Saturday, May 21, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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SE Missourian: Schmitt talks illegal immigration, lawsuits at visit with Southeast Missouri Pachyderm Club

St. Louis Magazine’s Nicholas Phillips: Eric Schmitt deep dive: Thoughts from Schmitt, friends, enemies and frenemies

KWOS: Morning Show with Austin Petersen and John Marsh: 4th Congressional District candidate Sen. Rick Brattin (R-Harrisonville) on Sara Walsh withdrawing from race (0:15), unlikelihood of court challenge to congressional map (1:45), gas prices and energy policy (2:30), Ukraine (4:30), federal regulation of cryptocurrency (6:15), federal decriminalization of marijuana (7:55), advantages over other candidates (9:00)

KCMO: Pete Mundo Show: 4th Congressional District candidate Taylor Burks on why he’s running (0:55), fundraising success (2:05), response to Kalena Bruce (3:15), relevance of military experience (4:45), favorite members of Congress (6:00), unique expertise he’d bring to Congress (6:50)

Columbia Missourian: Brattin, Burks lob salvos over congressional map

KC Star: 4th Congressional District candidates trade jabs over new district lines

SE Missourian: Dinesh D’Souza’s “2000 Mules” now playing in Cape

SNL: Two Springfield women plead guilty to involvement in Jan. 6 riot at Capitol

KSHB: Lee’s Summit West High School divided over adding conservative student club (link via

KCUR: Lee’s Summit students protest efforts to a start conservative school club, calling it ‘not a safe place’

P-D: Missouri Ethics Commission, lacking members, again fails to act on complaint (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missourinet: Missouri Chamber of Commerce report: Missouri has recovered more than 95% of jobs lost during the pandemic

JCNT: Missouri Farm Bureau touts legislative victories: MASBDA, broadband, eminent domain, more (get around Jefferson City News-Tribune paywall here)

St. Joseph News-Press: Eminent domain bill won’t stop Grain Belt (get around St. Joseph News-Press paywall here)

Missourinet: Missouri State Fair to honor veteran/active duty military members

Spectrum Local News (Charter Communications, St. Louis): Former MU lineman/state rep/corn & soybean grower Kurtis Gregory on planting seeds in Capitol for “Name, Image, Likeness” (NIL) changes

Missouri Independent: ‘Anything’s on the table’: Missouri Legislature may revisit contraceptive limits post-Roe

St. Louis Public Radio: Politically Speaking: Rep. Joe Adams (D-University City) calls 2022 legislative session “pathetic,” complains about voter ID and other GOP bills COVID inspires Kansas City teachers to quit

KC Star “Service Journalism Team’s” Joseph Hernandez: With COVID cases rising around Kansas City, doctors urge testing

Joplin Globe endorsement: Vote ‘Yes’ on Better Elections Missouri’s ranked-choice voting plan

P-D’s Tony Messenger: ‘Country over party’: Liz Cheney chooses Missouri lawyer John Wood to take starring role in Jan. 6 inquiry (get around stltoday paywall here)

SNL op-ed: Sen. Holly Rehder (R-Scott City): A more compassionate approach to homelessness

Missouri Independent op-ed: Sierra Club’s “Beyond Coal” rep Jenn DeRose and Labadie Environmental Organization’s Patricia Schuba: Missouri proposes ‘permit lite’ for leaking coal ash dumps

P-D letter: Western Equipment Dealers Association CEO John Schmeiser responds to Hovis/McCreery op-ed on “Right to Repair,” says measure could deny profits to farm-equipment dealers (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: St. Louis sexagenarian offers sarcastic suggestions to Missouri’s pro-life legislators (get around stltoday paywall here)

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