dems' superminority numbers, special impeachment session, U.S. Census and illegal aliens, more
          SNL:  Greitens holding out on moving ballot issues from November to August X
          KWMU:  Missouri House and Senate continue drive to protect 'right-to-work' law
          P-D:  Proposed 'right to work' constitutional amendment heads to Missouri Senate X
          SE Missourian:  Missouri Legislature restores funding for autism services +
          The Missouri Times:  Tax overhaul sputters on Senate floor in final days of session
          P-D:  Tax cut efforts fizzle in Legislature X
          The Missouri Times:  Historic preservation tax credits bill seeks a conference, gets tabled instead
          P-D:  Nominees to Missouri Board of Education could be banned from serving after Senate action X
          The Missouri Times:  U.S. Supreme Court decision paves way for sports betting in Missouri
          The Missouri Times:  Hawley argues Obama-era livestock rule is illegal, economically unjustifiable
          SNL:  Former Gov. Jay Nixon speaks at Nixa high school graduation X
          SE Missourian:  Scott County state audit underway +
          Hannibal Courier-Post:  Missouri Department of Conservation promotes free fishing days in June X
          KWMU:  NGA construction progress met with North St. Louis City residents' complaints about dust
          SE Missourian:  David Robinson freed from prison +
          KC Star editorial:  Why the dropped invasion of privacy charge is bad news for Greitens X
          P-D editorial:  Even in economic good times, Missouri's budget is stressed;  Legislators must stop cutting taxes X
          SE Missourian op-ed:  Terry Jarrett:  Missouri should consider high-tech coal plants +
          KC Star op-ed:  Charter school advocate Rebecca Haessig:  Kansas City can find a middle path between public and charter schools X
          P-D letter:  Ameren's Warren Wood responds to Messenger column, says company is transparent in reporting political contributions X
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        Monday, May 14
       
Missourinet:  Blunt says year-round Pell grant program is helping thousands of Missourians
          This Week in Missouri Politics:  Mike Hafner talks to Scott Faughn about his experience working for Greitens and ethics investigations into the governor
          SNL:  What to expect as Greitens' historic felony trial begins this week X
          P-D:  Greitens' invasion of privacy trial to center on accuser's testimony X
          Drebes:  Website offers ability to place wager on Greitens' fate
          Missourinet:  'Right to work' measures moving along quickly
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Lindell Shumake (R-Hannibal) says budget process produced success
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Sen. Denny Hoskins (R-Warrensburg) talks about bill to expand access to information on local taxes
          Missourinet:  Gas tax proposal to be discussed this week
          KWMU:  17-year-olds will no longer be tried as adults in Missouri if Greitens signs bill
          P-D:  Preview:  Final week of legislative session X
          KC Star:  Preview:  Final week of legislative session X
          Messenger:  Libla wants a new line on electric bill:  Call it the dark-money surcharge X
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        Sunday, May 13
       
Washington Missourian:  Luetkemeyer talks tariffs, touts Trump tax cuts X
          JCNT:  Greitens conviction wouldn't equal loss of job X
          P-D:  Greitens' invasion of privacy trial to center on accuser's testimony
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          P-D:  A timeline of Greitens' military service and decision to leave Navy reserves X
          KC Star:  Brief overview of impeachment process X
          KC Star:  Brief overview of players in Greitens saga X
          KWMU:  'Right to work' back on lawmakers' agendas
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Craig Redmon (R-Canton) says Legislature has accomplished more this session than last
          Washington Missourian:  Industrial hemp bill, sponsored by Curtman, will head to governor
          CDT:  Medical marijuana bill awaits Senate X
          JCNT:  Lawmakers OK bill on capital improvements X
          P-D:  Some environmental activists unhappy with coal ash oversight X
          CDT:  Bob Priddy speaks on adventure of life at MU commencement X
          Columbia Missourian:  Newspaper finds woman to fill executive editor job;  51-year-old Ruby Bailey covered local news for Sacramento Bee
          KC Star editorial:  Gov. Mike Parson would provide a fresh start for Missouri X
          KC Star editorial:  Greitens and dark money are fueling Missouri's ugly 'right to work' battle X
          SNL op-ed:  Eric Burlison:  Claire McCaskill just another far-left elitist X
          P-D letter:  St. Louis County septuagenarian supports Democrat running in GOP primary against Ann Wagner X
          SNL letter:  Sexagenarian liberal says Billy Long - re-elected in 2016 by 41-point margin - is out of touch with constituents X
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        Saturday, May 12
       
