Thursday, April 7, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KCMO: Pete Mundo Show: Eric Schmitt on takeaways from local school board elections (1:15); liberal lies about critical race theory (3:30); why AG’s office sued Missouri School Boards’ Association (3:45); reaction to Sheena Greitens’ statements (5:45); thoughts on recent polling and advantages over other candidates (6:30); relationship with Trump (8:00)

The Missouri Times: Schmitt launches ‘Parents for Schmitt’ coalition Emanuel Cleaver pens spy thriller on cybersecurity, right-wing extremism

Missourinet: In Missouri, it’s illegal to post a photo of your completed ballot

JCNT: County clerk concerned over problems with election software at polling location Tuesday night (hop over News-Tribune paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: House passes resolution to block ranked-choice voting in Missouri

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Sen. Denny Hoskins (R-Warrensburg) says redistricting conference committee would be stacked with members who support Shaul’s map

JCNT: Gov. Parson announces initiative to develop and retain skilled direct support professional workforce (hop over News-Tribune paywall here)

JCNT: State revenue collections up almost half-billion (hop over News-Tribune paywall here)

P-D: Missouri medical marijuana sales near $1M per day (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

JCNT: Medical marijuana sales blossomed to record sales in March (hop over News-Tribune paywall here)

SNL: MO House passes abortion bill banning mailed drugs, blocking Planned Parenthood funds

KC Star: Missouri House prepares $46B budget, leaving millions in surplus revenue unspent

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Rep. Louis Riggs (R-Hannibal) gives overview of budget items, praises Sen. Dan Hegeman (R-Cosby)

P-D: Missouri lawmakers look to cut off unemployment handouts sooner (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

SE Missourian: Rep. Kevin Windham (D-Hillsdale), an ex-SEMO student, asks state House colleagues for more money for university

JCNT: Omnibus bill addresses Missouri teacher recruitment, retention (hop over News-Tribune paywall here)

Missourinet: Underfunded K-12 schools series, Part 2: Interview with Missouri Association of School Administrators Executive Director Doug Hayter

P-D’s Kurt Erickson: Sen. Denny Hoskins (R-Warrensburg) says his version of sports gaming bill would offer best deal for taxpayers; Comments from Kansas City Chiefs’ “Anne Sharf [sic],” others (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: Kansas City Chiefs and taxes focus of sports wagering hearing

KC Star: Kansas City Chiefs rep downplays relocation reports in hearing with Missouri lawmakers

Missouri Independent: Senators seek higher tax on profits at hearing for bill to legalize sports wagering in Missouri

Fox 2 St. Louis: Missourians are one step closer to legal sports betting

P-D: Missouri House wants to spend $50 million on ports, including one in Jefferson County (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

Columbia Missourian’s Jana Rose Schleis: Bill from Rep. Doug Richey (R-Excelsior Springs) would protect churches when disclosing misconduct of former staff; Comments from Missouri KidsFirst’s “Jessica Petri [sic]”

JCNT: Dozens testify in Missouri Senate abortion hearings Wednesday (hop over News-Tribune paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri House passes pro-life bill further tightening restrictions on abortion providers

Columbia Missourian: Missouri House committee passes bill with tax break for diapers

Columbia Missourian: House committee considers court fees to fund sheriffs’ pensions

JCNT: House bill targets condemned properties (hop over News-Tribune paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: Senate bill aims to clean up lead in school drinking water

Missouri Independent: Missouri Supreme Court declines to immediately hear appeal of COVID ruling

KFVS (Cape Girardeau): Missouri Department of Conservation warns: Watch out for turtles this week! Many species will be emerging from burrows looking to breed

SNL: Photo gallery: Trans Day of Visibility: Volunteers from Commerce Bank; morbidly obese humanoid offers “Free Mom Hugs”; Missouri State coed reads poem about living as transgender man; non-binary man shares his struggle; more

KC Star editorial: Sen. Josh Hawley isn’t sure if women without a uterus are women at all

Washington Missourian editorial: Politicians must be taken out of the congressional redistricting process (hop over Missourian paywall here)

KC Star editorial: Critical race theory is not taught in K-12 schools; Most proposed education bills would limit how history is taught

St. Joseph News-Press editorial: Kansas stealing the Chiefs? That’s a Hail Mary pass worth defending (hop over News-Press paywall here)

American Thinker op-ed: Helen Louise Herndon: The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and editorial board member Kevin McDermott vividly illustrate the media’s downfall

Missouri Independent’s Allison Kite: Grain Belt Express story updated, without acknowledgment

P-D letter: Shrewsbury sexagenarian calls Josh Hawley, Eric Schmitt and Eric Greitens “pinheads” (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

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