Thursday, May 26, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KC Star: In aftermath of Texas shooting, Josh Hawley focuses on prosecution and sentencing

KC Star “Service Journalism Team’s” Natalie Wallington: Firearmfriendly Missouri makes it easy to buy guns

KCUR: Missouri Republicans have taken money from NRA

P-D’s Kurt Erickson: GOP candidates have auctioned guns at campaign events; Rep. Tony Lovasco (R-O’Fallon) spent $25 to purchase a table at a Wentzville gun show in 2018 (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Boosting school safety funding in Missouri ‘a move in the right direction’ (get around stltoday paywall here)

The Missouri Times: Part 2: The last day of the 2nd regular session of the 101st Missouri General Assembly: Behind-the-scenes look into congressional map negotiations

The Missouri Times (yesterday): Part 1: The last day of the 2nd regular session of the 101st Missouri General Assembly: Behind-the-scenes look into congressional map negotiations St. Louis Public Radio’s “St. Louis on the Air” host Sarah Fenske leaving next month, will be overseer of content at Riverfront Times and other alt-weeklies

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air: Your summer reading list: Books about Black Panthers (2), black cowboys, “the black experience in America,” “race, injustice and anger” for kids, “colorism,” a farm boy developing his “drag identity,” other page-turners

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske preview: Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker (D) to discuss her courageous stand on Kevin Strickland and how it will affect other cases

Missouri Independent: ‘Gray market’ gaming company pumps $250K into PACs tied to Steve Tilley

SNL: Documentary defending indicted GOP Rep. Tricia Derges in production from Branson filmmaker

The Missouri Times: Show Me Missourah: Grundy County

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri Hospital Association’s Dave Dillon on the No Patient Left Alone Act

P-D: Missouri Hospital Association says staff turnover at Missouri hospitals hitting an all-time high; union says higher wages will help (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Missouri proposal would allow more businesses to contribute money to candidates (get around stltoday paywall here)

Washington Missourian: MoDOT officials warn that costs for road construction are exploding (get around Washington Missourian paywall here)

Missourinet: State Education Commissioner Dr. Margie Vandeven praises boost in teacher pay, other increases

Washington Missourian: Legislators increase funding for school buses (get around Washington Missourian paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: State education officials sit through Normandy and Riverview Gardens complaint session; former Special Administrative Board member says she had no idea her term would expire; black group says it will call on Gov. Parson to replace Margie Vandeven

SNL: Naked same-sex play ‘just a thing at Kanakuk’: Campers and staff say nude male counselor hanging out with nude boys was part of camp culture

P-D editorial: Missouri Republicans of conscience should coalesce around an anti-Trump candidate (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star editorial: By design, Missouri Ethics Commission has 3 GOP seats and only 1 Democrat

KC Star op-ed: Kansas man: Josh Hawley sees Asia as political ground richer than Ukraine

P-D semi-retirees Jim Gallagher and David Nicklaus: The Bottom Line video series: Hawley’s anti-Disney bill is a goofy idea

KC Star’s Judy Thomas: 36 Missouri Republicans follow ‘right-wing’ Facebook groups – including ‘far-right’ groups like Americans for Prosperity and anti-CRT clubs

P-D letter: Dittmer septuagenarian mocks GOP legislators for Ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine resolution (get around stltoday paywall here)

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