Wednesday, August 10, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KC Star: Eric Schmitt says he’ll take a ‘wrecking ball’ to DOJ as Republicans react to Trump raid; reaction from new Trudy Busch Valentine spokesman Jacob Long

KC Star: President Biden nominates Rep. Emanuel Cleaver’s son-in-law to federal circuit court

Missouri Independent: Missouri voters will decide whether to legalize marijuana this November election

St. Louis Public Radio: Legalization of recreational marijuana will be on the Missouri ballot in November

KSHB (Kansas City): Some cannabis advocates not on board with Legal Missouri proposal

Columbia Missourian: Legalizing recreational marijuana is on the November ballot for Missouri voters

P-D: Missouri voters to decide whether to legalize marijuana in November (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star: Missouri marijuana ballot question could mean expungement of criminal records, enforcement changes

Missourinet: Recreational marijuana to appear on November ballot

KCMO (Kansas City): Pete Mundo Show: Jim Lembke responds to Sen. Mike Cierpiot (R-Blue Springs) on trial lawyer money (1:25), why Lembke is saddened by Cierpiot’s approach (3:00), the 100 PAC scorecard and its purpose (4:10), Governor Parson and why the Conservative Caucus is necessary (5:00), outlook for 2023 session and why Caleb Rowden needs to go (6:30), main takeaway from 2022 primaries (7:00), why he endorsed Clean Missouri (8:00), Cierpiot’s statement about Lembke’s lobbyist gift (8:55), how term limits have led to Senate’s “House mentality” (9:30), expectations for expanded Conservative Caucus to extend “olive branch” to Senate leadership (12:00)

St. Louis Public Radio: Politically Speaking: Incoming state Sen. Travis Fitzwater (R-Holts Summit) on state Senate victory, Senate Conservative Caucus (11:00), 2023 legislative priorities, tax cuts

St. Louis Public Radio: Photos: Missouri legislators capture 2022 Bi-State Softball Showdown title against Illinois

Missouri Independent social services and poverty content creator Clara Bates: Federal government steps in to help pull Missouri out of Medicaid backlog; third-party quotes from Missouri Foundation for Health, Washington University health care policy analyst Timothy McBride, and MO HealthNet Director Todd Richardson statement recycled from March coverage

The Missouri Times: Combest: 20 for 20, Part 4 (10/21/21): Missouri media’s top victimhood angle 1H 2022: Missouri expanded Medicaid in 2021, but experts are still “worried”; “Media coverage to include third-party quotes from health care advocacy organizations, ironically overweight health care policy analysts from liberal universities, and token Republican comments recycled from previous coverage.”

Missourinet: Missouri Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorders crafts road map for Missourians living with autism

The Missouri Times: AgriStress hotline seeks to curb increasing rural mental health issues in Missouri

SNL: Rep. Tim Taylor (RBunceton) gets bullseye as archery now official sport of Missouri

KC Star editorial: Josh Hawley and Eric Schmitt complain about politics in FBI Trump search? Hilarious

KC Star op-ed: Joel Mathis: Josh Hawley knows Donald Trump brought the FBI search on himself

Missouri Independent’s Phill Brooks: Historical perspective on Missouri’s one-party primaries

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Rep. Raychel Proudie (D-Ferguson) calls for hearings on Ferguson-Florissant school suspensions (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star letter: Kansas City sexagenarian says Josh Hawley wants to be Putin’s puppet

P-D letter: University City man hopes class warfare isn’t used against Trudy Busch Valentine (get around stltoday paywall here)

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