Linda Lockhart

PIN Analyst
St. Louis Beacon

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Despite calls for expulsion, Chappelle-Nadal may stay in the Missouri Senate after all

Missouri state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal has faced a bipartisan call for her removal from office after the University City Democrat posted on Facebook that she wished for President Donald Trump’s assassination. But many of the residents in her district who responded to a Public Insight Network query said that while they don’t support what the senator wrote, they don’t want her removed from office.

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Missouri governor’s proposed budget cuts spare farmers, but not biodiesel debt

Gov. Eric Greitens isn’t sparing the state’s Department of Agriculture from proposed budget cuts, but Missouri's agriculture director says farmers and ranchers will receive the same level of services they currently see. Still, a PIN source who grows corn, soybeans and hay is concerned that Missouri farmers are about to face tough times due to dropping commodity prices.