Friday, July 16, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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St. Joseph News-Press: Sen. Josh Hawley introduces legislation to continue summary expulsion of aliens

The Missouri Times: Metropolitan Statistical Area threshold retained after push from Gov. Parson, congressional delegates

The Missouri Times: Renew Missouri joins national push for $100 billion in “clean energy” loans

Missouri Independent: Natural Resources Defense Council promotes Biden’s “infrastructure” spending, releases report on lead in each state’s drinking water

The Missouri Times: Steele Shippy returns to Victory Enterprises as senior campaign consultant

St. Louis Public Radio: Politically Speaking podcast: State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick talks with Jason Rosenbaum about the state’s fortress balance sheet, constitutional amendment on muni bonds, low-income housing tax credit, more

Missouri Independent: Missouri wants to speed payouts for low-income housing tax credits

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air preview: Rep. Becky Ruth (R-Festus) to talk with guest host Jonathan Ahl about gas tax increase and its rebate feature

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri updates HIV laws criminalizing transmission for the first time in over 30 years

SNL: Gov. Parson wraps up bill-signing spree with school choice, police, student athlete and gas tax bills

SNL: Photo gallery: Gov. Parson at gas tax bill signing

Missouri Independent: House Dems unhappy over GOP’s Medicaid expansion brief; House Superminority Leader Crystal Quade (D-Springfield) fires off strongly-worded letter

Tony’s Kansas City: Jackson County explains opposition to Second Amendment Preservation Act

JCNT: Missouri Gaming Association wants lawmakers to crack down on gaming machines

St. Louis Public Radio: University of Missouri Extension study focuses on broadband adoption in rural Missouri

P-D: State, regional China virus update

SNL: News-Leader reporter Galen Bacharier Q&A with Dr. Anthony Fauci: “How to reason with” Missourians who are “outright refusing to get vaccinated,” criticism of Gov. Parson’s statements on feds’ door-to-door campaign, more

Missouri Independent: Springfield asks state for temporary care site

SNL: Gov. Parson entertains local reporter’s COVID questions at gas tax bill signing

SE Missourian editorial: Cape VA set for Feb. 1 opening

Joplin Globe editorial: Missouri’s gas tax is a good tax

P-D letter: Lake Saint Louis man threatens to vote against state lawmakers over gas tax hike, Medicaid expansion funding