Monday, April 11, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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P-D: Prosecutors want prison time for 3 St. Louis-area residents involved in Capitol riot (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

SNL: Greene County Dems meet for first time in three years; organizers explain plan to win state legislative races; U.S. Senate candidate Lucas Kunce speaks, Trudy Busch Valentine absent; U.S. Senate candidate Spencer Toder explains being offended by “thin blue line” imagery; more

Columbia Missourian: Former Rep. Alan Green (D-Black Jack) says Dems settled on him to fill auditor slot “two or three weeks” before filing deadline

This Week in Missouri Politics: Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe on Parents’ Bill of Rights (0:45); transparency in school curriculum (2:45); economic development (5:00); 2024 gov race and endorsements (5:45); advice for fixing Senate relationships (8:30); tourism industry (9:30); panel of Reps. Betsy Fogle (D-Springfield) and Travis Smith (R-Dora), Libertarian Republic editor Camellia Peterson, Columbia Mayor Brian Treece on state budget (14:00); gas tax increase (14:50); rural broadband (16:15); state employee pay increase (17:45); initiative petition changes (20:00); recreational marijuana legislation vs. initiative petition process (23:30); school choice legislation (25:30); who won the week: Mike Kehoe, House Budget Committee Dems, Mary Elizabeth Coleman, Louis Riggs, Brian Treece

St. Louis Public Radio: Politically Speaking podcast: Sen. Bill Eigel (R-Weldon Spring) on congressional redistricting, Conservative Caucus’ role in broader GOP caucus, outlook for remainder of session

SNL: Missouri Senate expected to boost spending, cut vaccine restrictions from state budget

SNL: Lawmakers add funds for MO Holocaust commission to budget

Missouri Independent: Funding increase for charter schools poised to clear Missouri Senate after compromise; Rep. Rasheen Aldridge (D-St. Louis City) says his vote to support bill has made him lose sleep, cry

P-D editorial: Republicans in Missouri, Texas and other states assault the right to vote (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

P-D editorial: Illinois is shoring up abortion rights, while Missouri’s ideological extremists are eviscerating them (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Missouri Ethics Commission can’t act on complaints until it gets more members (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

Missouri Independent’s Allison Kite and Niara Savage: Missouri Independent and Midwest Newsroom team up for lead-contamination campaign against Missouri’s “public health disaster” and “environmental racism”

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