Tuesday, May 3, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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St. Louis Public Radio: Supreme Court decision could mean near total abortion ban in Missouri; U.S. Senate candidates react

KC Star: Draft Supreme Court decision would end nearly all abortion in MO; U.S. Senate candidates react

Columbia Missourian: Two Rock Bridge students named semifinalists for U.S. Presidential Scholars Program; Area minorities choose to work hard, achieve success

The Missouri Times: Campaign profile: Focused on results for the Great Northwest, J. Eggleston is running for Senate

KCMO: Pete Mundo Show: Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer (R-Parkville) on what happened to sports betting legislation last week (0:40), response to Sen. Denny Hoskins (R-Warrensburg) on casinos (3:05), sportsbook “being held hostage and killed” for video lottery terminal legislation (4:00), prospects for passage (5:25), KC police funding (6:45), cap on real estate property taxes (9:30)

KWOS (Jefferson City):  The KWOS Morning Show with Austin Petersen and John Marsh: Rep. Sara Walsh (R-Ashland) on end-of-session priorities including pro-life legislation (0:10), congressional map (1:15), opposition to sports betting (2:00), restaurant meals for welfare recipients (3:45), ban on puberty-blocking drugs for minors (4:45), spending federal largesse (6:50), recreational marijuana (8:30)

Missouri Independent: Lawmaker says GOP resistance may doom Missouri marijuana legalization bill; Rep. Ron Hicks (R-Defiance) says supporters should “pitch tents” outside Majority Floor Leader Dean Plocher’s office

KCUR: Nonprofit fundraising promo: Canna Convict Project works to educate and assist people in prison for cannabis related crimes

SNL: Lawmakers to address teacher pay this week

The Missouri Times: Senate Hour by Hour for Monday, May 2

Missouri Independent: Fractured Missouri Senate enters final two weeks of the legislative session

Columbia Missourian: Missouri House expands Senate education bill as end of session looms

Missouri Independent: Missouri Senate committee slashes funds for building Rock Island Trail

Columbia Missourian: Senate committee cuts funding for Rock Island Trail, adds $31 million to MU autism center

SNL: Bill from Sen. Eric Burlison (R-Battlefield) would outlaw homeowners’ associations from banning solar panels

Columbia Missourian: Protections for human trafficking may not pass into law, despite widespread support

AP: Missouri murderer to be executed tonight; Carman Deck robbed elderly couple who invited him into their home, forced couple to lay down in their bed, then shot them both twice in the head

Columbia Missourian: With pandemic over, Boone County Health Department announces changes to the COVID-19 Information Hub

Missouri Independent op-ed: Phill Brooks: Divisive ideological fights in Missouri’s legislature: photo ID, Medicaid, critical race theory, boys playing girls’ sports, puberty blockers and gender reassignment surgery for minors, more

P-D’s Kurt Erickson: GOP hardliners, pushing to ban transgender athletes, tie up Missouri Senate (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D op-ed: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill coed: Missouri teens should not need parental consent before terminating baby’s life (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star op-ed: Rodney Lincoln is innocent. But Missouri law won’t let him clear his name for good

P-D letter: St. Charles man dislikes Missouri’s “gun environment” and Eric Greitens (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: St. Charles County septuagenarian, who lost 2016 state rep race in 36-point nailbiter, opposes GOP legislation on initiative petitions (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Missouri S&T education prof: Missouri should pay teachers more (get around stltoday paywall here)

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