Tuesday, December 27, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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St. Louis Public Radio: Photos of the year: Gun-control sign, Roe vs. Wade histrionics and submissive cosplay, urban Dems face trial for taking bribes, Eric Schmitt sips a Budweiser after spanking Trudy Busch Valentine, more

KC Star’s Jonathan Shorman and Kacen Bayless: 2024 GOP governor candidates emerge from the shadows: Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe vs. Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft vs. “Sen. Bill Eigel (R-Weldon Springs [sic])

P-D: Former state Rep. Sally Faith (R-St. Charles) writes about living with early dementia, takes part in state Alzheimer’s task force (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Push to phase out Missouri’s personal property tax may gain support in 2023 (get around stltoday paywall here)

Kansas City Beacon: Clean-slate laws could bring sweeping criminal expungements to Missouri

St. Louis Public Radio: As law banning sleeping on state-owned land looms, homeless advocates dread results

St. Joseph News-Press, via Columbia Missourian: Legislation would allow guest tax on Cameron lodgings

KC Star: After Independence OKs 4-day school week, another large KC area district may be next

SE Missourian: State declines to fund Jackson pavement improvement project (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Kansas City Beacon: As black women go missing in Kansas City, black community looks to itself for solutions; thoughts from Shirley’s Kitchen Cabinet founder Michele Watley

KCUR: Amid “tripledemic” worries, Missouri hospitals lead four-state region with lowest percentage of occupied pediatric beds

SE Missourian editorial: Blunt leaves Senate championing the promise of America (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Joplin Globe editorial: Eric Schmitt should carry Blunt’s conservation torch

P-D editorial: After a pandemic break, corruption and political chaos surge anew in St. Louis: Jefferson City Republicans to blame for urban violence, St. Louis City Democrats take bribes, a political novice beats Rep. Shamed Dogan in GOP county exec primary, and former Rep. Cora Faith Walker’s death leaves more questions than answers (get around stltoday paywall here)

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