Saturday, November 19, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air: Springfield News-Leader reporter Susan Szuch, pro-choice law center attorney tell the tale of Trudy Busch Valentine campaign ad hero Mylissa Farmer

Jezebel’s Kylie Cheung, 10/22/22: Springfield woman working with Springfield News-Leader, Valentine campaign to advance anti-Schmitt abortion narrative (link via

Missouri Independent: FEC to pay Josh Hawley campaign $23K to settle lawsuit over denial of public records

KC Star: FEC agrees to pay $23K to Josh Hawley’s campaign over public records denial lawsuit (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on stltoday here)

P-D: Missouri pro-life and pro-choice groups considering ballot questions for 2024; Pro-Choice Missouri leader estimates she’ll need “tens of millions of dollars” in national money to run viable campaign (get around stltoday paywall here)

SE Missourian: November vote certified, photo ID compliance high in Cape Girardeau County; insights from Cape Girardeau County Clerk Kara Clark Summers (R) (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

P-D: Rep. John Wiemann (R-O’Fallon) resigning early to take job with St. Charles Community College (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star: Missouri state pension system lost money thanks to BlackRock’s investment in FTX; comments from State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick, Sen. Denny Hoskins (R-Warrensburg)

JCNT: State awards water infrastructure grants (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

P-D: Missouri pumps federal money into local flood control and water projects (get around stltoday paywall here)

SNL: Sexual abuse survivor sues Kanakuk Kamps, claims lies influenced 2010 settlement agreement

Missouri Independent: Electrical grid covering western Missouri expected to have plenty of power this winter

SE Missourian: Southeast Missourian to cut back on print, e-editions Thanksgiving week (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

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KC Star editorial briefs: Blunt’s gay-marriage bravery, Hawley’s “jackassery”

Joplin Globe editorial: Kudos to League of Women Voters and others for photo ID program

Joplin Globe’s Roger Nomer: Getting a photo ID in Missouri is complicated and confusing, but local League of Women Voters klatch trying to help

P-D’s Jess Bogan: The trouble with Coldwater Creek: It’s not just Jana Elementary (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent’s Clara Bates: “Nonpartisan” Center on Budget and Policy Priorities shows how child tax credit discriminates against blacks

Columbia Missourian op-ed: Gov. Parson should cancel execution; Kevin Johnson grew up poor, and black, and his brain was still developing when he hunted down and killed a police officer

P-D letter: Rock Hill sexagenarian says Sen.-elect Eric Schmitt and U.S. Reps. Blaine Luetkemeyer, Sam Graves, and Jason Smith are “wackos and extremists” (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Richmond Heights sexagenarian wants Ashcroft’s proposed library rule to be called “nanny rule” (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: St. Louis County octogenarian suggests state lawmakers and lobbyists were behind Ashcroft’s proposed library rule (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: St. Peters woman says she uses libraries to feel better after “a stressful day,” says proposed library rule will kill the vibe (get around stltoday paywall here)

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