Wednesday, April 13, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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SNL: U.S. Senate candidate Lucas Kunce (D): No “skeletons in my basement”; Dem criticizes GOP field, Trudy Busch Valentine, current U.S. Senate Democratic leadership

P-D: Busch beer heiress Trudy Busch Valentine says she’ll “absolutely” start talking to voters sometime soon (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

KCMO: Pete Mundo Show: Billy Long on Trump’s statement and why a Missouri endorsement might take a while (1:00); analyzing Eric Schmitt’s ad buy (2:45); Mitch McConnell’s support for Vicky Hartzler (3:25); Thoughts on how Schmitt will criticize Hartzler (4:20); criticism of Hartzler’s immigration vote (4:35); Mitch McConnell and Rex Sinquefield (10:00); logical flaw in Sheena Greitens’ abuse story (12:05)

States Newsroom, via Missouri Independent: U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer says House Dems’ spending package ““a disingenuous attempt to posture to small businesses”

St. Louis Public Radio: Q&A: Robin Carnahan on first year as GSA director

Columbia Missourian: Rowden floats new plan to name a bridge after Sen. Roy Blunt

The Missouri Times: Federal report: Missouri is under served in severe weather radar coverage

SNL: Former House speaker Elijah Haahr debuts daily talk radio show on KWTO

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske: The heroes of local Starbucks organizing: Thoughts from two baristas and Washington University sociologist/union cheerleader Jake Rosenfeld

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Missouri Independent’s environmental reporter Allison Kite and NPR Midwest Newsroom’s intern Niara Savage promote new campaign against Missouri’s racist lead-contamination policies

KC Star: Urban school districts that forced students to stay home during pandemic saw “achievement gap” widen

SNL: Ex-state worker wins $2 million payday in disability discrimination lawsuit vs. Missouri House

JCNT: UK foreign minister highlights Missouri partnership (hop over News-Tribune paywall here)

SNL: Missouri House leaders to push for $500 tax credits with big state budget surplus

Missouri Independent: Missouri House leaders reveal $1 billion tax credit plan to spend down record surplus

Columbia Missourian: House Republicans propose spending part of surplus on new tax credit

Columbia Missourian: House debate heats up over ‘Parents’ Bill of Rights’

Missouri Independent: Amid curriculum debates, sweeping ‘Parents’ Bill of Rights’ wins initial House approval

P-D: Security grants for places of worship, tax credit to help refugees debated in Missouri Senate (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

P-D: Motorists to start filing for fuel tax rebate in Missouri in coming months (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: State AG, Moberly School District reach settlement on Sunshine Law violation suit

JCNT editorial: Combating veteran suicide

P-D editorial: If Gardner has truly learned her lesson, why does she keep making excuses? (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

The Missouri Times op-ed: Missouri Farm Bureau’s Garrett Hawkins: U.S. Rep. Jason Smith is fighting back against death tax and Biden’s proposed change to stepped-up basis

KC Star op-ed: KC attorney: Josh Hawley ignored abused kids while Missouri AG, is “a light green leisure suit on a hanger”

P-D’s Tony Messenger and Aisha Sultan: The Chat Room: Missouri public school teachers deserve a raise

P-D’s Kurt Erickson: Missouri Republicans target schools, books and race in latest culture war proposal (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

The Missouri Times op-ed: Rep. Bill Owen (R-Springfield); The time has come to change the statute of limitations

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