Monday, October 31, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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SNL: Advocates: Sen. Roy Blunt ‘will be greatly missed’ for his work with Alzheimer’s, dementia

CDT: Blunt reflects on life in politics as end of tenure approaches

Columbia Missourian: 3rd Congressional District overview: U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R) vs. Bethany Mann (D)

This Week in Missouri Politics: Gov. Mike Parson talks with Scott Faughn about St. Louis City school shooting (0:30), praise for local law enforcement (2:00), kneejerk calls for gun control (2:45), workable solutions (3:20), special session and MASBDA tax credits (4:30), Dean Plocher’s leadership (8:00), disappointment in some Dems (9:00), positive benefits of tax cut (15:30), response to media’s “what about Kansas?” messaging (17:30), response to media’s Medicaid narrative (19:00), rural broadband (20:30), Eric Schmitt (21:30), what he’s looking for in the next attorney general (22:30), Royals relocation within KC area (26:30), what remains on his agenda (27:15)

SNL: Here’s why Greene County’s top prosecutor is against Amendment 3 for recreational marijuana in Missouri

P-D: Amendment 3 Q&A: Campaign funding, possession limits, home grow, driving while intoxicated, expungement, more (get around stltoday paywall here), via stltoday: Gov. Parson among those declining Biden’s call for blanket pardons on marijuana convictions

SNL: New district lines and challengers: Will Springfield incumbents win? A look at Crystal Quade (D) vs. Stefanos Freeman (D), Craig Fishel (R) vs. Stephanie Hein (D) , Alex Riley (R) vs. Samantha Deaton (D), Lincoln Hough (R) vs. Raymond Lampert (D)

Combest 10/26/22: How to earn an election silver medal (without really trying), Part 3: Season Finale: A guide for quixotic candidates running vanity campaigns in unwinnable districts

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air: With abortion under attack by Missouri Republicans, Planned Parenthood doubles down on its efforts to help women with Rolla clinic

Missouri Independent: Missouri Medicaid application wait times average 41 days, the lowest in nearly a year

Missouri Independent’s Janice Ellis: Vote for progressive candidates. The future of our state and nation is riding on it.

St. Joseph News-Press op-ed: Platte County Prosecutor Eric Zahnd (R): Amendment 3 harms law enforcement

P-D’s Kurt Erickson: Missouri Republicans likely to block any push for helpful ‘red flag’ gun laws, but Democrats vow to keep trying (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Oakville septuagenarian wants Roy Blunt, Ann Wagner to denounce Donald Trump (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Webster Groves sexagenarian criticizes Cori Bush for position on Ukraine funding (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: California NORML Director Dale Gieringer urges Missourians to support Amendment 3 (get around stltoday paywall here)

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