Thursday, October 7, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times: State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick vows to defy proposed ‘nonsensical’ IRS reporting rules

JCNT: Missouri Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick says he won’t comply with a controversial financial reporting plan working its way through Congress

SNL’s Jordan Meier: “Ten months [sic]” after Jan. 6 Capitol riot, 2 more Springfield women charged New “KC Media Collective,” including KCUR, begs for cash in the name of “equitable” and “sustainable” journalism

The Missouri Times: September general revenue collections rose 16 percent compared to 2020, latest report says

JCNT: Sen. Caleb Rowden (R-Columbia): Letter from the National School Boards’ Association seeks to “silence opposition” from parents who speak out on mask and vaccine mandates and critical race theory

P-D: Gov. Parson hires world-renowned consulting firm Accenture to study child welfare worker wages

JCNT: Missouri Department of Mental Health is looking to address workforce shortages next legislative session

The Missouri Times: Department of Mental Health staffing shortage a ‘crisis,’ director says

P-D: Missouri’s Medicaid czar Todd Richardson back on the job after temporary unpaid leave

KBIA (Columbia): Missouri hospital leaders hopeful as Medicaid expansion gets underway; Comments from Missouri Hospital Association’s Dave Dillon, others

Branson Tri-Lake News: Sen. Mike Moon (R-Ash Grove) addresses “Missouri’s Deep Dark Secrets,” including thoughts on Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe, Dave Schatz (link via Dave Drebes’ MOScout subscription service)

Missouri Independent: Missouri Supreme Court hears arguments over a 2015 law to cap revenue from court fines

P-D: Court-overhaul law targeting St. Louis County gets another look from Missouri Supreme Court

SE Missourian: In Cape Girardeau County, active COVID-19 cases continue to drop

Washington Missourian: Franklin County eyes possible rollback of COVID-19 quarantine rules for schoolchildren

KC Star: Even as COVID cases trend downward, KC health officials want mask mandate extended

JCNT: MoDOT: More wildlife expected on roadways throughout fall

CDT’s Charles Dunlap: Anti-death penalty demonstrators in Columbia reflect on execution of Ernest Lee Johnson; Thoughts from U.S. Rep. “Emmanuel [sic] Cleaver,” others

P-D: Updated Missouri execution leaderboard since 2000: Jay Nixon (21), Bob Holden (15), Matt Blunt (5), Mel Carnahan (4 in 2000, 38 over two terms), Mike Parson (3), Roger Wilson (1), Eric Greitens (1)

P-D editorial: Missouri must get to the bottom of failures in its foster-care system

Joplin Globe editorial: Abortion protest fisticuffs remind us of First Amendment values

Washington Missourian editorial: On Ameren Missouri, the Missouri Public Service Commission, and the cost of “clean” power

P-D “The Bottom Line” video series: Seasoned business columnists David Nicklaus and Jim Gallagher discuss how closing Spire’s STL Pipeline could mean higher natural gas bills

P-D’s Janet Y. Jackson: Although the culprit behind Parkway Central’s latest ‘hate crime’ hoax was black, systemic racism should be taken seriously

KC Star’s Jonathan Shorman: As Missouri school boards face threats, Republicans attack effort to fight harassment

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