P-D:  Congressional votes for the week
          The Missouri Times:  Former Ag Director Richard Fordyce selected to oversee Farm Service Agency nationwide
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Richard Fordyce named to lead Farm Service Agency X
          Brownfield Ag News:  Perdue names former Missouri Ag Director to key USDA post
          P-D:  Senate candidates' unusual 'drop out' bargain collapses over religion question X
          CDT:  Monetti calls Hawley 'out of line' with higher ed complaints X
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking:  As the Greitens World Turns, Episode 10:  Mannies, Rosenbaum and colleagues discuss jury selection, the lack of alleged photo, Legislature's special impeachment session, more
          P-D:  No photo of woman found on Greitens' phone X
          KWMU:  Day 2 of jury selection continues;  no photo of woman found on Greitens' phone
          AP:  No images of woman found on Greitens' phone
          P-D:  Democrats boot Rep. Bob Burns (D-Affton) for calling in to controversial radio show X
          AP:  Democrats oust lawmaker from caucus for calling in to controversial radio show
          P-D:  Judge hits shock jock Bob Romanik with protection order X
          Drebes:  Ron Calzone appeals rulings against him
          P-D:  'Right to work' initiatives move through Missouri House and Senate
          The Missouri Times:  Senate approves resolution to move 'right to work' to August ballot despite late-night filibuster
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri voters may see second 'right to work' measure on 2018 ballot
          Missourinet:  Senate votes to move date of 'right to work' ballot measure
          AP:  Missouri Legislature advances 'right to work' proposals
          Columbia Missourian:  Missourians could see redistricting changes, conflicting referendums on 'right to work'
          KC Star:  Missouri GOP lawmakers advance two bills aimed at defending 'right to work' from repeal X
          AP:  Missouri House would count only Americans when redistricting
          JCNT:  Lincoln University 'grateful' for its share of higher ed budget X
          AP:  Lawmakers pass bill on sheriff powers
          AP:  Governor says education nominees withdrawn for confirmation
          AP:  Missouri GOP lawmakers try to block Planned Parenthood funding
          AP:  Legislature approves bill on parental rights, rape
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in the Missouri PSC:  May 9, 2018
          AP:  Missouri bill to expand crime victim confidentiality passes
          The Missouri Times:  Capitol Commission picks new stone for renovation project
          SE Missourian:  Hawley says AG's office is reviewing Robinson case +
          Washington Missourian endorsement:  Yes on Clean Missouri X
          CDT editorial:  Special session was the right call X
          KC Star editorial:  After measles outbreak, why would Missouri consider new protections for unvaccinated children? X
          Messenger:  A shadow of his former self, Greitens avoids answers on multiple fronts X
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        Friday, May 11
       
McClatchy:  McCaskill struggling to woo black voters crucial to her election
          The Missouri Times:  Hawley headed to Indiana for fundraiser with VP Pence
          CDT:  Hawley says higher education should take the rap for fostering liberal ideology X
          SNL:  McCaskill, Blunt tell 'concerned' Missouri lawmakers they'll talk to Trump about tariffs X
          JCNT:  Blunt agress with state lawmakers' tariff concerns X
          SE Missourian:  Eastern District of Missouri U.S. Attorney Jeff Jensen speaks at annual Respect the Law dinner +
          The Missouri Times:  Nasheed gets results from feds on St. Louis City housing project
          Drebes:  AT&T's John Sondag retires;  Beloved government affairs leader hangs it up after four decades of success
          P-D:  Big money for failed petition drive went to Greitens' consultants, allies X
          KWMU:  Jury selection begins in Greitens' felony invasion of privacy trial
          The Missouri Times:  Jury selection process begins in felony invasion of privacy case against Greitens
          Missourinet:  Jury selection begins in Greitens trial, could last three days
          AP:  Greitens trial opens with jury selection
          The Missouri Times:  Libla pens letter to Missouri PSC, asking for investigation into campaign contributions by utilities
          The Missouri Times:  MEC opinion is a blow for 'dark money' groups
          The Missouri Times:  Rep. Courtney Curtis (D-Ferguson) says he will take legal action to get on SD 14 ballot
          Perryville Republic Monitor:  At Perry County visit, State Treasurer Eric Schmitt says county's enrollment in MOST 529 on rise
          The Missouri Times:  House gives initial approval of measure altering reapportionment criteria
          Missourinet:  Richardson, Fitzpatrick praise $28 billion budget
          KWMU:  Lawmakers trim DHSS funds in hopes to get Bourbon virus information
          Missourinet:  Legislature passes 'revenge porn' bill
