Tuesday, November 15, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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AP: Ruling by federal appeals court in St. Louis keeps Biden student debt plan on hold

SNL: Student loan bailout plan blocked by court in case filed by Missouri, GOP states

Missouri Independent: Schmitt, five other GOP AGs win national injunction against Biden student debt bailout

Midwest Newsroom, via KCUR: Federal investigation into child labor violations at meatpacking plants expands into Missouri

KSMU/League of Women Voters “Making Democracy Work” series: Greene County Clerk Shane Schoeller (R) on the process of certifying elections

Joplin Globe: Joplin group to help applicants obtain photo ID

Columbia Missourian: Anti-“white supremacy” rally draws nearly 15 at Mizzou to complain about UM System President Mun Choi

JCNT: Annual state report: Missouri economy continues pandemic recovery (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

Missourinet: Missouri’s Office of Broadband Development wraps up listening tour, outlines future plans

The Missouri Times: Here’s who will be in Senate, House leadership next year

SNL: Employers can discipline, fire an employee for being under the influence of weed

Fox4 KC: Medical marijuana card offers legal protection to cannabis users (link via

Columbia Missourian: Daniel Boone Regional Library opposes Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s proposed rule on inappropriate materials

P-D: Comment period opens on Missouri Secretary of State’s explicit materials/local control proposal (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Settlement checks are in the mail to thousands of Missouri prison workers (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star: MoDOT prepares for winter storm amid staffing shortage

Missouri Independent: Ten rural Missouri hospitals closed since 2012. Scotland County hopes to avoid that fate

SNL: An estimated 93,355 deer harvested by Missouri hunters during firearms opening weekend

KMBC (Kansas City): Deer hunters donate surplus venison to help KC-area food pantries fill the need (link via

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ProPublica’s Madison Hopkins, via Kansas City Beacon: Missouri takes advantage of the disabled, pays them less than $1 an hour in sheltered workshops

Midwest Newsroom’s Kavahn Mansouri, via St. Louis Public Radio: Alden Global Capital – which diminishes the newspapers it owns – pulls its bid to purchase Post-Dispatch parent Lee Enterprises

P-D letter: Salem, Ill. septuagenarian criticizes Missouri voters for electing Eric Schmitt, says AG couldn’t have been elected “statewide dog catcher in Illinois” (get around stltoday paywall here)

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