Wednesday, October 5, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KC Star: Hawley stands by Herschel Walker after Daily Beast abortion piece

JCNT: Profile: Bethany Mann filling Democratic ballot slot for Blaine Luetkemeyer’s re-election (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

P-D: Amendment 3 marijuana legalization would create “Chief Equity Officer”; St. Louis NAACP President calls criticism of critical race theory “ignorant and racist” (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Missouri governor orders review over materials mentioning National Guard ballot question (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Missouri judge to decide when Jay Ashcroft must begin review of 2024 initiative petitions

St. Louis Public Radio: Q&A with Missouri House District 122 candidate Tara Peters (R) on tax cuts, teacher pay, Amendment 3 and marijuana as a gateway drug, ballot initiative requirements, more

KCUR’s Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Planned Parenthood Great Plains leaders say abortion business is booming, claim women drive “ten hours in the middle of the night” to terminate unwanted children

JCNT: Workforce concerns a hurdle for broadband development, providers report; Comments from Gov. Parson, BJ Tanksley, Rep. Louis Riggs (R-Hannibal) (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri Senate ends special session with passage of agricultural tax credits

Missouri Independent: Lawmakers pass rural incentives bill as special session draws to a close

SNL: Missouri lawmakers pass agriculture tax credits, but foreign ownership changes will have to wait

KC Star: Missouri lawmakers send farmer tax credits to Gov. Parson’s desk as special session nears end

P-D: Missouri governor to sign major election-year package of tax cuts and incentives (get around stltoday paywall here)

AP: Missouri lawmakers approve $40M in tax breaks for farmers

SE Missourian: First Lady Teresa Parson visits Jackson to discuss education, including Jobs for America’s Graduates-Missouri (JAG-Missouri) and special needs students (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Missouri agriculture groups renew criticism of Grain Belt Express over new extension

JCNT: State law impacting Missouri’s merit system remanded to circuit court (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Ruling favorable to labor unions reversed by Missouri Supreme Court (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Missouri Supreme Court upholds law stripping state workers of merit system protections

SNL: Longhorned tick has been found in northern Missouri. Here’s why it matters.

KCUR: Missouri Sierra Club chapter calls Evergy’s carbon plan “greenwashing”

JCNT editorial: State lawmakers must pass texting-while-driving ban (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

P-D editorial: Story of nonprofit contract highlights Missouri’s lack of transparency (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent op-ed: Missouri Coalition for Children CEO Mary Chant: Missouri should better utilize community-based services in its child welfare system

KBIA’s “underrepresented communities” content creator Kassidy Arena: State commission for Hispanics quietly disappeared, even as the population continues to grow

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Kirkwood teachers ask Missouri governor to show mercy to cop killer (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Jackson woman praises Roy Blunt for support of Alzheimer’s research (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: St. Louis County septuagenarian says obtaining voter ID is too hard for elderly, the disabled and the poor (get around stltoday paywall here)

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