Tuesday, August 23, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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97.1 FM Talk (St. Louis): Mark Reardon Show: Sen. Roy Blunt on Eric Schmitt (2:00), national election outlook for November (3:10), Billy Long joke’s about Biden’s climate change bill (5:45), effects on Americans’ insurance plans (7:00), Mar-a-Lago raid (9:10), SCOTUS Dobbs leak (11:00)

97.1 FM Talk (St. Louis): Annie Frey Show: Eric Schmitt on Biden’s 87,000 new IRS agents (2:20), Biden’s “Orwellian” climate change bill (3:20), why the middle class doesn’t need to bail out higher education (5:15), nationwide GOP prospects (7:45), Mar-a-Lago raid (10:05), Fauci’s “lies and deceit” (12:00)

P-D: Liberal groups sue Missouri over new rules on voter registration, absentee ballots; NAACP, League of Women Voters say protections “chill … constitutionally protected speech” (get around stltoday paywall here)

The Missouri Times: Combest, 10/21/21: Missouri media’s top victimhood angle, 2H 2022: “(B)allot security laws have experts worried about a ‘chilling’ effect on voter participation.”

SNL: Event promo: Come hear feminist author and female caterwaulers perform at anti-voter-ID concert; “Vote 417,” local NAACP chapter, local League of Women Voters klatch to host event Saturday

SNL’s Andrew Sullender, 1/24/22: A new PAC called VOTE 417 supports ‘voting rights’ candidates in southwest Missouri; How you can join and help the fight against oppressive GOP proposals

SNL: Voter Rights Guide: Missouri institutes new voter ID law, but previous attempts have been struck down by the courts

Kansas City Beacon: Some cannabis supporters say Missouri ballot initiative doesn’t help enough people with previous convictions; Rep. Ashley Bland Manlove (D-Kansas City) says Legal Missouri 2022 “hoping that the black and brown people will just hear ‘legalization’ and then vote for it”

Missouri Independent: Lawsuit asks judge to block marijuana legalization from appearing on Missouri ballot

KC Star: Anti-drug advocate sues Missouri secretary of state to block marijuana question from ballot (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on St. Joseph News-Press website here)

KWIX 92.5FM/1230AM: Collection of interviews at Missouri State Fair: First Lady Teresa Parson, Missouri Farm Bureau President Garrett Hawkins, Missouri Ag Director Chris Chinn, Missouri State Fair Foundation Chairman Rusty Black, Missouri Soybean Association’s Baylee Asbury, many more

The Missouri Times: Gov. Parson officially issues call for special session, lays out plan for income tax cut

JCNT: Missouri lawmakers to return for special session Sept. 6 (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

KMIZ (Columbia): Video: Watch Gov. Parson’s press conference on special session (link via

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri’s special legislative session addressing tax cuts begins Sept. 6

Missouri Independent: Governor calls special session after Labor Day on $700 million income tax cut

SNL: Missouri lawmakers to convene for special session on income tax cut, agriculture credits

KC Star: Gov. Parson sets special session for sweeping income tax cut and farmer tax credits

Columbia Missourian: Gov. Parson’s special session to tackle income tax cuts, agriculture tax credits

Missourinet: Gov. Parson calls for special session to begin on Sept. 6

KC Star: 41 Missouri districts enjoy four-day school weeks this year. Here’s where

Missouri Independent: Lawsuits mounting against unlicensed Missouri boarding schools accused of abuse

SNL: Activists oppose school district’s position on political signs in classrooms; House Minority Leader Crystal Quade (D-Springfield) weighs in

P-D: Missouri nonprofit goes to court to block new homeless law (get around stltoday paywall here)

Springfield Daily Citizen: Springfield nonprofit files suit to challenge new homeless law (get around Springfield Daily Citizen paywall here)

P-D editorial: Missouri’s cumbersome voter-ID law was predicated on the false claim that Missouri elections face significant fraud (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Illinois man wants Tony Messenger’s opinion columns moved to opinion page (get around stltoday paywall here)

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