Tuesday, September 27, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KWIX 92.5FM/1230AM: USDA undersecretary visits Missouri, touts climate-smart grants for minority-owned, smaller farms

Daily Montanan, via Missouri Independent: Eric Schmitt, other AGs threatens credit card companies over firearm-purchase tracking

Joplin Globe: ‘The 5 Qs’ candidate survey series: Incoming 7th District Congressman Eric Burlison and November opponents answer question on inflation

KC Star: What Amendment 3 passage would mean for marijuana crime expungement

P-D: Missouri Senate District 24: Tracy McCreery (D) slams Republican George Hruza’s checks to ‘anti-choice politicians’ (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Jeff Roorda out as manager of St. Louis police union; Mayor Tishaura Jones had called on union to fire Roorda (get around stltoday paywall here)

SNL: You can now vote absentee for Missouri’s November election. Here’s what to know.

JCNT: Missouri Capitol goes orange for Hunger Action Month (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

Scott Faughn: This Week in Missouri Politics column: Dean Plocher takes command to pass the ag bill

Missouri Independent: House leaders scramble to save the governor’s agriculture incentives bill

St. Joseph News-Press: Farm tax credit bill advances in Missouri’s special session

SE Missourian: Department of Revenue Director Wayne Wallingford won’t be applying for gas tax rebate: “I’m thinking my time is a little bit more valuable (and) I can be more productive than going through all that paperwork and hassle” (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

P-D: Missouri personal property tax bills likely to rise as used-car demand drives up values

P-D: Missouri’s foster care system in ‘desperate need,’ director says (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT: State employees pitch ideas to improve workforce crisis, DSS (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

SNL: Missouri AG Eric Schmitt files new petition to close Agape Boarding School

AP: Missouri House Speaker Rob Vescovo (R-Arnold) urges feds to shut down Agape school

KC Star: ‘Organized crime against children.’ Vescovo asks feds to shut down Agape

SNL: Cox College plans to improve skills training with Missouri State Board of Nursing grant

Joplin Globe: Missouri PSC to hold hearing on transmission line in Southwest Missouri

P-D editorial: St. Louis’ Cori Bush is a lonely Democratic voice opposing police funding (get around stltoday paywall here)

The Missouri Times op-ed: Sen. Barbara Washington (D-Kansas City) and Rep. Curtis Trent (R-Springfield): Repeal sales tax on diapers and feminine hygiene

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Advocates sue over Missouri law that will make homelessness worse (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D’s Blythe Bernhard: Kirkwood parents stand up, speak out against book bans (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D’s Aisha Sultan: Book ban series: Missouri Republicans pass laws criminalizing educators, but I was already reading very advanced adult-themed books as a youth (get around stltoday paywall here)

Washington Missourian letter: Pacific octogenarian, who lost state rep race in 36-point nailbiter, says Eric Schmitt is wrong on school mask mandates and Donald Trump

P-D letter: St. Charles septuagenarian says Missourians should be “terrified” of Eric Schmitt (get around stltoday paywall here)

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