Friday, August 19, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KWIX FM 92.5/AM 1230 (Mid-Missouri): Vicky Hartzler wants incoming U.S. Rep. Mark Alford to join Ag Committee, says Biden energy policy contributing to higher input prices for farmers

KWIX FM 92.5/AM 1230 (Mid-Missouri): Gov. Parson explains ag tax credit veto, imminent call for special session

P-D: State Fair roundup: Trudy Busch Valentine shows up, Eric Schmitt says he’ll keep Biden in check, Gov. Parson talks tax cut (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: State Fair photo gallery

St. Louis Public Radio: State Fair roundup: Valentine and Schmitt shake hands, Gov. Parson talks special session and MASBDA tax credits

St. Louis Public Radio: Politically Speaking: Incoming state Sen. Ben Brown (R) on primary election victory, opposition to COVID restrictions, Conservative Caucus disbanding, Eric Schmitt’s election to U.S. Senate, more

Sara Walsh (via Facebook): Remembering Steve Walsh, one year after his passing

johncombest_com on Instagram: <REDACTED> e-mail: Steve Walsh reached out to people going through a hard time. Do you?

The Missouri Times: Former GOP party chairwoman Kay Hoflander aims to help generations understand each other in new book Musings and Adventures of a Baby Boomer, That Generation Before X, Y, and Z by Kay Hoflander

Kansas Reflector, via Missouri Independent: While sportsbook legislation in Missouri fell short this year, Kansas plans Sept. 1 ‘soft launch’ of sports wagering for start of football season

KCMO (Kansas City): Pete Mundo Show: Mayor Quinton Lucas on police funding lawsuit, says bill from “Sen. Luke-tuh-meyer [sic]” is unconstitutional

KC Star: Political attorneys weigh in on Mayor Quinton Lucas’ police funding lawsuit; thoughts from Michael Wolff, Tony Luetkemeyer, Todd Graves, Chuck Hatfield

Missouri Independent: St. Louis files counterclaim against Missouri AG in lawsuit over abortion tourism

Missouri Independent: Missouri man indicted over threat to Arizona official is a public school employee

P-D editorial: By treating the monkeypox virus seriously, Missouri shows it has made progress. (get around stltoday paywall here)

NPR’s Rachel Treisman, via KCUR: Missouri and other states with the toughest abortion laws have the weakest maternal supports – but you can help by supporting abortion tourism funding and voting for Democrats

KC Star op-ed: Richmond Heights certified public accountant Peter Gariepy: Missouri should require liability insurance for gun owners

P-D letter: Affton sexagenarian imagines Trudy Busch Valentine would make a “compassionate” U.S. Senator (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Ballwin septuagenarian dislikes “elite city slicker” and “entitled rich guy” Eric Schmitt (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: University City sexagenarian dislikes Eric Schmitt, attempts “Clydesdale manure” punchline (get around stltoday paywall here)

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