Friday, August 26, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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SE Missourian: U.S. Rep. Jason Smith says Biden’s student-debt plan “will throw more fuel on the inflation fire” (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

CDT: Some Columbia students cheer Biden’s loan forgiveness plan, but not all (get around Columbia Daily Tribune paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

KCUR (Kansas City): Up to Date with Steve Kraske: UMKC assistant sociology professor Joseph Workman – “who specializes in equity in education” – cheers Biden’s student debt cancellation, explains why state legislatures should do more to prop up the higher education industry (3:30) and why running colleges with free-market principles is a mistake (5:45)

SNL: Thousands of college graduates will have student loan debt erased completely under Biden plan

The Missouri Times: Missouri Pork Association joins MoSoy in Schmitt endorsement

Missouri Independent: Missouri Dems expect boost from marijuana campaign, but split on whether it’s good policy

KMOX (St. Louis): Gov. Parson against recreational pot initiative

KC Star: As Missouri weighs recreational weed, Kansas governor weighs in on medical marijuana

Flatland (PBS Kansas City): Marijuana supporters spar over details ahead of Missouri legalization vote; thoughts from Legal Missouri 2022’s John Payne, Missouri Marijuana Legalization Movement’s Eapen Thampy, others

Flatland (PBS Kansas City): Video: Recreational cannabis in Missouri raises questions of equity; are the people most affected most by damaging policies of the war on drugs getting a fair cut? (link via

The Missouri Times: Combest, 10/21/21: Missouri media’s top victimhood angle for 2023: After marijuana legalization, “experts are worried that minorities will be left out in the cold”

St. Louis Public Radio: Politically Speaking: John Kiehne to fill Democratic ballot slot for Ben Brown’s state Senate election; Eureka man lost 28-point nailbiter to Dave Schatz in 2018, lost 30-point heartbreaker to Dottie Bailey in 2020

The Missouri Times: How to earn an election silver medal (without really trying), Part 1: A guide for egotistical vanity candidates running quixotic campaigns in unwinnable districts

The Missouri Times: How to earn an election silver medal (without really trying), Part 2: A guide for egotistical vanity candidates running quixotic campaigns in unwinnable districts

KCUR: St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum talks through Missouri’s new voting safeguards and the efforts to suppress them

97.1 FM (St. Louis): Mark Reardon Show: Gov. Mike Parson on special session tax cut (1:15), MASBDA tax credits (1:45), benefits of tax cuts (2:30), Dems’ “What about Kansas?” narrative (4:15), St. Louis City crime (6:30), Conservative Caucus disbanding (7:15), being proven right about COVID (8:15), recreational marijuana and special interests (9:20)

Missouri Independent: Gov. Parson calls tax cut plan a defense against ‘pet project’ spending by lawmakers

Columbia Missourian: Gov. Parson lays out plans for tax cuts, special session to Columbia officials

The Missouri Times: With special session looming, some senators skeptical of Conservative Caucus “olive branch”

Columbia Missourian: New Missouri law will ban sharing visually ‘explicit’ materials with students

Columbia Missourian: Gov. Parson’s office explains why state declined “grab-and-go” meals option as pandemic waned

Columbia Missourian: Missouri Department of Economic Development requests community feedback on ARPA funded tourism grant

P-D editorial: By refusing to talk to us, the following elected officials are attacking their voters: Josh Hawley, Ann Wagner, Cori Bush, St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones, Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D editorial: Eric Schmitt seeks to roadblock climate reform – and his own supposed federalism (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star editorial: California isn’t Missouri. But our manufacturing future is electric vehicles

The Missouri Times op-ed: Missouri Farm Bureau’s Garrett Hawkins: Farm Bureau supports Gov. Parson’s call for special session

KC Star op-ed: Columbia man: We need a pro-choice petition to get abortion freedoms on the Missouri ballot

KCUR’s Laura Ziegler: Jackson County foster kids are missing visits with their birth parents for months at a time – and Gov. Parson and state legislators are to blame

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