Thursday, March 31, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times: While Missouri Republican Party remains silent, women Republican State Committee members speak out on latest Greitens abuse allegations

Fox4 KC: New Missouri U.S. Senate poll shows three-way GOP tossup

KC Star: Missouri U.S. Senate news roundup: Vicky Hartzler edges Eric Greitens in new Trafalgar Group poll; Gov. Parson stops short of calling for Greitens to leave race; more

NY Post: Beer heiress running for U.S. Senate won “Queen of Love and Beauty” title at whites-only pageant; Trudy Busch Valentine apologizes for participating in Veiled Prophet ball 45 years ago

KC Star: Trudy Busch Valentine apologizes for participating in socialite ball in 1977

P-D: Former Florissant mayor drops out of race for US Senate seat, endorses both Dave Schatz and Trudy Busch Valentine (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

KC Star: Lucas Kunce says Independence campaign office was burglarized

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske: Monthly “legal roundtable” to discuss Sunshine Law complaints, Hawley’s fair use of fist-pump picture

Missourinet: Blunt: Give Ukraine what they need, when they need it

NPR: Missouri among states suing the Biden administration to end federal travel mask mandate

St. Joseph News-Press: State Senate races solidified as filing ends (hop over News-Press paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: Candidate filing recap: Local state legislative races

AP: Missouri governor declares `the COVID-19 crisis is over’

JCNT: COVID-19 to be downgraded to endemic in Missouri (hop over News-Tribune paywall here)

KC Star: As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have plummeted, Gov. Parson declares crisis over

St. Louis Public Radio: Gov. Mike Parson declares COVID-19 crisis in Missouri is over

SNL: ‘We are moving on’: Gov. Parson declares end of COVID-19 crisis in Missouri

P-D: Gov. Parson declares ‘COVID-19 crisis is over’ in Missouri (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Missouri governor confirms end to ‘COVID-19 crisis,’ state will treat virus as endemic

Columbia Missourian: Gov. Parson confirms COVID pandemic crisis is over in Missouri; future surges, variants to be expected

SNL: Congressional map, splitting Columbia & Marshfield, in limbo as Senate rejects talks with House

Missouri Independent: Conservative caucus demands Missouri Senate reject talks with House on congressional maps

P-D: Senate rejects push for talks with House on Missouri congressional map (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

KC Star: Missouri Senate refuses to negotiate over congressional map, sends it back to House

AP: Missouri House votes against open primaries, ranked voting

JCNT: Missouri House perfects ‘regulatory sandbox’ bill from Rep. Alex Riley (R-Springfield) (hop over News-Tribune paywall here)

KCUR: Sen. Holly Thompson Rehder (R-Sikeston) explains bill to make sexual history of sexual assault victims inadmissible in court

P-D: Missouri House advances legislation to bar local eviction moratoriums (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

P-D: Missouri lawmakers considering ban on phone use while driving (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

P-D: Plan to make drunken drivers in Missouri pay child support advances (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

JCNT: Bill would affect parole eligibility for 14 offenders in Missouri (hop over News-Tribune paywall here)

SNL: What to know about Missouri’s hunting laws in 2022

SNL: Elk, black bear permits set ahead of hunting seasons

JCNT editorial: Making progress toward equitable funding for Lincoln University (hop over News-Tribune paywall here)

The Missouri Times op-ed: Former Florissant Mayor Tom Schneider (D): I’m ending my U.S. Senate campaign, and endorsing both Trudy Busch Valentine (D) and Dave Schatz (R)

KC Star op-ed: Missouri Coalition For Children CEO Mary Chant: Missouri should spend its millions of dollars in federal Family First Prevention Services Act transition funds

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