Friday, April 8, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KMIZ (Columbia): Democrat officeholders, U.S. Senate candidates praise confirmation of Biden’s SCOTUS diversity pick

The Missouri Times: Missouri Cattlemen’s Association endorses Vicky Hartzler for U.S. Senate, Scott Fitzpatrick for state auditor

KC Star: Greitens’ Department of Public Safety was given heads up on governor’s alleged abusive behavior; Drew Juden dismissed letter from then-Sen. Jamilah Nasheed (D-St. Louis City)

JCNT: Veterans group gathers to remember release of prisoners of war; Speeches from Wayne Wallingford, others (hop over News-Tribune paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Planned Parenthood CEO visits St. Louis, explains importance of fighting pro-life legislation

JCNT: Gov. Parson calls on future leaders to carry on American dream (hop over News-Tribune paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri Republicans and Democrats agree: Courts need to intervene on redistricting

Missouri Independent: Record Missouri surplus likely to grow under $46.5B House budget plan

Fox 2 St. Louis: Representatives approve biggest budget in Missouri history; Senate wants to spend more

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri House sends state’s budget to the Senate, where it faces changes

Columbia Missourian: Missouri House passes $46 billion budget package

SNL: Reps. Alex Riley (R-Springfield), Betsy Fogle (D-Springfield) share thoughts on current budget proposal

The Missouri Times: House budget plan includes line item from Rep. Betsy Fogle (D-Springfield) to spend $20 million for child-care costs

P-D: Missouri senators eye teacher pay as they get their turn to write state budget (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

P-D: Breakthrough on charter school funding bill in Missouri Senate means likely vote next week (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

The Missouri Times: Advocacy group says polling shows support for Missouri criminal justice changes; comments from Katie Sinquefield

SE Missourian: Rep. Dave Griffith (R-Jefferson City) omits Cape Girardeau County in bill, pledges correction

SE Missourian: Southeast faculty member named by Gov. Parson to volunteerism commission

AP: Missouri regulates boarding schools after abuse allegations

SNL: Critical race martyr: Teacher complains after getting fired over white-guilt worksheet

JCNT editorial: Missouri’s bipartisan effort to combat sexual assault (hop over News-Tribune paywall here)

KC Star’s Melinda Henneberger: Request to investigate possible violence at Greitens’ home went nowhere, naturally

KC Star op-ed: Woman who decided 4-year-old son was actually a girl: I’m tired, angry and frustrated with Missouri lawmakers

P-D op-ed: Show-Me Institute’s Rex Sinquefield and Andrew Wilson: Missouri has cash to spare, so why keep incoming taxes so high? (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

P-D letter: Rock Hill sexagenarian calls Ann Wagner, Eric Schmitt, Eric Greitens and Mark McCloskey “fools” (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

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