Friday, May 13, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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Fox News: On MSNBC, Cori Bush asks Joy Reid why there isn’t ‘sperm regulation legislation’ to control men’s bodies

Business Insider: Rep. Cori Bush calls out Biden for not saying the word ‘abortion’ enough in public

KSMU: Springfield socialists partner with Planned Parenthood for ‘Defend Roe’ abortion rally; House Minority Leader Crystal Quade (D-Springfield) to speak tomorrow

St. Louis Public Radio: Gov. Parson keynotes Fort Leonard Wood event for high schoolers who choose the military after graduation

JCNT: State, city leaders delve into ‘parking crisis’ around Capitol; thoughts from City Public Works and Planning Committee Chairman Ron Fitzwater (get around News-Tribune paywall here)

The Missouri Times: Senate Hour by Hour for Thursday, May 12

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri Senate passes 6-2 Republican majority congressional map, ending melodrama

SNL: Legislature passes new congressional map, ending monthslong redistricting stalemate

Missouri Independent: Missouri Senate adjourns early after passing congressional redistricting map

AP: Missouri lawmakers adopt new U.S. House districts

P-D: Missouri Senate sends new congressional map to governor, ends session early (get around stltoday paywall here)

Spectrum Local News (Charter Communications, St. Louis): Live updates: Missouri passes new congressional map before Friday’s end of session

KC Star: Missouri Senate breaks gridlock and passes map that likely keeps Cleaver in Congress

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri House approves voter photo ID requirement

AP: Missouri lawmakers pass voter photo ID requirement

P-D: Voting changes win approval in Missouri House, now head to governor (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star: Missouri Republicans send voter ID bill to Gov. Parson’s desk

Columbia Missourian’s Teghan Simonton, Caroline Elik and Sean Brynda: Lawmakers revoke law blocking state from investigating allegations of abuse in schools; thoughts from “National Educators of America [sic]” Legislative Director Otto Fajen, others

Columbia Missourian: Legislature passes massive education bill

P-D: Education bill promoting literacy, testing school drinking water sent to Gov. Parson (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Lawmakers send bill to increase funding for charter schools to governor

St. Louis Public Radio: Legislature passes bill funding public charter schools with state money

KC Star: Bill passed in Missouri allows state’s college coaches to help players secure name/image/likeness (NIL) deals

P-D: Missouri Legislature passes amendment allowing colleges – and coaches – to assist with NIL deals (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT: Eminent domain bill headed to governor (get around News-Tribune paywall here)

St. Joseph News-Press: Luetkemeyer, Eggleston hope for strong finish to legislative session (get around News-Press paywall here)

KC Star: Lawmakers pass bill protecting doctors who lawfully prescribe ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine

Columbia Missourian: Legislature passes bill that takes new approach to homelessness

Midwest Newsroom/Missouri Independent’s race reporter Niara Savage and environmental reporter Allison Kite: Lead-contamination series: Bill requiring Missouri schools to cut down lead in drinking water heading to governor

SE Missourian: State announces that southeast Missouri will get new area code — 235

KRES/KWIX: Missouri Department of Conservation completes targeted culling effort

St. Joseph News-Press editorial: Lawmakers and Gov. Mike Parson were right to press for funding to increase the base pay of teachers (get around News-Press paywall here)

KC Star op-ed: Los Angeles attorney: Missouri preventing women from abortions in other states is likely unconstitutional

KC Star’s Jonathan Shorman: SCOTUS controversy has pushed Missouri’s long history of vehement opposition to abortion to the surface

Missouri Independent’s Rebecca Rivas: Despite no evidence of widespread voter fraud or irregularities during the 2020 election, state lawmakers pass wide-ranging elections bill anyway

P-D’s Tony Messenger: St. Charles tries to keep Big Muddy dreams alive for the next generation (get around stltoday paywall here)

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