Monday, March 28, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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Fox4 KC: Examining Eric Greitens’ future: Thoughts from consultants John Hancock (R) and Michele Watley (D)

This Week in Missouri Politics: Senate Minority Leader John Rizzo (D-Independence) on GOP Senate leadership rewarding Senate Conservative Caucus’ “bad behavior” (2:00), outlook for rest of session (5:30), sports betting bill (6:30), Dems’ chances against Eric Greitens (7:15), impact of national parties (10:15), the Biden burden on Missouri Dems (11:30); Panel of Reps. Ashley Bland Manlove (D-Kansas City), Kurt Gregory (R-Marshall), Dan Houx (R-Warrensburg) and House candidate Jess Piper (D) on Greitens allegations fallout and how it affects other GOP candidates (15:00); congressional district map (21:00); sports betting bill (25:00); who won the week: “rural Democrats,” Biden’s diversity pick, K-12 schools thanks to sports betting bill, Bob Onder

The Beacon (Kansas City), via KCUR: Ahead of 2022 elections, Missouri Legislature considers bills on absentee voting and voter ID

Missourinet: DESE using federal relief funds to provide mental health first aid trainings to K-12 schools

SNL: Springfield district granted one-year reprieve from pandemic-related state funding loss Kansas City Star publishes Sunday anti-police edition; Newspaper’s attempt to incite racial hate amidst “political maneuvering against the police board and Missouri Republicans”

P-D: Ameren’s nuclear plant has long relied on Russia for uranium, but won’t provide specifics on current arrangements (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

Washington Missourian: MoDOT identifies Franklin County road projects for 2022-2023

SE Missourian: MoDOT staffers give accounts of initial response to deadly I-57 crashes

SNL: While COVID-19 may be quiet for now, ‘a new swell coming,’ health care leaders say

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Open letter to Sen. Bob Onder (R-Lake Saint Louis): Includes criticism of congressional map and Eric Burlison’s self-defense bill, and endorsement of Better Elections’ ranked-choice voting campaign (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

KC Star’s Jonathan Shorman: Missouri Republicans seek to take power away from voters, but Better Elections proposal would help bolster moderate candidates

P-D letter: Town and Country woman says Greitens case shows why political candidates should face mandatory background checks (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

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