Tuesday, March 15, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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Columbia Missourian: Former Missouri senators lecture about lack of bipartisanship in politics; John Danforth and Claire McCaskill gab about Josh Hawley, discuss support for ranked-choice voting

JCNT: Supporters of ‘ranked-choice’ elections confident in Missouri initiative; Better Elections Missouri’s Scott Charton says group will collect enough signatures to appear on ballot

AP: Book publisher begins campaign to promote Cori Bush’s memoir

P-D: Waterworks and white privilege: Cori Bush hosts public therapy session for St. Louis youths to complain about racism and gun violence; 17-year-old girl demands white people “unlearn racism”; Bush weeps

St. Louis Public Radio: Bush promotes “Congress in Your Classroom” campaign

States Newsroom, via Missouri Independent: Expanded rural broadband likely a focus of federal farm bill; Gov. Mike Parson has made expanded rural broadband a priority of his administration

KC Star: Federal prosecutors charge Lloyd Casimiro Cruz, Jr. for participating in Capitol riot

P-D: Carpenters union lawsuit alleges former leader OK’d questionable ad contracts, pay raise

AP: Democrat-backed suit challenges Missouris lack of U.S. House map

The Missouri Times: Suburban interests dominate Judicial Redistricting Commission state Senate map

AP: Judicial panel unveils tentative new map for Missouri Senate

SE Missourian: State Senate redistricting plan released, with Holly Rehder’s district changed

SNL: Springfield, southwest MO get new Senate districts under proposed map

Missouri Independent: Judges release new boundaries for Missouri Senate districts

P-D: Judges announce new boundaries for Missouri Senate districts

KMOV (St. Louis): Cora Faith Walker’s death investigated as autopsy conducted

KSDK (St. Louis): Autopsy performed on top aide to St. Louis County executive who died unexpectedly at 37

JCNT: Missouri legislation would redefine small farmer, incentivize growth

Kansas City Beacon: Kansas City charter schools see a shift in who holds them accountable

P-D: National Alzheimer’s Association wants Missouri to hire thousands of senior care workers

Missourinet: Rep. Mike Haffner (R-Pleasant Hill) remembers his 9/11 mission – and his most difficult military day

SNL: Avian flu found in Missouri birds. Officials urge reporting of sick or dead waterfowl to MDC

P-D editorial: Hawley & Co. correct to push for ban on Russian oil, but pain at the pump is not Biden’s fault

JCNT editorial: Massive, costly renovation plan at Capitol

Joplin Globe editorial: Annual Sunshine Week editorial

Columbia Missourian’s Ken Midkiff: The editors of the Missourian have dismissed me as a columnist

KC Star’s Jonathan Shorman: Hard-right Missouri Senate faction causes gridlock with push to gerrymander Emanuel Cleaver’s district

Missouri Independent op-ed: Renew Missouri’s James Owen: Community solar offers grid relief, energy independence

KC Star’s Jonathan Shorman and Sarah Ritter: Eric Schmitt misses deadline in KC-area mask mandate lawsuit, blames ‘excusable neglect’

KC Star “Service Journalism Team’s” Natalie Wallington: While Missouri tries to “defund” Planned Parenthood, here’s what you need to know about the company’s “accessible and affordable family planning and primary care services”

Side Effects Public Media’s Sebastián Martínez Valdivia, via St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri not doing enough to enroll ex-prisoners in Medicaid

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