Monday, December 12, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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SE Missourian: Retiring U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt to speak to SEMO graduates this weekend (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

SNL: Missouri State University wants to rename Temple Hall after retiring U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt

This Week in Missouri Politics: U.S. Sen.-elect Eric Schmitt talks with Scott Faughn about legislative priorities (1:00), energy policy (1:45), government colluding with Big Tech (4:00), highlights from Fauci deposition (5:30), COVID tyranny (7:00), top accomplishments as AG (8:45); incoming attorney general Andrew Bailey on background (15:00), priorities for the office (21:20), Big Tech (23:20), relationships with Josh Hawley and Eric Schmitt (24:45), singular focus on attorney general role (26:00)

JCNT: Ellinger & Associates rebranding as Ellinger Bell, after partner Stephanie Bell (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

Sikeston Standard Democrat, via Southeast Missourian: Departing state rep expresses gratitude for years in office; Rep. Don Rone (R-Portageville) reflects on advice from Caleb Jones, thoughts on Senate’s “petty, vindictive” people (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

SNL: E-mails show Springfield Public Schools board members questioning district hiring of lobbyist Jason Zamkus

AP: Marijuana now legal in Missouri, but you can’t buy it yet

Missouri Independent: Bipartisan group of lawmakers push to restrict foreign ownership of Missouri farmland

P-D: Murderer’s “wrongful conviction” case goes before a St. Louis judge this week; AG Eric Schmitt says St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner’s office withheld evidence (get around stltoday paywall here)

AP: Murderer Lamar Johnson seeks exoneration

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P-D editorial: Extended postpartum care for the poor is crucial in forced-birth Missouri (get around stltoday paywall here)

SNL’s Galen Bacharier and Susan Szuch: Missouri Republicans renew attempts to restrict transgender sports, health care, education

KCUR’s Savannah Hawley-Bates: As Kansas City emergency rooms hit full capacity from tripledemic, you can help by getting the COVID vaccine and booster

P-D letter: Brentwood septuagenarian woman considers Jay Ashcroft’s attitude “paternalistic” (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Former Lake Saint Louis state rep candidate Ed Shew (D), who lost 36-point nailbiter to Justin Hill: Recap of reporter Kurt Erickson’s Dec. 6 piece on Medicaid expansion (get around stltoday paywall here)

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