Tuesday, April 12, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KCMO: Pete Mundo Show: Vicky Hartzler on Missouri Cattlemen’s Association endorsement (0:45); issues facing Missouri family farms (3:00); Kit Bond endorsement (4:45); response to Greitens PAC ads on immigration (7:00)

Politico: Greitens’ fade reorders Missouri U.S. Senate race; Vicky Hartzler is surging in the state’s GOP primary; thoughts from GOP consultant James Harris

Missouri Independent: Eric Greitens’ claims of conspiracy called ‘nonsense’ in new filings in Missouri custody case; former campaign manager, ex-wife argue subpoenas for phone logs are efforts to prop up Senate campaign

KCMO: Pete Mundo Show: 4th Congressional District GOP candidate Rick Brattin (R-Harrisonville) on pro-choicers’ “abortion is magical” shirts, spitting and vulgarities (1:30); likelihood of success for pro-life bill (3:45); sports betting and video lottery machines (4:40); advantages over other 4th Congressional District GOP candidates (7:50)

KCMO: Pete Mundo Show: 4th Congressional District GOP candidate Mark Alford on “outsider” status (1:40); Bidenflation and other topics from the campaign trail (2:15); response to Brattin’s comments about value of voting record (5:00); media bias (5:45); EPA overreach (6:15); why newsrooms are overwhelmingly liberal (7:00); journalists’ disdain for productive, hardworking, successful people (7:45)

St. Louis Public Radio: Gardner admits to rule violations in handling of Greitens case, could face reprimand

P-D: Disciplinary counsel recommends reprimand for St. Louis circuit attorney (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Kim Gardner unlikely to lose law license over claims stemming from Eric Greitens probe

KSHB (Kansas City): First Lady Jill Biden, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to visit Whiteman Air Force Base tomorrow (link via

P-D: Three from St. Louis area get jail time in Capitol riot (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

KC Star: Missouri trio first in state to get jail time in Capitol riot case

Missouri Independent: Democrats file suit to keep two-time Republican candidate off ballot for Missouri House seat

P-D: KSDK hires political reporter from Springfield, Illinois (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air preview: Starbucks workers and Washington University sociology professor/union advocate Jake Rosenfeld to promote unionization of coffee baristas and marijuana budtenders

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske: For black entrepreneurs, Missouri’s marijuana industry offers potential – and heartbreak; Marne Madison spent $80k in failed attempt to secure dispensary license, now offers training materials to future applicants

The Missouri Times: Combest, 10/21/21: Top victimhood narrative for 2023: “Victim archetype: Henny Loc and Bootney Lee Farnsworth dumped their combined life savings into their $20 Sack Pyramid storefront location before trying to secure a vendor license, and they find the application process to be tedious and therefore unfair”; “wide-open opportunity for profiteers to market cannabis ‘educational’ materials to potential applicants”; “Media coverage to include third-party quotes from cannabis industry washouts”

P-D: With money flowing, Gov. Parson mum on recreational marijuana debate (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

Fox 2 St. Louis: Standoff continues between lawmakers over Missouri congressional map

JCNT: Gov. Parson, Lt. Gov. Kehoe, Ag Director Chris Chinn celebrate soybean month at local coffee shop (hop over News-Tribune paywall here)

The Missouri Times’ Scott Faughn: Q&A with the new president of the Missouri Hospital Association, Jon D. Doolittle

P-D: Missouri House leaders float plan to send $500 checks to Missouri taxpayers (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: Lawmakers want to bring FIFA World Cup to Kansas City

JCNT: Correctional center nursery bill advances (hop over News-Tribune paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: How a Missouri prison became a training ground for the next wave of computer coders

JCNT: Bill would prevent local barriers to liquor, lottery employment for felons (hop over News-Tribune paywall here)

Missourinet: Bill from Rep. Michael Davis (R-Kansas City) would let convicted felons run for elected office

Columbia Missourian: Legislation targets those who sell stolen catalytic converters

Fox 2 St. Louis: Why Missouri has a target on its back for cyberattacks

St. Joseph News-Press: Missouri bill could affect unused state buildings

JCNT: Jefferson City turns to state for lower costs on condemned properties (hop over News-Tribune paywall here)

Washington Missourian: Franklin County Health Department stops reporting COVID-19 data (hop over Missourian paywall here)

P-D editorial: Missouri GOP voters are finally starting to see Greitens’ unfitness for office (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

KC Star’s Toriano Porter: Politics and race, not ethics, driving case against St. Louis prosecutor Kim Gardner

Columbia Missourian’s Caoilinn Goss: GOP bill would ban trans women athletes from competing in women’s sports postseason or playoff games

NPR’s Dustin Jones and Jonathan Franklin: Not just Florida. Missouri and a wave of other states propose so-called ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bills

P-D letter: Hillsboro sexagenarian disapproves of Hawley’s definition of a woman (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

P-D letter: Rolla sexagenarian says Cori Bush “represents nothing more than herself and a very narrow agenda” (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

P-D letter: Delta Dental CEO supports state spending on fluoridation (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

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