Tuesday, April 19, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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SNL: Here’s how much money Missouri’s U.S. Senate candidates raised in the early months of 2022

The Missouri Times: In new ad, Hartzler says Greitens should apologize to Trump

AP: Greitens undeterred by abuse allegations in GOP Senate race

SNL: 7th Congressional District race attracts cash from Johnny Morris, SPS board and more

The Missouri Times: Roberts takes swings at Bush in campaign video

Fox News: Cori Bush surpasses $300K spent on private security as she continues calls to defund the police; Bush’s campaign dropped another $70,000 in personal security during the first quarter of 2022

KMOV (St. Louis): Congressional candidate Steve Roberts speaks for the first time about “rape” allegations; never-before-seen settlement agreement stipulating Cora Faith Walker must stop claiming to be a “sexual assault” victim of Roberts; 2015 incident involving SLU law student; more STL-area Democratic party leaders, feminists to Lauren Trager: Female journalist “an awful human being,” “POS”, “evil woman”, “shotty [sic] and lackluster”, “f@ck you”; allowing Roberts to tell his side of story is “gross,” “triggering as hell, ghastly and enraging

P-D: Steve Roberts reveals terms of settlement with Cora Faith Walker over “rape” claim (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

KCUR’s Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Campaign promo: Better Elections Missouri’s Scott Charton and John Hancock tout Virginia-based Article IV’s ranked-choice voting plan

Missouri Independent: Time running short for dueling Missouri marijuana legalization efforts

Missouri Independent: Join our Missouri Independent/NPR Midwest Newsroom campaign event tonight on Facebook Live; panel will criticize Missouri leaders over state’s racist lead contamination policies

P-D: Supreme Court decision may kill Missouri GOP attempt to dump Medicaid expansion (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

Missourinet: Missouri Senate could deal with sports betting bill this week

KC Star: Missouri Budget Project unhappy with GOP tax-credit plan

AP: Lawmakers in Missouri, other states look to snuff out abortion training at public universities

The Missouri Times: Spire forced into new rate case

P-D: Supreme Court denies Spire’s attempt to challenge pipeline ruling; Spire still optimistic (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

AP: Natural gas pipeline future in doubt after SCOTUS rejection

P-D: Ameren’s new solar farm, its largest, now running (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis officials acknowledge end of COVID pandemic, release “Living With COVID-19″ plan

P-D: Missouri health experts monitor new subvariant; St. Louis County health department recently confirmed one (1) case of subvariant BA.2.12.1 (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

KC Star editorial: This amendment to a Missouri election law puts transgender children on the ballot

JCNT editorial: A welcome push for Missouri-made products (hop over News-Tribune paywall here)

KC Star op-ed: Excelsior Springs and St. Joseph officials: Missouri has the chance — and money — for big things at Rock Island Trail State Park

Joplin Globe op-ed: Joplin Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Patrick Tuttle: Rock Island Trail is pathway toward tourism success

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