Thursday, December 22, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum: Analysis: Roy Blunt’s career and legacy: thoughts from Jeff Roe, Claire McCaskill

P-D: Rep. Phil Christofanelli (R-St. Peters) to run for Eigel’s open Senate seat (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Rep. Rasheen Aldridge (D-St. Louis City) seeks to quit as House member, be local alderman instead (get around stltoday paywall here) Independence politico lawyer John C. Carnes arrested & indicted by feds

KC Star: Longtime Independence lawyer and political operative John Carnes indicted on federal tax evasion Indictment against John Carnes exposes alleged EPIC casino gambling

SNL: With recreational weed legal, Missouri officials expect medical marijuana licenses to dwindle Show-Me elite weed winning: The Pitch KC looks at Luxury Leaf business

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air: Here’s what’s next for marijuana expungements and employers

P-D: Rep. Ben Baker (R-Neosho) floats proposal derided as ‘Make Murder Legal Act’ (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Attorneys file suit against Missouri’s new homelessness law (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT: State agencies brace for winter’s first major storm (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

P-D: Gov. Parson calls on help of the state’s National Guard ahead of winter storm (get around stltoday paywall here)

SE Missourian: Missouri Gaming Commission stats show casino revenue outpacing pre-COVID numbers; admissions down from 2021 (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

SNL: Judge grants injunction to keep Agape Boarding School director off abuse registry

Missouri Independent: Judge grants injunction keeping longtime Agape director off Missouri child abuse registry

P-D editorial: Right-wing demagogues like Sen.-elect Eric Schmitt are undermining school immunization policies (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star editorial: Sports betting has been sort of a dud in Kansas. Why would Missouri copy the mistake?

Joplin Globe editorial: Missouri lawmakers should extend maternal care for Medicaid recipients’s Stephen Elliott, via P-D: GOP attacks on drag shows in Missouri and elsewhere part of campaign to marginalize LGBTQ people (get around stltoday paywall here)

SE Missourian letter: Chaffee sexagenarian says lawmakers protecting girls’ sports seek to “force archaic religious beliefs on all of us” (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

P-D letter: High school student: Legislators should pass red flag laws and “raise the age to buy an assault weapon” (get around stltoday paywall here)

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