Saturday, August 20, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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Brownfield Ag News: Blunt: Clean energy laws are being implemented too fast and spiking prices

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Event promo: U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff book signing; California Democrat explains how Donald Trump supporters continue to attack democracy

St. Joseph News-Press: Dispensary CEO hopes Amendment 3 passes, says Missouri doesn’t have enough “patients” to support glut of “medical marijuana” dealers Will Missouri’s upcoming legal weed biz prove equitable?

Columbia Missourian: Voters to decide who oversees Missouri National Guard in state government; thoughts from Rep. Adam Schnelting (R-St. Charles), liberal activist Laura Burkhardt

P-D: Voters will decide in November if Missouri needs a new state constitution (get around stltoday paywall here)

The Missouri Times: Sen. Jason Bean (R-Holcomb) to run for Assistant Floor Leader

SNL: Former GOP state Rep. Tricia Derges to sell medical equipment, Springfield clinic

St. Louis Public Radio: Liberal groups to sue over Missouri’s new photo ID law

P-D: Missouri unemployment rate declines again in July (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Missouri regulators field complaints, inquiries about spread of slot machines (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri mental crisis calls go up during 988 hotline’s first month

JCNT: Cases closed against participants in 2020 traffic-blocking stunt (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

KC Star: COVID cases continue to fall in Kansas City

P-D: For the first time this year, St. Louis City on pace to log more homicides than it did last year (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Joseph News-Press editorial: Look before you leap on Amendment 3; supporters of legalizing marijuana might want to wait for a better proposal

Joplin Globe editorial: After Missouri’s mixed bag of test scores, we should all brainstorm ways to make things better (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

P-D letter: St. Louis City sexagenarian says Eric Schmitt is “hypocritical” and “corrupt” (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: St. Louis County sexagenarian says statewide abortion vote would be futile for pro-choicers (get around stltoday paywall here)

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