Wednesday, May 4, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KCMO: Pete Mundo Show: U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler on “outrageous, dangerous, unprecedented, and intentional” liberal leak of SCOTUS opinion (0:30), consequences of liberal’s leak (2:45), why a liberal leaked the decision (3:30), debunking myths about what SCOTUS ruling would mean (5:15), relevance to U.S. Senate primary (7:15)

P-D: Trudy Busch Valentine vs. Lucas Kunce on abortion; Valentine says she “always believed” in abortion, as supporters promote Kunce’s pro-life comments from 2006 (get around stltoday paywall here)

MSNBC: Video: U.S. Rep. Cori Bush: SCOTUS decision affects “people who can become pregnant,” retells story of snuffing out what would have been her firstborn child

KWOS (Jefferson City):  The KWOS Morning Show with Austin Petersen and John Marsh: Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft on SCOTUS news (0:20), media establishment’s effort to change the court (1:00), “my body my choice” hypocrisy on COVID vaccines (1:20), legislative priorities including paper ballots (1:55), congressional map (2:40), voter confidence in elections (3:20), Petersen vs. Ashcroft on Missouri’s open primaries (4:00), problems with ranked-choice voting (8:00)

JCNT: Leaked Supreme Court opinion polarizes Missouri (get around News-Tribune paywall here)

KC Star: State lawmakers, candidates weigh in on Supreme Court leak

SNL: Roundup: Various Missouri candidates, politicos weigh in on SCOTUS

SNL: Here’s what could happen if Roe v. Wade is overturned

St. Louis Public Radio: Pro-choice rally photo gallery: Activists wear masks outdoors; Cori Bush weeps; Kentucky nonbinary complains about men; woman holding small dog hoists coat-hanger sign; Humanoid calling itself “Metal Priestess” displays Planned Parenthood sign; SLU employee holds homemade sign: “Keep religion seperate [sic] from state”; BBW in “Handmaid’s Tale” cosplay; more

Columbia Missourian: Pro-choice rally photos: BBW in comfortable shoes warns SCOTUS to “stay out of my cooch”; woman in sweatpants holds sign suggesting cutting off penises; other efficacious messaging

SE Missourian: National Day of Prayer events to be held today, tomorrow in Cape Girardeau

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri’s redistricting impasse is leaving congressional contenders in the dark

Missouri Independent: Lawmakers to make one more attempt at congressional redistricting map

The Missouri Times: Missouri Corn Growers Association endorses Mike Kehoe for governor

Missouri Independent: Appeals court rejects lawsuit challenging Missouri marijuana license caps

SE Missourian: State will ease gas tax rebate process

The Missouri Times: Senate Hour by Hour for Tuesday, May 3

Fox 2 St. Louis: Chances of Missouri lawmakers legalizing sports betting dwindling

Missourinet: Missouri’s autism centers could get state aid to end waiting list for screenings

Missourinet: Missouri Board of Education President Charlie Shields: Teacher recruitment and retention is most pressing issue facing schools

Missouri Independent: Bipartisan literacy bill grows to include open enrollment after Missouri House passage

SE Missourian: Missouri Department of Commerce and Insurance says fewer Missourians with quake coverage in high-risk New Madrid zone

Missourinet: Double-murderer Carman Deck executed

KC Star: Anti-death penalty activists rally as Missouri man is executed for double murder

P-D: Supreme Court, Gov. Parson decline to stop execution of killer in Jefferson County double murder (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Missouri execution leaderboard since 2000: Jay Nixon (21), Bob Holden (15), Matt Blunt (5), Mel Carnahan (4 in 2000, 38 over two terms), Mike Parson (4), Roger Wilson (1), Eric Greitens (1) (get around stltoday paywall here)

SE Missourian editorial: National Day of Prayer is important for our community, nation

KC Star op-ed: Lucas Kunce: Outlawing abortion isn’t American. It’s the Big Brother I fought against overseas

Missouri Independent’s Tessa Weinberg: GOP eyes amending Missouri constitution to ensure no right to abortion exists post-Roe

KCUR’s Carlos Moreno: Kansas City women fear erosion of civil rights after Roe is overturned; tales of “dark-skinned people” and waterworks

KC Star “race, gender and class inequity” content creator Matti Gellman: ‘Fight back’: Abortion rights rally held in KC; Woman engages in “Handmades [sic] Tale” cosplay

The Missouri Times op-ed: Rep. Brad Pollitt (R-Sedalia): Open enrollment will help Missouri children access the best school possible

The Missouri Times op-ed: Associated Industries of Missouri’s Ray McCarty: “Any willing pharmacist” legislation must be defeated

P-D’s Tony Messenger: What does a sunken steamship have to do with sports betting? Ask Bob Priddy. (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star letter: Weston man says Missouri will seek to ban birth control next

P-D letter: Senate infighting fumbled Missouri sports betting bill (get around stltoday paywall here)

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