Monday, August 29, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KC Star: Donors use Christian crowdfunding platform GiveSendGo to help KC Proud Boys charged in riot

This Week in Missouri Politics: Sen. Bill Eigel (R-Weldon Spring) talks with Scott Faughn about disbanding the Conservative Caucus (1:15), seeking new leadership (2:35), how he’d react to a Caleb Rowden-Mike Bernskoetter victory in caucus elections, how Rowden has failed in “trial run” as leader (5:15), Koenig as Floor Leader (5:45), arguments against Bernskoetter and Rowden (6:30), PQs (7:30), how Dems’ success highlights Rowden’s failure (8:45), “structural improvements” he’d make (10:00), more about how he’d react to Rowden-Bernskoetter team (10:30), state budget surplus and special session tax cut (11:35); panel of state Reps. Rodger Reedy (R-Windsor) and Emily Weber (D-Kansas City), Eigel Chief of Staff Jacob Scott, Heartland POD’s Adam Sommer on Eric Schmitt, John Wood and Trudy Busch Valentine (17:30), special session (23:15), who won the week: 4H and FFA students, Bill Eigel, Missouri teachers, Eric Schmitt, Chris Chinn and Missouri State Fair’s Mark Wolfe (26:15)

St. Louis Public Radio: Politically Speaking: Sen. Lincoln Hough (R-Springfield) on special session tax cuts, MASBDA, Schmitt’s U.S. Senate victory, Conservative Caucus disbanding

97.1 FM (St. Louis): Mark Reardon Show: Roundtable of Rep. Mary Elizabeth Coleman (R-Arnold), St. Louis Alderman Jack Coatar (D), Dem consultant Jeff Rainford; Coleman on special session (32:00), Coatar on Mayor Tishaura Jones hiding under a desk(38:25)

St. Louis Public Radio: New Missouri laws take effect, including voting safeguards, charter school funding changes, higher ed, “No Patient Left Alone,” eminent domain, others

P-D editorial: Pot is now more prevalent than cigarettes, but federal law remains outmoded; also, gun extremists run Missouri (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star editorial: Gov. Mike Parson is talking to Sam Brownback’s ‘tax experiment’ architect. Beware, Missouri

St. Joseph News-Press editorial: Special session on tax cuts: Despite pushback from Democrats and liberal think tanks, lawmakers should return the money to the people

SNL op-ed: Show-Me Institute’s Susan Pendergrass: DESE lacks urgency, produces rhetoric and platitudes

Missouri Independent op-ed: MacArthur Justice Center’s Amy Breihan and Megan Crane: Missouri poised to execute man who hunted down and killed police officer; Kevin Johnson was only 19, had “emotions at their apex” and deserves a break

Missouri Independent “race, education and criminal justice” content creator Niara Savage: Fight over silica mine rekindles fears about Missouri’s Old Lead Belt

P-D letter: Richmond Heights sexagenarian wants Missouri to embrace “progressiveness and climate change legislation,” calls Eric Schmitt a “clown” (get around stltoday paywall here)

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