Monday, April 4, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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ABC News: Sen. Roy Blunt on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos”: Video and transcript

SE Missourian: Recap of ABC News interview: Roy Blunt to vote ‘no’ on Biden’s Supreme Court nominee

St. Louis Public Radio: EPA reverses course on herbicide ban in Missouri and 7 other states; thoughts from Missouri Dept. of Agriculture’s Christi Miller, others

Missouri Independent: Women within Missouri GOP speak out against Eric Greitens as party remains silent; Rene Artman, Jean Evans, Kay Hoflander, Pat Thomas, Carla Young take a stand

Fox4 KC/KC Star “4Star Politics”: Better Elections Missouri’s Scott Charton on ranked-choice voting ballot initiative; former Rep. Jason Grill (D-Kansas City) on congressional redistricting, GOP U.S. Senate primary

Washington Missourian: Franklin County Presiding Commissioner Tim Brinker rips proposed congressional map that would split county in half (hop over Missourian paywall here)

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Sen. Denny Hoskins (R-Warrensburg) wants more funds for problem gambling services

SNL: Springfield’s GOP Sen. Lincoln Hough proposes $500 tax credits for all amid $3B budget surplus

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Rep. Ed Lewis (R-Moberly) on eminent domain legislation and Grain Belt Express

KC Star editorial: COVID crisis over, says the governor who never thought it was a crisis to begin with

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Veiled Prophet atonement: How Trudy Busch Valentine can make amends for winning 1977 socialite pageant (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

KCUR’s Alex Smith: Missouri’s racist approach to fentanyl addiction is killing blacks

P-D’s Aisha Sultan: Missouri public universities should follow California’s lead and be done with discriminatory ACT and SAT tests (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

Kaiser Health News’ Bram Sable-Smith and Rachana Pradhan: Patients’ perilous months-long waiting for Missouri Medicaid coverage is a sign of what’s to come

The Missouri Times: Combest, 10/21/21: Missouri media’s top victimhood angle for 1H 2022: “Missouri expanded Medicaid in 2021, but experts are worried that it was too late.” 

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