Wednesday, April 20, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times’ Scott Faughn: April 2022 Tipsheet: Statewides: U.S. Senate, state auditor, 2024 GOP gov primary

KC Star: Eric Greitens leads Missouri Republican Senate field in campaign legal expenses

Investigate Midwest’s Johnathan Hettinger, via Missouri Independent: Foreign investment in U.S. cropland nearly tripled in past decade, USDA data shows; Former Lt. Gov. Joe Maxwell on Bayer, other foreign corporations snatching up U.S. farmland

JCNT: Today’s Midwest March for Life to draw folks from across Midwest (hop over News-Tribune paywall here)

The Missouri Times: Tracy King to head Government Affairs for AT&T

St. Louis Public Radio: Environmental groups sue EPA over Missouri air quality

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske event promo: Earth Day festival; sustainability award handed to Sierra Club woman leading fight against racist air pollution

The Missouri Times: Gov. Parson joins other governors in Border Strike Force group

Missouri Independent: Record Missouri budget grows as Senate adds spending, House works on $1B tax credit plan

AP: Missouri House budget committee OKs tax break

Columbia Missourian: Senate panel adds funding for school transportation, scholarships

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri House passes Parents’ Bill of Rights

Columbia Missourian: Marijuana legalization bill advances despite controversial amendments

SNL: This year’s 4/20 could be the last without legal recreational marijuana in Missouri

JCNT: Business groups sound off on regulatory sandbox bill (hop over News-Tribune paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: Proposed ‘sandbox’ legislation could provide regulatory relief for new products

Missouri Independent: Student literacy bill winning bipartisan support among Missouri lawmakers

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch (R-Hallsville) on daycare legislation

Columbia Missourian: Lawmakers try to save bills by attaching riders to other bills

Columbia Missourian: Senate bill to increase hygienic syringe access heard by House committee

P-D: State Children’s Division area office angles for job candidates in sea of ‘Help Wanted’ signs (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

KCUR: Kansas City Police change residency rules so officers can live in Kansas; Missouri Legislature relaxed residency requirement last year

KC Star: Controversial decision allows Kansas City police to now live outside city in Kansas suburbs

KC Star editorial: Blunt, Hawley do nothing as veterans exposed to toxins get sick and die

P-D editorial: Forced to defend himself, Steve Roberts releases documents showing Cora Faith Walker’s “rape” allegation was a lie (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here)

KC Star editorial: Ranked-choice voting is right for Missouri and Kansas City – and could help make it easier for minority candidates to beat whites

Riverfront Times’ Ray Hartmann: The perpetual victimhood of Eric Greitens

NPR’s Danielle Kurtzleben: Eric Greitens takes on “a sort of Trumpian defiance” against D.C. leaders

Riverfront Times’ Ben Westhoff and Rosalind Early: Amy Harms, who claims Steven Roberts touched her inappropriately at a bar in 2015, criticizes Roberts on Twitter

Riverfront Times’ Rosalind Early: Roasting GOP Rep. “Chuck Bayse [sic]” for response to Dem Rep. Ian Mackey

KC Star’s Kacen Bayless: Missouri House passes “Parents Bill of Rights,” but critical race theory is not taught in Missouri K-12 schools

KC Star letters: Kansas City man says he speaks for “liberal and moderate Christians” in opposing Vicky Hartzler; University of Kentucky Law School professor says Hawley’s use of Politico photo is fair

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