Monday, July 19, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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SNL: 2022 U.S. Senate race notes: Eric Schmitt leads GOP candidates in fundraising, Jason Smith meets with Trump, and Dems hope for Jay Nixon Hail Mary

P-D: Tony Messenger and Aisha Sultan’s “The Chat Room”: Cori Bush, Mayor Tishaura Jones, Post-Dispatch columnists criticize Republicans and “some white Democrats” on defunding police, Second Amendment Preservation Act, etc.

Tony’s Kansas City: Kansas City Star raises subscription prices again and attacks local biz

KRES/KWIX: Gov. Parson talks economic recovery and meeting with war nurse on bicentennial tour

P-D: Competing marijuana legalization questions in the works as some Missouri activists slam system

SE Missourian: Missouri Housing Development Commission promotes federal pandemic relief, enlists help of non-profits

JCNT: Missouri attorney general no longer required to live in Jefferson City

Missourinet: Sen. Denny Hoskins (R-Warrensburg) to file sportsbook, slot machine and esports legislation in 2022

SNL: Early feedback on critical race theory trainings helped change plans, Springfield Public Schools says

Missouri Independent: Delta variant spread earns Springfield a moment in the mainstream-media sun; Mayor Ken McClure does CBS talking-head hit

SNL: Regional China virus update

KC Star editorial: Missouri lawmakers, cancel culture warriors against critical race theory

P-D editorial: As coronavirus mutates rapidly, Missouri GOP leaders must act to avert more disaster

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Democracy is at stake in Missouri’s Medicaid expansion case

P-D’s Kevin McDermott: Fox News is responsible for coronavirus deaths across the country, including rural Missouri

KC Star’s Jeanne Kuang: Alarming images from Republicans Josh Hawley, Jason Smith and Gov. Mike Parson on door-to-door China virus vaccination campaign are disconnected from reality

P-D letter: Manchester septuagenarian lists wide range of grievances against GOP Gov. Mike Parson, Sens. Andrew Koenig, Bob Onder, “Paul Weiland [sic]”

P-D letter: Lake Saint Louis man criticizes GOP lawmakers, says “Medicaid should not be up for debate”

P-D letter: Pacific septuagenarian weighs in on cost of DMV system and other state contract processes

P-D letter: University City sexagenarian wants Missouri State Fair canceled

P-D letter: Chesterfield resident says Missourians who decline COVID vaccine should be denied access to hospital care, wants to see “people dying at home”

P-D letter: Kirkwood resident criticizes Missouri for electing “old white men” – “Lawdy, deliver us.”

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