Wednesday, August 31, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times: Missouri Farm Bureau endorses Eric Schmitt for Senate

St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum: Missouri voters may not like state abortion ban – but they won’t punish those who support it; thoughts from SLU/YouGov poll director Steven Rogers, Trudy Busch Valentine’s campaign manager Alex Witt and actual Missourians

Missouri Independent: Missouri Supreme Court fines Kim Gardner $750 for professional misconduct in Greitens case

P-D: St. Louis Circuit Attorney will pay $750 fee after state Supreme Court reprimand

KC Star: Rep. Ashley Bland Manlove (D-Kansas City) forms group encouraging people to vote against Missouri marijuana amendment

SE Missourian’s B Magazine: As Missouri considers recreational marijuana, there’s a cautionary tale from other states

SE Missourian: ‘Adult use’ marijuana vote could have huge impact on Chaffee

SNL: Crystal Quade challenges qualifications of independent candidate running in her district

SE Missourian: New voter photo ID law now in effect

SNL: Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft is traveling Missouri to explain new photo ID law; League of Women voters opposes voting safeguards

Fox 2 St. Louis: St. Louis news legend Dick Ford dies

The Missouri Times: “Uncommon Sense” with Cass Bowen to debut Sept. 3 on Springfield’s KWTO

AP: Missouri, other states tapping historic surpluses for tax cuts and rebates

St. Joseph News-Press: Missouri Democrats oppose proposed tax cuts; comments from Sen. Lauren Arthur (D-Kansas City), Rep. Peter Merideth (D-St. Louis City) (avoid St. Joseph News-Press paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

The Missouri Times: Advocates praise Missouri’s new child trafficking law as promising first step

JCNT: State preparing for increase in student financial aid awards

Missourinet: Missouri State University professor Jon Turner on four-day school weeks Kansas City schools mostly ignore activist demands for racial justice

JCNT: Grain Belt Express Tiger Connector draws 30 protesters to Missouri Public Service Commission office

P-D: Opponents of planned solar energy project cheer Missouri Supreme Court decision

The Missouri Times: Court weighs appeal of Missouri ruling that struck down local power to impose COVID-19 orders

P-D’s Lynn Schmidt: Not a single member of Missouri’s congressional delegation – including “Vicki [sic] Hartzler” – responded to my e-mail; Missouri voters were wrong to approve Cleaner Missouri

SNL’s Claudette Riley: Eric Schmitt hits Springfield Public Schools with yet another records request – for a total of eight in one year

KC Star “Service Journalism Team’s” Kynala Phillips; New Missouri photo ID law is in effect; comments from Secretary of State “John Ashcroft”

KC Star “Service Journalism Team’s” Natalie Wallington: New Missouri law bans ‘explicit’ content in school books. What it means for KC districts

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