Tuesday, July 19, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times: Analysis: 3/4ths of Greitens’ funding comes from outside of Missouri

KC Star: PACs, self-funders and out-of-state money: 5 takeaways from Missouri U.S. Senate fundraising

Missouri Independent: U.S. Senate candidate profile series: Lucas Kunce (D)

Roll Call, via P-D: U.S. Senate candidate profile: Lucas Kunce (D)

KC Star: Boone County’s Taylor Burks leads fundraising in Republican race to succeed Hartzler

Missouri Independent: Ranked-choice voting proposal fails to make ballot, while fate of Missouri marijuana initiative petition unclear; thoughts from Better Elections Missouri campaign manager Sean Nicholson and spokesman Scott Charton, Legal Missouri 2022 campaign manager John Payne Why Better Elections Missouri’s 2022 failure is a big win for its campaign masterminds

The Missouri Times: JB PAC supporting Justin Brown with big ad buy; incumbent faces Rep. Suzie Pollock in District 16 primary

SNL: Video: Interviews with Missouri 20th District State Senate candidates Brian Gelner and Curtis Trent

97.1 FM (St. Louis): Marc Cox Morning Show: Missouri House District 101 candidate Ben Keathley (R) on background (1:30), 101st District boundaries (1:50), policy priorities (2:20), education agenda (3:45), school choice and indoctrination of students (4:30), meet-and-greet event next Monday (6:45)

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air preview: Pro-choice activists to explain what’s wrong with SCOTUS ruling, Missouri abortion laws, more; Reps from Pro-Choice Missouri, Washington University pro-choice group, zero (0) pro-life guests

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air: Fluffy GRL returns to St. Louis with weekend bash centered on “Bust, Gut and Jiggly Stuff”; “Curves N’ Waves Pool Party” marks 10 years helping BBWs celebrate their obesity

SNL: Changes to Missouri’s Fast Track program improve adults access to education, training

St. Joseph News-Press: ‘Fast Track’ program likely to help junior college (get around St. Joseph News-Press paywall here)

P-D: Missouri school districts can’t be held accountable for poor performance until 2024 (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT: Full steam ahead for Amtrak across Mid-Missouri (get around Jefferson City News-Tribune paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: BA.5 COVID variant is spreading in Missouri, now causes almost half of all reported cases

P-D: Murder trial in Black Lives Matter riot case focuses on key witness, surveillance video (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D editorial: Gov. Parson signs law to criminalize homelessness, ignoring his adviser (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Joseph News-Press: Gov. Parson’s faith in Missouri Legislature makes tax gambit a risky bet (get around St. Joseph News-Press paywall here)

KC Star “Service Journalism Team’s” Joseph Hernandez: If the new COVID variant is resistant to immunity, are the vaccines and boosters worth it? Yes! Go get that booster now.

Joplin Globe letter: Joplin man disagrees with Billy Long on military harassment bill, attempts “get a Long” punchline (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

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