Tuesday, August 30, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KCMO (Kansas City): Pete Mundo Show: Sen. Roy Blunt on Biden’s “unbelievably unfair” student loan spending program (0:50), how it will affect inflation (2:05), why government is a poor debt collector (3:30), loan forgiveness as election stunt (6:30)

SNL: Recap of Blunt’s Sunday appearance on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos”

SE Missourian: Blunt, Hawley vote against Democrats’ $400 billion “clean energy” spending, some of which will subsidize local businesses (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

SE Missourian: At farm tour, U.S. Rep. Jason Smith hears from producers about regulatory concerns; congressman joined by GOP Sen. Holly Thompson Rehder, Rep. Barry Hovis, incoming state Rep. John Voss (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer (R-Parkville), Missouri Budget Project’s Traci Gleason discuss special session tax cuts

P-D: As tax cut looms, hundreds of beds sit empty at Missouri’s homes for veterans (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT: Missouri House renovation work delayed with call for special session (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

Missourinet: Missouri agencies respond to NBC News criticism of summer to-go meals policy

P-D: Area schools remove books under new law that is unlikely to be enforced (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Judge dismisses lawsuit from Southeastern Legal Foundation alleging Missouri School Boards Association violated Sunshine Law

The Missouri Times: Little change for Missouri abortion providers after Roe. vs. Wade decision

St. Joseph News-Press: New statewide program to support firefighters battling cancer (get around St. Joseph News-Press paywall by reading syndicated version on stltoday here)

SE Missourian: Mississippi River drops to ‘low-flow’ conditions (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

P-D editorial: Allowing the extremes – including Cori Bush – to prevail is a formula for disaster in America (get around stltoday paywall here)

The Missouri Times op-ed: Rep. Phil Christofanelli (R-St. Peters): Credit card interchange fee system works well for consumers

The Missouri Times op-ed: Ron Calzone: Meanwhile, on the eve of yet another special interest session

P-D’s Kurt Erickson: New law means less sunlight as Missouri takes down contract website (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star’s Mara Rose Williams: What is this, the 1950s? Missouri school has no business paddling students’ buttocks

Harvest Public Media’s Eva Tesfaye, via KCUR: In Missouri and other states, local groups monitor toxic algae in the absence of state testing

St. Louis Public Radio’s “race, identity & culture” reporter Andrea Henderson: Homeless advocate stands up against Missouri laws criminalizing homelessness

P-D letter: Columbia woman calls Eric Schmitt “a lackey for the fossil fuel industry” (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Hillsboro septuagenarian says having both Josh Hawley and Eric Schmitt in the U.S. Senate will be detrimental to Missouri (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: St. Louis City septuagenarian compares Eric Schmitt and Josh Hawley to Nazis (get around stltoday paywall here)

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