Tuesday, April 26, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KCMO (Kansas City): Pete Mundo Show: Missouri Times Publisher Scott Faughn on Eric Greitens’ KCPD ridealong controversy (1:45), U.S. Senate GOP primary polling trends (3:00), likelihood of debate (5:05), sports betting bill and VLTs vs. pull tabs (7:25), Parents’ Bill of Rights and critical race theory (9:00), congressional redistricting and “7-1” vs. “6-2” (10:15), how Emanuel Cleaver’s district will become more competitive (12:15)

Missouri Independent: AG Eric Schmitt declares “a huge victory for border security” as federal judge temporarily blocks Biden administration from ending Title 42

Politico: Josh Hawley endorses Thiel-backed Arizona Senate candidate (link via

Joplin Globe: Sens. Blunt, Hawley to file resolution for fallen police officers Jason Kander talks PTSD in new documentary and upcoming book

P-D: Jefferson Memorial at Missouri History Museum to include criticism of president over slavery, treatment of Indians (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske event promo: Come to the Missouri History Museum on Thursday night to hear assorted black history professors and a Cherokee Indian criticize Thomas Jefferson

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske preview: Today’s show to celebrate Tishaura Jones’ first year as mayor

The Missouri Times: What’s next for Missouri’s secretary of state? Highlights from Jay Ashcroft’s appearance on This Week in Missouri Politics

SNL: Summary: state legislative candidates’ campaign finance reports

P-D: Better Elections Missouri pays D.C. group $1.3 million to collect signatures in Missouri; campaign “declined to address specific questions from the Post-Dispatch about the collection effort” (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT: State honors fallen employees with memorial event (get around Jefferson City News-Tribune paywall here)

KWTO (Springfield): The Elijah Haahr Show: House Budget Chairman Cody Smith (R-Carthage) gives overview of state spending (1:20), tax credit (2:30), what the next budget will look like compared to this one (3:30), the mathletics behind the $1 billion/$500 numbers (4:15), Senate considerations (6:00), Senate’s “mixed” reaction to tax credit (7:00), likelihood of future tax credits (10:10), response to criticism of tax credits (11:00)

Fox 2 St. Louis: Congressional map, budget still on agenda in final weeks of legislative session

JCNT: More state funds could boost LU’s ag research, lawmakers told (get around Jefferson City News-Tribune paywall here)

JCNT: Lawmakers back biweekly state employee pay legislation (get around Jefferson City News-Tribune paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Legislative roundup: vaccine mandates, 911 dispatchers, ballot security

SNL: Missouri House passes bill to protect girls’ sports from male competition

AP: Missouri House OKs keeping boys out of girls’ sports

Missourinet: Bill from Rep. Lane Roberts (R-Joplin) would expand sex offender registry to show convicted murderers out on probation or parole

Missouri Independent: Judge orders Missouri DHSS to pay Planned Parenthood’s legal fees in license dispute

JCNT: Cycling activists lobby for Rock Island Trail during annual ride (get around Jefferson City News-Tribune paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Missouri Senate overwhelmingly approves bill requiring schools test, filter water for lead

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri Foundation for Health teams up with Brady Center gun-control group to promote safe gun storage

KC Star editorial: Oh good, a lid on Kansas City’s south downtown loop — and even more developer subsidies

JCNT editorial: State’s economy chugging along (avoid Jefferson City News-Tribune paywall here)

KC Star editorial: Rep. Chuck Basye (R-Rocheport) gives it straight to angry Independence woman: “I don’t care about your feelings”

The Missouri Times op-ed: Missouri Farm Bureau’s Garrett Hawkins: Tick tock, it’s time to protect private property rights from the Grain Belt Express

KC Star op-ed: Retired Mizzou jr. professor of sociology: If Missouri Republicans believe in religious freedom, abortion rights are essential

Missouri Foundation for Health/Report for America/KC Star’s “Gun Violence Project” content creator Kaitlin Washburn: Campaign promo: Missouri Foundation for Health/Brady Center gun safety program

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

P-D letter: St. Louis City septuagenarian unhappy with Post-Dispatch’s coverage of Democratic U.S. Senate candidates, chirps about “a rich St. Louisan like Trudy Busch Valentine” (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Washington University School of Social Work coed wants to see critical race theory taught in Missouri schools (get around stltoday paywall here)

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