Friday, September 2, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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SNL: Missouri’s Eric Schmitt discussing legal action vs. Biden student loan relief plan Hawley on Biden speech: “hate-filled” and “dangerous”

Missouri Independent: Lawmakers ask Missouri governor to add marijuana legalization to special session agenda

Marijuana Moment: Missouri activists form campaign to oppose marijuana ballot initiative, urge governor to put reform on special session agenda; comments from Reps. Ashley Bland Manlove (D-Kansas City) and Tony Lovasco (R-O’Fallon), Peter Kinder, others

KC Star; Lawmakers urge Gov. Parson to add marijuana to special session ahead of Missouri legalization vote (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on stltoday here)

Missouri Independent: Lawsuit seeking to knock marijuana legalization off Missouri ballot faces tight deadline

JCNT: Creation of “Missouri Pro-Life” highlights pro-life divisions on endorsements, strategy; thoughts from Campaign Life Missouri’s Sam Lee, Sens. Mike Bernskoetter and Mike Cierpiot, Rep. Rudy Veit, Kevin Corlew (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

Springfield Daily Citizen: Crystal Quade files suit against independent opposition Larry Flenoid, who says Quade and Dems “not doing a damn thing” for “black and poor white people” (get around Springfield Daily Citizen paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri Department of Mental Health wants state lawmakers to guarantee long-term funding for suicide hotline

Missourinet: Missouri judge tosses out Southeastern Legal Foundation lawsuit against Missouri School Boards’ Association

KCUR: KC union rally calls on Gov. Parson to raise minimum wage to $22/hour Union performance outside Taco Bell: Roundup of local coverage

Missouri Independent: Federal report shows Missouri Medicaid application wait times among worst in nation

P-D editorial: Once again, Missouri’s leaders reduce transparency in the public’s business (get around stltoday paywall here)

Columbia Missourian’s Eli Hoff: Schmitt using Sunshine Law in unprecedented attempt to access journalists’ communications

KC Star “Service Journalism Team’s” Natalie Wallington: New COVID boosters are safe and effective – here’s where you can get yours

KC Star letter: Dittmer man wonders why Missouri Democratic Party leaders Michael Butler, Genevieve Williams, Randy Dunn, Matthew Patterson and Akeam Ashford ignore rural Missouri

P-D letter: Clayton septuagenarian wants Missouri budget surplus to be spent boosting teacher salaries (get around stltoday paywall here)

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