Wednesday, August 11, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times: Happy birthday, Missouri! Bicentennial celebration held at statehouse

P-D: Photo gallery: GOP statewides plus Nicole Galloway; U.S. Rep. Jason Smith; men and women who love their country standing for the National Anthem; naturalization ceremony for legal immigrants; Jean Carnahan wears mask outdoors; more

The Missouri Times: What does the federal infrastructure package mean for Missouri?

SNL: Blunt, Hawley split on final trillion-dollar infrastructure package

SNL: Billy Long kicks off U.S. Senate campaign

SNL: Photo gallery: Cowboy hats, American Flags and the “Billy Bus” campaign vehicle; Maskless supporters breathing fresh outdoor air; more

Missourinet: Billy Long says he’d like to see Donald Trump get personally involved in Missouri’s 2022 U.S. Senate GOP primary

P-D: AG Eric Schmitt says he chose to get COVID vaccine, calls Post-Dispatch reporter Jack Suntrup’s new patient health questionnaire series “creepy”

KCMO (Kansas City): Pete Mundo Show: Rep. David Gregory (R-St. Louis County) talks about bid for state auditor

The Missouri Times: Bernie Sanders-inspired “People’s Party” seeks to get on the Missouri ballot next year

Missouri Independent: Court rules Pelopidas, Travis Brown must pay Rachel Keller $7.5 million

The Missouri Times: Missouri must open Medicaid eligibility to expansion population

Missourinet: Gov. Parson: Missouri will follow judge’s order on Medicaid expansion

KBIA “Health and Wealth Desk”, sponsored by Missouri Foundation for Health and Report for America: Judge orders Missouri to implement Medicaid expansion

P-D: Judge directs Medicaid expansion timeline; Reaction from Gov. Parson, Chuck Hatfield, House Superminority Leader Crystal Quade (D-Springfield), others

Missouri Independent: Judge orders state to immediately allow Missourians to enroll in expanded Medicaid

Missouri Independent: Truman Medical Center pulls out of Missouri Medicaid provider tax pool

KSGF (Springfield): Nick Reed Show: Back on Track America to host Critical Race Theory event next Monday, Aug. 16

Missourinet: University of Missouri partnership to improve learning environment for middle school students and teachers

The Missouri Times: Missouri State Fair offering vaccination opportunities

KC Star: Shelby County Health Administrator Audrey Gough calls Missourians who decline COVID vaccine “anger mongrels,” opposes county participation in state’s vaccine lottery

KC Star: Springfield hospitals see ‘very encouraging’ drop in COVID cases

KC Star: State, regional China virus update

KC Star: Activists create “National Organization of Exonerees” slush fund to pay for trips around the country; Group seeks donations for Kevin Strickland and Lamar Johnson protest in Jefferson City week of August 30

KC Star’s Melinda Henneberger: Andrew Cuomo, Eric Greitens are the same guy

The Missouri Times op-ed: Reps. Bruce DeGroot (R-Ellisville) and Curtis Trent (R-Springfield): Prison nurseries make sense

P-D letter: University City septuagenarian solves congressional redistricting conundrum: all districts lines must be in the shape of rectangles

P-D letter: St. Louis City sexagenarian says Cori Bush needs private security to handle “abundance of violent threats daily”

P-D letter: Webster Groves septuagenarian mocks Cori Bush’s whining on behalf of “deadbeats and miscreants” and “20-year-old liberal arts student” who take out leases they can’t afford

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