Monday, April 25, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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This Week in Missouri Politics: Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft talks with Scott Faughn about election bill, including photo ID and paper ballots (0:45); why there are no good arguments against photo ID (3:15); big government and mask mandates (4:30); judicial selection (5:45); prohibiting businesses from enforcing vaccine mandates (7:00); school choice (9:45); 2024 governor bid and announcement timetable (10:15); Panel of Dem state Reps. Ashley Aune and Patty Lewis, along with GOP Reps. Josh Hurlbert and Bill Hardwick discuss state budget (13:20), World Cup (16:00), Cannabis Freedom Act (16:30), Hardwick and Bob Onder’s legislation regarding military veterans (21:45), reining in meter maids (25:15), predictions for end of session (26:00), who won the week: Rep. Brian Seitz (R-Branson), 4th Congressional District GOP candidate Mark Alford, Rep. Ian Mackey (D-St. Louis County), Rep. Josh Hurlbert (R-Smithville) Kansas City Police Board requested Eric Greitens remove ride-along post

Missouri Independent: Kansas City police feel heat after Eric Greitens posts campaign video showing ride along

Columbia Missourian: Candidates lined up to run for 4th Congressional District despite redistricting uncertainty

97.1 FM Talk (St. Louis): The Marc Cox Show: Sen. Bill Eigel (R-Weldon Spring): Defense of Liberty event (1:05), Lincoln Hough is a Democrat (3:00); Caleb Rowden “ought to know better” (3:30); congressional redistricting map (4:55); protecting girls’ sports from male competition (5:40); initiative petition changes (6:00); “the Conservative Caucus is prepared to shut the entire place down” (6:20); “cautiously optimistic” about tax cut (6:50)

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske preview: Missouri History Museum, located in St. Louis City, will install new panels criticizing Thomas Jefferson

Missouri Independent: Tending pea patches: Senators add dozens of small items for districts to Missouri state budget

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Rep. Peggy McGaugh (R-Carrollton) on status of voter ID and absentee balloting proposals

Hannibal Courier-Post: Hannibal mayor shrugs off effort from Rep. Tony Lovasco (R-O’Fallon) to ban red-light cameras

St. Louis Public Radio: “Show-Me Digital Health Act” from Rep. Jim Murphy (R-St. Louis County) would require public schools to teach students how to responsibly use social media

St. Louis Public Radio: UM System curators represent four campuses, but only have degrees from one: Mizzou

JCNT: Missouri Foundation for Health teams up with Brady gun-control group for gun-violence campaign focused on suicides (get around Jefferson City News-Tribune paywall here)

Missouri Foundation for Health and Report for America’s “Missouri Gun Violence Project” sponsored series, via KC Star’s Kaitlin Washburn: Bills to close Missouri loophole allowing abusers to keep guns stalls (avoid KC Star paywall by reading via stltoday reprint here)

Missouri Foundation for Health 2020 Annual Report: How purchasing journalism coverage through the Missouri Gun Violence Project helps further our mission: Testimonial from KC Star content creator Kaitlin Washburn

The Missouri Times: Combest, 20 for 20, Part 1 (10/18/21): “In Missouri, look at the successful Missouri Gun Violence Project advocacy journalism collaboration between the Missouri Foundation for Health (MFFH) and the Kansas City Star … You may be surprised how affordable it can be to lock in a 24- or 36-month lease on young reporters to generate content for your company or industry’s cause.”

The Heartlander Executive Editor Michael Ryan: Recreational marijuana in Missouri? ‘Run!’ say experts who warn of the dire social consequences

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Tax rebates for Missourians? Not for the people who need it most, House GOP says. (get around stltoday paywall here)

SNL op-ed: Missouri State University associate sociology professor Kyler Sherman-Wilkins: “Representative Chuck Bayse [sic] and other Missouri House Republicans continue their open and wanton assault on trans individuals”

P-D letter: St. Louis woman says Post-Dispatch editorial defending Steve Roberts is “gross” (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Arnold man skeptical of state lawmakers’ needle-exchange approach (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star letter: Man who chooses to live in Kansas questions “intellectual depth” of Gov. Parson and other Missouri leaders

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