Friday, July 22, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KC Star’s Daniel Desrochers: Video of Josh Hawley fleeing Senate Chamber serves as a rebuke to the image he tries to project – and yesterday, everyone in the Jan. 6 hearing room laughed at him

KC Star’s Hannah Wise: Let’s have a laugh at Josh Hawley fleeing the Senate Chamber on Jan. 6; here’s the security camera video put to various wacky soundtracks

SNL: Billy Long votes against Democrats’ same-sex marriage bill; Vicky Hartzler does not vote

Columbia Missourian: Blunt-backed conservation bill would expand Missouri’s wildlife programs

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air: Political correspondent Jason Rosenbaum analyzes Missouri’s U.S. Senate race: Republicans (0:30), Dem candidates (10:45)

Missouri Independent: Rex Sinquefield, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts (R), Trudy Busch Valentine’s brother bankrolling Show Me Values PAC attacking Eric Greitens

Missouri Independent: U.S. Senate candidate profile series: Billy Long (R)

KC Star: Gov. Parson already cast his ballot in Senate primary, but mum on who has his vote Pete Mundo’s “Politics and a Pint” series: Grab a beer with Eric Greitens

SE Missourian: U.S. Senate Candidate Lucas Kunce (D) to make campaign stop in Cape Girardeau (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Missouri Independent: As GOP primaries hit home stretch, Eric Schmitt and Kalena Bruce criticized over Missouri reform school case

KCUR’s Celisa Calacal: Missourians travel across state lines to save pregnant people’s rights in Kansas; thoughts from pro-choice leaders including League of Women Voters of Kansas City President Anne Calvert, U.S. Senate candidate Spencer Toder, Socialist Alternative’s Spencer Thut

SNL: Republican candidates for 7th Congressional District make pitches in radio forum as Missouri primary nears

Columbia Missourian: 4th Congressional District GOP primary preview: Fiscal issues: Taxes, government spending

Columbia Missourian: 4th Congressional District GOP primary preview: Candidates discuss abortion, other social issues

The Missouri Times publisher Scott Faughn: This Week in Missouri Politics column: On second thought, Springfield should totally kick Lincoln Hough out of office; if Springfield wants to ‘Cori Bush’ itself, all the better for southeast Missouri

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Why aren’t any Democrats running in some legislative races in Missouri? Thoughts from Missouri Democratic Party Executive Director Randy Dunn

The Missouri Times: Missouri unemployment lower than national average, reaches lowest rate since 1976

The Missouri Times: Gov. Parson signs executive order, Missouri’s drought response goes into action

Daily American Republic: State, local agencies deal with drought

SNL: Gov. Parson orders state response to aid farmers amid drought, record heat wave

Joplin Globe: Missouri leaders take action as drought grips region (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Gov. Mike Parson issues a drought alert, provides assistance to Missouri farmers

Joplin Globe: Economic Security Corp.’s mission highlighted for lawmakers (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

P-D: Mayor Tishaura Jones signs plan to help St. Louis women get abortions, bucking attorney general (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star: Missouri AG Schmitt sues St. Louis City over plan to help women get abortions out of state

St. Louis Public Radio: Mayor Tishaura Jones signs bill to use ARPA money to subsidize out-of-state abortion trips; ProChoice Missouri cheers move to benefit “pregnant people”

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air: Station to allow two (2) pro-life guests to speak about their opposition to abortion

Missouri Independent: Schmitt sues to block St. Louis from using public money for abortion tourism

P-D: Pro-choice groups launch form-letter campaign against Washington U. administrators for not taking stand on abortion (get around stltoday paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: Opioid overdose deaths continue to rise even as state tries to stem the problem

SE Missourian endorsement: U.S. Senate race: Vote for anyone but Eric Greitens (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

KC Star editorial: Fist pumper to fleeing coward: Jan. 6 video shows Missouri who Josh Hawley really is

P-D editorial: Looting, violence and destruction are never acceptable forms of civil disobedience (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D editorial: Ann Wagner votes the correct way on gay marriage (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star editorial: Dueling state auditor oppo dumps: Did taxpayers buy a 6-seat airplane for Scott Fitzpatrick’s company? Will David Gregory answer our questions about a legal dust-up eight years ago? Stay tuned

Missouri Independent’s Allison Kite: Gov. Mike Parson issues drought alert for almost half of Missouri counties, but state officials still won’t answer questions about climate change

KC Star op-ed: Democrat state rep candidate Jessica DeVoto (St. Charles County): Missouri needs a multi-pronged approach to homelessness — including landlords’ voices

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