Friday, September 30, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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SNL: Missouri sues to block Biden’s student debt cancellation program, joining 5 other states

Nebraska Examiner, via Missouri Independent: Missouri AG joins five others in suing Biden administration to stop student debt cancellation

P-D: Eric Schmitt debuts ‘Grill Dad’ ad in first TV commercial of general election (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star: What kind of a U.S. Senator will Eric Schmitt be? Democrats, Republicans weigh in

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

KC Star: Missouri icon Harry Truman strides back into U.S. Capitol as long-awaited statue unveiled

P-D: Missouri prosecutors blast marijuana legalization amendment (get around stltoday paywall here)

KSGF (Springfield): Nick Reed Show: Eapen Thampy on Amendment 3 (24:05), specific objections from pro-legalization perspective (26:00), “Chief Equity Officer” and other SJW provisions hidden in Amendment 3 (27:00), Amendment 3’s ties to George Soros (28:00), Trudy Busch Valentine and “billionaires helping billionaires”, (28:30), Empower Missouri and other far-left support for Amendment 3 (29:20), Good Day Farm and “radical transgender ideology” (30:35), Soros and “crony capitalist” campaign plan (32:30), medical marijuana license “gold rush” (34:45), legislative approach (39:10), and (41:15)

SNL: Missouri Legislature passes income tax cut, ditching corporate cut

Missourinet: $1 billion income tax cut plan is headed to Gov. Mike Parson

Missouri Independent: Legislature sends $764 million income tax cut to Missouri governor

St. Louis Public Radio: A bill reducing Missouri’s top income tax rate is headed to Gov. Parson

P-D: Missouri House approves income tax rate cut, but not for corporations (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star: Missouri lawmakers send GOP-led income tax cut plan to Gov. Mike Parson’s desk

KSHB: Kansas City to join lawsuit against Missouri’s Second Amendment Preservation Act (link via

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: “The 1619 Project” creator Nikole Hannah-Jones on her heroic work and the “ludicrous” and “frightening” efforts of critical race theory detractors in Missouri and other states (15:15)

P-D editorial: Hawley’s immigration bill is doomed but is a telling example of his cynicism (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star editorial: Josh Hawley introduces another bill that won’t pass. He should work on Missouri’s problems first

P-D op-ed: Former Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael Wolff: Legalize recreational marijuana in Missouri? Yes. By voting for Amendment 3? No. (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D’s Lynn Schmidt: Vote against the lawmakers who support Missouri’s new voter ID law (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Maryland Heights Township GOP Committeeman Tom Wilsdon says Eric Schmitt will stand up to “woke nonsense” (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: St. Louis octogenarian unhappy about Medicaid funding and pro-life legislation, urges votes against Missouri’s conservative candidates (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Maryland Heights octogenarian wants state lawmakers to cut sales tax on food, baby items (get around stltoday paywall here)

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