Wednesday, June 29, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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97.1 FM (St. Louis): Marc Cox Show: Vicky Hartzler on why Roe vs. Wade decision was correct (7:00), the failures of America’s education system (7:55), Dems’ pro-choice legislation (9:00), inflation (11:30), energy policy (13:00), Schmitt/Remington Research poll “not credible” (14:45), Missouri Farm Bureau endorsement (15:00), Schmitt and Greitens “pandering” to China (16:25)

The Missouri Times: Schmitt’s Remington poll shows him leading in Senate primary

97.1 FM (St. Louis): Marc Cox Show: Former Sen. John Lamping (R-Ladue) on timing of potential Trump endorsement (1:45), Remington Research poll (2:30), how abortion industry will spend its campaign cash (4:00), how Missouri’s “stupid” ballot initiative process will haunt conservatives (5:00), why the political consultant class loves ballot initiatives (5:45), Schmitt taking credit for pro-life victories (6:45)

The Missouri Times: Missouri Farm Bureau endorsements: Vicky Hartzler for U.S. Senate, state Senate candidates Mike Bernskoetter, Justin Brown and Sandy Crawford

P-D: “I am not looking to be a spoiler”: John Wood, Danforth’s recruit for U.S. Senate in Missouri, launches campaign (get around stltoday paywall here) Show-Me John Wood RINO campaign launched to stop Eric Greitens

KC Star: Former Jan. 6 committee counsel to run as independent in Missouri

KCUR: “I wanted to answer Danforth’s call”: John Wood officially running for U.S. Senate in Missouri as an independent

The Missouri Times: Taylor Burks backed by U.S. Congressmen, veteran’s PAC

KMBC (Kansas City): Pete Mundo Show: 4th Congressional District GOP candidate Mark Alford on (855) TELL-MARK answering service for future constituents’ questions (1:00), how it will be different from traditional constituent service lines (4:30), Tony’s Kansas City report on Alford crowning himself “a MAGA KING” (5:45), how knowledge of media bias would help him as a congressman (8:30), Roe vs. Wade (10:25)

KMBC (Kansas City): Pete Mundo Show: Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer (R-Parkville) on KC police funding bill signed by Gov. Parson (1:30), Hancock Amendment (2:45), Mayor Quinton Lucas’ threats of litigation (4:30), why bill is necessary (6:00), what Missouri voters need to know about amendment (7:30)

Nielsen: Monthly Kansas City radio rankings: KCUR drops two spots to #6

Two weeks ago: Nielsen: Monthly St. Louis radio rankings: KMOX remains #11 overall; St. Louis Public Radio moves up three spots to #14conservative 97.1FM Talk drops one spot to #16, with its livestream ranked #22; liberal public access station KDHX drops two spots to #18; new conservative station “The Patriot” 104.9FM remains at #19

KSHB (Kansas City): Jackson County, MO Prosecuting Attorney Jean Peters Baker: Abortion ruling ‘tragic decision’ on many levels (link via

KC Star: Kansas City area health system stops providing Plan B in Missouri because of abortion ban

KC Star “Service Journalism Team’s” Kynala Phillips: Planned Parenthood in Kansas City and St. Louis still available for certain services – how to set up an appointment

KCUR: KC City Council will vote on Thursday on whether to subsidize city employees traveling out of state to abort unwanted children

The Missouri Times: GOP Rep. Tricia Derges found guilty on 22 charges

SNL: Missouri lawmaker Tricia Derges found guilty of wire fraud, illegal prescriptions, lying to feds

KC Star: Missouri lawmaker found guilty in medical fraud scheme involving fake stem cells

KCUR: Missouri Rep. Patricia Derges convicted of multiple counts of health care fraud

SNL: Missouri court documents will be available online to anyone starting next summer

Missouri Independent: Gov. Parson to sign bill inspired by debunked election conspiracies

P-D: The check is not in the mail: Gov. Parson expected to tank tax rebate plan (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: In St. Louis stop, Parson touts accomplishments in fighting violent crime

St. Louis Public Radio: Ameren looks to solar and gas-powered plants for new energy sources

KC Star editorial: Missouri vote on abortion? Conservatives are terrified of what the voters would say

P-D editorial: Missouri’s abortion ban is wrong. But voters, not prosecutors, must change it. (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star editorial: Which Kansas City-area prosecutors will enforce Missouri abortion ban? Some won’t say

KC Star editorial: “Plantationism”: With police funding bill, Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer (R-Parkville), Gov. Parson, GOP state legislators force their will onto a black mayor

5/16/22: Fox4 KC/KC Star: Dave Helling flexes for Kansas City Sports Commission’s Kathy Nelson during commercial break, re: showing Tony Luetkemeyer what’s what: “Let me just say (Luetkemeyer) will take a bit of a slap in your local newspaper here coming up … more than once.” (2:10)

KC Star editorial: Missouri can’t put gates at every railroad crossing, but here’s how to reduce crashes – spend more money

The Missouri Times op-ed: Former state Sen. Wes Shoemyer (D-Clarence): Trudy Busch Valentine thinks rural Missourians don’t matter. She’s wrong.

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Women in Missouri could be prosecuted for seeking abortions, lawyers warn (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star’s Kacen Bayless: Hero profile: Emily Barker performed Missouri’s last abortion before ban. Here’s her empowering message to patients

St. Louis Public Radio news intern/University of Illinois student Farrah Anderson: With rights under attack, Missouri gays and transgenders consider moving to Illinois

KC Star letter: Kansas City sexagenarian calls Josh Hawley a bigot

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