Thursday, April 14, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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Fox4 KC: First Lady Jill Biden visits Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri Prepared remarks for First Lady Jill Biden at Knob Noster High School

KCMO: Pete Mundo Show: Eric Greitens summarizes Kim Gardner situation, including George Soros involvement (1:10); how he’s “much wiser” than he was four years ago when he underestimated “nasty RINOs” (4:00); response to ex-wife’s claims of abuse (5:50); why Karl Rove is plotting against him (7:05); response to Trump’s statement on Billy Long (8:50); strategy to win primary (10:00)

P-D: Wentzville judge Michael Carter pours $500,000 into campaign for state Senate (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

JCNT: Gov. Parson, Lt. Gov. Kehoe welcome small-business owners at Capitol to showcase Missouri-made products (hop over News-Tribune paywall here)

The Missouri Times: Rep. Jim Murphy (R-St. Louis County) asks: Is Missouri a sanctuary state? Department of Labor fails to act on illegal aliens

SNL: Sen. Lincoln Hough (R-Springfield) wants freeze period on members running for Congress after voting on redistricting

Missouri Independent: Senate committee approves bill that could overturn Missouri Medicaid expansion

AP: Missouri House pitches using budget surplus for tax breaks

SNL: House Democrats unhappy with GOP tax credit bill

P-D: House panel debates limits on $500 rebate checks for Missourians; comments from Missouri Budget Project’s Amy Blouin, AARP’s Jay Hardenbrook, others (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

JCNT: Lincoln University’s land grant funds could get boost in Senate (hop over News-Tribune paywall here)

Missourinet: Missouri House advances voter ID bill that includes protections for girls’ sports

Columbia Missourian: Missouri House gives approval to amendment protecting girls’ sports

AP: Missouri House OKs elections to keep boys out of girls’ sports

Columbia Missourian: ‘No Patient Left Alone Act’ would allow hospital patients to have visitors

Missouri Independent: Legislators weigh blocking COVID visitor restrictions at Missouri hospitals, nursing homes

Columbia Missourian: Foster children education funds would be taken from school districts in bill passed in House

Kansas City Beacon: Turnover among child protection workers in Kansas City region far outpacing Missouri’s average, deputy says

P-D: Remember red-light cameras? Rep. Tony Lovasco (R-O’Fallon) looks to nix remaining devices in Missouri (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Proponents of renewable energy bill say it cleans up language from last year’s legislation

Columbia Missourian: Senate passes ‘syringe access bill’ for opioid treatment

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske: Opioid overdose deaths among St. Louis blacks are up 500% in 6 years; area researchers say awarding federal pandemic money will help fix the racism

KC Star: Prisoners’ relatives describe ‘atrocities’ behind bars, urge Missouri DOC oversight (evade KC Star paywall by hopping over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: Law aimed at ‘celebratory gunfire’ gains initial House approval

Columbia Missourian: House bill would make caller ID spoofing illegal

Columbia Missourian: Senate Progress and Development Committee hears testimony on Holocaust education, months to recognize black and Indian history

KCUR: AG Eric Schmitt refiles criminal charges in Branson duck boat tragedy that killed 17

Joplin Globe editorial: Blunt’s bill aiding first responders worthwhile

P-D editorial: Missouri should fund basic government services before passing out surplus cash (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

KCUR’s Carlos Moreno: Students at urban KC school brave cool weather to fight Missouri state lawmakers’ anti-LGBTQ legislation

JCNT letter: Lohman octogenarian criticizes News-Tribune’s liberal bias, points to coverage of Trudy Busch Valentine and Eric Greitens as examples (hop over News-Tribune paywall here)

P-D letter: Manchester man notes that Greitens backer is financing the ads attacking Schmitt (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

P-D letter: St. Louis City octogenarian opposes Show-Me Institute’s “big lie” that Missourians deserve a tax cut (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

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