Wednesday, July 28, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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Missourinet: Ann Wagner proud of VOCA Fix bill, says thousands of child victims will get services

SNL: Gov. Parson touts legislative year, praises pandemic action in speech to Springfield business leaders

St. Louis Public Radio: Politically Speaking podcast: Sen. Lincoln Hough (R-Springfield) talks with Jason Rosenbaum and Sarah Fentem about federal coronavirus dollars and Missouri budget, Medicaid expansion, COVID vaccines and state incentives, more

KSGF (Springfield): Springfield Republicans Eric Burlison and Jered Taylor discuss Second Amendment Preservation Act, its passage, and Missouri’s status as “the national leader when it comes to firearms issues”

KC Star: Kansas City federal prosecutors plan workarounds to Second Amendment Preservation Act

The Missouri Times: DESE: Only Kansas City Public Schools says it’s teaching critical race theory

Tony’s Kansas City: Kansas City Public Schools proudly teach CRT; Missouri Independent gives “the progressive spin which ignores the local implication of questionable education policy”

Missouri Independent: Kansas City only Missouri school district admitting it teaches critical race theory

Missourinet: Three school districts admit to using the New York Times 1619 Project: KC Public Schools, Hazelwood School District (St. Louis County), and University City schools

KSGF (Springfield): Springfield Republicans Eric Burlison, Jered Taylor and Bishop Davidson discuss critical race theory in Missouri schools and Second Amendment Preservation Act

KSGF (Springfield): Springfield Republicans Eric Burlison, Jered Taylor and Bishop Davidson talk with former state Sen. Norma Champion (R-Springfield) about performance based budgeting and why it has never come to fruition, MSU name change, serving in GOP minority, much more

The Missouri Times: Missouri legislators, law enforcement, experts begin to address needs of sexual assault victims through new task force

Missouri Independent: Missouri housing commission sets hearings on low income housing tax credits

P-D: State puts kibosh on weed sale events, pitting marijuana industry against Missouri regulators

KC Star: AG Eric Schmitt: Judge’s ruling and release of reform school owners ‘completely improper’

Missouri Independent: House committee to review e-mails between Missouri lawmakers and Circle of Hope owners

P-D: Missouri state officials to try again after Rams inquiry falters

St. Joseph News-Press: Rural hospitals boosted by federal dollars during the pandemic

KMIZ (Columbia): More than 57,000 federal workers in Missouri may be mandated to receive China virus vaccine pending White House decision

Tony’s Kansas City: Within 48 hours, KC Mayor Quinton Lucas flip-flops on masks; Compendium of local coverage

KC Star: Mayor: Masks mandatory in KC, again

P-D: St. Louis County Council votes 5-2 to rescind mask mandate, throwing rule into limbo

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis County Council blocks indoor mask mandate

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske: Legal Roundtable: Panel of three liberal lawyers criticize AG Eric Schmitt’s lawsuit over St. Louis City and County mask mandates

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske preview: How can we convince rural Missourians to take the China virus vaccine? Washington University med school instructor to offer tips on how to approach and attempt to communicate with a rural Missourian, as well as a sad story from a Springfield woman

KC Star: Regional China virus update

SNL: Regional China virus update

KC Star: Springfield region China virus update

P-D: Springfield region China virus update

Washington Missourian editorial: WalletHub annual report on schools systems show Missouri lawmakers should spend more taxpayer money on education

P-D’s Tony Messenger: AG Eric Schmitt is a “Trump sycophant” who “sues Democrats so he can get on Fox News, while people are dying of COVID-19”

KC Star’s Jonathan Shorman: AG Eric Schmitt’s lawsuit “rails against requiring school children to mask up,” but won’t make it very far

P-D letter: Holts Summit man wants all Missouri public universities to require vaccines

P-D letter: University City sexagenarian wants “everyone in Missouri” to wear a mask, says Gov. Parson is “solely responsible” for coronavirus spread in Missouri

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