Friday, July 15, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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Missouri Independent: Democrat FEC member pans decision not to investigate groups that helped elect Greitens in 2016

Missouri Independent: Profile: U.S. Senate candidate Eric Schmitt (R)

P-D: NARAL, rebranded as “Pro-Choice Missouri,” withholds support from Democrats who backed Steve Roberts; state Reps. Tracy McCreery and Ian Mackey among collateral damage (get around stltoday paywall here)

Washington Missourian: State auditor GOP primary preview: Scott Fitzpatrick vs. David Gregory on qualifications, priorities (get around Washington Missourian paywall here)

SNL: Missouri Senate District 30 GOP primary preview: Lincoln Hough vs. Angela Romine on Conservative Caucus, abortion, Second Amendment Preservation Act, boys playing girls sports, Medicaid, more

St. Louis Public Radio: Politically Speaking: Before she departs, state Sen. Jill Schupp (D-Creve Coeur) reflects on her legislative tenure

JCNT: Cole County clerk: Potential major problem at the polls for the Aug. 2 primary election discovered and fixed this week (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

P-D: Gov. Parson holds bill-signing event in St. Louis; tech district faces uncertainty over incentives (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri governor won’t call special session on ectopic pregnancies, birth control

P-D: Missouri governor rejects special session on birth control, ectopic pregnancies (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star: Missouri Gov. Parson rejects special session on contraceptives, ectopic pregnancies Show-Me uproar over arcane Missouri preggo divorce rules

P-D: Fed-up Missouri caregivers walk away from disabled client, leaving mother, sheriff’s deputy scrambling (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: New research bolsters broadband access in rural areas

JCNT: State approves funds for multi-modal facility (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

AP: Kansas City fights with Missouri over police funding

Springfield Daily Citizen: Blue lips and frenzied 911 calls: Springfield’s growing addiction to fentanyl and other opioids plagues city; emergency crews offer ideas on which programs to fund (get around Springfield Daily Citizen paywall here)

P-D: Children left alone for hours with dead mother after she overdosed in St. Charles; police say Valentino Terez Carpenter sold fentanyl to black woman in diverse section of St. Charles (get around stltoday paywall here) Show-Me subtle electric vehicles boom for Missouri

P-D editorial: Eric Schmitt wants to block FBI from auditing system that keeps guns from criminals (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star editorial: New 988 mental health line will save lives. Now Missouri must fund it KC Star misspells Johnny DeStefano’s name, refuses to acknowledge error; Billy Long weighs in

Missouri Independent op-ed: Quality Schools Coalition CEO Dean Johnson: Missouri charter school funding fix should pave path forward

P-D op-ed: Missouri Chapter of the American College of Cardiology’s Gabe Soto: Everyone in the abortion debate should calm down and discuss statistics about cardiovascular disease (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: St. Louis County septuagenarian hopes Missouri’s pro-life laws bring more prenatal and newborn care (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star letter: Septuagenarian woman who chooses to live in Kansas attempts comparison between Missouri abortion law and Royals players declining COVID vaccine

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