Saturday, December 10, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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Fox4 KC: Josh Hawley say’s he’s not running for president this cycle (link via

KSHB (Kansas City): State Rep. Michael Davis (R-Kansas City) says Blunt’s 2022 votes “betrayed” Missouri voters (link via

KC Star: Missouri man sentenced in Capitol riot case said Trump, others to blame for his actions

St. Joseph News-Press: Recreational marijuana legalization complicates drug treatment programs

Missouri Independent: Missouri has roughly $150 million left to distribute in federal housing assistance

JCNT: Missouri Housing Development Commission denies tax credits to four Jefferson City housing projects (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

JCNT: Gov. Parson announces grants for area colleges, universities (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

Springfield Daily Citizen: Springfield presents ARPA funds wish list to state lawmakers (get around Springfield Daily Citizen paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch (R-Hallsville) speaks to Columbia Pachyderm Club, lists legislative priorities

P-D: Maryland Heights man sentenced to 5 years for posting videos of ex-girlfriend online; Missouri Legislature’s “revenge porn” law went into effect in 2018 (get around stltoday paywall here)

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P-D: Schmitt’s office helps successfully prosecute St. Francois County rapist through SAFE Kit Initiative (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Lawsuit seeks to toss Missouri law used by AG to sue schools over COVID policies

KC Star: Two Agape staffers plead guilty to misdemeanor charges; case dropped against a third

P-D: No sanctions for St. Louis prosecutor after attorney general’s accusation (get around stltoday paywall here)

Joplin Globe editorial: Roy Blunt leaves solid legacy as he retires from politics

St. Joseph News-Press editorial: GOP needs to look to someone like Blunt

KC Star editorial: In response to our Monday editorial on Donald Trump, here are the best anonymous anti-Hawley comments

Jefferson City News Tribune: Vote now on the top local stories of 2022: Congressional redistricting, abortion rallies, white leadership at Lincoln University, state budget, others (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

P-D letter: Chesterfield septuagenarian says Clean Missouri was undone by a vote of the state legislature, says Ann Wagner won re-election due to gerrymandering (get around stltoday paywall here)

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