Thursday, April 21, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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St. Louis Public Radio: Overview of U.S. Senate fundraising

St. Louis Public Radio: Politically Speaking podcast: Former state Sen. John Lamping (R-Ladue) with Jason Rosenbaum: overview of top tier GOP U.S. Senate candidates (3:00); why quixotic vanity candidates run for U.S. Senate (5:10); Mark McCloskey (6:30); Dave Schatz laying groundwork for 2024 statewide campaign (7:50); Billy Long and the one mistake he’s made (10:00); Trump endorsement patterns (12:00); Eric Schmitt’s skills as “a professional politician” (14:00); Smithfield Foods issue (16:15) and China Hub (17:25); Vicky Hartzler as establishment candidate, supported by Kit Bond and Blunt Inc. (20:00); relationship with Eric Greitens (23:15); Greitens’ populist message (24:00); how Sheena Greitens’ child-custody allegations affect campaign (24:45); why Blunt Inc. opposes Greitens (28:00); which candidate would win if election was today (28:40); Bob Onder vs. Steve Ehlmann (29:30); redistricting map and endgame (32:00); Mike Kehoe as a “conservative Democrat who is now a moderate Republican” versus Jay Ashcroft for governor in 2024 (34:00)

JCNT: Pro-life supporters express confidence in upcoming Supreme Court decision (get around News-Tribune paywall here)

Kansas City Beacon: Hesitant support continues for full cannabis legalization in Missouri, amid concerns about fairness and equity

SNL: Tesla crashes into front doors of new Springfield dispensary on 4/20

USA Today: Fact check: Yes, Missouri students were given math assignment about Maya Angelou’s sex work

Columbia Missourian: Senate committee approves governor appointees

SNL: Teacher raises, school transportation money added to budget; tax credit bill advances

Columbia Missourian: House endorses one-time tax credit for eligible Missourians

Missouri Independent: Senate committee cuts attorney general’s budget over COVID lawsuits; Appropriations Vice Chairman Lincoln Hough (R-Springfield) says he’s upset Eric Schmitt ‘continues to sue most of the citizens of this state’

Columbia Missourian: Funds for Ukrainian refugees added to state budget by Senate committee

Columbia Missourian: Senate passes bill with Rowden’s virtual school provisions

SNL: Gov. Parson signs GOP governors’ letter to Biden administration opposing charter school changes

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri Senate passes bill funding charter schools without using public school money

Missouri Independent: Senate passes charter funding compromise, moving bill step closer to governor’s desk

KC Star: Millions more to Kansas City charter schools; Missouri Senate passes revised education bill

Missouri Independent: Missouri offering $49.5M to settle overtime claims for corrections officers

P-D: State readies budget to pay long-sought settlement to Missouri prison workers (get around stltoday paywall here)

SNL: Conservation officials, landowners talk feral hogs during field day

KC Star editorial: A ‘border strike force’ in Missouri? Gov. Parson should concentrate on real problems

SNL’s Galen Bacharier: “Parents’ Bill of Rights” legislation a product of right-wing scrutiny and hostility toward public schools

St. Louis Public Radio/Sharing America racism reporter Andrea Henderson: Despite efforts by some white parents to ban the truth from public schools, area minorities seek out controversial books

P-D letter: Pasadena, California man criticizes Eric Greitens (get around stltoday paywall here)

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