Thursday, October 20, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times; Tim Garrison and John Ashcroft headline Back the Blue event in Springfield

KC Star: U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress Q&A: Eric Schmitt, Sam Graves decline to dignify KC Stars “voter guide”

KC Star: Missouri state auditor: Republican Scott Fitzpatrick declines to dignify KC Star’s “voter guide”

KC Star: State legislative races: All six Republican candidates decline to dignify KC Star’s “voter guide”

KSMU/SNL/League of Women Voters/NAACP/et al.: Missouri House District 134: Interview with Samantha Deaton (D); Rep. Alex Riley (R-Springfield) declines to dignify “nonpartisan” interview series

Columbia Missourian: Marijuana advocate Dan Viets, Crossing Path PAC’s Bharani Kumar debate Amendment 3; two GOP legislative candidates decline to dignify “nonpartisan” League of Women Voters event

Austin Petersen’s Wake Up America Show: State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick on BlackRock: why the political left has turned to corporate America to advance woke agenda (2:30), how asset managers like BlackRock pressure CEOs (4:15), how left’s approach has pivoted (6:15), what retail investors can do (8:30) How you can help keep Austin Petersen’s show “free and independent of the mainstream media, and cancel proof”

JCNT: Millions poured into Amendment 3 recreational marijuana ballot measure in Missouri (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

JCNT: Republican Travis Fitzwater outraises, outspends Libertarian Catherine Dreher in race for state Senate District 10 (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

P-D: Campaign manager for state Senate candidate George Hruza ‘nearly run off the road’ in I-270 incident, Republican says (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT: Candidate forum: Rep. Don Griffith (R-Jefferson City) vs. J. Don Salcedo (D) (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

JCNT: Griffith outstrips Missouri House District 60 opponent in fundraising (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: Gov. Parson cuts the ribbon on Columbia’s new terminal; flights to begin arriving next week

P-D: Missouri officials look to shine light on tax issues affecting solar farms (get around stltoday paywall here)

KSMU (Springfield): Springfield-Greene County Library director explains why Ashcroft’s new ‘inappropriate materials’ rule for public libraries is unnecessary and problematic

P-D endorsements: Yes on Amendment 1; No on Amendments 3, 4 and 5; No on Constitutional Convention question (get around stltoday paywall here)

Joplin Globe editorial: To help Missouri recruit and retain teachers, state lawmakers must heed panel’s recommendations

KC Star editorial: Missouri secretary of state wants to police library books. That’s not government’s job

Missouri Independent’s Jason Hancock: Two years after launching The Missouri Independent, we’re still detectives for the people

P-D’s Janet Y. Jackson: Missouri’s racist voter ID proposal could lead to disastrous consequences (get around stltoday paywall here)

SNL’s Claudette Riley: Nixa parents form group to fight book bans’ “fascism,” demand school board transparency

SNL’s Greta Cross: Why Missouri schools need comprehensive sex education

KC Star “Service Journalism Team’s” Natalie Wallington: Kansas City residents rise up against Spire rate increase

P-D letter: St. Louis County sexagenarian says Eric Schmitt is lying about his upbringing (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: St. Louis City octogenarian: Eric Schmitt’s criticism of Valentine’s wealth is sexist (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: University City woman “can’t understand” Eric Schmitt’s upcoming victory (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: St. Louis County man says Josh Hawley and Eric Schmitt are wrong about Donald Trump (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Maryland Heights man lists objections to Amendment 3 (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Former Democrat state Rep. Sue Meredith says she passed zero bills because of discrimination (get around stltoday paywall here)

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