          Missourinet:  State auditor praises UM system after previous report slammed executive pay
          Columbia Missourian:  Galloway says new UM System administration ended 'secret' initiatives, is improving
          P-D:  Auditor cites improvements in University of Missouri system after critical 2017 audit;  Comments from Nicole "Gallowway [sic]" X
          KWMU:  'Handmaid's Tale' stunt, created by activists in other states, copied by Missouri's Planned Parenthood activists at Capitol
          Columbia Missourian:  Nasheed objects to weakening of bill restricting when pregnant inmates can be shackled
          P-D endorsement:  Vote 'Yes' on Clean Missouri X
          P-D editorial:  While Greitens case gets all the attention, public defenders say other cases suffer X
          KC Star's Melinda Henneberger:  Using alleged victim's name humiliates Greitens accuser X
          Gateway Journalism Review's Terry Ganey:  Scott Faughn is not a journalist and should be kicked out of Missouri Capitol News Association
          P-D op-ed:  Educational consultant Brian Elsesser:  Incompetent Harris-Stowe leaders fritter away taxpayer money, then guilt-trip state legislators for more X
          KC Star op-ed:  Local union boss opposes 'paycheck protection' X
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        Thursday, May 10
       
P-D's Chuck Raasch:  For Blunt, it's acts over facts with Trump X
          JCNT:  McCaskill shares state senators' concerns on tariffs X
          P-D:  McCaskill drafts bill aimed at giving states power to regulate air ambulances X
          Riverfront Times:  Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) coming to St. Louis to stump for Claire McCaskill
          KWMU:  St. Louis co-working spaces want congressional delegation to support "Net Neutrality"
          KWMU:  Mike Hafner says Greitens relied on charity donor list, dark money to kick-start campaign
          AP:  Greitens' legal fate may rest in technology, definitions
          KWMU:  Full names, no audio recording, during Greitens trial
          P-D:  Name of Greitens' accuser will be used at trial;  no ruling yet on evidence of her other sexual activities X
          Missourinet:  "Five things" journomeme:  Five things that matter in Greitens' criminal trial next week
          Missourinet:  Judge rules woman's name will be used in Greitens criminal trial;  key audio is out
          P-D:  Greitens to move from Capitol office to courtroom today for jury selection X
          KWMU:  Greitens trial profile series:  Circuit Judge Rex Burlison
          The Missouri Times:  Initiative petitions could cause uptick in voters for November election
          Drebes:  Senate Republicans could see five-way pro tem race
          SNL:  Lawmakers have passed more than 30 bills that Greitens can't sign X
          KWMU:  Missouri lawmakers send $28 billion budget to Greitens
          P-D:  Missouri lawmakers approve $28.3 billion budget X
          Columbia Missourian:  Lawmakers give final approval to $28 billion state budget
          AP:  House passes $99 million more for K-12
          KC Star:  Missouri House votes to fully fund education, spare colleges from cuts X
          Missourinet:  Missouri House gives final budget approval;  Bourbon virus controversy dominates discussion
          The Missouri Times:  Top takeaways from the General Assembly's passage of the budget
          Missourinet:  Harris-Stowe given $750,000 in taxpayer money for capital improvements
          Missourinet:  'Revenge porn' bill close to clearing Missouri Legislature
          SNL:  Missouri Dept. of Conservation wants your comments about fish gigging in Missouri X
          Missourinet:  Rep. Bruce Franks (D-St. Louis City) wants youth violence declared a public health epidemic
          P-D editorial:  Utilities and opponents are playing hardball with rate reform bill X
          KC Star op-ed:  Student Press Law Center's Frank LoMonte:  Missouri can fix the Supreme Court's mistake about freedom of the student press X
          KC Star's Tessa Weinberg:  Hawley investigating Greitens again, and hopefully will press social media inquiry further X
          SNL op-ed:  Area woman opposes changes to SNAP X
          P-D letter:  Moms Demand Action septuagenarian thinks writing letters in support of gun control will change state legislators' approach to Second Amendment X
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        Wednesday, May 9
       
AP:  McCaskill 'concerned' after Trump pulls out of Iran deal
          Daily Journal:  U.S. Rep. Jason Smith visits Missouri Cobalt mine
          The Missouri Times:  Remembering John Hearne:  Jefferson City attorney, Republican activist, father of Sarah Steelman
          KMOV:  Key witness Michael Hafner:  Greitens wanted me to use Mission Continues list to help build a fundraising plan
          The Missouri Times:  Greitens' phone examined in relation to invasion of privacy trial
          AP:  Experts examine Greitens' cell phone
          P-D:  Greitens cell phone examined at St. Louis courthouse X
          KWMU:  Greitens trial profile series:  Greitens attorneys Ed Dowd, Jim Martin, Jack Garvey, Scott Rosenblum
