Saturday, May 14, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times: Central Missouri bridge to be named after Blunt

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Comedian Jon Stewart urges Missouri senators to back toxic exposure bill

The Missouri Times: Schmitt campaign poll shows AG leading GOP primary field

St. Joseph News-Press: Campaign overview: Article IV’s “Better Elections Missouri” ranked-choice voting push (get around News-Press paywall here)

The Missouri Times: The House hour by hour for Friday, May 13

The Missouri Times: Senate holds end of session press conference

Columbia Missourian: End-of-session photo gallery: Tearful goodbyes, farewell speeches, Crystal Quade squatting, Mike Kehoe as “Doug Clemens,” Senate as House, more UPDATE 8:35 a.m.: gallery deleted by Columbia Missourian after reader alerts paper of multiple errors UPDATE 7:55 p.m.: Gallery re-uploaded after correcting errors pointed out by reader

Fox 2 St. Louis: Missouri lawmakers adjourn; here’s what’s headed to the governor’s desk

St. Louis Public Radio: Legislature leaves major GOP goals undone after passing record spending, congressional map

Columbia Missourian: Legislature ends session with flurry of activity

Spectrum Local News (Charter Communications, St. Louis): Missouri lawmakers adjourn passing few bills in a slow session

P-D: Missouri House fires off lingering priorities to Gov. Mike Parson on Legislature’s final day (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Legislature ends tumultuous 2022 session marked by gridlock, GOP infighting

Missouri Independent: Bill to create prison nursery clears Legislature on final day of session

Missouri Independent: ‘Seclusion kills’: Missouri lawmakers pass limits on hospital COVID visitor restrictions As KC Mayor Quinton Lucas asks Biden for more taxpayer money, state legislators’ police funding bill moves ahead

KC Star: On final day of session, Missouri passes bill to force KC to increase police spending

KCUR: Legislature passes bill requiring Kansas City to give more money to the KCPD

KMBC (Kansas City): Missouri State Highway Patrol cracking down on expired temporary vehicle tags (link via

Columbia Missourian: Missouri is better equipped to handle a new COVID outbreak, DHSS says

Washington Missourian: COVID-19 prevalence remains low in Franklin County (get around Washington Missourian paywall here)

KC Star editorial: This legislative session was a disgrace. Time to get rid of the whole Missouri Senate. (avoid KC Star paywall by reading full editorial on Columbia Missourian website) Kansas City Star gives up on democracy after Missouri session smackdown – how might voters abolish the Missouri Senate, anyway?

KC Star editorial: Injured on the job as a Missouri employee? You need the state Supreme Court’s help

The Guardian’s Eric Berger: Missouri Senate primary highlights rise of violent rhetoric on the right; Eric Greitens gets attention by shooting guns (link via

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Judge takes jury’s advice in case that highlights Missouri’s felony murder dilemma (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star’s Toriano Porter: Missouri Legislature did the right thing by student-athletes. Your turn, Gov. Parson

Missouri Independent’s Allison Kite: GOP passes hazardous waste bill opposed by environmentalists and pushed by business groups and the plastics industry

Missouri Independent’s Rebecca Rivas: Bill forcing Kansas City to put more money toward police heads to governor’s desk

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