Wednesday, November 16, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum: Eric Schmitt won his U.S. Senate race but could face a rocky road with Democratic majority

KC Star’s Daniel Desrochers: Eric Schmitt ignored my questions about Trump and McConnell – and wouldn’t even answer a question about the St. Louis Cardinals Kansas City newsman Mark Alford: From journalist to Congress in one year

Missouri Independent: Missouri judge rules AG’s office under Josh Hawley ‘knowingly’ violated transparency laws

P-D: Missouri attorney general’s office fined $12,000 for Sunshine Law violations under Hawley (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star: Missouri Attorney General’s Office under Josh Hawley illegally withheld emails, judge rules

SNL: What is MOHELA, the Missouri agency at the center of the student debt bailout court battle?

Wake Up America Show with Austin Petersen: Rep. Tony Lovasco (R-O’Fallon) on how Republicans can win independent voters (1:30); Camellia Peterson on implementing Amendment 3 (33:30)

Missouri Independent: The campaign against Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft over library rules is flourishing – how you can make your voice heard

CDT: Library employee union calls on public to oppose Jay Ashcroft on book rule change

P-D: Rep. David Gregory (R-Chesterfield) files paperwork to run for Andrew Koenig’s open state Senate seat in 2024 (get around stltoday paywall here)

SNL: Springfield City Council’s wish list for state legislators: Gun legislation, mental health spending

Missouri Independent: Missouri judge dismisses St. Louis City challenge to police ‘bill of rights’ state law

Washington Missourian: AZZ Precoat Metals will build plant in Washington; company thanks state “for providing a compelling incentive package”

Missourinet: Profile: Missouri’s Children’s Division Director Darrell Missey on how a turbulent childhood led to his career path

Missourinet: Missouri Department of Corrections officers getting settlement checks

KC Star: New allegations in Agape lawsuits include sexual abuse, ‘pandemic’ of suicide attempts (avoid KC Star paywall by reading syndicated version on stltoday here)

P-D: NAACP, Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty want Gov. Parson to cancel execution of cop killer (get around stltoday paywall here)

SE Missourian: State Auditor Nicole Galloway notes ‘concerns’ in Perry County audit (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

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KC Star editorial: While Josh Hawley suggests the GOP should be “blown up,” a question for Republicans in Missouri and beyond: Are you still the Party of Trump?

Midwest Newsroom’s Steve Vockrodt, via KCUR: Under Josh Hawley, Missouri Attorney General’s office broke transparency laws on purpose

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Voters reject fear-mongering. Why? Crime is down in St. Louis, other cities. (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D’s Michele Munz: With public becoming more lax about COVID precautions, flu cases start to jump in Missouri (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Collinsville, Ill. man says cop killer Kevin Johnson’s pursuit of officer deserves death penalty (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Webster Groves nonagenarian bemoans Missouri voters’ desire for marijuana, guns and sex (get around stltoday paywall here)

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