Wednesday, June 15, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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97.1 FM (St. Louis): Mark Reardon Show: Roy Blunt on gun control bill: mental health element (14:30), why age requirement won’t be raised to 21 (22:30), Dems’ Jan. 6 production (23:30), inflation (25:00)

SNL: Roy Blunt backs bipartisan Senate deal designed to curb gun violence, mass shootings

The Missouri Times: Gov. Parson, Missouri Farm Bureau endorse Kalena Bruce in CD4

The Missouri Times: Missouri Asphalt Pavement Association endorses Mike Kehoe for Governor

SNL: Tricia Derges’ trial begins as federal prosecutors scrutinize medical clinics’ finances Upcoming Missouri abortion crackdown elicits New York Times attention

JCNT: State to begin accepting gas tax refund claims (get around Jefferson City News-Tribune paywall here)

The Missouri Times: Eminent domain bill aims to level the playing field for Missouri farmers

Columbia Missourian: Some rural agencies fear bill banning street sleeping will cost them

Missourinet: Tweak to qualifying certification test score could put hundreds of educators in Missouri classrooms

SE Missourian: Deadline today for input on Missouri broadband grant program (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

SE Missourian: Cape Girardeau’s Juneteenth event funded by a $25k grant from the Missouri Department of Tourism; State spending $300,000 on Juneteenth events this year (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

UPDATED, without acknowledgment of error: 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)

JCNT: Missouri Department of Conservation staff does annual goose roundup at local lakes (get around Jefferson City News-Tribune paywall here)

KCUR: Missouri could and should help rein in medical debt, Pew Charitable Trusts says

KC Star editorial: Cheers to Roy Blunt for not caving to gun fetishists. This modest reform is a good step Kansas City Star denounces ‘gun fetishists’ amid debate over red flag laws

Joplin Globe editorial: Missouri Lottery ad budget cuts make no sense (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

Columbia Missourian’s David Rosman: I wrote a letter to Vicky Hartzler in support of gun control and didn’t like the response

KC Star op-ed: Kansas columnist Charles Hammer: Missouri’s Vicky Hartzler is not even a real farmer

Kaiser Health News’ Sarah Jane Tribble, via P-D: Buy and bust: When private equity came for rural hospitals in Missouri (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star letters: Parkville sexagenarian angered by Hawley’s “traitorous lies”; Columbia woman dislikes conservative state senators, pro-life legislators and Eric Greitens

P-D letter: Former state Rep. Sue Meredith (D-Creve Coeur) reminisces on learning that bra holsters existed, being “appalled at the number of guns surrounding me at my workplace in the Capitol” (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Missouri Sierra Club staffer Rajiv Ravulapati says state ignores core mission by not mitigating coal ash (get around stltoday paywall here)

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