Friday, June 17, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KWOS (Jefferson City): Austin Petersen and John Marsh: Rep. Tony Lovasco (R-O’Fallon) explains red flag laws (0:15), letter to Sen. Blunt (2:00), why Republican senators compromise with Democrats at the end of their terms (3:10), members of the Republican congressional delegation masquerading as conservatives (3:45), other details on federal gun proposal (4:20), more on “red flag” laws (5:15), 2023 gun-related and school security agenda (7:15), thoughts on U.S. Senate GOP horse race (9:00)

Fox4 Kansas City: Four dozen Missouri lawmakers ask Sen. Blunt not to sign ‘red flag’ law; thoughts from incoming House Speaker Dean Plocher (R-Des Peres), Rep. Jim Kalberloh (R-Lowry City)

Missouri Independent: Group of Missouri Republican state lawmakers push Blunt to oppose Senate gun deal

KC Star’s Kacen Bayless: Missouri Republicans ask Sen. Blunt to withdraw support from bipartisan gun deal; letter signed by Sen. Bill Eigel of “Weldon Springs [sic]”, others (get around KC Star paywall by reading syndicated version on Denver Gazette site here)

Fox 2 St. Louis: Eric Schmitt says border security issues fueling crime (link via

KC Star: Missouri farmers, pro-life advocates split endorsements between Kalena Bruce and Rick Brattin in race for 4th Congressional District

St. Louis Public Radio: Politically Speaking: State Rep. Trish Gunby on filling Democratic ballot slot for Ann Wagner’s re-election

Combest, February 2022: How to earn an election silver medal (without really trying) – a guide for quixotic candidates running vanity campaigns in unwinnable districts

SE Missourian: U.S. Rep. Jason Smith congratulates Jackson student on appointment to US Naval Academy (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

P-D: Feds to conduct a review of Coldwater Creek cleanup, Bush says (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Ranked choice voting campaign claims signature total is in doubt

Southeast Missourian: Better Elections sets low expectations for campaign, claims proposal may fall short of signatures to appear on Nov. ballot (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Ranked-choice voting proposal may miss Missouri ballot, campaign says

SNL: How the FBI investigated GOP Rep. Tricia Derges: Trial testimony

The Missouri Times: World Cup coming to Kansas City, economic boost coming to Missouri

KMIZ (Columbia): Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe on KC’s World Cup bid and economic “ripple effect” Roundup of World Cup local news coverage

KC Star: New Missouri law allows college coaches, staff to help players score likeness deals

P-D: Gov. Parson signs new Missouri NIL law for student athletes (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: New law allows guidance for collegiate athletes seeking to profit off name in Missouri

Missouri Independent: Lawsuit threat forces open DESE teacher retention commission meeting

P-D: Missouri commission on teacher retention backtracks on keeping meetings closed to public (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star: Five more former students sue Missouri boarding school alleging torture, starvation

Missouri Independent; Judge rules against Schmitt in Columbia schools mask case

St. Louis Public Radio: Faisal Khan to resign in September; St. Louis County acting health director directed obscene gesture toward meeting attendees, lied about being assaulted

KC Star editorial: Before World Cup arrives in 2026, state legislators must let Kansas City make its own gun-control laws

SE Missourian editorial: The importance of fathers in the lives of their children: How cowardly, child-abandoning deadbeats ruin America (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

KC Star’s Ella McCarthy: Columbia ‘abortion travel agent’ helps would-be mothers snuff out unwanted children

KC Star letter: Man who chooses to live in Kansas questions intelligence of Missouri Republicans

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