Tuesday, June 14, 2022 – Flag Day – Missouri political news headlines

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Roll Call: Retirements of Senate Republicans, including Missouri’s Roy Blunt, could spell trouble for earmarks’ future

P-D’s Kurt Erickson: As he heads for the exit, Missouri’s Roy Blunt backs compromise gun law (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star’s Jonathan Shorman: Missouri law undercuts domestic violence ‘boyfriend’ fix in U.S. Senate deal on guns

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Area women say they can’t stop worrying about gun violence when they go out in public; comments from Sen. Lauren Arthur (D-Kansas City), Kansas Dem state rep, zero (0) Republican officials

KCMO (Kansas City): Pete Mundo Show: Vicky Hartzler on next “Politics and a Pint” event June 27 (0:15), advantage of having a senator from rural Missouri (1:15), thoughts on Eric Greitens’ skills as “a manipulator” (3:30), opposition to red flag laws and what should be done instead (6:15)

The Missouri Times: Primary Previews: Senate District 2: GOP Reps. Nick Schroer vs. John Wiemann

Scott Faughn: Boy do we ever need that wall: on the Southeastern Legal Foundation‘s East Coast lawyers, school lawsuits, and glory holes

KTRS (St. Louis): Ray Hartmann Show: Scott Faughn on Southeastern Legal Foundation’s business model (3:45), who is inviting out-of-state lawyers to file lawsuits and whether or not Eric Schmitt will stand up to group (5:45), thoughts on Dem and GOP U.S. Senate primaries (9:30), paths to victory for Hartzler, Schmitt and Greitens (14:00), why Greitens’ biggest 2016 supporters have walked away (16:45)

Missouri Independent: Missouri Right to Life backs primary challengers to some incumbent GOP state senators

SNL: Jury selection underway for trial of Tricia Derges, a Missouri state lawmaker charged with fraud

JCNT: Missouri Chamber of Commerce spotlights legislative support from mid-Missouri lawmakers (get around Jefferson City News-Tribune paywall here)

The Missouri Times: Gov. Parson signs eminent domain reform bill

St. Joseph News-Press’s Clayton Anderson: Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer (R-Parkville) passes several bills through Congress [sic] this session; senator wants to pass anti-CRT legislation next session (get around St. Joseph News-Press paywall here)

P-D: Supply Chain Task Force report envisions Missouri as a hub for shipping container production (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missourinet: Education workforce commission to discuss teacher recruitment, pay, retention

KC Star: Should Missouri change its state tree to the black walnut? TikTok thinks so (get around KC Star paywall by reading syndicated version on stltoday website here)

Columbia Missourian: Boone County health official says slight uptick in COVID cases should not affect any in-person summer events

P-D editorial: Missouri’s deranged new law “declaring federal gun restrictions enforceable [sic] here” could undermine D.C. compromise (get around stltoday paywall here)

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