Monday, June 20, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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AP: Inflation taking bite out of new infrastructure projects; comments from U.S. Rep. Sam Graves, MoDOT’s Patrick McKenna

P-D: Photo gallery: Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Lucas Kunce, 1st Congressional Democratic primary candidate Steve Roberts participate in Dellwood’s Juneteenth parade

This Week in Missouri Politics: Sen. Greg Razer (D-Kansas City) talks with Scott Faughn about budget (0:45), Missouri Senate’s 2022 session (2:45), protecting Emanuel Cleaver’s district (4:15), transgenders in high school sports (6:10), praise for Blunt on gun compromise (10:55), potential for compromise on trans sports bill (12:15); 4th Congressional District GOP candidate Mark Alford on background and media career (15:45), decision to run for Vicky Hartzler’s seat (17:30), residency (20:10), difference with other candidates (21:00), cutting red tape for farmers (23:45), gas and fertilizer prices (25:00), plan to win (26:05)

St. Joseph News-Press: Local farmers feel the impact of high diesel prices; thoughts from Missouri Farm Bureau’s Garrett Hawkins (get around St. Joseph News-Press Paywall here)

SNL: Missouri creates standard for advanced placement scores, college credit in new law

KC Star: Kansas City Public Schools considers closing 9-10 elementary schools, 2-3 high schools

P-D editorial: Teachers’ vaccine mandate suit puts anti-science activism above kids’ safety (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent’s Allison Kite: Lead contamination series: Missouri doesn’t know how many lead service lines remain; Biden’s infrastructure spending package gives activists hope

P-D letter: Kirkwood octogenarian disagrees with Missouri Republicans on COVID, guns, abortion, Medicaid expansion (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Louisiana sexagenarian says medical vs. recreational marijuana distinction only benefits “green doctors” (get around stltoday paywall here)

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