Friday, April 29, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KWOS (Jefferson City):  The KWOS Morning Show with Austin Petersen and John Marsh: U.S. Rep. Billy Long on Biden’s “idiotic” immigration policy (0:10), how weak leadership affects illegals’ decisions to invade U.S. (1:45), support for Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy (3:45), building the wall (4:15), “bone to pick” with Gov. Parson (8:45), criticisms of Eric Schmitt and Vicky Hartzler (9:25), Disney (11:30)

P-D: Boeing unveils first new trainer jet for Air Force (get around stltoday paywall here)

Spectrum Local News (Charter Communication, St. Louis): Boeing unveils new St. Louis-made T-7A Red Hawk trainer jet heading for the U.S. Air Force; Comments from Gov. Parson

JCNT: Missouri farms brought in record $4.3B in 2021, report says; Agriculture remains the state’s largest industry, worth $93.7 billion (get around News-Tribune paywall here)

Nielsen: Monthly Kansas City radio rankings: KCUR remains #4

Nielsen: Monthly St. Louis radio rankings: KMOX remains #11 overall, conservative 97.1FM Talk drops two spots to #15; liberal public access station KDHX remains #16; St. Louis Public Radio remains #17; 97.1 FM stream ranked #20; new conservative station “The Patriot” 104.9FM moves up one spot to #19

KWOS (Jefferson City):  The KWOS Morning Show with Austin Petersen and John Marsh: Sen. Bob Onder (R-Lake Saint Louis) on Senate leadership prioritizing government expansion (0:20), welfare recipients using food stamps at restaurants (1:00), response to Sen. Holly Rehder (R-Scott City) (2:45), GOP senators adopting the “Mitt Romney-John McCain formula for popularity” (4:30), current budget draft as “an orgy of overspending” (6:00), thoughts on GOP U.S. Senate primary (7:45), sports betting (8:45)

The Missouri Times: Republican Senate leadership holds end of week press conference

The Missouri Times: ‘Parent’s Bill of Rights’ measure awaits Senate action

SNL: GOP bill elections bill aims to ban ‘Zuckerbucks’

St. Joseph News-Press: Bill from Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer (R-Parkville) would limit property tax increases (get around St. Joseph News-Press paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: Missouri legislators debate boys competing in girls’ sports

St. Louis Public Radio: Legislative briefs: Protecting girls’ sports, election provisions, SNAP handouts

Columbia Missourian: Proposed pay increases for Missouri teachers advance in legislature

SE Missourian: Missouri’s A+ scholarship program use varies by institution type

Missouri Independent: Preventing pollution or creating more greenhouse gases? Missouri debates ‘advanced recycling’

St. Louis Public Radio: MoDOT is looking for public input on ramps and bridges on a 3-mile stretch of I-64

JCNT editorial: Honoring Missouri’s fallen workers (get around News-Tribune paywall here)

KC Star editorial: Simple, cheap fentanyl test strips save lives. Why does Missouri ban them?

KC Star op-ed: Missouri State Board of Education President Charlie Shields: Invest in teachers now, Missouri, or a labor shortage will hurt our children’s future

The Missouri Times op-ed: Foundation for Government Accountability’s Sarah Coffey: Time is running out for action on Zuckerbucks, ballot drop boxes and prefilled absentee ballot applications

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Guns become leading cause of child deaths, but Missouri looks the other way (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent’s Tessa Weinberg: Missouri House joins wave of anti-LGBTQ legislation pushed nationwide

KC Star’s Kacen Bayless: Missouri House passes two bills targeting transgender students

P-D letter: Maryland Heights sexagenarian says she finds Missouri Republicans “infuriating,” claims lawmakers “tricked” voters into passing Cleaner Missouri in 2020 (get around stltoday paywall here)

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