Wednesday, July 14, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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Missourinet:  U.S. Rep. Jason Smith:  It’s crucial to get tornado-damaged hospital in rural Missouri reopened as soon as possible

P-D:  House panel recommends $1 billion to keep St. Louis-made Super Hornets coming

The Missouri Times:  Urban mayors Quinton Lucas, Tishaura Jones, others endorse Biden’s infrastructure spending spree

St. Joseph News-Press:  Governor names four to represent northwest Missouri in redistricting

JCNT:  MoDOT secures funding for bridges, roads with gas tax increase

SE Missourian:  Governor visits Cape to tout fuel tax increase

KCUR:  Gov. Parson signs off on Missouri’s first gas tax hike in more than two decades

KC Star:  Missouri’s gas tax is going up:  when, how much and how you can get a refund

The Missouri Times:  Missouri to allow student-athletes to profit off of likeness

JCNT:  Gov. Parson signs bill allowing payment of student athletes

KC Star:  Gov. Parson signs “name, image and likeness” (NIL) bill to law

The Missouri Times:  New law increases penalties for catalytic converter theft amid rising national rates

The Missouri Times:  Missouri now has official week to honor fox trotter state horse

P-D:  Senate committee meets for first time since failure to strip state funding from Planned Parenthood

KWMU:  Fate of Medicaid expansion now in hands of Missouri Supreme Court

Missouri Independent:  Fate of Missouri Medicaid expansion in the hands of the state Supreme Court

The Missouri Times:  Medicaid expansion arguments heard by Missouri Supreme Court

Missourinet:  Chuck Hatfield expects quick ruling from Missouri Supreme Court on Medicaid expansion

KC Star:  Missouri Supreme Court hears Missouri Medicaid expansion case

SNL:  State Supreme Court hears Medicaid arguments

Columbia Missourian’s Caitlin King:  Missouri Supreme Court hears Medicaid arguments;  Respondents include MO Health Net’s “Kirk Matthews [sic]”

The Missouri Times:  DSS, DHSS propose streamlining Medicaid compliance process

Missourinet:  Missouri to announce coronavirus vaccination incentives soon

KRES/KWIX:  Gov. Parson:  “Well over” 80% of Missouri’s seniors have received COVID vaccine

KC Star:  Regional China virus update

KC Star:  Some areas of Kansas City lead southwest Missouri in rejecting China virus vaccine

KCUR:  Kansas City’s unvaccinated rates are even better than some Delta hotspots in southwest Missouri

SNL:  CoxHealth CEO Steve Edwards asks Gov. Parson to flip-flop on feds’ door-to-door vaccine inquisition

NPR:  Health officials lean on pity, macabre imagery as delta variant rollout continues;  CoxHealth CEO tweets about “exhaustion in the eyes of our nurses who keep zipping up body bags”

Washington Missourian editorial:  Missouri’s gas tax hike was long overdue

P-D editorial:  Missouri’s underpaid, overworked child caseworkers should be a state priority

KC Star editorial:  Gov. Parson should take time off his sightseeing tour and immediately call special election for Rick Roeber’s House seat

P-D’s Tony Messenger:  The future of Missouri politics runs through Cori Bush and Tishaura Jones:  “two very different politicians who absolutely will not apologize for their blackness”

P-D’s Tony Messenger and Aisha Sultan:  “The Chat Room” video series:  Cori Bush, Tishaura Jones support reparations as investment in America’s future

KC Star op-ed:  Crowder College English teacher:  List of grievances against Gov. Parson and GOP lawmakers:  Pro-life legislation, Medicaid expansion, ESAs, school funding, etc.

P-D’s Lynn Schmidt:  Gov. Parson is wrong – Delta variant has created a crisis

KC Star’s Jonathan Shorman:  With Springfield hospitals in crisis, Gov. Parson attacks health care heroes

P-D letter:  Chesterfield septuagenarian claims Gov. Parson’s veto of special pay raise is “allowing child abusers to thrive”

KC Star letter:  Arnold octogenarian says she signed up for attorney general’s no-call list, but still answered her phone and got duped by scammer

P-D letter:  O’Fallon sexagenarian says position on triple-murderer Kevin Strickland shows Gov. Parson is not “a human being”

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