Tuesday, August 16, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KRES/KWIX (Mid-Missouri): Missouri Farm Bureau’s Garrett Hawkins says Eric Schmitt has a “great track record” in supporting agriculture

KRES/KWIX (Mid-Missouri): Missouri Farm Bureau’s Garrett Hawkins on Mark Alford’s victory over MFB-endorsed Kalena Bruce

KC Star: Blue Springs man will be first from Missouri to go to trial in Capitol riot case

The Missouri Times Capitol Calendar: Dirk Deaton fundraiser tomorrow in Jefferson City; U.S. Rep. Jason Smith event Thursday in Columbia

JCNT: Jefferson City NAACP chapter convenes pro-choice groups for online chat (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

The Missouri Times: State gives flood victims relief options

The Missouri Times: Missouri Senate’s Conservative Caucus disbands, calls for new leadership to “do better”

Missouri Independent: Missouri Senate Conservative Caucus disbands after two years of ugly GOP infighting

KC Star: Missouri Senate’s Conservative Caucus disbands, calls for unity with GOP leadership (avoid KC Star paywall by reading syndicated version here)

SNL: Missouri Senate’s hard-right Conservative Caucus disbands following primary election

KRES/KWIX (Mid-Missouri): Missouri Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn on new Missouri Farmer Stress Helpline

JCNT: State to open applications for nonprofit donation program (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

KC Star: Two new lawsuits accuse Missouri boarding school of abuse including starvation, torture

Missouri Independent: Former state vendor awarded $23M in lawsuit over Missouri Medicaid system implementation

P-D editorial: Republicans like Josh Hawley and Eric Schmitt can side with law and order or with Trump’s lawless base. Not both. (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D’s Joe Holleman: U.S. Senate candidate Eric Schmitt tweeted about Busch beer and pork steaks, and there might be a subliminal BBQ sauce message (get around stltoday paywall here)

Combest, The Missouri Times, ten months ago (10/20/21): On Eric Schmitt’s August 2 victory and “Busch beer and pork steaks”

KC Star “Service Journalism Team’s” Kynala Phillips: What we know so far about Amendment 3, Legal Missouri 2022’s recreational marijuana ballot question

Kaiser Health News’ Sarah Jane Tribble, via Missouri Independent: Collapse of private equity-backed Missouri hospitals mired employees in medical bills

ProPublica’s Jeremy Kohler, via Missouri Independent: Our ProPublica investigation leads clean energy lender to stop making high-interest PACE loans in Missouri

KSDK’s Justina Coronel: Why is Missouri trying to ban books? How Sen. Rick Brattin (R-Harrisonville) and others want to hold librarians liable for “explicit” learning materials (link via

P-D letter: St. Louis County “life-long Democrat” sexagenarian reveals what he used to teach high school history students about political parties, says “Republican” next to Eric Schmitt’s name “is meaningless” (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Overland septuagenarian says Post-Dispatch and Black Lives Matter narrative about police assailant Michael Brown is still distorting reality (get around stltoday paywall here)

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