Wednesday, October 12, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KWIX 92.5FM/1230 AM (Mid-Missouri): Biden Administration gives University of Missouri’s Center for Regenerative Agriculture $25 million to promote cover crops

States Newsroom, via Missouri Independent: Biden Administration doles out $94.8 million for “IDEA Fund” venture capital program, managed by Missouri Technology Corp.

P-D: Court says cost of clearing pot convictions in Missouri could top $6.5 million (get around stltoday paywall here)

The Missouri Times: Capitol Calendar: U.S. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) in Chesterfield for Mark Alford; Dem Rep. Keri Ingle fundraiser in Lee’s Summit; more

JCNT: Election overview: Blaine Luetkemeyer’s re-election (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

Kansas City Beacon: What is a constitutional convention? And is it time for one in Missouri?

JCNT: Missouri Senate District 10: Holts Summit Republican Travis Fitzwater vs. Lincoln County Libertarian Catherine Dreher (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

The Missouri Times: Recap: the conclusion of the 2022 Special Session

SE Missourian: Cape Public Schools still struggling to find food meeting state and federal nutrition guidelines (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

P-D: Spike in St. Louis-area pedestrian deaths puts Missouri near record pace (get around stltoday paywall here)

SNL: Planned Parenthood offering sterilization services to “male-bodied patients” (men) and “female-bodied patients” (women) in Joplin, Springfield

P-D editorial: If Schmitt wants to root out `radical ideology,’ he should start in the mirror. (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT’s Claudia Levens: Biden Administration fighting off threats to student debt relief; more than three-quarters of a million Missourians would benefit from loan forgiveness (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

KC Star op-ed: “Decarcerate KC” leader Amaia Cook: Vote no on Amendment 4: Kansas City police funding amendment would hurt Kansas Citians and all Missourians, plus Tony Luetkemeyer doesn’t even live in Kansas City (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL News here)

Kansas City Beacon/Report for America’s Maria Benevento: While Missouri state lawmakers try to ban books, this Liberty book club only reads the banned and challenged material

Kansas City Beacon’s Josh Merchant: Jackson County sheriff won’t let voter registration groups inside jail, citing a law that doesn’t exist; Zero (0) mentions of Sheriff Darryl Forte’s political party (Democrat) Social justice advocates and protesters target Jackson County Sheriff Forte Should we do a “Daily Prog” section, focused on non-profit content mills like Missouri Independent, Kansas City Beacon and KCUR?

P-D letter: LaBarque Creek octogenarian says he doesn’t receive Trudy Busch Valentine fundrasing e-mails because Missouri is “written off as red state lost cause” (get around stltoday paywall here)

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