Monday, March 21, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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P-D: St. Louis City Director of Public Safety to give update on Cora Faith Walker’s death; St. Louis County councilman calls for Missouri State Highway Patrol to investigate (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis recorded hundreds of overdose deaths during the pandemic

Fox4KC: “4 Star Politics” show: Missouri Democratic Party Chairman Michael Butler: Dems “don’t have those deep scandals” that Republicans do (10:45); why Missouri’s economy is better under Joe Biden (12:00); Republicans trying to sabotage falling gas prices (13:30); cheering John Danforth’s latest anti-Republican comments (14:30); previous Dems’ failure to show up in rural Missouri (17:15); why guns and critical race theory issues won’t hurt Missouri Dems (18:00); why Cori Bush is good for the Missouri Democratic Party (19:00)

Missouri Independent: Recap of news that happened last week: Josh Hawley refuses to stop selling mug featuring pre-riot Jan. 6 fist pump; John Danforth, Rep. Shamed Dogan (R-Ballwin) have said they regret supporting GOP senator

SNL: Recap of news that happened last week: Hawley criticizes Ketanji Brown Jackson’s sentencing of sex crimes, White House hits back

P-D: Who’s behind Missouri ranked-choice voting campaign? A couple from Texas; John and Laura Arnold helped fund “Clean Missouri”; Better Elections Missouri spokesman declines to address specifics; Campaign employs Tishaura Jones’ Rosetta Okohson, Roy Temple’s GPS Impact, John Hancock, David Barklage (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Halftime report: Where bills stand as lawmakers return from spring break

St. Joseph News-Press: State Sen. Dan Hegeman (R-Cosby) gives overview of Missouri’s 2023 budget (hop over News-Press paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: Missouri lags behind all states in virtual school opportunities

Missourinet: Missouri School Boards’ Association attorney Chuck Hatfield, Missouri Society of Association Executives Board President Morgan Mundell criticize Eric Schmitt’s lawsuit

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: As COVID hysteria wanes, some Kansas Citians want to keep working from home; Woman who wore mask on public transportation before COVID says being around humanoids “risks (her) life”

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Missouri AG Eric Schmitt has issued just one formal legal opinion in 3 years (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

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