Wednesday, September 14, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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NPR, via St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri’s Mike Parson among GOP governors to ask Joe Biden to cut student loan forgiveness plan

Missouri Independent: Democratic Senate candidate Valentine seeks ban on stock trades, corporate PAC donations – but “could not name a trade by a member of Congress that offended her … was also unable to say why her plan bans corporate PACs but allows those run by labor unions to continue operating.”

KC Star: Former Danforth spoiler candidate John Wood returns to job with House Jan. 6 panel

SNL: Missouri’s president Harry Truman will have statue unveiled in U.S. Capitol rotunda; statements from Blunt, Cleaver communications staffers

KC Star: Recreational marijuana question will remain on Missouri ballot after state court rulings

SNL: Recreational marijuana stays on ballot in Missouri after court challenge ends

P-D: Challenge to marijuana ballot question jettisoned at Missouri Supreme Court (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star: ‘Whole lot of risk’: Missouri will vote on convention that could write new state constitution

The Missouri Times’ Capitol Calendar: Jefferson City fundraisers today: Mike Cierpiot’s “Coffee and Keto” breakfast, events at Jefferson City Country Club, AuBuchon Law Firm and Watson Governmental Consulting, Dems’ Majority Forward event, more

The Missouri Times: Exit interview: David Gregory might have another run left in him

P-D: Rep. Shamed Dogan (R-Ballwin) won’t say if he’s campaigning for Missouri Lottery job (get around stltoday paywall here)

Columbia Missourian’s Kai Davis and Sofi Zeman: Voter ID info session based “around election access and integrity due to the Columbia Chamber of Commerce law change [sic?] from August to November” NOTE: corrected, with dignity and acknowledgment, by Missourian Executive Editor Elizabeth Stephens at 11:40 a.m.

JCNT: Missouri Legislature starts special session today; Americans for Prosperity Missouri to hold “Real Tax Cut” rally from 1-2 p.m. today outside the Capitol (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

P-D: Missouri lawmakers return for tax cuts talk amid disagreements (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Joseph News-Press: Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer (R-Parkville), Rep. Dean VanSchoiack (R-Savannah) support tax cuts

The Missouri Times: New “Missourah Rivalries” series: South Iron Panthers; Rep. Chris Dinkins (R-Lesterville) says school athletics are “the heart and the soul” of rural communities

Fox 2 (St. Louis): Teacher retention, recruitment commission finishes work

SNL: Missouri changes enrollment, funding and testing rules for virtual learners

Missourinet: Missouri Office of Childhood leader: Early education pipeline ‘very dry’

JCNT: State awards Lincoln University nearly $80,000 for agricultural research

St. Joseph News-Press: Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, local nonprofit criticizes Missouri’s new homeless law

KWIX 92.5FM/1230AM (Mid-Missouri): Missouri Veterans Commission office navigates the Camp Lejeune water situation

KC Star: AG Eric Schmitt’s report: Kansas City and Independence had the highest number of untested rape kits in the state

SNL: Experts say to get the flu shot and COVD-19 booster now

Columbia Missourian: In 2021 COVID-19 killed more young adults in Missouri than ever before (2020)

P-D editorial: St. Louis County Republicans’ pick of Republican-turned-Democrat-turned-Republican county executive candidate is a welcome contrast to Eric Schmitt and Josh Hawley (get around stltoday paywall here)

Joplin Globe editorial: Do your part and get the updated COVID vaccine (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

St. Joseph News-Press op-ed: Phil Kerpen: Missouri should block student loan bailout

The Missouri Times op-ed: Ron Calzone: Tax credits are a bad idea and also unconstitutional

KC Star’s Kacen Bayless: Gov. Parson pushes tax cut as a way to curry favor with Republican voters ahead of the November election: Here are the facts

KCURs Dan Margolies: Missouri appeals court says Jackson County can’t challenge ruling banning local COVID orders

February 2022: KCUR’s Dan Margolies vs. Eric Schmitt on Twitter

P-D letter: Affton septuagenarian calls Josh Hawley “pathetic,” “cowardly” but also “cute” (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star letter: Kansas City man cheers KC Star, criticizes Eric Schmitt and “Republican-controlled Missouri legislature”

P-D letter: Eureka septuagenarian wants Missouri Legislature to spend money on lead-pipe studies, urges votes against Missouri’s congressional Republicans (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: St. Louis City octogenarian “outraged” by provisional ballot signature-comparison process (get around stltoday paywall here)

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