Wednesday, April 27, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KC Star: Kansas City Police Department member under investigation for role in Greitens ride-along

Missouri Independent: Attorney calls Eric Greitens subpoenas ‘a fishing expedition’ during Boone County hearing

P-D: Judge considers records request by Eric Greitens after ex-wife accused him of abuse (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star: Eric Greitens’ attorney pushes political conspiracy in hearing over cell phone records (get around KC Star paywall by reading syndicated reprint on Hastings Tribune website)

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske preview: Panel of three liberal attorneys to discuss Eric Greitens, Steve Roberts cases today

KC Star: ‘Missouri as a proxy’: Supreme Court hears Schmitt-led case over Remain in Mexico immigration policy

KCUR: Biden’s push to reduce sentences for minor drug crimes means freedom for 5 Missourians

The Missouri Times’ Scott Faughn: April 2022 State Senate Tipsheet, with top 10 races ranked

SNL: Attempt to block controversial MO gun law can proceed in lower court, Supreme Court rules

P-D: Ruling on Missouri’s controversial Second Amendment Preservation Act reversed (get around stltoday paywall here)

KCUR: Missouri Supreme Court lets Jackson County, St. Louis challenge controversial gun law

Missouri Independent: Missouri Senate approves record budget, adds $1.2B to House spending

P-D: Missouri Senate approves massive budget, sets up showdown over spending with House (get around stltoday paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: Senate passes slew of budget bills despite conservative resistance

Bloomberg, via P-D: Gov. Parson’s plan to raise Missouri teachers’ starting salary passes Senate; National Education Association releases annual teacher salary report (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Religious groups chosen to run Missouri’s new tax-credit scholarship program (get around stltoday paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: Senate committee passes Parents’ Bill of Rights

Missourinet:  Bill from Rep. Dave Griffith (R-Jefferson City) would require Missouri Veterans Commission to recommend ways to prevent veteran suicides

Columbia Missourian: 17-year olds to be considered children under proposed law

KC Star: Four women accuse ex-DOC prison guard of assault (avoid KC Star paywall by reading reprint on stltoday)

Columbia Missourian: Catalytic converter bill is opposed by auto shops, metal dealers

P-D: Measure targeting LGBTQ discrimination gained more GOP votes, but still fell short in the Missouri House (get around stltoday paywall here)

SE Missourian: At Cape Girardeau County public health board, COVID merits “barely a mention”

SNL: On his way out, retiring CoxHealth CEO Steve Edwards criticizes Missouri state legislators

Missouri Independent: Missouri Supreme Court reaffirms ruling on 2015 law capping revenue from court fines

Joplin Globe editorial: Missouri should seek the earliest possible slot in the Democratic presidential primaries (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

P-D editorial: Missouri lawmakers are poised, again, to kick a domestic-abuse gun bill down the road (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent op-ed: “Floodlight” climate action content creator Mario Alejandro Ariza: Spire engaged in bare-knuckle marketing campaign and pushed to get high-ranking politicians to intervene on its behalf

KC Star’s Toriano Porter: Missouri locked Keith Carnes up wrongfully for years. With no compensation, he’s in dire need

P-D letter: Sunset Hills octogenarian questions secrecy around Cora Faith Walker’s death (get around stltoday paywall here)

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