Saturday, September 10, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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States Newsroom, via Missouri Independent: GOP balks at White House request for billions to help public health, natural disasters, Ukraine; Roy Blunt skeptical of COVID, monkeypox spending

P-D: Not enough ‘probable cause’ to discipline Hawley over fist pump, letter says (get around stltoday paywall here)

Kansas City PBS: Week in Review: (17:30) Trudy Busch Valentines “lackluster” campaign; Steve Kraske: Valentine “is a newcomer to politics and it’s really showing … her campaign is slow to get some traction” (link via

Missouri Independent: Jay Ashcroft clarifies position in high-profile U.S. Supreme Court election case; secretary of state says Missouri Independent and some news outlets misrepresented his position

St. Louis Public Radio: Urban “economic justice” organization to hold photo ID clinic today; activist says Missouri Legislature passed ballot security measure to “silence voices that they don’t want to hear”

Missouri Independent: Judge dismisses lawsuit that sought to block Missouri marijuana legalization from ballot

Columbia Missourian: Judge dismisses lawsuit; legalizing marijuana remains on November ballot

P-D: Judge tosses lawsuit targeting Missouri recreational marijuana question (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missourinet: Judge dismisses lawsuit about recreational marijuana ballot measure

Marijuana Moment: Missouri judge throws out lawsuit challenging marijuana legalization ballot initiative, but prohibitionists vow appeal

KCTV (Kansas City): Rep. Jeff Coleman (R-Grain Valley) offers AR-15 as raffle prize in fundraiser (link via

KC Star: ‘Agape Boarding School should be closed.’ Missouri AG Eric Schmitt’s new filing says abuse is systemic (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on stltoday here)

SNL: AG Eric Schmitt’s petition: Agape employee fired, but still resides on campus near kids

Columbia Missourian: Boone County Health Department reports 7 COVID-19 deaths between July and August; of the people who died, six were aged 80 or older and one was in the 70-74 age group Kansas City Star reports COVID fading & begs readers to get bivalent vaxx

P-D editorial brief: Ann Wagner shores up her base before November election (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star op-ed: Kansas man wants Blunt and Hawley to end FDA’s testing on animals

Springfield Daily Citizen CEO David Stoeffler: Our fall election coverage plans: We’ll do a weekly U.S. Senate news roundup, cover statewide initiatives like recreational marijuana, report on local state legislative races, offer no endorsements

The Missouri Times op-ed: Missouri House Budget Chairman Cody Smith (R-Carthage): My priority on tax cuts is to help the working class

P-D letter: Chesterfield sexagenarian says Eric Schmitt would appropriately downsize government (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Florissant septuagenarian wants John Danforth to take “the obvious next step” and endorse Trudy Busch Valentine (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star letter: Washington sexagenarian says Gov. Parson’s proposed tax cuts would help only the wealthy

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