Thursday, May 19, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KCMO (Kansas City): Pete Mundo Show: Billy Long on Mundo’s “Politics and a Pint” event June 1 (0:30), optimism about what GOP U.S. Senate primary polls are showing (2:15), why he calls Eric Greitens “Snidely Whiplash” (3:10), where “Shanghai Schmitt” and “Mini Liz Cheney” stand (4:00), why the D.C. “Swamp” backs Hartzler (5:00), John Hancock and the “Missouri Swamp” (7:00), conversations with “billionaires” supporting Schmitt (9:30), Schmitt’s mistakes on Branson duck boat tragedy (10:00), two biggest factors in deciding who will win (10:30)

97.1 FM Talk (St. Louis): Marc Cox Show: Eric Schmitt talks about Post-Dispatch’s position that opposing illegal immigration equals supporting “replacement theory” (1:00), status of illegals invading the U.S. (3:00), thoughts on recent GOP primary polls (4:05), Lincoln Hough (5:40), Springfield Public Schools hiding critical race theory (5:45), Rockwood School District and the FBI tip line (6:40), Parents’ Bill of Rights (7:00)

97.1 FM Talk (St. Louis): Mark Reardon Show: Eric Schmitt responds to national and local media’s “replacement theory” angle (5:00), GOP primary polls (11:10)

97.1 FM Talk (St. Louis): Mark Reardon Show: Gov. Mike Parson on congressional map (19:45), GOP infighting (20:20), frustration with inaction on Parents’ Bill of Rights, critical race theory and protecting girls’ sports (20:40), Missouri’s economic rebound after COVID (21:15), upcoming recession (22:00), possibility of tax refunds (22:45), asking lawmakers to cut income tax (23:30), approach to spending federal largesse (24:30), Kim Gardner’s office “out of control” (26:10)

The Missouri Times: Gov. Parson signs new congressional map into law, will go into immediate effect

JCNT: Gov. Parson signs new congressional districts into effect (get around News-Tribune paywall here)

P-D: Gov. Parson approves Missouri’s new congressional districts (get around stltoday paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: Taylor Burks stays in congressional race despite new map

KWOS (Jefferson City): Morning Show with Austin Petersen and John Marsh: Taylor Burks on fundraising success (0:15), disappointment with congressional redistricting process and lawmakers’ “personal self interest” (1:15), advantages over other candidates (2:00), what he’s hearing on the campaign trail (2:55), how Libertarians fit into Republican party (4:00), priorities in Congress (4:45), election integrity (5:45), favorite members of Congress (6:45), Ukraine aid bill (8:30)

Missouri Independent: Gov. Mike Parson signs new congressional redistricting plan

St. Louis Public Radio: What is compact? The answer could determine whether Missouri’s congressional map stands

KC Star: Gov. Parson signs congressional map that protects Cleaver, sidestepping lawsuits

Spectrum Local News (Charter Communications, St. Louis): Missouri counties taking varied approaches to telling voters about new congressional districts

KC Star: Missouri women plead guilty in Capitol riot case. One said they stole Pelosi’s beer

Missouri Independent: Ashcroft won’t use random sampling to certify marijuana, ranked-choice initiatives

St. Louis Public Radio: Politically Speaking podcast: Jason Rosenbaum and reporter Sarah Kellogg answer listener questions about 2022 Missouri legislative session

SNL’s Galen Bacharier: Analysis: 5 takeaways from Missouri’s legislative session headed into election season

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Rep. Louis Riggs (R-Hannibal): Some Missouri Senate members “act like complete morons”

SE Missourian: Local lawmakers supportive of higher salaries for new teachers

Spectrum Local News (Charter Communications, St. Louis): How teacher pay increases, extra transportation funds will affect St. Louis area school districts if signed by Parson

Columbia Missourian: How some gun laws fail, even in Missouri

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske: New Post-Dispatch editor Alan Achkar says paper will focus on website clicks, minimize inconsequential arts coverage

Washington Missourian: Widening of Highway 47 makes the MoDOT cut, work tentatively to begin in 2026 (get around Missourian paywall here)

JCNT: Missouri health department launches overdose dashboard (get around News-Tribune paywall here)

KC Star: Liberal students protest, shatter glass table as some Lee’s Summit West students seek to form a conservative club; liberal says presence of a conservative group will make some students “fear for their lives”

SE Missourian: Female Jackson High School student complains about district’s name-reading policy for graduations, says roughly 1 out of 12 classmates is transgender

SNL: With pandemic over, MSU allows COVID-19 policies to expire

JCNT editorial: Kudos to state for spending transparency (get around News-Tribune paywall here)

Joplin Globe editorial: COVID-19 may be spreading again, so start wearing a mask indoors and be sure to get your COVID booster shots (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

The Missouri Times op-ed: Sen. Lincoln Hough (R-Springfield) on Mental Health Awareness Month

Columbia Missourian’s David Rosman: List of grievances against Missouri Republicans; Missouri Democrats need to “get off their collective butts” and beat Republicans in November

P-D letter: Manchester septuagenarian unhappy with Missouri deciding its own abortion laws (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Chesterfield septuagenarian convicts Missouri GOP lawmakers of “cruelty and lack of empathy” (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Ballwin septuagenarian says comparing state legislators to Zoo’s Somali wild ass “is totally insulting to the wild ass” (get around stltoday paywall here)

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