          AP:  Subpoena issued for Hawley's records in Confide case
          SNL:  Greitens releases to-do list for state government as trial, special impeachment session loom X
          The Missouri Times:  Legislature holding off delivering truly agreed and passed bills to Greitens' desk
          P-D:  Legislature's attempt to impeach and remove Greitens could take months X
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Sen. Caleb Rowden (R-Columbia) on special impeachment session
          Missourinet:  Rep. Brandon Ellington (D-Kansas City) on opposing special impeachment session
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Rep. Shamed Dogan (R-Ballwin) chats with Mannies & Rosenbaum about Greitens, Clean Missouri, more
          SNL:  Missouri budget writers restore Greitens' education cuts, fight over Bourbon virus X
          Columbia Missourian:  Lawmakers pare DHSS funding over Bourbon virus dispute
          KC Star:  Legal showdown looms for state agency, Missouri House over Bourbon virus numbers X
          JCNT:  Mid-Missouri lawmakers support state pay compromise X
          CDT:  For fifth year in a row, GOP legislators succeed in protecting in-state tuition breaks from illegal aliens X
          Missourinet:  UM System president pleased with Missouri budget recommendations
          Missourinet:  Budget negotiators agree to spending plan, send it to full House and Senate
          AP:  House votes to toughen open records law
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Basye's veterans tuition discount bill heard by Senate Veterans Committee
          AP:  Missouri House votes to empower more school employees as school protection officers
          AP:  House votes to expand sexual assault education
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Lindell Shumake (R-Hannibal) talks sheltered workshops, electric co-op legislation
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Missouri American says proposed rates still not final X
          SNL:  Police:  Swastika painted on front door a prank, not a hate crime X
          KC Star editorial:  Missouri Republicans have stood up to Greitens. Why won't DC counterparts take on Trump? X
          P-D editorial:  Missouri GOP leaders need to stand up for Missouri values X
          JCNT editorial:  State honors public workers, threatens pay boost X
          KWMU's Erin Achenbach:  Heroes known as "Medicaid 23" return to the Capitol to support vulnerable Missourians threatened by Republican bills
          P-D op-ed:  Human Rights Watch's Komala Ramachandra:  Missouri Senate should act now on probation flaws X
          P-D letter:  Arnold man says Missouri farmers would benefit from wider use of biofuels X
          P-D letter:  Chesterfield septuagenarian agitated by Show-Me Institute piece on minimum wage X
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        Tuesday, May 8
       
KWMU:  McCaskill promotes her town halls in new round of TV ads
          Missourinet:  Blunt touts Trump's pick to head the CIA
          P-D:  Ste. Genevieve gets national park designation, but much remains to do before it will open X
          KWMU:  Judge allows Greitens accuser to testify in next week's invasion of privacy trial
          The Missouri Times:  #GreitensIndictment:  One week from trial
          Clayton Times:  Judge will not strike testimony of Greitens' former lover
          Missourinet:  Judge won't dismiss felony case against Greitens, will allow alleged victim to testify
          P-D:  Greitens judge will allow his accuser to testify in trial set to begin next week X
          KC Star:  Greitens' alleged victim will be allowed to testify at his trial, judge rules X
          KWMU:  Greitens trial profile series:  St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner
          KWMU:  Hawley's inquiry of Greitens questions whether social media should be in the sunshine
          KWMU:  Missouri's likely ballot measures this year could attract more Democratic voters
          SNL:  State voters may decide marijuana, wage issues X
          The Missouri Times:  Supporters of six initiatives turn in signatures seeking the ballot
          AP:  Minimum wage, medical marijuana among Missouri ballot proposals
          Drebes:  Scot Van Meter withdraws
          The Missouri Times:  Amid filing controversy, Scot Van Meter withdraws from Missouri Senate race
          The Missouri Times:  Compromises made, budget still on schedule to pass before deadline
          CDT:  Budget negotiators reject Greitens cuts to education X
          KWMU:  House & Senate agree on $98 million spending hike for K-12 schools
          Missourinet:  Missouri budget negotiators make recommendations on education and state employee pay
          Columbia Missourian:  Latest budget plan fully funds K-12 education, delays state employee pay raises
          AP:  Missouri budget leaders agree on increased K-12 school funding
          P-D:  Missouri lawmakers putting final touches on budget
          Missourinet:  Legislature still has major topics on the table as session winds down
          KWMU:  New state office seeks to bring high-speed Internet to rural Missouri
