Thursday, April 28, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum: For Missouri Republicans, angst over Eric Greitens is about more than winning in the fall Greitens’ ride-along hot mess proves KCPD still suck at politics Kansas City Star earns prize for political vendetta against Senator Josh Hawley

KC Star: Star’s coverage of Josh Hawley earns prestigious progressive media award

Headliner Awards (New Jersey): 2022 national winners: gender stereotyping among auto industry’s crash test dummies; exposing COVID racism in Los Angeles; “COVID Vaccine Inequity in the Americas”; multiple winners for revealing “the horrors of the January 6th insurrection”; MLB racism in the mid-20th Century; etc. (pdf)

KC Star: Kansas City-area Proud Boy pleads guilty to one felony count in Capitol insurrection

Missouri Independent: Blue Springs resident Louis Enrique Colon pleads guilty to felony in Jan. 6 case

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske: Monthly “Legal Roundtable” trio of liberal lawyers takes on Steven Roberts, Eric Greitens

KSDK (St. Louis): Cora Faith Walker died of heart condition, St. Louis medical examiner rules; Steve Roberts offers condolences to Walker’s family

P-D: Medical report: Cora Walker died of heart disease; no illicit drugs found (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Cora Faith Walker died of nonischemic cardiomyopathy — what is that? (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D editorial, 4/19/22: Forced to defend himself, Steve Roberts releases documents showing Cora Faith Walker’s “rape” allegation was a lie (hop over Post-Dispatch paywall here) Who will write an objective analysis of St. Louis media’s Cora Faith Walker coverage? Not St. Louis media.

Spectrum Local News (Charter Communications, St. Louis): Jay Ashcroft warns it’s almost ‘too late’ for new congressional maps

Spectrum Local News (Charter Communications, St. Louis): Missouri National Guard sending armored vehicles to Ukraine

JCNT: Missouri Veterans Hall of Fame installed in Capitol building (get around News-Tribune paywall here)

JCNT: State employee pay schedule bills expand (get around News-Tribune paywall here)

SNL: Missouri Senate passes $45 billion state budget. Here’s what’s included and what’s next

Columbia Missourian: House and Senate set to negotiate on state budget

Columbia Missourian: House upholds gas tax increase; Rep. Sara Walsh (R-Ashland) wanted pause if average gas prices exceeded $3.50 per gallon in Missouri

SE Missourian: ‘Fired up’ Sen. Holly Thompson Rehder (R-Scott City) defends ‘yes’ vote on food stamp bill

Missouri Independent: Republicans tussle over bill to provide warm meals to some Missouri SNAP recipients

P-D: Controversial rural tax credit program hits roadblock in the Missouri Capitol (get around stltoday paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: Senate bill would allow business deductions for medical marijuana providers

St. Louis Public Radio: National Education Association: Missouri ranks 1st in the nation for keeping starting teacher pay low Kansas City Public Schools blame COVID for student stabbed to death

KC Star: Challenge to controversial Missouri gun law allowed to proceed, Supreme Court rules

JCNT editorial: Small change to paydays could benefit state employees (get around News-Tribune paywall here)

KC Star editorial: Missouri Republicans, Grain Valley schools attack transgenders’ existence

The Heartlander’s Christian Rehder: KC Star Editorial Board feels they deserve a say in KCPD funding matters more than a state legislator with KC constituents

KC Star op-ed: Former Nixa superintendent: Missouri should raise teacher pay

KC Star op-ed: Retired English professor from The Ohio State University: Dark money fuels Missouri school book banners

P-D letter: St. Louis man says Cori Bush, others should acknowledge how anti-justice, pro-criminal actions affect the environment (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Clayton septuagenarian says Missouri Capitol should not be improved until Missouri ranks first in teacher pay (get around stltoday paywall here)

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