Wednesday, December 7, 2022 – Pearl Harbor Day – Missouri political news headlines

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SNL: Roy Blunt says goodbye to the Senate, urging bipartisan governance and thanking voters

KSMU (Springfield): Sen. Roy Blunt gives farewell speech on Senate floor

Columbia Missourian: Blunt delivers farewell address on Senate floor

KC Star: Roy Blunt stresses the importance of bipartisanship in farewell speech to U.S. Senate (avoid KC Star paywall by reading syndicated version on stltoday here)

This Week in Missouri Politics Mid-Week Update: Scott Faughn on how Sen. Cindy O’Laughlin (R-Shelbina) won Senate caucus election and how she’ll affect the session (1:15), why this year’s freshman House tour might be the worst ever (7:00), Ray Hartmann leaving KTRS radio (13:30)

P-D: Ray Hartmann leaving KTRS Radio at end of year (get around stltoday paywall here)

Brownfield Ag News: Missouri Farm Bureau delegates finalize policy priorities for 2023 state legislative session

St. Louis Public Radio: Politically Speaking podcast: Sen.-elect Mary Elizabeth Coleman (R-Arnold) on pro-life victories, 2023 legislative priorities and more

KSHB: Sen. Greg Razer (D-Kansas City) proposes legislation on ectopic pregnancies, contraception (link via

Missouri Independent: Experts worry expungements under Missouri marijuana law could be procedural ‘nightmare’

Missouri Independent: Economic slowdown, tax cuts likely to limit Missouri revenue growth, officials say

P-D: Bipartisan effort underway to extend health coverage for new moms in Missouri (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Sen. Steve Roberts (D-St. Louis) wants minimum age for carrying firearms in Missouri (get around stltoday paywall here)

SE Missourian: New Federal Communications Commission maps better at showing broadband coverage (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Missouri violated collective bargaining rights of prison guards, appeals court rules

KC Star: Missouri AG Eric Schmitt dropped school mask lawsuits. Lee’s Summit district demands a ruling (avoid KC Star paywall by reading syndicated version on stltoday here)

SE Missourian: MoDOT gets public input on Gordonville roundabout (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

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KC Star editorial: Arrogant, dictatorial Republicans seek to strip St. Louis’ control of its own police, just like Kansas City

P-D’s Lynn Schmidt: Josh Hawley behaves increasingly like a vice presidential candidate in waiting (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Is gun control the answer to St. Louis crime? Lawmakers make the case. Again. (get around stltoday paywall here)

River City Journalism Fund’s Ryan Krull, via St. Louis Public Radio: Shadow of Death antideathpenalty series: Transgender status could earn Missouri death row inmate a reprieve; Scott McLaughlin raped and stabbed his ex-girlfriend to death, then changed his name to “Amber”

River City Journalism Fund’s Kathy Gilsinan, via St. Louis Public Radio: “Shadow of Death” anti-death-penalty series: It’s getting harder for Missouri to keep the drugs it uses for executions a secret

P-D letter: Kirkwood septuagenarian wants Post-Dispatch to stop mentioning Jay Ashcroft’s 2024 campaign for governor (get around stltoday paywall here)

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