          Missourinet:  Proposal approved by Senate would change merit system for state employees
          Columbia Missourian:  Missouri's dubious export:  Sex offenders
          P-D:  New Missouri-American Water Company rates expected to take effect later this month X
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri Health Facilities Review Committee unanimously approves psychiatric hospital in Cape Girardeau
          The Missouri Times:  Drivewyze weigh-in-motion technology up and running
          AP:  Missouri Legislature votes for radioactive waste inquiries
          KC Star editorial:  Missouri publisher who made payments in Greitens case shouldn't pretend to be a journalist X
          P-D editorial:  After Galloway audit, Hazelwood School District must hold former officials accountable X
          P-D letter:  Chris Benjamin (D):  Missouri public defender system needs adequate funding X
          KC letter:  KC man says tax on food is immoral X
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        Monday, May 7
       
CNN's State of the Union transcript:  Blunt talks Trump, North Korea, declines to offer guidance to state lawmakers on impeachment vote
          This Week in Missouri Politics:  Guest host Rachael Herndon Dunn and panel of Scott Dieckhaus, David Barklage, Patrick Lynn, Jeff Roorda talk House report, Jay Barnes, more
          SNL:  In Missouri petition season, Ashcroft focuses on his job while avoiding Eric Greitens X
          Missourinet:  Rep. Bill White (R-Joplin) talks about declining to sign special session petition
          AP:  Choice to act on Greitens not clear cut for some lawmakers
          Drebes:  Senate 34:  GOP seeks to kick Scot Van Meter off ballot
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Sen. Brian Munzlinger (R-Williamstown) winding down career in Legislature
          KWMU:  Few changes to K-12 education pending as Missouri Legislture remains 'bogged down'
          AP:  Legislature passes bill on high school computer science classes
          Brownfield Ag News:  Missouri Farm Bureau's B.J. Tanksley on ag bills' advancement
          Columbia Missourian:  Sex offender special series:  'Extremely complex' sex offender residency restrictions are challenging to enforce
          Columbia Missourian:  Sex offender special series:  Sex offender faces a lifetime on the registry
          P-D:  Obituary:  Former Lacy Clay attorney Richard E. Schwartz X
          CDT editorial:  Missouri Times owner Scott Faughn needs a lesson in journalism X
          Messenger:  Greitens scandal casts 2015 Danforth eulogy of Schweich in new light X
          Columbia Missourian's Ken Midkiff:  In Missouri, police officers should not be allowed to use deadly force
          P-D letter:  Fenton woman considers McCaskill a 'moderate' X
          P-D letter:  Villa Ridge septuagenarian suggests gag order be applied to media in Greitens case X
          P-D letter:  Show-Me Institute's Philip Oehlerking on research showing minimum-wage increases do not stimulate economy X
          SNL letter:  Gun-control advocate threatens to keep her young children from attending Missouri universities if concealed-carry law passes X
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        Sunday, May 6
       
P-D:  Top-level turmoil at EPA raises local concern about West Lake Landfill progress X
          SNL:  Thieves keep targeting VA clinic despite security upgrades, police say X
          CDT:  Latest Greitens report could help settle important impeachment question:  Were misdeeds committed while in office, or not? X
          KC Star:  Profile:  Greitens confidant Mark Bobak X
          KC Star:  Missouri lawmakers make case for easing term limits X
          JCNT:  Advocacy group complains that bill makes it harder for consumers to sue X
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Tim Remole (R-Excello) invited to coal meeting in Tennessee
          SE Missourian:  Drug court strives to help offenders avoid jail time, rebuild lives and relationships +
          P-D editorial:  As felony trials and impeachment loom, Navy SEAL acrobatics won't help Greitens now X
          KC Star editorial:  Greitens has one last chance to do the right thing X
          CDT editorial:  Greitens' attorney owes him a refund X
          JCNT editorial:  Right to protest must be ensured, but so must safety X
          KC Star editorial:  Support Kansas City businesses that pay a wage above the state minimum X
          P-D letter:  Peace Economy Project expresses outrage over defense contractor graft X
          KC Star letter:  Liberty sexagenarian says Greitens has hubris X
          P-D letter:  Florissant sexagenarian displeased with Missouri American Water's rate increases and profit margin X
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        Saturday, May 5
       
P-D:  Bad news for McCaskill:  New poll says majority of Missourians think it's time for new senator X
          SE Missourian:  In Cape Girardeau, Hawley calls McCaskill a 'liberal icon' +
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking:  As the Greitens World Turns, Episode 9:  Mannies, Rosenbaum and Rachel Lippmann talk House committee report, impeachment, Wash U. inquiry, Danny Laub, Scott Faughn, more
