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Archive - May 2021


        Monday, May 31, 2021   Memorial Day
Missourinet:  Rep. Wayne Wallingford (R-Cape Girardeau) to keynote Memorial Day Columbarium wall dedication in Bloomfield
          Columbia Missourian:  Analysis:  Urban-rural political divide in Missouri is deep and very tough to bridge
          AP:  Sheriff:  Claims against Rep. Chad Perkins (R-Bowling Green) not credible
          Missourinet:  Missouri lawmakers say lottery bill is a safety issue and provides peace of mind
          JCNT:  State updates COVID-19 guidance for Missouri schools
          KCUR:  Galloway says Missouri ranks next-to-last nationally in funding K-12 schools
          P-D letter:  Lake Saint Louis man who lost 2016 state rep race to Justin Hill by 32 points unhappy with GOP stance on LGBTQIA*, Medicaid expansion funding, etc.

        Sunday, May 30, 2021
Brownfield Ag News:  Infrastructure counter offer a micro-step closer but still far off;  Comments from Roy Blunt
          JCNT:  Missouri Veterans Commission's one-stop benefits portal created for veterans, military
          JCNT:  Rep. Dave Griffith (R-Jefferson City) reflects on legislation benefiting veterans and their families
          Columbia Missourian's Chase Meili, Rachel Schnelle, Clivia Liang and Jingying Xu:  No clear reason for urban-rural political divide in Missouri;  Rural Missourians "tend to be more religious, pro-abortion [sic]"
          KRES/KWIX:  Sen. Cindy O'Laughlin (R-Shelbina) previews next session's priorities, says irresponsible state spending is "horrifying"
          KRES/KWIX:  Rep. Danny Busick (R-Bunceton) disappointed several bills fell short of approval
          Missouri Independent:  As Missouri keeps building wind farms, some communities look to regulate
          P-D:  Missouri ordering fewer doses of COVID vaccine
          KC Star's Jonathan Shorman:  After brutal year, Missouri public health figures consider leaving positions;  Conservative citizens and GOP lawmakers are to blame
          Joplin Globe op-ed:  Missouri Sierra Club's Marisa Frazier:  Missourians should contact state lawmakers to oppose CAFOs, and should also grow their own crops and raise their own animals
          Joplin Globe letter:  Joplin man thinks College of the Ozarks should stand up to Biden Administration's order eliminating single-sex housing
          Joplin Globe letter:  Joplin septuagenarian says Josh Hawley is too extreme
          KC Star letters:  Kansas City man criticizes Eric Schmitt for opposing Critical Race Theory curriculum, says Missouri bicentennial should focus on state's racist history;  Kansas City septuagenarian opposes Tony Luetkemeyer's police-emancipation legislation
          P-D letter:  Chesterfield septuagenarian calls state lawmakers "exceptionally cruel" for not funding Medicaid expansion
          P-D letter:  St. Louis Democratic Socialists of America Chair Ben Conoyer:  Failure of conservatives' education legislation is a win for public schools

        Saturday, May 29, 2021
KRES/KWIX:  U.S. Rep. Sam Graves says Biden wants bipartisan infrastructure bill, but Pelosi is a roadblock
          P-D:  Democrat U.S. Senate candidate Lucas Kunce claims D.C. tax credit, didn't vote in Missouri in 2018 or 2020
          Missourinet:  Free, at-home test kits for COVID-19 now available to Missourians
          KWMU:  FEMA's downtown China virus vaccination site to close after Memorial Day
          Missouri Independent:  Livingston County health administrator disapproves of seeing people enjoying life, including "baseball games and basketball games in cities," without masks:  "I just cringe"
          JCNT:  Former Speaker of the House Elijah Haahr:  Health care must be relocalized
          The Missouri Times:  Gas tax referendum rejected for drafting error but group has refiled
          JCNT:  Petition for gas tax referendum resubmitted
          Missouri Independent:  Error forces restart on petition for vote on Missouri gas tax increase
          The Missouri Times:  Wieland calls for new Senate Republican leadership as FRA fallout continues
          Missouri Independent:  Wieland calls for a change in Senate leadership over handling of FRA bill
          The Missouri Times:  State files lawsuit against Quinton Lucas, Kansas City on behalf of police board
          KC Star:  Kansas City police board files lawsuit against city leaders over budget measure
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson:  No decision yet about special session request for KCPD funding issue
          KRES/KWIX:  Rep. Chuck Basye (R-Rocheport) says education proposal will protect against Critical Race Theory's "color-of-your-skin shaming"
          KSDK:  Career criminal who sucker-punched 12-year-old white boy sentenced to 7 years;  Police department says public "understandably expressed a desire to see (criminal) charged with a hate crime"
          SE Missourian:  Criminal sentenced 7 years in prison for punching young white boy in the face
          KC Star:  Unemployment overpayments issue unresolved
          JCNT:  Galloway:  Missouri ranks 49th in nation for school funding
          Joplin Globe:  Liberty proposing rate increase for Missouri customers
          SNL:  Revival 98 dispensary waiting on state "commencement" inspection process;  Former NFL player Grant Wistrom hopes to welcome potheads buying "medicine" by July
          P-D editorial brief:  Blunt gives unacceptable answer on Jan. 6 commission
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Gov. Parson's appointment of first black woman to Missouri Supreme Court worth celebrating
          KC Star's Derek Donovan:  Roy Blunt had a choice on the Jan. 6 commission, and picked Trump
          P-D letter:  Town and Country woman wants state lawmakers to fund Medicaid expansion

        Friday, May 28, 2021
St. Joseph News-Press:  Hawley's bipartisan bill would change the way military prosecutes sexual assault cases
          KC Star:  DHSS data shows 81% of Missourians age 15-24 remain COVID vaccine-free;  First Lady Jill Biden visits Kansas City to try to change that
          KC Star:  Biden considering Claire McCaskill for ambassadorship in Europe, report says
          KWMU:  Bridge and interstate improvements highlight St. Louis-area transportation priorities
          SE Missourian:  Rush Limbaugh's show will be replaced with conservative "Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show"
          Missourinet:  If elected Speaker, Rep. Dean Plocher (R-Des Peres) would focus on caucus-driven legislation
          Heartlander News:  In rare move, Missouri Ethics Commission referred case against Rep. Ian Mackey (D-St. Louis County) to local prosecutor;  Comments from Liberty Alliance Executive Director Chris Vas
          P-D:  Report explores relationship between Rep. Chad Perkins (R-Bowling Green) and woman he met while serving as police officer
          KC Star:  Report claims woman may have been intoxicated first time she had sex with cop;  Rep. Chad Perkins says report's author is jilted political rival
          The Missouri Times:  Rep. Louis Riggs (R-Hannibal) leads new committee to tackle broadband issues during interim
          The Missouri Times:  GOP lawmakers request pro-life policies in special session
          Missouri Independent:  Gov. Parson faces diverse special session demands
          SE Missourian:  Wayfair bill waiting for governor's signature
          The Missouri Times:  'Tiny robot' legislation rolls to governor's desk
          The Missouri Times:  Report from Auditor Nicole Galloway criticizes state's role in funding education, says burden is shifted to local governments
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Memo to DHSS:  Get on board with Sunshine Law
          JCNT editorial:  You beat COVID. Don't fall victim to ticks.
          KC Star editorial:  KC Mayor Quinton Lucas says opponents of police reform are 'using our tragedies as fear porn'
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Former Branson Mayor Karen Best:  Blunt, Hawley should support Trump's plan for paid family leave
          Missouri Independent op-ed:  Bharani Kumar:  MoCannTrade is Missouri's "medical marijuana cartel"
          P-D letter:  Stream Team United's Mary Culler:  Missouri rivers need more room to flow during floods
          KC Star letter:  Kansas man says he drives more than an hour each way to work in Missouri because of state's strong wages
          P-D letter:  Chesterfield septuagenarian wants Sen. Paul Wieland (R-Imperial) to foot the bill for special session

        Thursday, May 27, 2021
KC Star:  U.S. Senate unanimously passes legislation from Josh Hawley to declassify intelligence on Wuhan lab's leak and coverup
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri defense contracts amounted to $14 billion in FY19
          KC Star:  HUD secretary visits KC to promote Biden's infrastructure spending, meet with liberal "KC Tenants" group
          KCUR:  HUD secretary meets with housing activists
          The Missouri Times:  Scott Fitzpatrick, other GOP state treasurers warn banks over Biden Administration's climate push
          Missouri Independent:  Fitzpatrick, others push back against Biden's "abuse of power"
          The Missouri Times:  MEC closes Ian Mackey fundraising complaint
          Missouri Independent:  Judge sets trial date for lawsuit over Missouri Medicaid expansion
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Legislation increases sheriffs' pay, bans "chokeholds"
          Heartlander News:  Northland Kansas City legislators request special session in response to "defunding of the Kansas City Police Department"
          The Missouri Times:  Northland Kansas City GOP lawmakers request special session regarding police budget
          KC Star:  GOP lawmakers want special session on Critical Race Theory;  KC Public Schools set to begin 1619 Project lessons for students this summer
          The Missouri Times:  Rep. Sarah Unsicker (D-Shrewsbury) wants Gov. Parson to call FRA-focused special session
          KCUR's Up to Date with Steve Kraske:  Fact-checking Gov. Parson:  Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago advisor says abundant handouts not to blame for people choosing not to work
          JCNT:  Group wagering on casino coming to Lake of the Ozarks;  Comments from Rep. Suzie Pollock (R-Lebanon)
          The Missouri Times:  PSC extends Spire's coronavirus assistance program
          P-D op-ed:  Missouri Chamber of Commerce's Dan Mehan:  Bring fairness and justice back to our judicial system
          Columbia Missourian's Steve Spellman:  Legislative session review:  gas tax, Wayfair, police, Second Amendment Preservation Act, ESAs, Roeber
          KC Star's Katie Bernard and Jeanne Kuang:  Correcting GOP misinformation on Critical Race Theory in Missouri schools
          Missouri Independent op-ed:  PROMO's Stephen Eisele and others:  Missouri students must be taught "LGBTQ inclusive" sex ed
          KC Star's Hurubie Meko:  "Missouri Gun Violence" advocacy series, sponsored by Missouri Foundation for Health and Report for America:  Evictions cause Missouri gun violence
          KC Star op-ed:  Missouri "COVID widow" wants more money from government
          P-D letter:  Webster Groves sexagenarian says GOP U.S. Senate candidates are causing her to feel "ill" and "sad"
          KC Star letters:  Lee's Summit sexagenarian says Sen. Roy Blunt has no backbone;  Kansas City octogenarian criticizes Gov. Parson for "conservative economic views"
          P-D letter:  South St. Louis County sexagenarian says raising Missouri's sin taxes and creating junk-food taxes would pay for Medicaid expansion

