Tuesday, December 6, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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Fox News’ Hannity: Eric Schmitt explains the Hunter Biden laptop story and how the federal government colluded with Big Tech (link via

Missouri Independent’s Jason Hancock: Anti-vaxxers seek to intervene in Missouri AG Eric Schmitt’s social media lawsuit

JCNT: ‘Across the finish line’: How Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s office plans to clear state’s sexual assault kit backlog by 2025 (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

SE Missourian: Sen. Holly Rehder (R-Scott City), Rep. Jamie Burger (R-Benton) introduce bills to protect girls’ sports (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Brownfield Ag News: Missouri Farm Bureau prioritizes health care legislation for 2023 session

KC Star: Missouri lawmakers renew sports betting push after losing legalization race to Kansas

P-D: Senate renews push to limit foreign ownership of Missouri farmland (get around stltoday paywall here)

SNL: 2023 Missouri legislative preview: Local lawmakers’ priorities

P-D: Urban politicians write letters of support for aldermen who took bribes; Sen. Karla May (D-St. Louis City) writes letter in support of Jeffrey Boyd (get around stltoday paywall here)

SNL: Amendment 3 explainer series: marijuana law changes through Dec. 31

Columbia Missourian: Marijuana expungement petitions open Thursday amid confusion

JCNT: MoDOT to close, repair Route 54/50 ramp bridge (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

P-D: MoDOT to hold briefing on improving Manchester from I-270 area to Hwy. 141 (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Spire expands utility assistance programs this winter after raising rates

KC Star editorial: It’s time for Josh Hawley and Eric Schmitt to denounce Trump (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version here)

P-D editorial: High-profile urban shooting deserves GOP lawmakers’ attention ahead of new session (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Joseph News-Press editorial: DESE’s district-level MAP scores expose the fallacy of online learning’s Elaine S. Povich, via P-D: Missouri among states that do not subsidize funerals

P-D letter: Webster Groves octogenarian calls Jay Ashcroft’s library proposal “Orwellian” (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Brentwood septuagenarian labels Ashcroft’s proposed rule “book suppression” (get around stltoday paywall here)

Springfield Daily Citizen letter: Springfield septuagenarian opposes Jay Ashcroft’s proposed library rule

P-D letter: New Haven septuagenarian says a Missouri red-flag law would “very likely” have prevented high-profile urban shooting (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: University City septuagenarian says Kevin Johnson execution was a premeditated homicide (get around stltoday paywall here)

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