Tuesday, June 7, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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SE Missourian: GOP lawmaker Holly Thompson Rehder of Scott City pens memoir (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

KC Star’s Daniel Desrochers: Democratic U.S. Senate primary overview: Lucas Kunce vs. Trudy Busch Valentine; Zero (0) mentions of Spencer Toder

St. Louis Public Radio: Politically Speaking podcast: U.S. Senate candidate Dave Schatz supports Ukraine aid, gas tax increase, abortion ban and gun owner rights

AP: U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear appeal over McCloskeys’ law licenses

Missouri Independent: Gov. Mike Parson backing Kalena Bruce in crowded 4th District GOP primary Mark Alford answers residency critics and calls out U.S. border chaos

KSGF (Springfield); Nick Reed Morning Show: Jim Lembke on Missouri falling behind more conservative states (6:15), the mission of the 100 PAC (7:00), Lincoln Hough vs. Angela Romine (8:45), 100 PAC’s scorecard (10:00), thoughts on Springfield News-Leader and Chamber’s support for Hough (11:00), response to allegations of Conservative Caucus “gotcha” votes (13:45), negative effects of term limits and how the Missouri Senate has become like the Missouri House (15:45); how rural Missouri’s transition to Republican Party has led to RINOs (17:55); more on Hough vs. Romine (19:15)

SNL: Denny Whayne, first black city councilman in Springfield and local NAACP leader, dies

KMIZ (Columbia): Gov. Parson to hold bill-signing ceremony today

P-D: Missouri public defenders in ‘much better place’ after years of budget stress, director says (get around stltoday paywall here)

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Planned Parenthood Great Plains CEO Emily Wales on Roe v. Wade fallout: “In Missouri and in Oklahoma, we cannot overcome state restrictions.”

JCNT: Missouri among states with most new business closures during pandemic (get around Jefferson City News-Tribune paywall here)

KC Star: COVID-19 update: hospitalizations are stagnating in Kansas City; CDC data shows that people who received booster shot catch virus at a higher rate; more

P-D: St. Louis health officials urge masking as COVID cases resurge (get around stltoday paywall here)

Joplin Globe editorial: Missouri legislators refuse to add “gender identity” to the Missouri Human Rights Act (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

The Missouri Times op-ed: Rep. Craig Fishel (R-Springfield): Missourians look to Senators Blunt, Hawley to fight for increased competition, lower swipe fees

Missouri Independent’s Jason Hancock: Pair of lawsuits expose a potentially massive hole in Missouri’s Sunshine Law: Can a government agency destroy documents, or simply refuse to retain them, without violating the state’s open records laws?

ProPublica’s Jeremy Kohler, via Missouri Independent: How Missouri helps abortion opponents divert state taxes to crisis pregnancy centers; facilities mislead women by appearing to offer clinical services and unbiased advice

P-D letter: St. Peters septuagenarian says forcing Blunt and Hawley to view a crime scene would convince them to flip-flop on Second Amendment (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Woodson Terrace octogenarian dislikes Second Amendment Preservation Act, acknowledges that his side is powerless to change it (get around stltoday paywall here)

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