Friday, September 10, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times: Gov. Parson: Biden’s vaccine mandate is ‘unwelcome’ in Missouri

P-D: Gov. Parson, other Missouri Republicans oppose Biden’s vaccine mandates; Comments from Eric Schmitt, Caleb Rowden, Rep. Tony Lovasco (R-St. Charles County)

KC Star: As more states move to protect ballot integrity, Congress and Biden have stalled on loosening standards; Comments from Roy Blunt, Jay Ashcroft’s Trish Vincent, Boone County Clerk Brianna Lennon (D)

P-D: Pro-choice activists cheer Cori Bush’s story of snuffing out what would have been her first child; Pro-life activist trolls crowd by holding black baby doll and chanting “Black Lives Matter!”

St. Louis Public Radio: Pro-choice activists protest downtown over Texas abortion law

AP: Rep. Mary Elizabeth Coleman (R-Arnold) takes the lead on pro-life legislation in Missouri The New York Times weighs in against Missouri’s Second Amendment Preservation Act

The Missouri Times: Missouri awarded $600K federal broadband grant

The Missouri Times: David Gregory endorsed by Missouri firefighter groups in auditor bid

The Missouri Times: Grassroots campaign strategist Lane Koch (R) joins national firm

The Missouri Times: Rep. Jamie Burger (R-Benton) running for assistant majority floor leader

The Missouri Times: David Kelly brings 30 years of experience to new role as head of Missouri State Parks

The Missouri Times: Bob Brinkmann tapped to chair Highways and Transportation Commission

Missouri Independent’s Jason Hancock and Tessa Weinberg: Private attorneys will handle lawsuit between State Treasurer Scott “Ftizpatrick [sic]” and Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft after AG Eric Schmitt bows out; Chuck Hatfield and Marc Ellinger to represent state treasurer and SOS, respectively

P-D: With focus on St. Louis, senators call on mayor, others to outline needs

Washington Missourian: Highway 47 improvements could total $175 million

Missouri Independent: Missouri’s largest wind farm isn’t running at night for fear of killing endangered bats

SE Missourian: Cape County to follow state’s lead on ending COVID state of emergency

SE Missourian: Regional China virus update: Cape County officials report no new virus deaths

AP: State, regional China virus update

P-D editorial: In wake of Texas bill, Missouri’s pro-life officials owe the public an explanation for addressing “social welfare gap”

P-D editorial: Gov. Parson, GOP state lawmakers to blame for Missouri motorcycle deaths

JCNT editorial: Online hearing an opportunity to support sexual assault victims

P-D’s Tony Messenger: As COVID-19 cases rise in schools, President Biden goes big to battle pandemic

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