Thursday, September 8, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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St. Joseph News-Press: Proposed federal medical marijuana bill would benefit region

Columbia Missourian “social justice” reporter Destiny Muller and “women’s and gender studies” student Gabriela Aros: Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan raises bigger concerns for Missourians; racist institutions of price increases, debt and interest harm “racial minorities and other groups that have been historically underrepresented in college”

KC Star Daniel Desrochers: Hawley opposes bill to protect same-sex marriage, says the issue should be left to the states

P-D’s Jack Suntrup: Democratic National Committee mines Missouri attorney general’s office for information on Hawley; Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee considers Schmitt-Valentine race non-competitive (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Eric Schmitt, Trudy Busch Valentine campaigns spar over debates, with press association forum set for next week

SNL: Missouri Press Association candidate forum to be held next week

Missouri Independent: Sheena Greitens pans push for her emails by news org that used to employ her ex-husband

SNL: Missouri chief justice, secretary of state weigh in on election Supreme Court case

Minneapolis Star Tribune, via P-D: UnitedHealthcare plans to start selling Obamacare coverage again in Missouri

St. Louis Public Radio: Politically Speaking: Rep. Tracy McCreery (D-Olivette) wants to keep Missouri’s most competitive Senate seat blue; thoughts on special session, what she’s hearing on the campaign trail, more

JCNT: State revenue fund continues to grow (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

JCNT: Gov. Parson ‘confident’ in Office of Childhood as it wraps up first year (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

Springfield Daily Citizen: Second lawsuit filed to challenge new law advocates say criminalizes homelessness (get around Springfield Daily Citizen paywall here)

JCNT: MASBDA’s biofuel infrastructure grant program accepting applications (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

SNL: Missouri state courts played key role in Medicaid, voting and more. Who picks the judges?

KMBC: New COVID booster shots arrive to Kansas City, more on the way (link via

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis doctors say everyone should get updated COVID-19 booster

KC Star “Service Journalism Team’s” Kynala Phillips: Thousands of Missourians don’t have an ID to fit new voter law; thoughts from Missouri Secretary of State “John Ashcroft,” freedom fighter Denise Lieberman, others

P-D letter: Pacific octogenarian, who lost state rep race in 36-point nailbiter, says state lawmakers are to blame for urban toddler’s gun death (get around stltoday paywall here)

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