Saturday, April 16, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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Missouri Independent: A look at U.S. Senate candidates’ personal financial disclosures; Trudy Busch Valentine gets extension, won’t have to reveal details of inherited wealth until July

The Missouri Times: Quarter 1 2022 Report: Statewides

The Missouri Times: Quarter 1 2022 Report: PACs

The Missouri Times: Quarter 1 2022 Report: State Senate

The Missouri Times: Quarter 1 2022 Report: State Representative

P-D: As signature deadline nears, campaign to legalize marijuana in Missouri seeks cash, canvassers; comments from Legal Missouri’s John Payne, veteran marijuana activist/lobbyist Eapen Thampy (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

JCNT: Missouri unemployment rate mirrors national rate (hop over News-Tribune paywall here)

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Rep. Louis Riggs (R-Hannibal) explains why House didn’t burn through every possible dollar in state budget

SNL: Unemployed could still enjoy up to 8 weeks of handouts under plan approved by MO House

JCNT: Protesters call for stronger safety measures for MoDOT crews (hop over News-Tribune paywall here)

Joplin Globe: Many area law enforcement agencies clear backlog of untested sexual assault kits; AG Eric Schmitt launched SAFE Kit Initiative in Missouri three years ago

KCUR: Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas remains critical of ‘racist’ state control over the KCPD

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske: California woman, who moved to Missouri after Michael Brown’s attack on police officer Darren Wilson, promotes book about St. Louis’ “gaping” racial wounds, etc.

St. Joseph News-Press: Missouri Independent’s latest campaign focuses on lead contamination (hop over News-Press paywall here)

JCNT editorial: Bridge naming is a fitting tribute for Roy Blunt (hop over News-Tribune paywall here)

Joplin Globe editorial: Missouri’s incredible milestone of success on sexual-assault kit backlog

Columbia Missourian’s David Webber: With vote against SCOTUS nominee, Blunt shows he hasn’t earned the honor of having his name on a bridge

P-D letter: Ladue sexagenarian wonders why Dem establishment replaced Scott Sifton with Trudy Busch Valentine, wants Post-Dispatch to spend more time covering Dem candidates (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

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