        Wednesday, May 26, 2021
The Missouri Times:  Hawley teams up with Gillibrand to improve military response to sexual assault
          KC Star:  Hawley partners with New York Democrat on bill to improve military sexual assault response
          The Missouri Times:  Cleaver seeks federal funds for electric buses in Kansas City
          The Missouri Times:  Capitol Briefs:  AG Eric Schmitt opposes David Chipman's appointment to ATF
          Missouri Independent:  GOP's U.S. Senate primary field will expand ahead of statewide Lincoln Days celebration in Kansas City
          AP:  Charges against Patricia McCloskey amended
          KWMU:  MSNBC commentator Claire McCaskill weighs in on Josh Hawley, 2022 U.S. Senate race, Roy Blunt, Missouri Medicaid expansion, more
          SE Missourian:  Cape Girardeau outpaces state, national average in residents saying 'no' to COVID vaccine
          The Missouri Times:  Elijah Haahr named executive director of new Noble Health Foundation
          Columbia Missourian:  Part one of two-part series:  Missouri's child support system and cracking down on deadbeat dads
          KRES/KWIX:  Rep. Ed Lewis (R-Moberly) looks back on budget work
          P-D:  Missouri Medicaid chief Kirk Mathews warns of 'crippling' cuts
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri's water, sewer infrastructure rate adjustment process could be changing
          KC Star:  NAACP, "National Black United Front-KC," et al. support Mayor Quinton Lucas' police-funding power play;  GOP state lawmakers may take action
          KWMU:  Tick-spread disease on the rise in Missouri
          SE Missourian:  A year after George Floyd resisted arrest, SEMO awards first "Advocacy, Equity and Justice" scholarship
          P-D editorial:  Cori Bush needs to explain her stand on the anti-Israel boycott movement
          Washington Missourian editorial:  If gas tax increase appears on Missouri ballot, we'll support it
          P-D editorial:  State should refrain from interference in local police budgeting, or accept responsibility
          KC Star op-ed:  Russ Carnahan:  Roy Blunt should support Dems' Jan. 6 commission
          Missouri Independent op-ed:  Why COVID will be a lasting concern inside Missouri prisons
          KC Star letter:  Kirksville woman wants Blunt to support "humanitarian health aid" for other countries
          P-D letter:  Carbondale, Ill. septuagenarian criticizes GOP lawmakers and Gov. Parson for listening to rural Missourians

        Tuesday, May 25, 2021
KTVI (St. Louis):  U.S. Rep. Jason Smith meets with President Trump amid speculation of Senate bid
          KC Star:  Jason Smith meets with Donald Trump in New York
          P-D:  As he weighs U.S. Senate run, Smith meets with Trump in New York
          KC Star:  Jill Biden's community college tour to make stop in Kansas City
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in Missouri Politics show recap
          The Missouri Times:  U.S. Supreme Court denies review in Missouri death penalty case
          KWMU:  Gov. Parson makes history by appointing first black woman to Missouri Supreme Court
          Missouri Independent:  Trailblazing Gov. Parson names first black woman to sit on Missouri Supreme Court
          P-D:  Gov. Parson breaks the mold for Missouri Supreme Court appointments, names first black woman to state's high court
          The Missouri Times:  Gov. Parson chooses Robin Ransom for Missouri Supreme Court
          KC Star:  Gov. Parson appoints first black woman to Missouri Supreme Court
          Columbia Missourian:  Gov. Parson appoints Judge Robin Ransom to Missouri Supreme Court
          KRES/KWIX:  Gov. Parson visits Moberly for ribbon cutting at Swift Prepared Foods;  Nearly 200 new jobs created
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Legislation protects businesses against frivolous COVID lawsuits
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske:  Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch (R-Hallsville) says she is working with Gov. Parson on legislation for nonviolent drug offenders
          KC Star:  GOP state lawmakers from KC area respond to Mayor Quinton Lucas' police-force power play
          KWMU:  First medical marijuana dispensary in Rolla area opens
          SNL:  Springfield school district leaders take part in critical race theory training at "Facing Racism Institute" at Missouri State University;  MSU "chief diversity officer" says CRT is nothing to worry about
          KWMU:  Turnover rate for Missouri school superintendents on par with last year, up significantly from 2019
          The Missouri Times:  Health Facilities Review Committee approves new facilities in St. Charles County
          KMIZ:  State reports high demand for Johnson & Johnson vaccine, while state's allocation goes down
          The Missouri Times:  About 14,000 children in Missouri have started coronavirus vaccination process since Pfizer approval
          St. Joseph News-Press:  MoDOT:  Public comment sought on project that will temporarily detour the Katy Trail near Rocheport
          Washington Missourian editorial:  Missouri needs more transparency into medical marijuana program
          KC Star's Bryan Lowry:  After opposing anti-hate crime bill, Josh Hawley blames Democrats' rhetoric for attacks on Jews
          SE Missourian's Lucas Presson:  A podcast, a missed opportunity by the Missouri Legislature, and a tribute to Rush Limbaugh
          Missouri Independent op-ed:  Missouri Charter Public School Association's Douglas Thaman:  When all public schools thrive, our communities will, too
          Columbia Missourian op-ed:  Missouri needs to implement gas tax that applies to everyone
          P-D letter:  Overland septuagenarian criticizes "modern GOP," calls on 84-year-old Jack Danforth to return and "prop up" Republican party
          P-D letter:  Webster Groves septuagenarian unhappy with Ann Wagner's vote on Dems' Jan. 6 commission, vows to cast one (1) vote against her in Nov. 2022
          JCNT letter:  NFIB's Brad Jones thanks lawmakers for passing COVID liability protections
          P-D letter:  Missouri Coalition for the Environment criticizes Missouri Water Commission's vote on groundwater

        Monday, May 24, 2021
This Week in Missouri Politics:  Sen. Brian Williams (D-University City) talks to Scott Faughn about police legislation, FRA, U.S. Senate race;  Panel of David Barklage, St. Louis County Police Association's Joe Patterson, Dem Reps. Jo Doll and Rasheen Aldridge talk FRA, police officer emancipation, education bills, GOP U.S. Senate primary
          SNL:  12,000 Jordan Valley Community Health Center patients affected by big nationwide data breach
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri medical marijuana companies win tax relief from state lawmakers
          Missouri Independent:  Lawmakers in Missouri, other states push back against 'The 1619 Project' and critical race theory
          Brownfield Ag News:  State, local tax credits contribute to Delta Peanut facility in Kennett;  Comments from Ag Director Chris Chinn
          KC Star editorial:  Eric Schmitt wants to cancel critical race theory, aka 'history'
          P-D's Tony Messenger:  Missouri's working families need a consultant on the governor's payroll
          KC Star's Toriano Porter:  Contact the Missouri Public Service Commission and tell them to deny Spire's request for rate increase
          P-D letter:  Crestwood man expresses outrage over Ann Wagner's vote on Dems' Jan. 6 commission, vows to cast one (1) vote against her in Nov. 2022
          P-D letter:  Glendale sexagenarian mocks GOP Sens. Caleb Rowden and Rick Brattin for support of Second Amendment

        Sunday, May 23, 2021
Joplin Globe:  Joplin called model of loyalty, unity by tornado anniversary speakers
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske preview:  Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch (R-Hallsville) on her efforts to allow parole for drug offenders in Missouri
          The Missouri Times:  Kansas City police budget reallocation leads Republicans to call for special session
          JCNT:  State report looks at ways to reduce sleep-related infant deaths in Missouri
          JCNT editorial:  If there's enough interest in Americans for Prosperity's petition, we will support a statewide vote on gas tax
          P-D's Bill McClellan:  Josh Hawley is Missouri's "secret weapon" to prevent businesses from moving here
          P-D's Kevin McDermott:  Missouri's U.S. Senate lineup illustrates the Republican Party's dysfunction
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Text of Gov. Jay Nixon's speech at 10-year anniversary of Joplin tornado
          KC Star's Jonathan Shorman and Jeanne Kuang:  Missouri faces twin crises in Medicaid - and GOP state lawmakers are at fault;  Comments from Washington University health economist Jeffrey Jones. others
          KC Star's Humera Lodhi and Hurubie Meko:  "Missouri Gun Violence" advocacy series, sponsored by Missouri Foundation for Health and Report for America:  Wave of evictions provides city leaders built-in excuse for record-setting violence this year;  Racist institutions like "rent" and "paying bills" to blame
          KC Star letter:  St. Joseph man calls Josh Hawley "unpatriotic," says Sam Graves engages in "military costume-play"
          P-D letter:  Louisiana sexagenarian mocks Sam Graves for supporting "sacred religious beliefs"
          P-D letter:  St. Louis City septuagenarian calls Rush Limbaugh "hateful and cruel"

