Friday, August 12, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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SE Missourian: U.S. Rep. Jason Smith says Biden’s “Inflation Reduction Act” will make economy worse (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Brownfield Ag News: Missouri Farm Bureau opposes Biden’s “Inflation Reduction Act” tax increases

States Newsroom’s Allison Winter, via Missouri Independent: From 1995-2020, Missouri ranked #9 in federal farm bill subsidies

P-D: St. Charles County man pleads guilty to Capitol riot charge (get around stltoday paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: FBI crime reporting switch challenges Missouri law enforcement agencies

KC Star’s Daniel Desrochers: Analysis: Greitens helped push independent John Wood into MO Senate race, but Wood is staying in anyway; Thoughts from University of Arizona professor, insight from the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics Former Sen. John Danforth’s money wasted on RINO

KC Star: Marijuana monopoly: Missouri amendment fight centers on who gets a coveted license (avoid KC Star paywall by reading syndicated version on St. Joseph News-Press website here)

Columbia Missourian: Marijuana industry promotes positive impact on Missouri economy

The Missouri Times: Zach Pollock to join Pioneer Utility Resources to help Missouri utility partners

The Missouri Times: Missouri Times accepting 30 under 30 nominations

Brownfield Ag News: Gov. Parson to announce special session dates next week, shares thoughts on tax cut and MASBDA tax credits

P-D: Marketing campaign to promote pro-choice businesses gets 12 takers; “Brands Against Bans” offers publicity to companies that denounce Missouri’s pro-life laws (get around stltoday paywall here)

KSHB (Kansas City): More Missouri districts could adopt 4-day school week to combat staff shortages (link via

P-D: Missouri to invest $100 million in electric vehicle charging stations; comments from Missouri Energy Initiative’s Travis Wood, Ameren’s Pat Justis (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: School districts offer diverse reactions to COVID pandemic’s end; Parkway School District does away with “COVID-19” dashboard, but Maplewood-Richmond Heights will require kids to wear masks

Missouri Independent: Attorney sees victories in Missouri Sunshine Law cases over access to meetings, records

KC Star editorial: Back-to-school education roundup: We don’t support 4-day school weeks in Missouri, and we do support critical race theory

KC Star op-ed: Iowa anthropology author Robert Leonard: Eric Schmitt and other conservatives don’t want border security. They want political theater

The Missouri Times op-ed: Rep. Brad Pollitt (R-Sedalia): The Missouri State Fair is not about the revenue, it’s a way of life

Midwest Newsroom’s Kavahn Mansouri, via St. Louis Public Radio: Ameren delays coal power plant closure, mirroring nationwide trend

P-D letter: St. Louis County octogenarian supports Trudy Busch Valentine, says Eric Schmitt “isn’t exactly a poor boy” (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: St. Louis City septuagenarian supports Trudy Busch Valentine, asks why Eric Schmitt didn’t turn down job working at Grant’s Farm (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: O’Fallon sexagenarian offers Valentine campaign a catchy slogan: “A vote for Valentine is a vote against obstructionism.” (get around stltoday paywall here)

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