Monday, October 10, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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Springfield Daily Citizen: Trudy Busch Valentine: “I think that’s going to be difficult” to bring inflation under control; thoughts on illegal immigration, hypothetical approach to being a U.S. Senator (get around Springfield Daily Citizen paywall here)

KC Star: Cori Bush tour makes stop in KC; congresswoman speaks bravely of aborting what would have been her first two children; humanoid “who uses x/xs pronouns” promotes 2024 ballot initiative for trans health care; more

This Week in Missouri Politics: Sen. Denny Hoskins (R-Warrensburg) talks with Scott Faughn about tax cut (0:30), corporate tax cut in 2023 session (2:00), MASBDA tax credits (2:30), relationship with Gov. Parson (5:30), Bill Eigel (6:45), personal property taxes (7:15), sportsbook legislation and video lottery terminals (10:00); Panel of KMBC legend Mike Mahoney, Dem Rep. Robert Sauls, GOP Reps. Peggy McGaugh and Brad Pollitt on MASBDA tax credits (15:45) and urban farming (17:45), tax cut (19:20), elections bill (23:15), Trudy Busch Valentine’s uncompetitive campaign (24:40), who won the week: Missouri agriculture, Speaker-elect Dean Plocher, Brad Pollitt, Johnny Morris and Bass Pro Shops team

SNL: As Missouri’s state lawmakers campaign for election this fall, ‘all politics is national’; Thoughts from Sens. John Rizzo and Caleb Rowden, Drury University political science professor Dan Ponder

KMBC (Kansas City): Marijuana in Missouri: Legal implications of recreational marijuana ballot amendment: Thoughts from Rep. Ashley Bland Manlove (D-Kansas City), UMKC law prof (link via

KMOV (St. Louis): Legalizing recreational marijuana could expand Missouri workforce, advocates say (link via

KC Star’s Kacen Bayless: With election of hard-right members, Missouri Senate shifting even further right; a look at the dangers presented by Mary Elizabeth Coleman, Jill Carter and Nick Schroer (get around KC Star paywall by reading syndicated version on St. Joseph News-Press website here)

JCNT: Profile: Jefferson City native Donnell Rehagen helps fuel biodiesel industry (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

P-D: As peanut crop spreads in Missouri, state seeks inspectors (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT: Climate change rally to be held at local Catholic Church (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

P-D: Climate change to blame for floods in Missouri, elsewhere (get around stltoday paywall here)

Joplin Globe: Missouri PSC sets public hearings for Spire rate case

KC Star Editorial Page Editor Michael Lindenberger: I decided to scale back our effort level and offer endorsements in “just a handful of races” – plus, Republicans have shown me “very poor manners”

Missouri Independent’s Clara Bates: Missouri’s burdensome administration kept women and children from the WIC handouts they deserve

Missouri Independent’s Rebecca Rivas: A Heroine’s Tale: How I was able to succeed as a Latina journalist in a white-dominated industry

P-D letter: St. Louis sexagenarian disagrees with Eric Schmitt on Trump, masking of schoolchildren, abortion (get around stltoday paywall here)

SNL letters: Springfield septuagenarian says Republicans are triggering her “impending sense of doom” and causing her to “increase (her) frequency” of letters to the editor; Missouri Farm Bureau’s Garrett Hawkins applauds MASBDA tax credits

JCNT letter: Jefferson City septuagenarian says legalizing recreational marijuana will lead to more Missouri deaths (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

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