        Saturday, May 22, 2021
Brownfield Ag News:  U.S. Rep. Sam Graves introduces alternative infrastructure bill
          Missouri Independent:  Cleaver wants $6 million for electric buses
          St. Joseph News-Press:  With potential public vote on gas tax increase, transportation funding reaches fork in the road
          Missouri Independent:  Missourians, health care providers pause plans as Medicaid expansion heads to court
          KRES/KWIX:  Rep. Louis Riggs (R-Hannibal) discusses failed bills and future broadband plans
          The Missouri Times:  Appellate Judicial Commission recommends nominees for open Supreme Court seat
          KC Star:  Missouri pastor regrets denouncing Circle of Hope abuse claims
          P-D editorial brief:  Praise for GOP lawmakers for failing to create Rush Limbaugh Day
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Missouri Coalition for Transparent and Secure Elections:  Hand-marked paper ballot advocates request the governor's help
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Opportunity Solutions Project's Joe Horvath:  Gov. Parson should call special session for unemployment program integrity
          P-D letter:  Clayton man says Cori Bush wrong to reflexively side with Palestinian terrorists, says congresswoman has not met with local Jewish leaders
          P-D letter:  Ballwin octogenarian cheers Washington Post and Post-Dispatch for anti-Hawley coverage, says Sen. Andrew Koenig (R-Manchester) is "embarrassing"

        Friday, May 21, 2021
SE Missourian:  U.S. Rep. Jason Smith votes against Jan. 6 inquisition, says Dems "attempt to blame one side" for political violence
          KC Star:  Cori Bush one of three House Democrats to oppose $2 billion Capitol security bill
          Columbia Missourian:  AG Eric Schmitt joins 20 other states to oppose Critical Race Theory
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri must go through "diplomatic channels" to serve China lawsuits;  Schmitt's office used translation service to prep documents for ChiComs
          The Missouri Times:  Peter Kinder joins health care network in leadership position
          The Missouri Times:  National Biodiesel Board hires Gov. Parson's former legislative director Jeffrey Earl
          Missouri Independent:  Jeff Earl takes on new role, joins National Biodiesel Board
          Brownfield Ag News:  Gov. Parson highlighting beef during Missouri Beef Month
          The Missouri Times:  Medicaid expansion suit filed in Cole County
          Missouri Independent:  Lawsuit seeks to force Missouri to enact voter-approved Medicaid expansion
          KC Star:  Medicaid expansion advocates sue Missouri, choose three women with sad stories as symbolic plaintiffs
          The Missouri Times:  Federal reimbursement allowances (FRA) renewal derails session - but what is it?
          The Missouri Times:  Lawmakers gained traction on domestic violence "loophole" - and are already preparing for next year
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske:  St. Louis City Interim Public Safety Director Dan Isom wants Gov. Parson to veto Second Amendment Preservation Act
          SE Missourian:  County above state average in percentage of adults declining COVID vaccine
          P-D editorial:  Mark McCloskey joins underwhelming field of candidates
          P-D editorial:  More warnings from business that things aren't right in St. Louis and Missouri
          P-D's Antonio French:  Gov. Parson, other GOP governors choose cruelty over compassion
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Missouri Farm Bureau President Garrett Hawkins:  Legislature tallied some hits, but left key Farm Bureau priorities on base in spring session
          P-D letter:  Oakville sexagenarian says Roy Blunt will leave office "with his tail between his legs"
          P-D letter:  St. Charles octogenarian wonders which programs Missouri will cut to pay for Medicaid expansion
          KC Star letter:  Smithville septuagenarian wants Sen. Caleb Rowden (R-Columbia), other Republicans charged with perjury for not funding Medicaid expansion
          P-D letter:  University City septuagenarian says her liberal teacher neighbor might quit profession, blames GOP state lawmakers

        Thursday, May 20, 2021
KC Star:  Biden proposal would usurp Missouri law, provide SNAP handouts to three-time dope felons;  U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver says anti-drug laws are racist
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Hawley won't support Dems' Jan. 6 inquisition without changes
          KC Star:  Missouri Republicans vote against Dems' proposed Jan. 6 commission;  U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler wants any investigation to include a look at Black Lives Matter riots
          KC Star:  Union rally highlights fast-food workers' tales of woe;  52-year-old man blames McDonald's for his poor financial choices;  50-year-old man wants Burger King to give him "hazard pay";  rationalizations from other adults shifting responsibility for their budgeting blunders
           KC Star:  Event promo:  RSVP for our gun-control series, sponsored by Missouri Foundation for Health and Report for America;  Panel, hosted by gun-control series reporter Kaitlin Washburn, to discuss "excessive rent burden" and other atrocities afflicting people who choose to live in places they cannot afford
          JCNT:  Missouri's jobless rate dips in April
          SE Missourian:  Former Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder named SoutheastHEALTH's first-ever VP of government affairs
          The Missouri Times:  Profile:  Department of Mental Health Director Mark Stringer
          The Missouri Times:  Beach Boys, Hank Williams Jr., Missouri natives make up State Fair concert roster
          Heartlander News:  Petition drive seeks to stop Missouri from raising gas tax in October
          Columbia Missourian:  Show Me the Vote public forum unites Democrat and Republican social clubs
          KWMU:  Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft wants special session for election changes
          Missouri Independent:  Ashcroft urges Missouri Senate to shut off debate to pass Medicaid funding tax bill
          KC Star/Fox 4 "Four Star Politics":  Video:  Dave Helling and Missouri Independent's Jason Hancock give opinions on Missouri legislative session
          P-D:  Centene CEO Michael Neidorff (D) again threatens to leave Missouri, this time over Medicaid expansion
          KRES/KWIX:  Rep. Peggy McGaugh (R-Carrollton) pleased with PDMP passage
          The Missouri Times:  PSC denies Empire deferral request
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  Missouri's action on PDMP long overdue
          P-D editorial:  Second Amendment Preservation Act shows depth of GOP dysfunction
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Missouri should create database on nursing homes
          KC Star editorial:  Missouri to innocent people released from prison:  Our bad, thanks for coming
          SE Missourian op-ed:  Missouri AG Eric Schmitt:  Fighting against Biden's war on affordable energy
          P-D op-ed:  Elizabeth Chiarello:  Now for the bad news on Missouri PDMP
          Columbia Missourian's David Rosman:  Gov. Parson, GOP lawmakers who oppose Medicaid expansion funding are anti-Christian, violate "biblical mandates"
          P-D letter:  Kirkwood resident expresses anger over number of "old, white men" elected to Missouri Legislature
          P-D letter:  Kirkwood sexagenarian expresses anger at GOP state legislators over Medicaid expansion funding, feels "embarrassed"
          P-D letter:  Woodson Terrace octogenarian calls Sen. Rick Brattin (R-Harrisonville) and GOP lawmakers "tyrants"
          P-D letter:  St. Louis County septuagenarian says voting for Missouri GOP candidates will create "another pandemic of death and hate"

        Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Brownfield Ag News:  Missouri Farm Bureau sends Biden letter opposing tax plan;  Group supports U.S. Rep. Jason Smith's Death Tax Repeal Act
          The Missouri Times:  AG Eric Schmitt replaced as head of Republican attorneys general group after serving on interim basis
          SE Missourian:  Missouri serves China in COVID suit following local court action
          KC Star:  Eric Schmitt serves Chinese Communist Party in COVID lawsuit;  Missouri AG seeks to hold Chicoms accountable for role in spreading Wuhan virus
          KWMU:  Mark McCloskey shakes up already unpredictable U.S. Senate race
          The Missouri Times:  Mark McCloskey jumps into U.S. Senate race
          P-D:  St. Louis attorney, famous for defending home from tresspassing protester mob, announces bid for U.S. Senate
          AP:  St. Louis man who stood up to roving protester mob announces run for U.S. Senate
          KC Star:  Mark McCloskey launches bid for U.S. Senate
          P-D:  St. Louis attorney Al Watkins uses derogatory references to the disabled in describing Trump supporters
          The Daily Beast:  Al Watkins compares former President Trump to Hitler, calls Capitol rioters "f@cking retarded ... short-bus people"
          Columbia Missourian:  Boone County Pachyderms, Muleskinners to hold "Show Me the Vote" forum tonight;  SOS Jay Ashcroft to speak
          The Missouri Times:  Rep. Hannah Kelly (R-Mountain Grove) launches bid for House majority floor leader
          KCUR:  Up to Date with Steve Kraske:  Missouri Independent's Jason Hancock and Rudi Keller share their opinions on the 2021 legislative session
          P-D:  The Chat Room:  Liberal columnists Tony Messenger, Aisha Sultan offer list of complaints about GOP lawmakers and 2021 legislative session, praise gas tax hike
          Heartlander News:  2021 legislative session ends with good news for Missouri gun owners
          AP:  Missouri lawmakers pass longtime priorities
          SE Missourian:  Sen. Holly Rehder (R-Scott City) pleased to get PDMP past the finish line
          KRES/KWIX:  Rep. Louis Riggs (R-Hannibal) talks gas tax and emphasis on rural broadband
          KRES/KWIX:  Missouri School Boards' Association's Brent Ghan calls legislative session a mixed bag for education
          CDT:  Lawmakers pass bill from Rep. Chuck Basye (R-Rocheport) allowing parents to record special education meetings
          Brownfield Ag News:  Missouri Cattlemen's Association disappointed that eminent domain bill was "stonewalled"
          Columbia Missourian:  Efforts to deregulate agriculture industry have mixed success in Legislature
          CDT:  Bill waiting to reach Gov. Parson's desk could help Boone County renters
          Missouri Independent:  DHSS evaluating next steps after appeals court ruling on marijuana applications
          P-D:  DHSS to appeal court ruling in marijuana application case
          KC Star:  Pastor asks for money to help Circle of Hope owners fight 'false, demonic accusations'
          Joplin Globe:  Former Gov. Jay Nixon recounts lessons learned from 2011 tornado
          The Missouri Times:  Bicentennial Bridge to connect capital city with Missouri River
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri Clean Water Commission votes 5-1 to provide clarity on "groundwater" definition;  Missouri Pork Association cheers decision
          The Missouri Times:  Negro Leagues Baseball Museum special license plate new option for Missourians
          P-D:  Missouri gets new license plate featuring Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
          KC Star editorial:  Missouri AG Eric Schmitt's stunt lawsuit against China is harming Asians
          Washington Missourian editorial:  Legislative session review:  The good, the bad and the ugly
          KC Star editorial:  Missourians should vote on a gas tax hike. Then lawmakers should do what voters say
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Former Florissant Mayor Tom Schneider (D):  Missouri Republicans, particularly Gov. Parson and Sen. Schatz, deserve credit for gas tax increase
          Missouri Independent op-ed:  Phill Brooks:  A most unusual legislative session
          Columbia Missourian's C.W. Watson:  Gov. Parson shows lack of integrity by failing to fund Medicaid
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  R Street Institute's Shoshana Weissmann:  Missouri is becoming a national leader on occupational licensing improvements

