Wednesday, September 28, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KC Star: Hawley proposes allowing states to enforce federal immigration law, deport illegals

States Newsroom, via Missouri Independent: Hawley, other Republicans in Congress say they’d keep federal abortion funding in cases of rape, incest

KC Star: ‘Theft of someone’s spirit’: U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver warns against falling prey to deed fraud in KC

KSHB (Kansas City): Biden Administration approves Missouri’s $35.7 million electric vehicle plan (link via

St. Louis Public Radio: EPA report moves St. Louis area into “moderate” ozone region; thoughts from Missouri DNR, Sierra Club’s “Beyond Coal” campaign

Springfield Daily Citizen: Mike Lindell’s ‘Moment of Truth’ grosses $440K impact on Springfield, report says (get around Springfield Daily Citizen paywall here)

SNL’s Galen Bacharier: Southwest Missouri once again a target for election conspiracy theorists, Christian nationalists; “The Great ReAwakening” coming to Branson Nov. 4-5

St. Joseph News-Press: State universities a free speech ‘bastion’ compared to elitist coastal schools; George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley speaks at Missouri Western (avoid St. Joseph News-Press by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

SNL: Trudy Busch Valentine ads hit Schmitt on abortion, “communists in China”

P-D: Valentine hits Schmitt on China, abortion in pair of new television ads (get around stltoday paywall here)

Joplin Globe: ‘The 5 Qs’ candidate survey series: Incoming 7th District Congressman Eric Burlison and November opponents answer question on K-12 education

Kansas City Beacon, via KCUR: Amendment 4 and police funding: Why Kansas City’s police budget can be a mystery – even to the mayor

St. Louis Public Radio: Politically Speaking: Incoming state auditor Scott Fitzpatrick lays out agenda

Missourinet: Autographed George Brett and Lou Brock cards, jewelry, coins and money: State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick promotes next week’s unclaimed property auction

JCNT: Missouri judges up for retention get thumbs up from panel (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

The Missouri Times: Sen. Lincoln Hough (R-Springfield) maneuvers tax cut bill through special session

Missouri Independent: Trial on Missouri’s restricted Medicaid payments to Planned Parenthood pushed back

JCNT: First Lady Teresa Parson hosts Big Brothers Big Sisters ‘littles’ for life lessons at the Governor’s Mansion (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Lighting on Missouri governor’s mansion triggers some Democrats

KC Star: New Missouri judge sets hearing on closing of Agape Boarding School over reported abuse

SNL: New judge in Agape Boarding School case orders DSS workers access to campus

Fox4 KC: Kansas City Council to vote on joining lawsuit against Missouri’s Second Amendment Preservation Act (link via

KWIX 92.5FM/1230AM (Mid-Missouri): Lincoln University’s Hemp Institute explores myriad of uses for crop’s fiber, flower

SE Missourian: Getting all of Missouri connected goal of broadband conference next week (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

P-D: Missouri may turn to private company for prison food service (get around stltoday paywall here)

SE Missourian: Inflation and asphalt – the impact on MoDOT’s Southeast region (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

SNL: Former Sen. Jay Wasson (R-Nixa) sues Noble Health Audrain for the return of half a million dollars he lent them in February 2022

KSMU (Springfield): Missouri State University to recognize “LGBTQ History Month”; events include lessons on how to “safely bind” breasts, “Melaqueer” group for non-whites, more

P-D editorial: Would-be lawmaker named Schmitt argues against upholding the law (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star op-ed: Kansas feminist: Pro-choice women can power Democrats to victory, “even in … deep red states like Missouri” (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL here)

P-D letter: Man who grew up in Eric Schmitt’s Bridgeton neighborhood gets “a good chuckle” from Post-Dispatch’s flaccid hit piece (get around stltoday paywall here)

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