Friday, October 21, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KC Star: Missouri AG Schmitt promises appeal as White House celebrates court win on student debt bailout

Reuters: Federal judge dismisses Missouri’s challenge to Biden’s student loan bailout

St. Louis Public Radio: Josh Hawley, Cori Bush call for federal cleanup of Jana Elementary after privately-funded contamination report

Missouri Independent: Campaign finance report overview: Schmitt-Valentine, Amendment 3, Tracy McCreery vs. George Hruza

P-D: In interview with Gina Loudon, Billy Busch criticizes sister Trudy Busch Valentine (get around stltoday paywall here)

Washington Missourian: Campaign finance report overview: Ben Brown (R) vs. John Kiehne (D); Kiehne: Missouri Democratic Party “doesn’t really help”

Columbia Missourian: Campaign finance report overview: Scott Fitzpatrick (R) vs. Alan Green (D); local state legislative candidates

Columbia Missourian: Local state rep candidates speak at disabilities forum

KSMU/SNL/League of Women Voters/NAACP/other “nonpartisan” groups: Missouri House District 135: Interviews with Rep. Betsy Fogle (D-Springfield), AJ Exner (R)

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Missouri House District 17 candidate Rep. Mark Ellebracht (D-Liberty)

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Missouri House District 12 candidate: Jamie Johnson (D)

P-D music reporter Kevin Johnson: Event promo: Come support the “Songs to Save Democracy” concert and help fund anti-voter ID groups including League of Women Voters, ACLU, Missouri Voter Protection Coalition, and Women’s Voices Raised for Social Justice (get around stltoday paywall here)

SE Missourian: No excuse absentee voting begins Tuesday, photo ID required Nov. 8 (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Missourinet: Gov. Mike Parson to once again prioritize teacher pay in his next state budget

Columbia Missourian: Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA), Queer Liberation Front, Mizzou Queer and Trans POC, others want Mizzou to oppose Missouri’s pro-life laws; Socialist group rep says Mizzou’s inaction “gonna lead to rape”

JCNT: MoDOT missing 900 plow drivers, expecting longer delays to clear roads (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

KC Star: How prepared is Kansas City for snow? MoDOT short on plow drivers

P-D editorial: Since Schmitt is ignoring us, we’ll ask here what kind of senator he’d be (get around stltoday paywall here)

The Missouri Times op-ed: Rep. Jon Patterson (R-Lee’s Summit): U.S. Rep. Jason Smith should take the lead on improving Medicare

KC Star op-ed: Missouri lets my restaurant sell scratcher tickets. Why not offer video lotto machines? (avoid KC Star paywall by reading syndicated version on AOL News here)

KC Star’s Jeff Rosen: Missouri Department of Conservation updates on deer hunting regulations, dates

P-D letter: St. Louis County octogenarian criticizes Eric Schmitt over Donald Trump and China (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Lemay sexagenarian says Ann Wagner hides from constituents (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star letter: Ballwin septuagenarian expresses anger over Missouri voter ID law, says measure is backed by “the losers of the 2020 election”

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