        Tuesday, May 18, 2021
The Missouri Times:  Missouri Farm Bureau President Garrett Hawkins opposes federal 'death tax'
          The Missouri Times' Scott Faughn:  The tale of how the 1st session of the 101st General Assembly ended in the Senate:  Details of GOP-vs.-GOP infighting, Senate-House deals, broken compromises, the fallout, and what's next
          The Missouri Times:  This Week in Missouri Politics recap:  Lawmakers, Axiom's Aaron Baker look back on session, from education to PDMP
          The Missouri Times:  Rep. Dean Plocher (R-Des Peres) announces bid for House speaker
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri gas tax increase could be left up to voters if new referendum is successful
          Missouri Independent:  Conservative group wants to send gas tax hike to Missouri voters;  Thoughts from Americans for Prosperity's Jeremy Cady
          P-D:  State to resume contract talks with three labor unions
          P-D:  Longtime economic development expert Robert Miserez left his mark on Missouri
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske:  Ameren sustainability lead discusses renewable energy, Cori Bush's criticism of nuclear energy, more
          The Missouri Times:  State's first electric school bus making the rounds in rural Missouri
          KWMU:  New program to help the poor pay for Internet;  Comments from Missouri DED's Tim Arbeiter
          SE Missourian:  Celebrate Missouri's 200th birthday with bicentennial events, projects
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri Housing Development Commission has already given away $3.6 million in rental assistance;  Liberal groups still not happy
          Missouri Independent:  China virus outbreak at Smithfield plant in northern Missouri likely larger than originally known
          KC Star:  Mask devotees cling to their face coverings, question CDC's guidance
          P-D editorial:  Josh Hawley was instrumental in Jan. 6 Capitol "mischief";  2020 Black Lives Matter riots were "mostly peaceful"
          St. Joseph News-Press editorial:  Missouri lawmakers correct to question cost of Medicaid expansion
          Washington Missourian editorial:  Gov. Parson and GOP-led Legislature deserve credit for shepherding gas tax increase
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Legislative recap:  Home runs, and some whiffs
          Washington Missourian editorial:  Missouri sees positive effects of vaccinations, marking the beginning of the end of pandemic
          P-D's Aisha Sultan:  Campaign promo:  Moms Demand Action traveling gun-control exhibit
          KC Star's Toriano Porter:  New Missouri law would free innocent people. Missouri's prosecutors are on the clock
          P-D letter:  St. Charles octogenarian cheers Washington Post and Post-Dispatch for anti-Hawley coverage
          P-D letter:  Wentzville septuagenarian calls Josh Hawley "nuttier than Donald Trump"
          P-D letter:  St. Charles septuagenarian wants Rep. Paula Brown (D-Hazelwood) and Sen. Bill Eigel (R-Weldon Spring) to lower personal property taxes
          P-D letter:  Manchester sexagenarian says GOP state lawmakers want Missourians to be "poor, sick and voiceless"
          P-D letter:  St. Louis City sexagenaian mocks pro-life state lawmakers, attempts punchline labeling God female

        Monday, May 17, 2021
KRES/KWIX:  U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer opposes vaccine passports:  "It's about them controlling our lives, controlling what we do and where we go"
          SE Missourian:  Would-be restaurant workers chose to collect unemployment rather than work - but Gov. Parson's directive provides hope
          This Week in Missouri Politics:  Panel of Sens. Lauren Arthur (D-Kansas City) and Holly Rehder (R-Scott City), Rep. Becky Ruth (R-Festus), Axiom's Aaron Baker on transportation funding, ESAs, Dan Brown, Medicaid expansion funding, Second Amendment Preservation Act, FRA, more
          KWMU's Jason Rosenbaum "On the Trail" column:  8 takeaways from a fruitful, but frustrating, Missouri legislative session
          Missouri Independent:  GOP divisions in the Missouri Senate bedevil legislative session
          CDT:  Rep. Sara Walsh (R-Ashland) announces $1.5 million in state funding for Ashland Workforce Development Center
          St. Joseph News-Press:  State workers head back to the office for in-person work today
          KWMU:  Missouri looks to southeast Asia to increase ag exports
          SE Missourian:  Missouri's bicentennial and President Truman's connection to southeast Missouri
          KC Star editorial:  Missouri voucher bill will hurt public education. Will that help low-income kids?
          P-D's Tony Messenger:  AG Eric Schmitt must have missed 'process server' day in law school
          JCNT letter:  California man predicts state lawmakers will approve "full auto" firearms, cites "the radio" and "news outlets" as sources of gun info

        Sunday, May 16, 2021
JCNT:  Missouri lawmakers expect lawsuits over Medicaid decision
          Washington Missourian:  Fuel tax increase vote splits Franklin County lawmakers
          Missourinet:  Feral hog and prescribed burning legislation now on governor's desk
          KC Star:  Missouri lawmakers demand change in child welfare agency
          Columbia Missourian:  Legislative session photo gallery:  Captions decry GOP lawmakers' "anti-trans legislation," other liberal commentary
          KC Star:  Convicted murderer could be set free from Missouri prison
          P-D editorial:  The Missouri Legislature adjourns. Good riddance.
          Joplin Globe op-ed:  Charter school advocate Cathy Jo Loy:  GOP must stay united for 2022 U.S. Senate race
          P-D op-ed:  St. Louis County Prosecutor Wesley Bell:  Missouri Legislature gives new hope to the wrongly convicted in Missouri
          KC Star racism/injustice reporter Cortlynn Stark and social justice reporter Katie Moore:  Local "Stop Asian Hate" activists dismantle racism
          P-D letter:  Ladue septuagenarian disapproves of Josh Hawley's "ambitious" nature
          P-D letter:  Creve Coeur sexagenarian wants Missouri congressional delegation to burn more federal money on fixing "long-standing injustices for our communities"
          KC Star letters:  Democrat who lost 2014 6th Congressional District election to Sam Graves in 37-point nailbiter says "I told you so" about Medicaid expansion;  Woman blames Gov. Parson for her inability to pay bills and "stressing out very much"
          P-D letter:  Ballwin septuagenarian predicts Eric Schmitt's grandchildren will disagree with grandpa's early 2020s policy positions

