Friday, October 7, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KMIZ (Columbia): Campaign roundup: Boone County Pachyderms President Mike Zweifel says inflation, gas prices top of mind for voters; MU College Republicans President Trey Faucheux on political apathy; Cori Bush tour to make stop in Columbia tomorrow

Missouri Independent: Missouri AFL-CIO endorses marijuana legalization constitutional amendment

P-D: AFL-CIO backs Missouri amendment to legalize marijuana (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Missouri’s Roman Catholic bishops oppose legalization of recreational marijuana (get around stltoday paywall here)

KCMO: Pete Mundo Show: Gov. Parson on tax cuts (0:25), response to media/Democrat narrative about Kansas (1:25) and federal ARPA funding (3:30), Missouris economic success (4:00), MASBDA tax credits and urban farming (5:30), warnings on recreational marijuana (7:30) and industry monopoly built into Amendment 3 (8:00), sports betting (8:45)

SNL: ‘Nothing like Kansas’: Gov. Parson defends Missouri income tax cut, signing it into law

Joplin Globe: Joplin High School, Franklin Technology Center tour impresses Gov. Parson

P-D: Missouri state government has more than 7,500 vacancies. Gov. Parson pledges to keep raising pay. (get around stltoday paywall here)

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Fentanyl overdose deaths have become an epidemic in Missouri

P-D: St. Louis area drives increase in monkeypox cases across Missouri (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Spire gas bills will see small increase, as bigger proposed rate hikes loom (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D editorial: Auditor candidate Scott Fitzpatrick’s vow on school curriculum is another culture-war stunt (get around stltoday paywall here)

Joplin Globe editorial: Look for our upcoming endorsements or opposition to Missouri ballot initiatives

SE Missourian editorial: Amendment 3 recreational marijuana plan would be disaster for Missouri (get around SE Missourian paywall here)

Joplin Globe op-ed: Save our State’s Scott Dieckhaus: Amendment 3 goes too far

KC Star’s Kacen Bayless and Katie Bernard: Biden calls on governors to pardon marijuana offenses. Will Gov. Parson listen? 

Missouri Independent’s Phill Brooks: Legislative food fights over tax cuts

KC Star Kacen Bayless and “Service Journalism Team’s” Allison Dikanovic: New state tax cuts benefit wealthier Missourians

Missouri Independent’s Rebecca Rivas: Prosecutors’ biggest roadblock in wrongful conviction cases? Eric Schmitt

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Campaign seeks end to court fees that land many Americans in debtors’ prison; American Civil Liberties Union and Americans for Prosperity create “End Justice Fees” (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star letters: Man who chooses to live in Kansas criticizes deceased Missouri lobbyist John Britton and state lawmakers; Independence septuagenarian criticizes conservative parents and lawmakers over LGBTQIA* “censorship” (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL News here)

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