Tuesday, December 20, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Missouri’s retiring Sen. Roy Blunt reflects on 26 years in Congress

SNL: Missouri State University science hall to be renovated, expanded after being renamed for Sen. Roy Blunt

SNL: Photos: MSU’s Roy Blunt Hall expansion groundbreaking

SNL: Congress passes duck boat regulations, spurred by 2018 Branson tragedy

The Missouri Times’ Scott Faughn: State treasurer selection day; Ray Wagner to Andrew Bailey’s AG Office; Jesus Osete to Bryan Cave

P-D’s Kurt Erickson: As he runs for governor, Sen. Bill Eigel (R-Weldon Spring) wants age limit for drag shows, seeks to deny gender-affirming care for transgender youth (get around stltoday paywall here)

The Heartlander: The ‘most sexual and inappropriate family-friendly drag show ever’ comes to Kansas City for Christmas

The Daily Mail (U.K.): Washington University in St. Louis lecturer warns medical students not to challenge her ‘anti-racism’ training and vows she will ‘shut that s*** down’ as she insists medicine ‘has a really bad racism issue’

The Heartlander: Missourians grappling with increased personal property tax rates, legislators working on a fix (link via

P-D: Missouri lawmakers unlikely to tackle solar energy tax issue next year (get around stltoday paywall here)

KSHB (Kansas City): Missouri dispensaries prepare for legal sales of recreational marijuana (link via

P-D: Local governments eye sales tax windfall from legal marijuana sales in Missouri (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missourinet: United Women’s Empowerment CEO Wendy Doyle explains Missouri Chamber’s health care program for child care workers

SNL: Governor appoints two judges to fill vacancies in Greene County

SNL: Hunters harvest three elk during archery, firearms season in Missouri

KCUR: Holiday book recommendations: “how white America manipulated people and denied dignity” to Indians, fictional “archconservative” villain in the Obama era, “intersectional feminism,” slavery victim fan fiction, “Black Power Kitchen” and inequality, “gentrification,” etc.

Joplin Globe editorial: Don’t regulate duck boats, ban them

The Missouri Times op-ed: St. Charles County Election Director Kurt Bahr (R): Election infrastructure funding should be supported in federal budget

Missouri Independent’s Annelise Hanshaw: Another downside of Missouri teacher shortage: Growing number of 4-day school weeks

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