Monday, September 12, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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St. Louis Public Radios Jason Rosenbaum: Lis Smith’s book includes candidates ‘going everywhere’ – which played well in Missouri Any Given Tuesday – A Political Love Story by Lis Smith Claire McCaskill complains that geezers dominate Democratic Party politics

This Week in Missouri Politics: Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft talks with Scott Faughn about primary election (0:35), overview of new voting safeguards (1:10), efforts to ensure every Missouri can obtain photo ID (2:00), early voting (3:35), provisional ballots (4:00), signature-verification process (5:30), petition signature requirements (7:15), thoughts on Legislature’s tax cut (9:30), preference for “aggressive” tax cut (11:00), confidence in November election (12:00); panel of Rep. Brad Pollitt (R-Sedalia), Boone County Clerk Brianna Lennon (D), Renew Missouri CEO James Owen, talk radio host Branden Rathert on MASBDA tax credits (15:15), tax cuts (18:15), Trudy Busch Valentine vs. Eric Schmitt (22:00), who won the week: Missouri’s first responders, Kara Clark Summers, sports betting, Gov. Parson (25:55)

KWIX 92.5FM/1230AM (Mid-Missouri): Rep. Mike Haffner (R-Pleasant Hill) featured speaker at Patriot Day Commemoration Dinner

KC Star: Missouri man who discussed taking firearms, knives to Capitol on Jan. 6 pleads guilty

Lincoln County Journal: Missouri Senate District 10 Libertarian candidate Catherine Dreher hosts “For Liberty” event; Eapen Thampy speaks on Amendment 3, former GOP Rep. Paul Curtman talks about pretenders

Nielsen: Monthly St. Louis radio rankings: KMOX remains #10 overall; St. Louis Public Radio moves up two spots to #14conservative 97.1FM Talk moves up one spot to #16, with its livestream ranked #22; liberal public access station KDHX remains #18; conservative station “The Patriot” 104.9FM remains #19

SNL: Missouri lawmakers plan to cut income tax. Is it well-timed relief or a potential pitfall?

Columbia Missourian: Budget analysts and Democratic lawmakers warn against dangers of Missouri tax cut

SNL: MDC reminds Missourians of hunting regulations, CWD sampling

P-D editorial: Tobacco-friendly Missouri not cashing in on Juul settlement (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D’s Tony Messenger: The line that connects Missouri to America’s loss of judicial independence: Matt Blunt, Ed Martin and Leonard Leo (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent’s Jeff Smith: The five silliest things candidates told me during Missouri’s primary season; thoughts on candidates complaining about stolen yard signs, advice for clueless quixotic candidates, more

Combest, August 2006: The Ten Campaign Commandments, IV: There is no conspiracy to steal your yard signs. So quit whining like a little baby, get on the phone, and raise some money.

SNL’s Andrew Sullender: Lesbians get revenge on Billy Long, release photo of congressman attending same-sex wedding in 2018

P-D’s Aisha Sultan: Thanks to Gov. Parson and pro-life lawmakers, an ectopic pregnancy can kill you in Missouri (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Ballwin woman responds to letter responding to letter responding to Valentine’s lackluster campaign, says man is angry that Valentine “makes more money than he does” (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Salem septuagenarian agrees with Missouri Budget Project on dangers of proposed tax cuts (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT letter: Jefferson City man agrees with Missouri Budget Project on dangers of proposed tax cuts (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

P-D letter: Perryville septuagenarian wants Gov. Parson to “call our surrounding states” and get agreement on permanent daylight savings time (get around stltoday paywall here)

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