Thursday, June 23, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KC Star “Service Journalism Team’s” Kynala Phillips: Biden wants to suspend the federal gas tax, but Missouri already has “seventh lowest gas tax in the county [sic]”

KSHB: Hundreds line up after independent Kansas City gas station offers gas for $2.12 per gallon; FavTrip partnered with Americans for Prosperity’s Missouri chapter for promotion

Missourinet: Americans for Prosperity-Missouri event provides Kansas Citians with discounted gasoline

SNL: Feeling the pinch at the pump? Here’s how to get a refund for Missouri’s gas tax increase.

States Newsroom, via Missouri Independent: Blunt, Hawley split on gun control vote

KCMO (Kansas City): Pete Mundo Show: Billy Long on Greitens ad (1:40), criticisms of Vicky Hartzler (2:40), Mitch McConnell secretly funding Hartzler (3:00), Schmitt and “Americans for China” (Americans for Prosperity) (4:00), critique of Hartzler’s anti-Greitens statement (5:30), how to tell KC Star is rooting for Hartzler (6:15), anti-Greitens PAC (8:00), difference in conservative groups’ voting scorecards (9:45), On Message and Josh Hawley (11:00)

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Two UMKC associate political science professors criticize Eric Greitens’ ad, say voters “should be appalled”

KTRS (St. Louis): Ray Hartmann show: Lucas Kunce on Greitens ad (0:15), establishment Democrats propping up Trudy Busch Valentine (2:00), fundraising success (5:45), insider trading (7:35), more

P-D: Trudy Busch Valentine preps for upcoming Missouri AFL-CIO endorsement (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Republican on Jan. 6 committee leaving to explore run as Danforth’s candidate for U.S. Senate

KC Star’s Daniel Desrochers and Jonathan Shorman: Danforth on spoiler U.S. Senate candidate: “We’re not being spoilers”; Hawley “feigns ignorance” about John Wood

The Missouri Times: Missouri Right to Life endorses candidates in key Senate primaries

The Missouri Times: Lincoln Hough, Caleb Rowden, Dave Schatz headline Missouri Chamber of Commerce award winners

SE Missourian: Rust Communications President Jon K. Rust selected for state newspaper Hall of Fame (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: DESE, Missouri Chamber organize tour of jobs that don’t require four-year degrees; Area teachers visit Ameren, Spire, other employers with workforce shortages

JCNT: State seeks donors to support K-12 scholarship program (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

P-D: Top private schools including John Burroughs left off Missouri tax-credit voucher list (get around stltoday paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: Rep. Don Mayhew (R-Crocker) confident catalytic-converter theft bill will pass next session

JCNT: Missouri House chamber renovations on schedule (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske: Environmental activists want Missouri DNR to block silica mine

SNL: Southwest Missouri boarding school faces 19 lawsuits alleging abuse

KCUR: Missouri attorney general not actually allowed to file charges in duck boat case, defense argues

P-D editorial: America is soul-searching on guns. Missouri won’t even disarm domestic abusers. (get around stltoday paywall here)

Washington Missourian editorial: Eric Greitens has lost his grip on reality (get around Washington Missourian paywall here)

The Missouri Times op-ed: Missouri Bankers Association’s Max Cook and Jackson Hataway: Blunt, Hawley should meet with community banking leaders and learn about the benefit of swipe fees

KC Star op-ed: Moms Demand Action rep cheers Blunt for gun-control compromise

P-D letter: St. Louis City septuagenarian says people voting for Eric Greitens are fascists and not Americans (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: St. Louis City septuagenarian speculates that deceased father, who died in 1999, would dislike Josh Hawley (get around stltoday paywall here)

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