Friday, March 11, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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Santa Barbara News-Press’ Kaitlyn Schallhorn: U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner praises sanctions on Russia, but says she wished they had been imposed earlier

KC Star’s Daniel Desrochers: Josh Hawley and other Republicans are calling for American energy independence, but it wouldn’t actually drop prices

KCMO (Kansas City): Pete Mundo Show: Democratic U.S. Senate primary candidate Lucas Kunce recaps his military resume involving Russia (0:45); Russia-Ukraine war and Europeans’ addiction to “cheap Russian gas” (1:20); recaps his military resume involving Pentagon (3:40); agreeing with President Trump on oil independence (5:45); thoughts on “massive multinational corporations run by globalists” (6:10); recaps his military resume involving “battlefield” strategy (7:40); support for nuclear and other renewable energy sources (8:00); criticism of entire GOP U.S. Senate primary field (9:30)

Missouri Independent: Gov. Parson headlining fundraiser for Dave Schatz Senate campaign

AP: GOP split on alternative to Greitens in Missouri Senate race; thoughts from top GOP consultant James Harris

The Missouri Times: St. Louis organization looks to develop a second campus to support child sex trafficking survivors, thanks Ann Wagner and Dem state legislators for help

KCUR: New rule lets Missouri’s poor keep shopping for health insurance, secure more handouts Kansas City PBS Flatlander newsletter tags Tony’s Kansas City with “Buttf*cker” slur

St. Louis Public Radio: Legislative roundup: voter ID, “hair discrimination,” nurseries in prisons, church freedoms during pandemics, electric vehicle charging stations

Columbia Missourian: Missouri House passes photo ID measures for voting

JCNT: Missouri Senate using break to review House legislation

Columbia Missourian: Adjourning for spring break, Missouri senators continue to debate congressional district boundaries

P-D: Missouri Senate OKs plan aimed at luring World Cup soccer to Kansas City

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri standardized tests count this year, but schools won’t be held accountable for low scores

SE Missourian: Area lawmakers OK concealed carry on buses, in churches

SNL: Concealed carry legal on public transport, in churches under bill passed by Missouri House

The Missouri Times: Bill to repeal citizens-arrest powers a key priority for Sen. Steven Roberts (D-St. Louis City)

KCUR: Missouri Senate passes bill that would increase Kansas City’s police funding requirements Show-Me pushback against KC “defund the police” moving forward

AP: Fire destroys Missouri Probation and Parole office

Columbia Missourian: Probation and Parole Office in Jefferson City considered total loss after fire

AP: Planned Parenthood sues Missouri over defunding

P-D: Lawsuit says Missouri officials illegally trying to defund Planned Parenthood

Missouri Independent: Planned Parenthood sues Missouri social services agency over restricted Medicaid funds

KC Star: Planned Parenthood sues Missouri, alleging state poised to unlawfully withhold funds

KC Stars Jonathan Shorman: Amendments, medication and Planned Parenthood: GOP lawmakers are pursuing an aggressive agenda of measures intended to restrict snuffing out babies

SE Missourian: Ameren solar panel project on track at Show Me Center

AP: Lee Enterprises directors reelected despite hedge fund fight

KCUR: Shareholders for St. Louis Post-Dispatch owner reject hedge fund’s effort to shake up its board

P-D editorial: Bill from Rep. Mary Elizabeth Coleman (R-Arnold) seeks to enforce Missouri anti-abortion law in other states

Missouri Independent’s Allison Kite: House passes bill to tie the hands of St. Louis area officials who support electric vehicles

SNL’s Editor-in-Chief Amos Bridges: We’re quitting the Saturday print edition, and only printing opinion pieces two days a week; also, we’re giving away more stories for free

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