          KWMU:  Here's who signed the petition for special session (link to pdf)
          JCNT:  All mid-Missouri lawmakers signed special session petition X
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Rep. Pat Conway (D-St. Joseph) declines to sign special session petition, says decision to resign is up to Greitens X
          SNL:  Lawmakers make historic call to consider impeaching Gov. Greitens X
          Missourinet:  The nuts and bolts of Missouri's impeachment proceedings
          AP:  Washington University reviewing grant funds for Greitens' book
          P-D:  Washington University probing whether Greitens misused grant funds X
          Clayton Times:  Greitens' defense team requests trial by judge again due to 'constant negative publicity'
          AP:  Greitens' office posted document with unauthorized Jay Ashcroft signature
          KWMU:  Medical marijuana advocates get twice the needed signatures for ballot initiative;  Comments from New Approach Missouri's Jack Cardetti
          AP:  Medical marijuana groups submit signatures for November vote
          Drebes:  New MEC opinion on revolving doors
          Missourinet:  Missouri's fallen law enforcement officers to be honored today
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri House recognizes importance of sheltered workshops
          SE Missourian:  Missouri AG's office:  No evidence of timecard fraud in Oran +
          Washington Missourian editorial:  McCaskill doing a good job exposing corruption - especially the Obamaphone program X
          SE Missourian editorial:  Justice for David Robinson +
          Washington Missourian's Bill Miller:  Republicans should demand Greitens resign X
          Waters:  Is Greitens a champion of Sunshine reform? X
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        Friday, May 4
       
KWMU:  Greitens likely to face impeachment after lawmakers call historic special session
          SNL:  Missouri lawmakers make historic call for special session X
          The Missouri Times:  Special session to consider Greitens impeachment becomes a reality
          Missourinet:  Ron Richard:  Special session process involving Greitens "has monumental consequences"
          P-D:  Missouri lawmakers to convene special session on Greitens impeachment
          KC Star:  Missouri lawmakers agree to call special session to consider Greitens' impeachment X
          KWMU:  Judge denies cameras in the courtroom for Greitens' felony invasion of privacy trial
          Missourinet:  Judge rules against cameras in courtroom during Greitens' upcoming trial
          AP:  Courtroom video request denied for Greitens' trial
          KC Star:  Greitens' legal woes entangle political advisers with ties to Pence's chief of staff X
          Faughn:  Now that everyone knows what I've known all along about Eric Greitens ...
          SNL:  'No huge conspiracy,' says Scott Faughn regarding his purchase of Greitens tapes for upcoming book, available at ScottFaughn.com X
          Kraske:  Jason Kander for President? Why the heck not? X
          The Missouri Times:  Clean Missouri submits 346K signatures for initiative petition
          Missourinet:  Minimum wage ballot measure a step closer to November vote in Missouri
          KWMU:  Signatures delivered for Clean Missouri initiative
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Hoskins looks forward to conference committee discussion of budget
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Basye talks budget, transportation funding
          Missourinet:  Missouri Legislature gives legalizing industrial hemp final approval
          P-D:  Industrial hemp gets the OK from Missouri lawmakers X
          KRES/KWIX (Moberly):  Rep. Lindell Shumake (R-Hannibal) calls omnibus ag bill significant
          Missourinet:  Rural broadband legislation will be heading to Missouri governor's desk
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in the Missouri PSC:  Week of May 2, 2018
          SE Missourian:  Prosecutor:  No acquital in Robinson case;  state could seek new trial +
          KC Star endorsement:  Yes on Clean Missouri ballot initiative X
          P-D editorial:  'Thelma and Louise' are at it again. A political cliff awaits Trump and Greitens. X
          P-D editorial:  Missouri report is a good first step toward preventing opioid abuse and addiction X
          KC Star editorial:  Has your child's teacher been accused of a crime? Missouri makes it tough to find out X
          KWMU's Mary Delach Leonard:  Dodd-Frank advocacy series, Part I:  Profile of woman who took out loans she could not pay back;  Comments from liberal activist angry about influence of big banks;  More
          KC Star's Bryan Lowry:  Unethical actions by Scott Faughn in Greitens case renew establishment media's complaints X
          P-D letter:  Mehlville septuagenarian suggests Kim Gardner's office spend more time focusing on street crime and less time trying to convict Greitens X
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        Thursday, May 3
       
SE Missourian:  Plans move ahead for new VA health center in Cape Girardeau +
