Thursday, May 5, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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SE Missourian: U.S. Rep. Jason Smith weighs in on leak of SCOTUS abortion ruling draft, wants probe

St. Louis Public Radio: Cori Bush wants to get rid of filibuster, weighs in on Ukraine aid Kansas City activists, without humor or shame, plan “Mother’s Day” abortion rally

The Missouri Times: ‘Women for Schmitt’ group includes Kay Hoflander, Cindy O’Laughlin

P-D: Grand jurors call St. Louis circuit attorney’s conduct in Greitens case ‘reprehensible’ (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Autopsy lists the prescription drugs in Cora Walker’s system (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Marijuana legalization fizzles in Missouri House as initiative petition heads toward ballot (get around stltoday paywall here)

AP: Missouri House panel backs new plan for congressional seats

Columbia Missourian: House committee passes new map splitting Boone County

SNL: Missouri lawmakers aim to require photo ID, two weeks of early voting in elections bill

AP: Missouri Senate on track to pass voter photo ID requirement

Columbia Missourian: Election law changes nearing passage in Missouri Senate

The Missouri Times: Senate Hour by Hour for Wednesday, May 4

St. Louis Public Radio: Tentative $45 billion Missouri budget keeps teacher pay hike, other spending goodies

Missouri Independent: ‘Something for everyone’: Final votes coming for record-setting Missouri budget

Columbia Missourian: Budget spending update: Teacher salaries, Medicaid, more; “Black Wall Street in Missouri” and “Young Voices with Action MLK” each get $500k payday

SNL: Missouri’s minimum teacher salary to be raised to $38,000 as new budget nears passage

P-D: Lawmakers on track to raise teacher pay in Missouri (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star: Missouri teachers are among lowest paid in the nation, but they soon could get a raise

Columbia Missourian: Sexual assault survivor bill advances with amendments

P-D: Missouri House poised to raise legal age for tobacco use to 21 (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT: Freedom of Road Riders rally encourages drivers to watch for motorcyclists (get around News-Tribune paywall here)

Joplin Globe editorial: Abolish Missouri’s death penalty

The Missouri Times op-ed: 20th State Senate District candidate Brian Gelner (R): Make Webster County whole again

Columbia Missourian’s David Rosman: Expect Missouri Republicans to propose an ‘election police force’ for 2024 elections

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Abortion politics take leap from ‘legitimate rape’ to legitimacy of the court (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star “Service Journalism Team’s” Natalie Wallington: If abortion is banned in Missouri, can you travel to Kansas or another state? How to “self-manage your abortion at home” and other ways to terminate your unwanted child

KC Star “Service Journalism Team’s” Natalie Wallington: Missouri, your anti-LGBTQ laws made me gayer: “With every hateful bill you write, my hair gets shorter and my Doc Martens get chunkier.”

KC Star letters: Kansas septuagenarian appreciates that Crystal Quade op-ed didn’t mention her political party; National MADD leader wants Missouri legislators to pass “Bentley’s Law”

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