        Saturday, May 15, 2021
Joplin Globe:  Southwest Missouri Democrats and Missouri Health Care for All turn out "about 10 people" for Medicaid protest
          KC Star:  Missouri Jobs With Justice victimhood series, Day 2:  Group turns out fewer than 80 people for Medicaid protest;  41-year-old man says he has not visited a doctor since he was 18, offers expertise on improving health care system
          KC Star:  Missouri Jobs With Justice victimhood series, Day 2:  Kansas City woman calls Gov. Parson a "tyrant", says Social Security disability benefits pay her a measly $1,900/month to relax at home
          The Missouri Times:  Final week in the Senate:  Live blog for Friday
          The Missouri Times:  Final week in the House:  Live blog for Friday
          Missourinet:  What you need to know about the top Missouri bills passed, not passed this legislative session
          KC Star:  Legislative wrap-up:  what passed, what didn't
          KWMU:  Legislative flameout overshadows end to productive Missouri legislative session
          Columbia Missourian:  Session ends with major accomplishments, partisan bitterness
          The Missouri Times:  Session derails in upper chamber on final day over claims of dishonesty
          Missouri Independent:  Legislative roundup:  What passed, what didn't
          P-D:  Legislative roundup:  What passed, what didn't
          KC Star:  Senate abruptly adjourns on final day
          Columbia Missourian:  Senate Democrats bring session to a halt early, citing broken promises
          P-D:  Missouri Legislature wraps up session with flurry of controversial bills
          The Missouri Times:  Wayfair tax proposal heads to governor's desk
          JCNT:  Capitol Complex tax credits await governor's signature
          The Missouri Times:  Legislature approves Second Amendment Preservation Act
          KC Star:  Missouri lawmakers pass Second Amendment Preservation Act
          Missouri Independent:  Bill protecting Missouri businesses from most COVID-related lawsuits heads to governor
          KC Star:  Missouri lawmakers pass broad COVID lawsuit shields for businesses, medical providers
          The Missouri Times:  Legislature approves effort to compensate college athletes for use of their likeness
          KRES/KWIX:  Rep. Ed Lewis (R-Moberly) says rural school districts scored a big transportation win, says ESAs won't hurt area schools
          Missouri Independent's Rebecca Rivas:  Missouri Republicans pass bill to counter calls to 'defund the police';  Comments from Sen. Bill Eigel of "Weldon Springs [sic]"
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri lawmakers vote to end EPA-mandated emissions testing near St. Louis
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air preview:  Ameren sustainability lead to discuss 'clean energy'
          SNL:  State, federal agencies investigate fire at Marshfield propane tank plant
          JCNT editorial:  State pay hike small, but appreciated
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Pass, sign bill to limit chokeholds
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Rep. Ashley Aune (D-Kansas City):  Perspectives from the superminority
          KC Star's Jonathan Shorman and Jeanne Kuang:  Missouri Republicans tested limits of supermajority status pushing conservative agenda
          P-D letter:  Rock Hill sexagenarian fantasizes about creating "Hall of Despicable and Infamous Missourians," wants Rush Limbaugh aside MLK assassin James Earl Ray

        Friday, May 14, 2021
KWMU:  Missouri COVID vaccination rates slow;  Missouri Hospital Association survey finds more than one-fourth of Missourians just say 'no' to vaccine
          The Missouri Times:  Mike Henderson joins House Speaker Pro Tem race
          KWMU:  Gov. Parson axes Medicaid expansion, setting up lawsuit over future of health care program
          P-D:  Gov. Parson scuttles Medicaid expansion after lawmakers provide no money
          KC Star:  Missouri Medicaid expansion won't go forward without funding, Gov. Parson says
          KC Star:  Missouri Jobs With Justice victimhood series, Day 1;  Able-bodied man chooses to not participate in company health plan, racks up more than $10K in medical bills;  Woman claims Type 2 diabetes prevents her from getting a job;  Newspaper prints victimhood campaign photos provided by Missouri Jobs With Justice
          The Missouri Times:  Final week in the Senate:  Live blog for Thursday
          The Missouri Times:  Final week in the House:  Live blog for Thursday
          The Missouri Times:  Major bipartisan criminal justice, police legislative package clears General Assembly
          Missourinet:  Major police legislation heading to Gov. Parson's desk
          KWMU:  Wide-ranging Missouri police and public safety bill heads to Gov. Parson
          KC Star:  Missouri lawmakers repeal KC police residency, empower prosecutors in innocence cases
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri Legislature close to passing bill holding protesters accountable for breaking the law, endangering public safety
          The Missouri Times:  General Assembly approves unlicensed reform school oversight measures
          KC Star:  Students cheer as Missouri passes reform school bill
          Columbia Missourian:  House passes bill on punitive restraint, seclusion of children in schools
          P-D:  Missouri lawmakers take steps to regulate religious boarding schools
          KWMU:  Missouri could have run-offs for 2022 Senate race and other major elections;  Photo ID and no-excuse absentee effort falters
          KC Star's Jonathan Shorman and Jeanne Kuang:  GOP lawmakers pitch runoff plan for primary;  Comments from GOP Sen. Bill Eigel of "Weldon Springs [sic]"
          Columbia Missourian:  Senate approves Second Amendment Preservation Act
          P-D:  Missouri Senate approves gun rights bill
          KC Star:  Missouri lawmakers on the brink of passing bill to protect against federal gun control measures
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri lawmakers on the brink of passing bill to collect taxes on online sales
          Missouri Independent:  Push for disclosure of Missouri medical marijuana records runs into veto threat
          P-D:  Bill that looks to aid Missouri's transition away from coal power clears Legislature on eve of final session
          Missouri Independent:  Bill to speed Evergy and Ameren's move to 'clean' energy wins Missouri legislative approval
          The Missouri Times:  Legislature moves to protect lottery winners' identities
          Missourinet:  Legislation designating Arch as Missouri's official monument is one vote away from final passage
          P-D editorial:  AG Eric Schmitt's lawsuit against St. Louis County is yet another lame publicity stunt
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Lawmakers should fund Medicaid expansion
          KC Star editorial:  Gov. Parson violates his oath. He and fellow Republicans defy voters on Medicaid
          KC Star editorial:  Missouri wants to run Kansas City's police department. Then let Missouri pay for it
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Finally, a PDMP for Missouri is within reach
          P-D editorial:  Schools should ignore parents' feedback and continue pushing Critical Race Theory
          P-D op-ed:  The Opportunity Trust CEO Eric Scroggins:  Legislature correctly funded measure to address failing schools
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Planned Parenthood advocate:  Lawmakers should fund Medicaid expansion;  "Racist and discriminatory systems" conspire against black people and women
          KWMU op-ed:  ProPublica's Jeremy Kohler and Haru Coryne:  Missouri lawmakers approve changes to racist clean-energy program
          P-D letter:  American Society of Civil Engineers local president supports raising gas tax
          P-D letter:  University City sexagenarian promises to leave Missouri each year on Rush Limbaugh Day

        Thursday, May 13, 2021
KC Star:  U.S. Senate hopeful Quinton Lucas (D) visits D.C., says Missouri state lawmakers don't listen to him
          The Missouri Times:  Former Sen. Dan Brown, patriarch of legendary Missouri family, passes at 70
          The Missouri Times:  Freshman profile:  Rep. Bennie Cook (R-Houston)
          The Missouri Times:  Final week in the Senate:  Live blog for Wednesday
          The Missouri Times:  Final week in the House:  Live blog for Wednesday
          P-D:  Missouri's unemployment cuts put jobless on the clock;  Able-bodied men and women tell tales of woe
          The Missouri Times:  Capitol Briefs:  Wayfair bill passed back to Senate
          AP:  Missouri lawmakers vote to collect online sales taxes
          KWMU:  Missouri Senate passes wide-ranging law enforcement and criminal justice bill
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri lawmakers strike a deal on crime bill after governor's veto threat
          Columbia Missourian:  Senators agree to modify crime bill to avoid Gov. Parson's veto
          Missourinet:  Legislation aimed at helping Missouri police officers cope with stress and trauma from critical incidents heads to conference committee
          Columbia Missourian:  Lawmakers add police 'bill of rights' to multiple bills
          KC Star:  Legislature may pass bill that could help Jackson County prosecutor free inmate
          KRES/KWIX:  Rep. Chuck Basye (R-Rocheport) says ESA legislation is win for everyone
          Missouri Independent:  After passing tax credit program to fund school choice, lawmakers cut it in half
          Columbia Missourian:  Legislation eliminating tuition caps moves closer to final passage
          AP:  Missouri lawmakers ask for special session on election laws
          KCUR:  Missouri Republicans call for special session on election measures, ballot protections
          Columbia Missourian:  House committee calls for special session to pass voting legislation
          P-D:  Last-minute push for ballot security measures underway in Missouri Senate
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri lawmakers pass bill limiting local health orders, banning vaccine passports
          Columbia Missourian:  Legislature gives final approval to restrictions on local health officials' powers
          P-D:  Bid to crack down on pandemic-inspired public health orders sent to Gov. Parson
          Missouri Independent:  Anti-Grain Belt legislation could come before Missouri Senate as legislative session wraps
          The Missouri Times:  PACE legislation crosses finish line
          JCNT:  Port Authority bill amended, sent to Senate
          Columbia Missourian:  'Rush Limbaugh Day' stripped from designations bill
          JCNT editorial:  Governor makes right call to end pandemic unemployment benefits
          P-D editorial:  'Incentivized' by unemployment aid? Gov. Parson's harsh portrayal needs tweaking
          P-D op-ed:  Jonah Goldberg:  Josh Hawley playing the part of martyr to cancel culture
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  Sen. Bob Onder (R-Lake Saint Louis):  Grain Belt Express, private property rights and our family farms
          The Missouri Times op-ed:  GOP activist Maryann Manion:  Republicans should quit virtue-signaling and pass COVID liability protections
          KC Star's Michael Ryan:  College of the Ozarks lawsuit seeks to protect religious colleges from feds
          SE Missourian letter:  Cape Girardeau septuagenarian says honoring Rush Limbaugh is controversial
          P-D letter:  Breckenridge Hills sexagenarian criticizes GOP lawmakers over Medicaid funding, says he cares about the poor more than they do