          SE Missourian:  Blunt promotes Pell grants during visit to SEMO University +
          KWMU:  House report says Greitens lied about how he got charity fundraising list
          The Missouri Times:  New investigative committee report claims Greitens lied about The Mission Continues donor list
          The Missouri Times:  The Mission Continues confirms they didn't authorize use of donors' information following release of second House report
          SNL:  Michael Hafner's testimony details Greitens' early fundraising days, lack of Republican credentials X
          P-D:  Greitens lied to Missouri Ethics Commission, took charity donor list, report says X
          The Missouri Times:  Catherine Hanaway, representing Greitens, says report does a 'tremendous disservice' to citizens
          Missourinet:  House committee report indicates Greitens broke campaign finance laws, lied to Missouri Ethics Commission
          Missourinet:  Special House committee will subpoena Greitens' campaign staff
          AP:  House report indicates Greitens' campaign lied about donor list
          KC Star:  Greitens campaign sought to conceal donors identities, Michael Hafner testifies X
          KWMU:  Latest filings in Greitens case lay out strategies as trial approaches
          P-D:  Lawyers on both sides of Greitens invasion of privacy case make final pre-trial push X
          SNL:  Greitens' Sunshine Law attorney Sarah Madden - who used Confide app - leaves for another job in Missouri government X
          CDT:  House report might speed up impeachment process X
          Missourinet:  House Superminority Leader Gail McCann Beatty (D-Kansas City) supports special session
          The Missouri Times:  House Democrats call for impeachment proceedings to begin
          Missourinet:  Democrats want immediate action on Greitens
          KC Star:  Missouri lawmakers who want Greitens' resignation grow impatient with new allegations X
          The Missouri Times:  Labor-backed group submits signatures for minimum wage increase
          KWMU:  Signatures submitted for minimum wage ballot initiative
          AP:  Minimum wage group has enough signatures for ballot
          Columbia Missourian:  Minimum wage group submits over 120,000 petition signatures
          SE Missourian:  Former state Sen. Jerry Howard (D) seeks state House seat;  Octogenarian will take on incumbent Rep. Herman Morse (R-Dexter) in November +
          Drebes:  Ashley Bax new chief of staff to Sen. Doug Libla (R-Poplar Bluff)
          The Missouri Times:  Senate passes broadband expansion bill despite property right concerns
          Columbia Missourian:  Legislation to allow industrial hemp in Missouri gets Senate support
          P-D:  Galloway audit shows how Hazelwood School District lied about attendance to get more state aid, and covered up high school principal's thievery
          KWMU:  State audit finds Hazelwood's weak financial practices set stage for theft
          SE Missourian:  Missouri Supreme Court orders Robinson released from prison, claims 'constitutional violations' in murder case +
          KC Star editorial:  Eric Greitens scandals are about more than sex. They're about money, too. X
          P-D editorial:  Money drives the Greitens saga and befouls everyone who touches it X
          P-D editorial:  Another damning report puts Greitens in the eye of the legal storm X
          SNL op-ed:  Sen. Claire McCaskill:  Combating rising drug prices for Missourians X
          P-D op-ed:  Urban proprietor Joe Edwards:  Raising the minimum wage would revitalize communities X
          KC Star op-ed:  University Academy's Bush Helzberg:  Charter schools deliver results to Kansas City students X
          KC Star letter:  Kansas sexagenarian unhappy with large amounts of cash raised for Missouri's U.S. Senate race X
          SNL letter:  Springfield woman opposes concealed-carry legislation X
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        Wednesday, May 2
       
KWMU:  West Lake Landfill activists angsty after Superfund chief resigns
          KWMU:  Source of Watkins money in Greitens case remains unknown
          Missourinet:  Appeals court says attorney for ex-husband in Greitens case must answer questions about money trail
          SNL:  Greitens petition kept secret for now X
          P-D:  Despite calls for resignation, some GOP lawmakers stay silent on Greitens X
          KC Star:  Greitens financial disclosure docs:  Governor created LLC to provide liability protection for new property;  Stan Herzog paid for some travel;  Other line-item odds and ends X
          Columbia Missourian:  Missouri Capitol dome goes blue to honor law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty
          Missourinet:  Fitzpatrick:  'There's plenty of room for compromise' on the Missouri budget
          SNL:  Education funding tops agenda for lawmakers ahead of Missouri budget negotiations X
          KC Star:  With end of session in sight, Missouri lawmakers press forward on tax cuts X
          The Missouri Times:  Senate signs off on changes to state's Merit system
          The Missouri Times:  To pass tort overhaul, will the Senate use the PQ?
