Tuesday, August 9, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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Springfield Daily Citizen: My Pillow CEO’s pro-Trump “Moment of Truth Summit” to be held at University Plaza this month (get around Springfield Daily Citizen paywall here)

KCMO (Kansas City): Pete Mundo Morning Show: Sen. Mike Cierpiot (R-Lee’s Summit) on why he calls the Conservative Caucus the “Chaos Caucus” (1:05), what 6-2 vs. 7-1 map was really all about (1:30), Bob Onder’s “ridiculous” labeling of “Nancy Pelosi map” (3:55), 100 PAC scorecard (4:10), Jim Lembke and Bill Eigel “stirring the pot” in incumbent Republicans’ districts (4:30), Mike Moon’s transgender vote trap (5:00), FRA and Planned Parenthood (6:30), Missouri Right to Life and why Susan Klein and Dave Plemmons are not welcome in his office (7:55), trial lawyer money bankrolling Jim Lembke’s operation (10:20), Bill Eigel working with Senate Minority Leader John Rizzo to shut down the Senate (12:00), where Gov. Parson is in the dispute (13:30), “the adults” needing a media presence to combat Conservative Caucus messaging (14:30), Jim Lembke and Clean Missouri (15:30), Lembke as “puppetmaster” and Liberty Ink (16:30)

The Missouri Times: Mike Cierpiot unloads on the current state of the Senate on Mundo in the Morning

KC Star: Incoming state auditor Scott Fitzpatrick embraces leadership role in national free-market group; Fitzpatrick says Kansas-based State Financial Officers Foundation pushes back against leftist climate-change agenda

St. Louis Public Radio: Federal government approves Missouri’s flood disaster declaration request

P-D: President Biden approves major disaster declaration for St. Louis-area flooding (get around stltoday paywall here)

The Missouri Times: Women senators promote childhood literacy, seek community input on bipartisan tour

JCNT: State launches mental health helpline for Missouri farmers (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

KC Star: Third southwest Missouri boarding school closes, former students say (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL News here)

KSMU (Springfield): This month, Missouri adopts an official sport – archery

Springfield Daily Citizen: Springfield hosts celebration today for state’s new official sport: archery (get around Springfield Daily Citizen paywall here)

SNL: Greene Co. health dept. offering doses of new COVID-19 vaccine

P-D editorial: Blunt should join Ann Wagner in supporting gay marriage (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D editorial: For once, Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley did the right thing by joining with Democrats on insulin price cap (get around stltoday paywall here)

Springfield Daily Citizen’s David Stoeffler: “We are exhausted from the intense primary fight for the Republican and Democrat (U.S. Senate) nominations” so we’ll return with weekly campaign updates in mid-September (get around Springfield Daily Citizen paywall here)

Springfield Daily Citizen op-ed: John Lopez: Vets, Boomers leading the way in embrace of Missouri medical marijuana (get around Springfield Daily Citizen paywall here)

Missouri Independent op-ed: South Carolina and Iowa professors: Missouri among the many states making it too easy to become a teacher

P-D letter: Chesterfield man disappointed in Valentine and Kunce campaign attacks against each other (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Chesterfield septuagenarian disagrees with Post-Dispatch editorial on Trudy Busch Valentine’s vapidity, says beer heiress is better than Eric Schmitt (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Chesterfield octogenarian says Trudy Busch Valentine “has a lot to learn” but “would apply herself to that task with vigor” (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Alton, Ill. septuagenarian wants Missourians to overrule their elected legislators on abortion (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Easter Seals Midwest CEO Wendy Sullivan praises Gov. Parson and state legislators for budget decisions (get around stltoday paywall here)

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