Wednesday, August 24, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

Published in Missouri Political News - Daily Headlines. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , .

St. Louis Public Radio: Independent candidate John Wood quits U.S. Senate race in Missouri

Missouri Independent: Citing Greitens defeat, John Wood abandons independent run for U.S. Senate in Missouri

P-D: Wood abandons independent bid for Missouri’s US Senate seat (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star: John Wood ends independent campaign for U.S. Senate in Missouri

This Week in Missouri Politics Mid-Week Update: Scott Faughn on special session (0:30), sensible tax cut vs. GOP Facebook Caucus number (2:30), Missouri reporters showing their liberalism once they start writing columns (4:40), the German-American perspective on the U.S. Senate race (5:30), John Danforth’s “disaster” of a proxy elitist candidate (8:15), veto session and MASBDA tax credits (12:25), details on roast of Caleb Rowden and naming the first two roasters (14:30)

KC Star: ‘I think that thing’s a disaster’: Gov. Parson slams recreational weed question on MO ballot

P-D: Rep. Bruce DeGroot (R-Ellisville) dropping reelection bid; move opens up spot for Ladue’s John Brunner, who lost August state rep primary in Chesterfield district (get around stltoday paywall here)

KMOX: Politicians avoid local media; Sen. Josh Hawley, Gov. Mike Parson, St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones refuse to talk to KMOX (4:45); Reporter Carol Daniel suggests Trump may be to blame (5:45), “I’m a journalist, I’m educated, I have a degree, I made it through college” (6:20), says Eric Schmitt ignored her text message (7:15) and Mayor Jones’ staff ignores her (7:45); why people should want their politicians to appear on KMOX (9:00); Daniel: “If people are saying ‘no’ to me, it is your loss” (10:00); politicians are scared to talk to local media because local media knows too much (11:00); KMOX personalities praise each other and themselves (12:45); Carol Daniel’s message to evasive politicians: “Shame on you!” (14:30); more

Missouri Independent: NAACP, League of Women Voters sue to block Missouri’s new election law

SNL: Liberal groups sue to block Missouri’s new election safeguards

KC Star: League of Women Voters, NAACP sue Missouri to block new voter registration restrictions; ballot security “chills the groups’ abilities to engage with voters”

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.”

Kansas City Beacon: Follow these simple steps to get a voter ID in Missouri

JCNT: Gov. Parson promotes Missouri tax cut, says $400M remains for discretionary spending (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

St. Joseph News-Press: Gov. Parson stops in St. Joseph, touts tax cuts

KC Star: Gov. Parson dismisses Dems’ attempt to compare Missouri’s tax cuts to Kansas experiment

Kansas City Beacon: How you can get thousands of dollars from the Missouri Housing Development Commission program for rent and mortgage assistance

SNL: Eden Village lawsuit challenges Missouri law impacting homeless population, organizations

SNL: Egged on by parents, Missouri school district reinstates spanking as punishment

SE Missourian: Missouri’s roadway fatalities on track to meet or exceed last year’s total (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: MoDOT to fix I-70 and I-64 interchange in St. Charles County to limit accidents

KC Star: Some Missouri prisoners complain about heat

The Bulwark’s Jim Swift: Missouri’s last sane Republican was defeated in a county election by a ghostly absentee candidate; Rep. Shamed Dogan (R-Ballwin) says voters disliked his “weird” first name “and they voted for the name that is normal, Catholic.”

FAQ for readers and journalists