Monday, March 14, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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This Week in Missouri Politics: U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner talks with Scott Faughn about her trip to Ukraine border (0:15); what Ukraine wants from U.S. (2:55); why Putin will “never” conquer Ukraine (4:45); “no-fly zone” (6:50); why Biden is responsible for high gas prices (8:00); relative positioning of Russia vs. China (11:30); congressional redistricting (13:20); panel of Rep. Kevin Windham (D-Hillsdale), former state Sen. Jim Lemke (R-Lemay), Ryan Hawkins (D), and GOP grassroots organizer Lane Koch discuss Ukraine-Russia (16:45); division in Missouri GOP Senate caucus (22:00); who won the week: Gussie Faughn, Eric Schmitt, people of Missouri, Missouri Senate security specialist Jeff Crocker (27:15)

Missourinet: U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner on Ukraine border mission: One of the most consequential trips I’ve taken

KCMO (Kansas City): Pete Mundo Show: AG Eric Schmitt on Mar-a-Lago event (1:30); relationship with Trump (3:50); Biden/Democrats’ failings (4:30); advantages over other candidates (6:20); thoughts on Gov. Parson headlining a Dave Schatz fundraiser (7:30); Mitch McConnell (8:30); opioid settlement (9:45); response to liberal newspapers like KC Star criticizing border security stance (10:45)

SE Missourian: Republican Women’s Club of Cape Girardeau County hosts annual Lincoln Day; Candidates speak, Wayne Wallingford and wife Susan receive the Bill Emerson Public Service award

SE Missourian: U.S. Rep. Jason Smith hosts forum on Mississippi County gun violence: Second Amendment Protection Act, “trap houses,” gang activity and deadbeat dads discussed after deaths of Brianna Schumer and Clintayzia Clark

Missouri Independent: Record surplus, massive federal aid mark Missouri budget set for committee work

St. Joseph News-Press: Missouri bill would forbid males from participating in women’s sports

KC Star: Halftime report: Missouri House outpacing Senate as Legislature pauses for Spring Break

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri prison inmates will be able to have visitors without restrictions in April

P-D editorial: Coal giant Peabody’s solar project is a breath of fresh air

The Missouri Times op-ed: John Combest: Campaign Supernovas: How to handle premature political deaths; decorum, dignity and mental health suggestions for a culture that needs them

P-D’s Tony Messenger: From 4-day weeks to charter debate, Missouri has a school funding crisis

Bloomberg’s Ella Ceron and Madison Muller: Missouri pro-life bill sponsor Rep. Brian Seitz (R-Branson) is wrong about ectopic pregnancies

The Missouri Times op-ed: Rep. Jim Murphy (R-St. Louis County): A response to “Let Missouri cities plan for the electric vehicle revolution”

P-D letter: Dellwood sexagenarian says GOP state lawmakers to blame for St. Louis City’s decline

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