Tuesday, September 20, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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NBC News: Sen. Josh Hawley calls on Yellen to ‘ensure’ TikTok severs its connections to China (link via

P-D: Missouri Democrats decline to endorse marijuana ballot measure; comments from Legal Missouri 2022’s John Payne, No on Amendment 3’s Eapen Thampy (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT: Some Missouri House members urging Gov. Parson to expand scope of special session (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Income tax cut plan heads to Missouri Senate floor for debate

SNL: How to cut taxes? Republicans tweak, advance plans to Missouri Senate

AP: Missouri Senate committee negotiates income tax cut

P-D: Missouri tax cut plan continues to evolve under Capitol dome (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star: Missouri lawmakers renew push to legalize sports betting after Kansas wagering launch

P-D: Governor puts brakes on latest sports betting push in Missouri (get around stltoday paywall here)

Fox 2 St. Louis: Why the odds of legalizing sports betting are low this special session

KMBC (Kansas City): Missouri House committee takes up sports betting bill during special session

KWIX 92.5FM/1230AM (Mid-Missouri): Lincoln University serves unique role in Missouri agriculture, will reach more of the state thanks to General Assembly’s budget

Missouri Independent: ‘This job is impossible!’ High turnover, low morale plague Missouri child welfare agency

Missouri Independent: Schmitt’s lawsuit against St. Louis abortion tourism fund sent back to state court

KC Star: Missouri AG Eric Schmitt says new abuse allegations at Agape school are ‘immediate’ safety concern (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on stltoday here)

Springfield Daily Citizen: What will it take to keep teachers in Missouri classrooms? Commission chaired by Springfield ‘trucking guy’ has ideas (get around Springfield Daily Citizen paywall here)

Joplin Globe editorial: Roy Blunt earned honor from National Institutes of Health, let’s follow his example (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

CDT: Congratulations to us for winning Missouri Press Association awards; content on COVID victimhood, crossdressing male Homecoming queen” among those rewarded

Springfield Daily Citizen’s David Stoeffler: Analysis: Trudy Busch Valentine has the money to hire all sorts of political consultants to coach her and offer talking points, but the candidate still has to deliver on the stump and in media interviews; more (get around Springfield Daily Citizen paywall here)

P-D’s David Nicklaus: How Missouri cuts taxes will matter for its economic future (get around stltoday paywall here)

KCUR freelance reporter Lynn Horsley: Amendment 4 police funding measure demonstrates Missouri Republicans’ conservative backlash against local control

P-D op-ed: Former Post-Dispatch reporter Matthew Franck: I covered ‘reform’ at Missouri religious academies twenty years ago (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Kirkwood man says women shouldn’t tolerate pro-life husbands (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Des Peres sexagenarian laments Post-Dispatch’s steady decline, says Tony Messenger’s columns are the only reason to subscribe (get around stltoday paywall here)

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