Tuesday, April 5, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times: Former Sen. Kit Bond endorses Vicky Hartzler for Senate

Missouri Independent: Sheena Greitens says she has photos, records to document abuse by former Missouri governor

P-D: Sheena Greitens accuses ex-Gov. Eric Greitens of launching ‘campaign to destroy my reputation’ (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

St. Joseph News-Press: Greitens allegations raise alarm among GOP; Missouri Republican Party’s Charlie Dalton says party will support primary winner (hop over News-Press paywall here)

SNL: Blunt to vote ‘No’ on Biden’s SCOTUS diversity pick; recap of senator’s Sunday interview with ABC’s “This Week”

Columbia Missourian: AG Schmitt sues Biden administration for removing COVID-19 alien policy Latest screed from prog blog Missouri Independent might earn a donation from your lefty aunt

The Missouri Times: Pro-Ashcroft PAC says secretary of state leads Mike Kehoe in 2024 gov primary poll; Kehoe campaign responds

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske preview: Attorney Mark Pedroli (D) to criticize Josh Hawley, Eric Schmitt, Eric Greitens over Confide app

KC Star: Guide to voting while handicapped in Kansas City

Fox4 Kansas City: Gov. Parson says Missouri will compete to keep Chiefs (link via

P-D: Gov. Parson vows to fight to keep Kansas City Chiefs in Missouri (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

Fox 2 St. Louis: Senators blame Missouri House for delay in state budget process

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Rep. Peggy McGaugh (R-Carrollton) explains challenges of this year’s budgeting process

Columbia Missourian: Rock Island Trail renovations headed to House for debate

Missourinet: DESE says funding for underperforming school districts keeps coming up short

Missourinet: DHSS’s Amy Moore says agency is winning cases involving rejected pot dispensaries and growers

P-D: United Food and Commercial Workers unionizes medical marijuana dispensary workers; Comments from Local 655 President David Cook (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

JCNT: House bills seek to cultivate climate for small specialty farms (hop over News-Tribune paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: Bill from Rep. Dave Griffith (R-Jefferson City) could expand uses of Organ Donor Program Fund

P-D: Battle over wind energy line heads to Missouri Senate (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

The Missouri Times: 4 years after SB 564’s passage, electric grid investments, reliability improved, rates stable

St. Louis Public Radio: Schmitt says Missouri has sent more than 3,000 rape kits from state backlog to labs for testing

Columbia Missourian: Large number of law agencies clear backlog of sexual assault kits

Missourinet: Video: Eric Schmitt talks rape kit success, takes questions from reporters

Columbia Missourian: Senate bill would expand who can appeal based on innocence

P-D editorial: Blunt’s rationale for opposing Biden SCOTUS pick is absurd (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

JCNT editorial: The COVID pandemic is over in Missouri – bring on the roaring ’20s economy

P-D editorial: Remote work is the reality of the future. Missouri government must be ready. (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

Missouri Independent op-ed: Phill Brooks: For Missouri’s congressional redistricting process, there’s got to be a better way

P-D op-ed: The Missouri State Constitutional Convention Clearinghouse’s J.H. Snider: Missourians have a new opportunity to demand a constitutional convention (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

KC Star’s Kacen Bayless: Rep. Cody Smith (R-Carthage) tried to slash federal money to eliminate Missouri’s dangerous lead pipes

The Missouri Times op-ed: Missouri Farm Bureau’s Tyler Madsen: Response to Grain Belt Express editorial from AIM’s Ray McCarty

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