Friday, June 3, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KC Star: Emanuel Cleaver backs Trudy Busch Valentine in Democratic primary for U.S. Senate

KWOS (Jefferson City): KWOS Morning Show with Austin Petersen and John Marsh: Sen. Rick Brattin (R-Harrisonville) on liberal group labeling conservatives “extremists” (0:30), “Kansas City Red Star’s” bias and why conservative candidates should embrace the newspaper’s hatred (1:30), U.S. Marine Corp’s “abhorrent” LGBTQIA* promo (4:00), why the left seeks to weaken the U.S. military (5:00), potential for gas tax repeal (8:30), pharmacists and “politicization” of alternate COVID treatments (10:30)

St. Louis Public Radio: Politically Speaking podcast: Republican Missouri Senate Campaign Committee Director Drew Dampf talks with Jason Rosenbaum about new map, where a pickup is possible, GOP primaries, more

P-D: St. Louis aldermanic president, two allies indicted on federal bribery charges (get around stltoday paywall here)

Indictment document (pdf): Urban elected officials take envelopes stuffed with cash bribes, accept free cars and vehicle repair services, submit knowingly false information on land abatement documents, share thoughts on “some of these f*cking little young white progressives” (p. 64), demonstrate unique usage of grammar and sentence structure, more

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske: Congratulations to our station for subsisting 50 years – we’re setting up our own celebratory exhibit and throwing ourselves a party

KCUR: Ford Motor Co.’s plant in Kansas City is adding 1,100 people to meet demand for electric vehicles

JCNT: MoDOT $140M over budget due to inflationary prices (get around Jefferson City News-Tribune paywall here)

P-D: Missouri Lottery director quits, blames budget cuts by lawmakers (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT: Adult education becoming a greater priority in Missouri (get around Jefferson City News-Tribune paywall here)

Missourinet: Missouri budget proposal includes opening two new autism centers

SE Missourian: Online gas tax refund claim form now available (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Missouri to spend more than $100M settling pay claims for corrections officers

P-D: Missouri set to pay out $128 million in prison worker overtime case (get around stltoday paywall here)

The Missouri Times: Department of Agriculture program brings fresh produce to low-income Missourians

KC Star: Need help with groceries this summer? New text line connects MO families to food programs

SE Missourian: Natural gas prices soar locally and nationally; Ameren Missouri starts new “Clean Slate” debt-relief program (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Missouri Independent: East Coast universities, Microsoft, et al. issue national report on COVID-19 deaths by state

Joplin Globe editorial: Sen. Roy Blunt is right – mental health clinics needed

KC Star editorial: But his emails: Missouri AG defends Josh Hawley’s use and deletion of private messages

P-D editorial: When it comes to reforming unregulated gambling in Missouri, the game is fixed (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Canceled NRA event at Grant’s Farm evokes Adolphus Busch IV’s action after Sandy Hook (get around stltoday paywall here)

The Missouri Times op-ed: Missouri Farm Bureau’s Garrett Hawkins: Broadband plays critical role in revitalizing rural communities

P-D letter: Chesterfield septuagenarian says she still feels slighted by Hawley’s comments on masculinity last year, wants him to spend less time on “a fetus in a womb” and start banning “assault weapons” (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star letters: Liberty man supports Better Elections campaign; Independence man calls Missouri Senate Conservative Caucus the “Regressive Caucus”

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