Saturday, June 4, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Hill: Billy Long ties fatal shootings to abortion culture: ‘Life has no value to a lot of these folks’ (link via

P-D: Canna-cocktails and gummies: Missouri’s marijuana industry preps for legalization; comments from Legal Missouri 2022’s John Payne, COCO Labs CEO Brooke Foster (get around stltoday paywall here)

The Missouri Times: Primary Previews: Senate District 12: Rusty Black vs. J. Eggleston vs. Delus Johnson for Dan Hegeman’s seat

SNL: Springfield Mayor Ken McClure criticizes Missouri Senate Conservative Caucus, praises Sen. Lincoln Hough

KY3 (Springfield): Link to McClure video, transcript of prepared remarks

P-D: Gov. Parson names new member to St. Louis Board of Election Commissioners (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Jay Ashcroft warns counties of voting vulnerabilities after cyber agency advisory (get around stltoday paywall here)

SE Missourian: GOP Reps. Barry Hovis, Jamie Burger signal continued gas tax hike support despite spiraling pump prices (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Missourinet: MO ABLE helps families save money without the fear of losing benefits like Social Security and Medicaid; insights from State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick

JCNT: Stone from Capitol to see new life across Missouri (get around News-Tribune paywall here)

Missouri Independent: ‘A piece of history for your house’: Missouri auctions stone salvaged from Capitol Building

Washington Missourian: Chamber officials, business leaders plan to write letters in support of MoDOT’s Highway 47 widening plan (get around Washington Missourian paywall here)

P-D: Ex-teacher’s aide gets 50 years for raping second-grader; Deonte Taylor showed child gay porn, exposed him to HIV, then tried to have boy and boy’s mother killed (get around stltoday paywall here)

SNL: Former Nixa assistant principal sentenced in child pornography case; Man solicited sexual images from 13-year-old boy

Missouri Independent: $2M Missouri witness protection fund finds few takers in second year of operation Kansas City race activists turn carjacker lady suspect into hero

KC Star: AG’s office issues statewide traffic stops report Of course Kansas City Star seyz so many police stops are racist

KC Star: New COVID subvariants are taking over in Kansas City, but case numbers have dipped

Washington Missourian editorial: Tell MoDOT what you think about Highway 47 (get around Washington Missourian paywall here)

The Missouri Times op-ed: Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America – Missouri’s Chris Martinez: Gov. Parson should support bipartisan line item on asthma

P-D letter: Wentzville man says Roy Blunt, Josh Hawley and Blaine Luetkemeyer make him feel hopeless, should resign (get around stltoday paywall here)

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