Monday, May 1, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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This Week in Missouri Politics: Missouri State Treasurer Vivek Malek talks with Scott Faughn about first 100 days in office (0:30); why merit should trump DEI (1:55); bringing new voters, voices and donors into the Missouri Republican Party (4:15); MOBUCK$ program (6:30); panel of Reps. Gretchen Bangert (D-Florissant), Kathy Steinhoff (D-Columbia), Chris Dinkins (R-Lesterville), and Victory Enterprises’ Brett Dinkins on DEI (12:30); I-70 widening (16:30); library funding (20:15); sports betting (21:25); education legislation (25:15); who won the week: Hazelwood School District residents, Missouri ACLU, Missouri Senate, Kansas, Sen. Justin Brown (26:45)

Missouri Independent: AG Andrew Bailey faces criticism for dropping out of gambling lawsuit against highway patrol

KWTO (Springfield): The Elijah Haahr Show: Rep. Brad Christ (R-St. Louis County) on state control of St. Louis Police Department (-14:30); House and Senate “playing a little game” with each other’s legislation (-6:50); more

P-D: Legislature enters home stretch with five key priorities on the docket; Speaker Dean Plocher on Senate: “They seem to find drama in everything” (get around stltoday paywall here)

Brownfield Ag News: Missouri Senate proposes key ag investments in state budget; Comments from Sen. Rusty Black (R-Chillicothe)

Missourinet: Missouri legislative fix for rising vehicle tax bills still in play

P-D: Whistleblower pushes back on St. Louis transgender center findings, reiterates claims (get around stltoday paywall here)

AP: Missouri judge to rule on strict health care protections

St. Louis Public Radio’s Sarah Fentem: Cancer and heart disease most common causes of deaths in Missouri; state policymakers to blame for Missouri’s drop in life expectancy

P-D letters: New Jersey septuagenarian says Josh Hawley and state lawmakers reaffirm his decision to leave Missouri (get around stltoday paywall here)

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