Friday, July 30, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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Missourinet: Blunt backs infrastructure bill moving forward, Hawley skeptical of spending

The Missouri Times: Jay Nixon opts out of 2022 U.S. Senate race

SNL: Jay Nixon passes on U.S. Senate race; Former governor to stick with Dowd Bennett law firm, Wash U. Law School gig, conservation advocacy

KC Star: No Way Jay: Nixon won’t take the hit for Dems in 2022 U.S. Senate race

Missouri Independent: Jay Nixon will not run for Missouri’s open U.S. Senate seat in 2022

The Missouri Times: Rep. Trish Gunby (D-St. Louis County) seeks to fill Democratic ballot slot for Ann Wagner’s 2022 re-election

The Missouri Times: Missouri’s GOP congressional delegation and Gov. Parson urge SCOTUS to give states power over abortion

Missouri Independent: Gov. Parson joins legal effort to convince U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade

St. Louis Public Radio/Corporation for Public Broadcasting “Sharing America” racism reporter Andrea Henderson: Free ride for derelict renters could end Sunday; Florissant woman received 14 months of taxpayer-funded handouts, owes 15 months of back rent

SE Missourian: Sikeston man faces six federal charges for Jan. 6 Capitol attack

Tony’s Kansas City: Kansas City Star fails in Brookside while Beacon raises big bucks; Beacon’s “pay-to-play propaganda outfit making a killing by way of donations and political money distribution,” will hire five more liberalcontent creators in Kansas City

The Missouri Times: Scott Fitzpatrick launches bid for state auditor

The Missouri Times: Scott Fitzpatrick: A timeline of his career

KC Star: State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick announces campaign for state auditor

Missouri Independent: Scott Fitzpatrick announces run for Missouri auditor

The Missouri Times: Gov. Parson wants swift action on Medicaid expansion

Missourinet: Gov. Parson responds to comments from Sen. Cindy O’Laughlin (R-Shelbina) urging ouster of DESE’s Margie Vandeven

Missouri Independent: Spire predicts ‘fatal consequences’ if feds allow St. Louis pipeline to be shut down

SE Missourian: B Magazine: Events return to their pre-pandemic glory; Area residents choose to live life, refuse to cower in fear

P-D: Missourians can enjoy State Fair without masks; State officials plan on-site vaccinations

KC Star: After steep dropoff of new China virus cases, Springfield withdraws field hospital request

Missouri Independent: Springfield officials insist cancelled request for temporary hospital not due to 24% decline in 7-day average of new cases

SNL: CoxHealth PR team explains decision to “pause” request for alternate care site in Springfield

SNL: Photo gallery: About 50 people protest Mercy’s vaccine mandate for employees; American flags, “My Body My Choice” shirt on fit woman, thumbs-up gestures from passing cars

P-D: St. Louis County health director’s claims of racism, physical assault earn Faisal Khan adulation from Washington Post, MSNBC

The Missouri Times: Gov. Parson: ‘Irresponsible’ to treat vaccinated, unvaccinated people same with mask mandates

P-D: Health officials in Missouri blast vaccine conspiracy theories

P-D editorial: Videos of St. Louis County Health Director Faisal Khan leaving council chambers contradict his tale about physical intimidation and assault

KC Star’s Angela Cordoba Perez: Profiles in Courage: Kansas City woman forces her children to wear masks outdoors, despite hurtful glances and commentary from strangers

P-D letter: Chesterfield septuagenarian disagrees with “Sen. Dan Hageman [sic]” (R-Cosby) on Medicaid expansion

P-D letter: Webster Groves man accuses Eric Schmitt of “buffoonery and puffery”

P-D letter: Kirkwood sexagenarian shares her cosplay fantasy involving Eric Schmitt, other powerful conservative men dressing up in hospital gear and playing doctor with the nurses

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