Thursday, December 15, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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This Week in Missouri Politics Mid-Week Update: Scott Faughn on potential AG primary (0:30), Democrat/Missouri Independent attacks on Steve Tilley (1:00), Andrew Bailey (1:45), Will Scharf (3:20), Scharf’s consultant sign-ups (6:30), Tony Luetkemeyer (7:40), Tim Garrison (9:20), how Sam Bankman-Fried proves Gregg Keller right about dark money (12:00), how to be more like a K-1 Republican instead of a W-2 Republican (15:30), whether Bill Eigel is really running for governor or faking it (17:50), Phil Christofanelli for state Senate (19:00), David Gregory for state Senate (19:25), Mary Elizabeth Coleman political skill (20:10), Doug Beck’s re-election (20:45), Elaine Gannon (21:00), Stephen Webber vs. Judy Baker vs. David Tyson Smith (21:30), Kurtis Gregory for Denny Hoskins’ seat (24:30)

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Missouri Secretary of State defends controversial library rule as critics warn of ‘slippery slope’

Springfield Daily Citizen: Some think Amendment 3 doesn’t do enough to force existing license-holders to implement social equity policies (get around Springfield Daily Citizen paywall here)

Combest, The Missouri Times, 10/21/21: Missouri media’s top victimhood narrative for 2023: “Missouri voters approved recreational marijuana in 2022, but experts are worried that minorities will be left out in the cold.”

JCNT: Missouri’s unemployment rate increases for second straight month (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

P-D: Missouri lawmakers to weigh permanent teacher pay raises (get around stltoday paywall here)

SNL: Missouri’s board of education weighs open enrollment, backs permanent teacher pay raises

Columbia Missourian: Missouri Department of Economic Development to launch two broadband grant programs

P-D: Amid GOP crackdown on TikTok, Missouri governor mum on social media app (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Missouri awards over $40 million in low-income housing tax credits

JCNT: State making progress on two Capitol restoration projects (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

P-D: Man scheduled for Jan. 3 execution asks Missouri governor for a pass; Scott McLaughlin abducted his ex-girlfriend from her work parking lot, then raped her and stabbed her to death (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Former St. Louis prosecutor says Lamar Johnson conviction relied on recanted witness

P-D: Lamar Johnson case continues (get around stltoday paywall here)

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P-D editorial: Sponsorship of Confluence soon to be in the right hands – St. Louis Public schools (get around stltoday paywall here)

Center for Public Integrity’s Corey Mitchell and Amy DiPierro, via KCUR: Rep. Emanuel Cleaver leads effort for federal government to do more for homeless students

KMBC’s Emily Holwick: Missouri representative files gun control bills on anniversary of Sandy Hook tragedy; for former ICU nurse Rep. Patty Lewis (D-Kansas City), the fight for “commonsense” gun control is personal (link via

P-D letter: Clayton septuagenarian says Ashcroft’s proposed library rule will keep businesses from moving to Missouri (get around stltoday paywall here)

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