        Wednesday, May 12, 2021
KC Star:  U.S. Reps. Jason Smith, Vicky Hartzler will vote to oust Liz Cheney:  Smith:  "Members of House leadership should not be the distraction"
          The Missouri Times:  Profile:  Dem U.S. Senate primary candidate Scott Sifton
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske:  Illegal alien from Honduras celebrates living life on the loose
          The Missouri Times:  AG Eric Schmitt sues St. Louis County over 'unreasonable' health orders
          Missourinet:  AG Eric Schmitt sues St. Louis County over COVID health regulations
          P-D:  AG Eric Schmitt sues St. Louis County over COVID-19 restrictions
          The Missouri Times:  Freshman profile:  Rep. Bruce Sassmann (R-Bland)
          The Missouri Times:  Rep. Jim Murphy (R-St. Louis County) announces bid for House Speaker Pro Tem
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri ending all federal pandemic-related unemployment benefits in June
          Missourinet:  Gov. Parson discusses how handouts have incentivized people to stay out of the workforce
          Missourinet:  Video:  Gov. Parson's press conference on curbing feds' entitlement bonanza
          KWMU:  Missouri joining other red states in ending participation in COVID-19 unemployment program
          P-D:  Gov. Parson announces halt to pandemic jobless benefits after June 12
          Missouri Independent:  Gov. Parson moves to end federal unemployment handouts
          KC Star:  'Time to go back to work':  Gov. Parson ends extra federal unemployment handouts
          The Missouri Times:  Final Week in the Senate:  Live blog for Tuesday
          The Missouri Times:  Final Week in the House:  Live blog for Tuesday
          KWMU:  Missouri drivers likely to see first gas tax hike in decades
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri Legislature gives final approval to fuel tax increase
          Missourinet:  Missouri Legislature votes to pump up the state's gas tax
          Missouri Independent:  Gas tax increase on its way to governor after clearing Missouri House
          P-D:  Missouri House approves boost in state gas tax
          Columbia Missourian:  Fuel tax increase approved by Legislature;  Comments from Hallsville Republican "Cheri Toalson Resich [sic]"
          KWMU:  Missouri Legislature sends opioid monitoring program to governor
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri House approves PDMP, sends bill to the governor
          P-D:  PDMP headed to Gov. Parson's desk
          Columbia Missourian:  Missouri's prescription drug monitoring program heads to the governor;  Comments from "Rep. Justin Hill (R-St. Charles [sic])
          SE Missourinet:  Latest WalletHub promotional survey ranks Missouri 'high' in drugs, but PDMP could help
          Missouri Independent:  Abortion battle continues on Missouri Medicaid provider taxes
          The Missouri Times:  Capitol Briefs:  DESE invests $50M in teacher recruitment, retention
          Missourinet:  To help reduce a K-12 teacher shortage, Missouri to offer recruitment and retention grants
          The Missouri Times:  Capitol Briefs:  Senate approves reform school protection legislation
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri Senate approves oversight of unlicensed faith-based reform schools
          KC Star:  Missouri Senate passes bill giving state some oversight of Christian reform schools
          P-D:  Phaseout of St. Charles County personal property taxes advances in Senate
          Missouri Independent:  Gov. Parson says provision in crime bill "total power overreach of government"
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske:  Webster University "Chief Diversity Officer", associate education professor promote Critical Race Theory, insist curriculum "does not demonize the white people"
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske preview:  Activist wants "racial equity" in Missouri's medical marijuana program
          KC Star editorial:  Gov. Parson's unemployment decision will force thousands back into poverty
          P-D editorial:  On Medicaid, Gov. Parson bows to the voters - while legislators kneecap them
          KC Star op-ed:  Sacramento, Ca. man wants Blunt and Hawley to flip-flop on gun control
          KC Star's Michael Ryan:  Forcing dead babies on women won't help the pro-life cause or burnish its image
          KC Star letter:  Kansas City man opposes GOP voting safeguards

        Tuesday, May 11, 2021
SE Missourian:  U.S. Rep. Jason Smith tours southern border, says policies 'crazy'
          The Missouri Times:  Lacy Clay, longtime chief of staff join D.C.-based international law firm
          The Missouri Times:  AG Eric Schmitt joins with 43 other attorneys general to urge Facebook to halt development of "Instagram for kids"
          Missouri Independent:  AG Eric Schmitt joins effort to convince Facebook to abandon plans for children's Instagram
          P-D:  Uniting Missouri PAC standing by David Barklage
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Sen. Lauren Arthur (D-Kansas City) talks with Jason Rosenbaum about congressional redistricting, Medicaid expansion, Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESAs), voter ID, more
          The Missouri Times:  Rep. Ben Baker (R-Neosho) announces bid for House Speaker Pro Tem
          The Missouri Times:  Rep. Mike Haffner (R-Pleasant Hill) jumps into floor leader race
          KC Star:  Gov. Parson to propose plan next legislative session for spending Biden's COVID cash
          AP:  Missouri avoiding hasty approach to spending $2.7B in pandemic aid
          P-D:  Gov. Parson's adminstration laying the groundwork for Medicaid expansion scenarios
          KC Star:  DSS begins preparing for potential increase in number of Medicaid recipients
          The Missouri Times:  Final Week in the Senate:  Live blog for Monday
          The Missouri Times:  Final Week in the House:  Live blog for Monday
          The Missouri Times:  Capitol Briefs:  Schatz gas tax bill clears fiscal review committee
          The Missouri Times:  Capitol Briefs:  Federal reimbursement allowance (FRA) extension passes House as amendment
          Columbia Missourian:  Crime bill sent to Senate for final approval
          Columbia Missourian:  Gun rights bill headed to Senate for final approval
          CDT:  Basye's bill to protect female high school athletes added to A+ Scholarship bill
          KMIZ:  State bill could require school districts to allow recordings of IEP meetings
          AP:  Missouri House votes to legalize needle exchanges
          P-D:  HSUS issues another report about Missouri's "puppy mills"
          P-D editorial:  St. Louis City doesn't need pandemic spending oversight from a hostile Legislature
          SNL op-ed:  Show-Me Institute's David Stokes:  Here's a crazy idea:  Tax yourself;  "Don't tax you, don't tax me, tax that tourist in the CID"
          Missouri Independent op-ed:  ProPublica's Jeremy Kohler and Haru Coryne:  PACE program disproportionally harms black homeowners, should be subject to state oversight
          P-D letter:  St. Louis woman says young people, old people, and black people can't manage to obtain a photo ID

        Monday, May 10, 2021
SNL:  Photo gallery:  "Voter rights" rally draws dozens;  Liberals wear masks outdoors
          This Week in Missouri Politics:  Reps. Ashley Bland Manlove (D-Kansas City) and Dan Houx (R-Warrensburg) discuss Medicaid expansion, public defender and community college funding, rural broadband, charter schools;  Sens. Greg Razer (D-Kansas City) and Jason Bean (R-Holcomb) on gas tax, community college funding, more
          KWMU's Jason Rosenbaum:  On the Trail:  Missouri Legislature begins final week with plenty of unfinished business
          Missourinet:  Final week in Missouri's legislative session:  Wayfair, gas tax, PDMP and Grain Belt still unresolved
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Missouri Legislature works to finalize bills ahead of Friday deadline
          Missourinet:  Lawmakers to debate gas tax;  Thoughts from Missouri Trucking Association's Tom Crawford, Missourians for Transportation Investment's Jeff Glenn
          Missourinet:  Missouri's operating budget approved by lawmakers includes historic increase for foster children and families
          KRES/KWIX:  Rep. Chuck Basye (R-Rocheport) talks REAL ID compliance extension
          Missouri Independent:  Critics of Missouri's medical marijuana program say some operators game the system by controlling more than fair share of locations
          P-D:  Missouri pharmacists 'fill in gaps' in vaccine distribution
          KC Star editorial:  Sen. Josh Hawley is right about big tech, but gets a lot wrong in 'Big Tech'
          P-D's Tony Messenger:  Connecting Missouri River to its flood plain is key in urban and rural areas
          KC Star's Toriano Porter:  Parents challenging white-guilt curriculum at Rockwood School District "need to chill":  Columnist recounts hardships of being handed a quality education through deseg program, mentions status as a "three-sport athlete" more than 30 years ago, expresses resentment over coaches never visiting his home in St. Louis City, etc.
          P-D letter:  Pacific septuagenarian mentions status as civics teacher decades ago, says state legislators must approve Medicaid expansion funding
          P-D letter:  St. Charles septuagenarian attempts analogy involving Medicaid expansion funding and campaign contributions from outside Missouri

        Sunday, May 9, 2021   Mother's Day
P-D:  Liberal groups turn out 75 for urban "voter rights" rally
          Columbia Missourian:  Missouri Democratic Party Chairman Michael Butler the top recipient of energy industry's "entertainment" dollars;  Potential Dem U.S. Senate hopeful Quinton Lucas (D) second
          Missourinet:  Dems, Republicans weigh in on Medicaid expansion funding
          Washington Missourian:  Franklin County commissioners approve "Second Amendment Order";  Advocates hope move will encourage Missouri Senate to pass Second Amendment Preservation Act
          JCNT:  Numerous Missouri programs offer respite for veterans considering suicide
          KC Star editorial:  'Birthing people'? Cori Bush steps on her own message
          P-D editorial:  In honoring Rush Limbaugh while dishonoring Walter Cronkite, Missouri GOP shows its colors
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Lifelong restraining orders a good step to protect victims
          Joplin Globe op-ed:  Joplin woman calls Jeremy Cady's op-ed on Medicaid expansion funding "propaganda"
          Columbia Missourian's Molly Hart, Taylor Freeman and Judy Lucas:  Brave trans kids stand up to anti-trans Missouri lawmakers;  Bills "unlikely to reach Gov. Mike Parsons's [sic] desk in 2021"
          P-D letter:  Ladue man calls KMOX leaders "cowardly" for broadcasting Rush Limbaugh
          P-D letter:  Illinois sexagenarian says Republican state legislators who voted against Medicaid expansion are "not honorable Christian men and women"