          The Missouri Times:  House votes to give Missourians with debilitating illnesses access to medical marijuana
          KWMU:  Medical marijuana bill passes Missouri House
          KC Star:  Medical marijuana one step closer to being legal in Missouri X
          KWMU:  Minus state action, St. Louis County drug monitoring program expands
          Missourinet:  One-year anniversary for St. Louis County PDMP
          JCNT:  House committee hears Senate solution to Anthem situation X
          Columbia Missourian:  Lobbyist gift ban legislation proceeds - with a twist
          SNL:  Missouri Department of Conservation wants your comments about fish gigging X
          The Missouri Times:  Legislature passes hair-braiding bill
          P-D:  Missouri set to ease regulations on hair braiders X
          P-D:  Former Missouri prison guard gets $175,000 in discrimination case X
          KC Star editorial:  Blunt and fellow Republicans can't let Trump blow it on trade X
          KC Star editorial:  Missouri lawmakers have a lot of nerve criticizing Greitens' drug monitoring program X
          P-D op-ed:  Jim Lembke:  No taxation without representation:  It's time for a Clean Missouri X
          Messenger:  Sordid Greitens saga leaving casualties strewn across the Missouri battlefield X
          P-D's Kevin McDermott:  Recap of previous coverage of Scott Faughn X
          P-D letter:  Group supports efforts by Luetkemeyer, Jason Smith to address air ambulance issues X
          KC Star letter:  KC sexagenarian expresses gratitude to Emanuel Cleaver for "the pork from Washington" to pay for urban "beautification" X
          P-D letter:  Florissant septuagenarian blames Ballpark Village shooting on Missouri legislators X
          P-D letter:  Webster Groves septuagenarian wants legislators to kick shock jock off the air for sharing unpopular views X
          P-D letter:  St. Charles County man disappointed with Post-Dispatch's calls for censorship X
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        Tuesday, May 1
       
May 2017 Missouri political news headlines
          May 2016 Missouri political news headlines
          May 2015 Missouri political news headlines
          May 2014 Missouri political news headlines
          KCUR:  Blunt recognized in Kansas City for work to fund AmeriCorps
          P-D:  McCaskill launches inquiry into air ambulances and insurers X
          CDT:  Hartzler hosts summit to fight human trafficking X
          AP:  Hawley backs census citizenship question
          Missourinet:  Massachusetts poll confirms tight U.S. Senate race in Missouri
          KWMU:  Missouri Times publisher delivered $50k in cash to attorney of key Greitens witness
          This Week in Missouri Politics Mid-Week Update:  Scott Faughn on Al Watkins, Post-Dispatch's pay-to-play approach to journalism, Tony Messenger's beef with Steve Tilley, and the new book on Greitens scandal (While Missouri Slept) available at ScottFaughn.com
          Missourinet:  Greitens attorney says newspaper publisher sent $50,000 to lawyer of ex-husband in felony case against governor
          P-D:  Missouri Times publisher delivered $50k to Watkins before Greitens indictment, defense claims X
          The Missouri Times:  Playing catch-up:  The latest in Greitens' woes
          SNL:  Lawmakers defend woman in Greitens' case, say governor's claims 'demonstrably false' X
          SNL:  Full text:  Missouri House committee's new supplemental report on allegations against Eric Greitens X
          KWMU:  House committee again backs woman's account of relationship with Greitens
          AP:  Report:  Woman says Greitens 'coaxed' her as 'a wounded little animal'
          Columbia Missourian:  Committee finds consistency in woman's testimony against Greitens
          P-D:  Missouri committee says woman's claims against Greitens are credible X
          KC Star:  Lawmakers dispute Greitens' claims that woman's statements are contradictory X
          JCNT:  Judge keeps Confide lawsuit going X
          P-D:  Judge rules secrecy case against Greitens can go forward X
          Drebes:  What will happen to Greitens' campaign cash after impeachment?
          The Missouri Times:  Judge rules corporations cannot contribute to PACs under Missouri's Amendment 2
          The Missouri Times:  SD 34 Republicans appeal to court to remove Scott Van Meter from ballot
          The Missouri Times:  Term-limited Munzlinger endorses Redmon to replace him in Missouri Senate
          The Missouri Times:  Women in Policy panel talks challenges in careers, role of social media
          AP:  Missouri agency seeks more investigators for opioid program
          Missourinet:  Koenig testifies on legislation cutting Missouri's corporate income tax rate
          Columbia Missourian:  House approves controversial pro-Israel bill
          Columbia Missouri:  How a Bill Becomes a Law series:  Conference committees pit chamber against chamber
          KWMU:  Local NAACP chapters want more state funding for historically black universities
          AP:  U.S. Supreme Court to hear appear of Russell Bucklew execution case
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