Thursday, August 26, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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KSGF (Springfield): Nick Reed Show: Billy Long on Biden as “Stepford president with a short circuit” (27:15), Afghanistan, federal government’s pressure on private businesses to force vaccines (35:30), conversation with Nancy Pelosi (37:00)

P-D: Boeing’s St. Louis F-15 program continues to soar, could add 500 jobs in coming years

KC Star: “4 Star Politics” video: Former Marine weighs in on Afghanistan mess; Lucas Kunce seeks to fill Democratic ballot slot in 2022 U.S. Senate election

P-D: AG Eric Schmitt seeks to block Biden Administration’s effort on ‘social costs of greenhouse gases’

The Missouri Times: Missouri signs on to opioid settlement agreement

The Missouri Times: David Barklage pleads in personal tax case

SE Missourian: Former Cape City Councilman David Barklage pleads guilty to felony tax charge

Missouri Independent: Longtime Missouri GOP political consultant David Barklage pleads guilty to felony tax fraud

P-D: Missouri lobbyist pleads guilty to federal tax crime

Columbia Missourian: New state laws with big impact begin Saturday

St. Joseph News-Press: Alcohol-to-go: Senate Bill 126 becomes law on Saturday

JCNT: Support systems for sexual assault survivors face challenges

The Missouri Times: Lawmakers question DESE on teacher shortage, coronavirus funds

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske: Diversity panel featuring former St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce (D) and two liberal women discuss Critical Race Theory in Missouri schools, Eric Schmitt’s mask mandate, Biden’s Administration’s stance on men living in women’s college dorms

Missouri Independent: Schools to continue mask rules despite legal challenge from AG Eric Schmitt

SNL: AG Eric Schmitt files class-action lawsuit against schools with mask mandates; Comments from Missouri School Boards’ Association’s Melissa Randol, House Superminority Leader Crystal Quade (D-Springfield), others

SNL: Missouri Foundation for Health launches COVID vaccine advocacy campaign, will air spots on more than 100 radio stations

SE Missourian: Regional China virus update

Washington Missourian editorial: Sen. Blunt, Gov. Parson deserve credit for recognizing “digital divide” and doing something about it

Washington Missourian editorial: The Kansas City Star was wrong – Gov. Parson’s move to end federal unemployment benefits helped Missouri

P-D editorial: It has come to this: Biden must protect kids from Eric Schmitt and other Republicans across the country

JCNT editorial: State developing remote work rules is a positive step

The Missouri Times op-ed: Sen. Steve Roberts (D-St. Louis City): Missouri’s role during the Afghanistan crisis

Missouri Independent’s Rebecca Rivas: Missouri lawmakers – including “Rep. Ann Kelly [sic]” and Dan Shaul from “Jefferson [sic]” – entertain election conspiracy theories

P-D letter: Webster Groves sexagenarian criticizes Eric Greitens for declining COVID vaccine

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