        Saturday, May 8, 2021
Fox News:  U.S. Rep. Cori Bush scorched for referring to mothers as "birthing people"
          SNL:  Liberals plan massive "voter rights" demonstrations in Springfield, KC, St. Louis, Jefferson City, and Cape Girardeau today
          Missouri Independent:  Gov. Parson withdraws nominee to replace David Steelman on the University of Missouri curators
          The Missouri Times:  General Assembly gives final approval to FY22 budget
          KWMU:  Missouri Legislature passes $35 billion budget
          KC Star:  Missouri lawmakers send budget with unemployment forgiveness, more public defenders to Gov. Parson
          P-D:  Missouri lawmakers approve new state budget
          St. Joseph News-Press:  State budget approved by the House and being sent to the governor for approval
          Missouri Independent:  Lawmakers say next step is up to Gov. Parson for Missouri Medicaid expansion
          Columbia Missourian:  Missouri budget finalized;  Comments from St. Louis Dem "Peter Meredith [sic]"
          Missourinet:  Missouri Legislature passes tax credits to fund private school scholarships;  Comments from Missouri School Boards' Association's Melissa Randol, others
          SE Missourian:  Rep. Wayne Wallingford (R-Cape Girardeau) touts bill to ease veteran state licensures
          KRES/KWIX:  Rep. Ed Lewis (R-Moberly) amends COVID-19 passport bill
          The Missouri Times:  Springfield land bank bill makes progress in both chambers
          KRES/KWIX:  Rep. Louis Riggs (R-Hannibal) frustrated with performance audit bill's standstill
          KRES/KWIX:  Rep. Tim Taylor (R-Bunceton) updates prescribed burn bill
          The Missouri Times:  Ameren Missouri expanding solar energy output
          P-D editorial brief:  Liberal group criticizes congressional Republicans, spares Blunt and Wagner with "mediocre" ratings for certifying election results
          Columbia Missourian's David Webber:  Missouri should not teach the Bible in public schools
          Columbia Missourian letter:  Columbia sexagenarian pens open letter to Josh Hawley, accuses senator of sponsoring tax credit in order to trick voters into forgetting about Capitol insurrection
          Columbia Missourian letter:  St. Louis septuagenarian complains about state's higher ed funding
          P-D letter:  St. Louis septuagenarian criticizes AG Eric Schmitt for review of pandemic restrictions

        Friday, May 7, 2021   Truman Day
Morning Consult:  Exclusive:  Ann Wagner, Jason Smith add campaign muscle as they consider U.S. Senate bids
          KC Star:  Cori Bush refers to mothers as "birthing people"
          The Missouri Times:  Gov. Parson, Mike Kehoe, Jay Ashcroft speak at National Day of Prayer ceremony at Capitol
          JCNT:  Current, former state leaders participate in annual Day of Prayer
          Missourinet:  Rep. Doug Richey (R-Excelsior Springs) reflects on President Truman's legacy and historical connection to Excelsior Springs
          P-D:  Missouri House approves Rush Limbaugh Day
          P-D:  David Barklage indicted on tax charge
          Missouri Independent:  Longtime GOP consultant David Barklage indicted on felony tax charge
          KC Star:  Political consultant David Barklage indicted on tax fraud charge
          KC Star:  Missouri phasing out National Guard mass vaccination events as demand drops
          KRES/KWIX:  Rep. Louis Riggs (R-Hannibal) on potential special sessions
          The Missouri Times:  ESA bill heads to governor's desk
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri Senate sends education savings account program to governor's desk
          KC Star:  Missouri lawmakers send school choice bill to governor's desk
          Columbia Missourian:  School choice bill passes Legislature
          Missouri Independent:  Pro-life amendment affects bill crucial to Missouri Medicaid finances
          Missourinet:  Sen. Denny Hoskins (R-Warrensburg):  There's no path forward for any Missouri gaming bill this session
          KRES/KWIX:  Hoskins on sportsbook legislation, video lottery terminals, more
          Brownfield Ag News:  Bill limiting inspection authority of ag facilities passes
          Missouri Independent:  Lawmakers demand answers from Missouri DSS for undercount of abuse reports
          The Missouri Times:  Senate pauses insurance, tax credit bills for further review
          The Missouri Times:  Occupational therapy, pharmacist licensing reforms considered in Senate
          Missouri Independent:  Bill proposing changes to DNR's processes clears House committee, still faces uncertain future
          Columbia Missourian:  Missouri House approves letting college athletes benefit from their names, images
          P-D:  Time-sensitive HIV medication could be easier to access under proposal heading to Missouri governor
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Advocacy group asks Legislature to soften HIV transmission laws
          SE Missourian:  Judge Limbaugh reflects on Birds Point levee ruling 10 years later
          JCNT editorial:  Don't wait for feds to fund transportation
          KC Star editorial:  OMG and get the smelling salts:  Missouri agrees to hire more lawyers for the poor
          P-D's Tony Messenger:  Levee project gives Missouri River more room to roam
          KC Star's Bryan Lowry:  Tech experts poke holes in Hawley's new book
          P-D's Antonio French:  Gov. Parson, AG Schmitt lead GOP efforts versus urban Dems in a game of chicken
          KC Star's Dave Helling:  What is Eric Schmitt trying to hide? A tale of two open records requests
          Columbia Missourian's Caitlin King:  House members burn hours creating new days to honor Missourians as the session deadline looms
          P-D letter:  Wentzville septuagenarian angered by Koenig's suggestion that able-bodied Missourians should work for a living

        Thursday, May 6, 2021
KWMU:  Census data:  More than 3,200 flee St. Louis City in last year, pushing population to lowest level since mid-1800s;  St. Charles County leads region in population gain
          P-D:  Census data:  For the first time in at least a century, more people died in Missouri than were born
          KWMU:  Biden's EPA head makes St. Louis stop, promotes infrastructure spending
          P-D:  New EPA head visits St. Louis City, calls for more spending
          KWMU:  Fort Leonard Wood mayors say they want to make military housing better
          P-D:  Ethics investigation alleges professional misconduct by Kim Gardner
          KC Star:  St. Louis prosecutor faces misconduct allegations related to Greitens investigation
          The Missouri Times:  Freshman profile:  Rep. Jim Kalberloh (R-Lowry City)
          The Missouri Times:  "A Day in the Life" series:  Rep. Raychel Proudie (D-Ferguson)
          JCNT:  Missouri's state workers headed back to offices
          SE Missourian:  Gov. Parson issues 'return to office' directive
          KCUR:  Gov. Parson gives all-clear for state employees to return to offices May 17
          KC Star:  Three (3) state employees complain about going back to work;  Blind woman who works at DESE will have to arrange a ride to office;  Man who is vaccinated claims his vaccinated wife at home could still catch COVID;  DSS call center employee "shocked" that she may need to arrange after-school care
          The Missouri Times:  Public defenders, Amtrak, schools among budget differences debated in conference committee
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri lawmakers agree on more money for hospitals, higher education
          Columbia Missourian:  Proposed state budget compromise includes more money for UM, other schools
          Columbia Missourian:  Pandemic property tax exemption, other taxing proposals added to Senate bill
          KWMU:  Missouri passes bill to hold protester mobs accountable for blocking traffic, bans "chokeholds"
          Missourinet:  Missouri bill boosts protections for police, punishment for dangerous protests
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri House passes protester-accountability bill, bans police "chokeholds"
          Columbia Missourian:  High-profile crime bill banning "chokeholds" sent to the Senate for final approval
          Columbia Missourian:  Crime bill receives House approval;  Comments from Dem. Rep. Alan Gray of "Blackjack [sic]"
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri college athletes could get paid for their likeness under bipartisan plan
          The Missouri Times:  Sen. Mike Cierpiot (R-Lee's Summit) leads bipartisan collaboration on vital utility legislation
          Missouri Independent:  Less pollution, lower bills:  Missouri moves ahead on utility securitization
          KRES/KWIX:  Anti-spoofing bill moves through Legislature;  Thoughts from Rep. Danny Busick (R-Newtown)
          Columbia Missourian:  Lawmakers discuss texting-while-driving ban
          P-D op-ed:  Center for Women in Transition's Barbara Baker urges lawmakers to pass bill from Rep. David Evans (R-West Plains) on community-based sentencing
          P-D letter:  St. Louis sexagenarian wants Blunt to use final two years in office to flip-flop on gun control
          KC Star letters:  Lee's Summit septuagenarian wants Blunt and Hawley to denounce Trump;  Kansas City woman says Rep. Hannah Kelly's bill on proper burial for infanticide victims shows lack of "compassion, humility and respect"
          P-D letter:  St. Louis woman unhappy with state lawmakers' decision on Medicaid expansion funding

