Wednesday, August 25, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times: Inside Missouri officials’ fight against the federal ‘death tax’; Thoughts from Roy Blunt, Vicky Hartzler, Jason Smith, Missouri Farm Bureau President Garrett Hawkins

The Missouri Times: Schmitt touts ‘huge win’ as SCOTUS declines to block reinstatement of Trump-era immigration policy

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske: U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver’s office helps Afghan woman get Special Immigrant Visa

St. Louis Public Radio: Politically Speaking podcast: Rep. Donna Baringer (D-St. Louis City) gives Jason Rosenbaum the House superminority’s view on congressional redistricting, loosening ballot security rules, more

The Missouri Times: Scott Fitzpatrick announces first wave of endorsements in state auditor primary: Peter Kinder, former House Speakers Elijah Haahr and Todd Richardson, House Budget Chairman Cody Smith, former Sen. Brad Lager

P-D: Years after her death, Phyllis Schlafly’s family still battling over inheritance

P-D: Missouri Republicans tee up voting issues heading into 2022

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske preview: All-female legal roundtable to discuss Critical Race Theory in Missouri schools, mask mandates

The Missouri Times: New law brings WIC farmers market program to Missouri; program aims help poor people start making healthier food choices

P-D: Probe into Wildwood gaming company leads to seizure of ‘multiple gambling devices’

Missouri Independent: Records document millions spent by Missouri agencies under emergency COVID authority

KSGF (Springfield): Nick Reed Show: Media outlets take markedly different approaches to researching vaccine hesitancy: KOLR 10 approach versus Springfield News-Leader “kook” Andrew Sullender’s dishonest portrayal of the vaccine hesitant (33:30), Sullender’s “hysterically negligent” fact-checking (38:30)

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske: Want to force a vaccine mandate at work? Here’s what to consider.

SE Missourian: CARES Act-funded temporary monoclonal antibodies (MAB) sites set in SE Missouri

SNL: Missouri offers free COVID testing for schools, but district must opt in

Missouri Independent: Back-to-school COVID update: Thoughts from educrats, vaccine advocates

The Missouri Times: Missouri attorney general sues schools over mask mandate

KC Star: Biden Administration finds Schmitt’s challenge to school mask mandates ‘unacceptable’

Missourinet: Schmitt sues Columbia Public Schools – and any school that might force mask mandate

Missourinet: Columbia Public Schools comms team issues statement on mask lawsuit

CDT: Columbia Public Schools ‘extremely disappointed’ in Schmitt’s lawsuit against mask requirement

Missouri Independent: Schmitt seeks court order blocking school mask mandates

St. Louis Public Radio: Schmitt files suit seeking to end mask mandates for schools

P-D: Schmitt’s office files lawsuit targeting school district mask rules

P-D: Missouri must explain why it is slow-walking court-ordered Medicaid expansion

KC Star editorial: Missourians who need expanded Medicaid coverage still have to wait far too long

KC Star editorial: Great job, Gov. Parson, for keeping Kevin Strickland from seeing his mom before she died

JCNT editorial: Safety first with ‘to-go’ alcohol sales

SNL’s Galen Bacharier: Missouri elections committee hearing dominated by GOP conspiracies, misinformation

P-D letter: Ladue septuagenarian wants Missouri to tax booze and tobacco instead of gasoline and other essentials

KC Star letter: Kansas City septuagenarian calls Schmitt’s mask mandate lawsuit “a waste of time”

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