Wednesday, May 18, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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Missouri Independent: Dave Schatz accuses GOP primary opponent Eric Schmitt of turning ‘blind eye’ to illegal gambling

KCTV (Kansas City): Survey USA poll: Eric Greitens leads GOP candidates ahead of Senate primary; Lucas Kunce leads Trudy Busch Valentine 10%-8% with 63% undecided

St. Louis Public Radio: Event promo: Come to St. Louis City today to hear “feminist-rager lullabies” that challenge the evils of “socially conditioned heteronormativity” Liberal protestors against Lee’s Summit conservative student group get destructive, shatter glass table

CNN: Video: Missouri state Rep. Mary Elizabeth Coleman (R-Arnold) is the ‘new face’ of the anti-abortion movement

KC Star: In Kansas City, prosecution of abortion not expected if Missouri ban triggered

JCNT: Missouri Supreme Court celebrates newest judge; Gov. Mike Parson appointed first black woman to state’s high court (get around Jefferson City News-Tribune paywall here)

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Rep. Peggy McGaugh (R-Carrollton) on election bill provisions

P-D: Place your sports bets, but not in Missouri. Supporters look to next year (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star: Here’s why Missouri needs to change its constitution to force KC to spend more on police

Missouri Independent: Attorney General Eric Schmitt preparing new round of school mask lawsuits

Columbia Missourian: Hearing on AG mask lawsuit against CPS sets decision on motion to dismiss for coming weeks

Joplin Globe: Wastewater samples signal potential spread of COVID-19 in Jasper County (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

Washington Missourian editorial: Legislative session wins and losses: Ann Wagner and redistricting, state budget, Rock Island Trail, GOP infighting, more (get around Washington Missourian paywall here)

P-D editorial: Legislature takes big step forward with one foot, shoots itself in the other: On school funding, video lottery terminals and Steve Tilley (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT editorial: Ameren deserves praise for making Missouri an EV-friendly climate – and Missouri lawmakers should do the same (get around News-Tribune paywall here)

KC Star editorial: Buffalo and Kearney cases show why Missouri needs critical race theory in schools

KC Star’s Daniel Desrochers: Roy Blunt condemns Republicans’ racist ‘replacement theory’ but Hawley, Greitens and Schmitt won’t; Also, Hawley let the elevators doors close when I was trying to talk to him

Associated Press’ Steve Peoples: Eric Schmitt, Eric Greitens, and other Republican U.S. Senate candidates promote racist ‘replacement’ theory when discussing immigration There’s no such thing as “The Great Replacement Theory” – “beyond an online trolling tactic or a garbage idea that hack pundits use in between commercials for boner pills”

The Missouri Times op-ed: Rep. Dan Shaul (R-Imperial): What liberals hate about protecting the integrity of Missouri’s elections

P-D letter: University City sexagenarian expresses anger at Eric Schmitt and other Missouri Republicans over voter ID, pro-life laws, COVID, critical race theory (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Out-of-state Washington University student threatens to leave Missouri if Gov. Parson signs voter ID bill (get around stltoday paywall here)

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