        Wednesday, May 5, 2021
KC Star:  AG Eric Schmitt takes the reins as interim chairman of Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA)
          P-D:  RAGA and its fundraising arm funded less than $22k in travel and lodging costs for Schmitt last year
          JCNT:  Former U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) at Vitae Foundation breakfast:  Vitae is keeping up as life changes
          The Missouri Times:  Blake Rollins named Missouri Farm Bureau chief administrative officer
          The Missouri Times:  Freshman profile:  Rep. Mitch Boggs (R-LaRussell)
          The Missouri Times:  General revenue collections continued to increase in April, latest report says
          Brownfield Ag News:  Ag Director Chris Chinn:  Missouri climbs the ranks for broadband access
          Missouri Independent:  Gov. Parson's office declines to release personnel records regarding former COO Drew Erdmann
          KRES/KWIX:  Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch (R-Hallsville) shares concerns on gas tax proposal
          Columbia Missourian:  Bill protecting businesses from COVID liability passes House
          Missouri Independent:  Opponents scuttle effort to add benefit limits to Missouri unemployment debt bill
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Medicaid expansion advocates say more spending would help rural hospitals, communities
          Columbia Missourian:  School choice bills still awaiting approval, opponents still fighting
          P-D:  Critical victimhood theory:  Rockwood NEA claims teachers are facing "personal attacks" as parents stand up against white-guilt curriculum
          KWMU:  St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske:  Post-Dispatch columnist Tony Messenger criticizes GOP state lawmakers' efforts to defend against critical race theory/1619 Project curriculum
          KC Star:  Missouri DSS reported inaccurate numbers of abuse and neglect cases at reform schools
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri lawmakers approve plan to extend orders of protection for life
          SNL:  Lifetime protection order bill on its way to becoming law, thanks to local survivors of domestic violence
          KC Star:  Missouri passes bill allowing lifetime restraining orders for domestic abuse survivors
          KC Star:  Missouri House passes bill to hold protesters accountable for endangering public safety
          P-D:  Missouri House sends crime package to Senate over Democratic opposition
          Columbia Missourian:  Bill limiting agricultural inspections heading to Gov. Parson
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri lawmakers pass PACE legislation
          The Missouri Times:  Bicentennial Bridge sponsored by Union Pacific
          JCNT:  Union Pacific Railroad has contributed $200,000 to Bicentennial Bridge
          SE Missourian editorial:  Praying for our country, leaders on National Day of Prayer tomorrow
          JCNT editorial:  Missouri state government creates one-stop shop for military/veterans
          JCNT editorial:  Bill would fund much-needed public defenders
          P-D editorial:  Not content with suppressing the vote, the GOP seeks to silence protests
          Missourinet's Bob Priddy:  Sports-betting legislation must ensure schools keep getting 21% of gambling's gross tax receipts
          P-D letter:  "Women's Voices Raised for Social Justice" octogenarian criticizes Sen. Andrew Koenig (R-Manchester) for saying that healthy adults should work for a living
          Washington Missourian letter:  Marthasville sexagenarian opposes gas tax increase, prefers mileage-based use tax
          P-D letter:  Defiance man says toll roads help cities, but rural areas would suffer

        Tuesday, May 4, 2021
The Missouri Times:  Ann Wagner travels to southern border:  "It's only going to get worse"
          KC Star:  Former mayor of Texas town may put his name of Missouri GOP U.S. Senate primary ballot
          P-D:  35-year-old Ladue native says he'll put name on Democrats' U.S. Senate primary ballot
          The Missouri Times:  Freshman profile:  Rep. Terry Thompson (R-Lexington)
          KWMU:  Politically Speaking podcast:  Sen. Paul Wieland (R-Imperial) talks with Jason Rosenbaum about Medicaid expansion funding and what's next, Todd Graves, Gov. Parson, more
          KRES/KWIX:  Sen. Cindy O'Laughlin (R-Shelbina):  How expanded Medicaid and unemployment entititlements hurt businesses and lead to more people sitting at home
          P-D:  Central West End restaurant job fair gets few takers;  Chase Park Plaza general manager says federal stimulus and Missouri's generous handouts lead to people choosing to not work
          KRES/KWIX:  Sen. Denny Hoskins (R-Warrensburg):  How Hoskins and other Republicans kept their word by not funding Medicaid expansion
          The Missouri Times:  State launches resource and benefits portal for veterans, service members
          The Missouri Times:  Missouri rolls out "one-stop-shop" veterans resource tool
          The Missouri Times:  Here are the House conferees for FY2022 budget negotiations
          KWMU:  COVID liability protection and other pandemic measures get another life in Missouri Legislature
          KWMU:  Group of Rockwood School District parents unite against critical race theory/1619 Project curriculum;  More than 200 turn out to hear GOP Sens. Andrew Koenig, Cindy O'Laughlin discuss legislation
          Columbia Missourian:  Bill from Sen. Karla May (D-St. Louis City) would allow teaching the Bible in public schools;  Feedback from GOP Rep. "Chuck Bayse [sic]"
          Heartlander News:  Missouri NAACP President Nimrod Chapel says Dem Sen. Brian Williams' police legislation "looks a lot like Jim Crow"
          P-D:  Missouri Senate debates plan to forgive unemployment overpayments but cut timeframe for benefits
          Columbia Missourian:  Senate debates unemployment repayment, length of time on the dole
          The Missouri Times:  Capitol Briefs:  Senate approves changes to Sunshine Law
          The Missouri Times:  Capitol Briefs:  Legislature adds pets to protection orders
          The Missouri Times:  Sen. Jill Schupp (D-Creve Coeur) on utility legislation
          Missouri Independent:  Bipartisan coaltion of lawmakers hope to fund free feminine hygiene products in Missouri prisons
          JCNT:  Missouri Department of Conservation seeking application for fall black bear hunting
          KC Star:  KC Mayor Quinton Lucas says state lawmakers should let city make its own laws about gun control
          Joplin Globe editorial:  Legislature should aid move to cleaner power
          P-D letter:  St. Louis octogenarian predicts that teaching white-guilt lessons in public schools will lead to racial division in the classroom
          SE Missourian letter:  Jackson man compares GOP state legislators to the British government circa 1776

        Monday, May 3, 2021
This Week in Missouri Politics:  Missouri Farm Bureau President Garrett Hawkins on property rights, Grain Belt Express, rural broadband, improving roads, initiative petitions;  Panel of Sen. Cindy O'Laughlin (R-Shelbina), Dem Reps. Maggie Nurrenbern and Wes Rogers, and Missouri Right to Life's Susan Klein talk Medicaid expansion, COVID, education legislation
          The Heartlander:  Exclusive:  Mark McCloskey on his timeline for 2022 U.S. Senate announcement
          The Heartlander:  Gov. Parson on Missouri's economic success, transcending COVID, and the "workers' market" for Missourians who choose to work for a living
          P-D:  As gambling expansion stalls in Missouri, Senate leader still trying to ban gas station slot machines
          Missouri Independent:  Missouri hospitals lobby for changes to new Medicaid payment system
          JCNT:  Prosecutor:  Domestic violence one of most under-reported crimes
          SNL's Steve Pokin:  Missouri should fund Medicaid expansion
          KC Star's Kaitlin Washburn and Lisa Guttierez:  "Missouri Gun Violence" advocacy series, sponsored by Missouri Foundation for Health and Report for America:  Young vets in Missouri die by suicide at exceptionally high rate, and guns are to blame
          P-D letter:  St. Charles septuagenarian calls GOP state lawmakers "cruel" for not funding Medicaid expansion

        Sunday, May 2, 2021
Missourinet:  Ceremonies honor Missouri officers who made the ultimate sacrifice;  Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe, AG Eric Schmitt speak
          KC Star:  Missouri Hospital Association survey shows Missouri conservatives, blacks lead the way in declining COVID vaccine
          KC Star:  KC metro reports no new China virus deaths Saturday
          JCNT:  Measure would OK Missouri school districts to subdivide
          St. Joseph News-Press:  For Grain Belt Express opponents, hope hasn't dimmed
          P-D editorial:  NRA seeks to bring Missouri-style carnage to every corner of America
          KC Star editorial:  Medicaid expansion is up to you now, Gov. Parson - and you know the right answer
          Joplin Globe op-ed:  League of Women Voters sexagenarian:  Blunt should heed his own warning about wrecking American institutions
          P-D's Kevin McDermott:  Greitens' embrace by TrumpWorld makes perfect, misogynistic sense
          Joplin Globe op-ed:  Americans for Prosperity-Missouri State Director Jeremy Cady:  Missouri can't afford Medicaid expansion
          Columbia Missourian's Julia Garlich:  Part I of two-part gun control series:  Domestic violence victims paying the price for Missouri Republicans' support of Second Amendment
          P-D letter:  Manchester septuagenarian offers litany of complaints about Josh Hawley
          P-D letter:  Ballwin septuagenarian supports 1619 Project, criticizes religious "myths and parables"

        Saturday, May 1, 2021
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          The Missouri Times:  Missouri Farm Bureau President Garrett Hawkins testifies before Congress on rural broadband
          Brownfield Ag News:  Missouri Ag Director Chris Chinn says big ag events, including Missouri State Fair, are "on"
          The Missouri Times:  Freshman profile:  Rep. Tim Taylor (R-Bunceton)
          KRES/KWIX:  Rep. Louis Riggs (R-Hannibal) aims to protect Missouri jobs from federal overreach
          St. Joseph News-Press:  Child custody bill makes it to state Senate
          P-D:  Closing residential treatment program in Webster Groves raises bigger question about traumatized youth
          Brownfield Ag News:  Ag Director Chris Chinn says Missouri to stick with federal dicamba label
          P-D:  AG Eric Schmitt plans legal action, joins GOP lawmakers in targeting St. Louis County health orders
          KC Star:  Regional China virus update
          SE Missourian:  Regional China virus update
          JCNT editorial:  Property tax proposal would create revenue shortfall
          Columbia Missourian op-ed:  Westminster College assistant political science professor disagrees with Sen. Roy Blunt on court-packing
          SNL op-ed:  Springfield man says Rep. Chuck "Bayse [sic]" wrong about bill to protect female high school athletes
          P-D letter:  University City sexagenarian calls Sen. Josh Hawley "simply a racist," threatens to start recall petition
          P-D letter:  University City woman says state government leaders to blame for Missourians' hesitancy to get COVID vaccine
          P-D letter:  Webster Groves woman calls for "civil disobedience" if state lawmakers pass bill banning 1619 Project curriculum
          P-D letter:  St. Louis City sexagenarian says sophisticated business leaders considering move to Missouri would be appalled by people who love "guns and pig farms"




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