Friday, October 8, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Vicky Hartzler speaks to Randolph County Federated Republican Women; comments on inflation, border, Afghanistan, bipartisan defense legislation

Brownfield Ag News: Vicky Hartzler presses Vilsack on processing grants, vaccine mandates in House hearing

The Missouri Times: Capitol Briefs: Vicky Hartzler endorsed by evangelical author and speaker David Barton

Missouri Independent: Josh Hawley, other GOP lawmakers push back against federal policing of parents’ input to school boards

P-D: Rep. Cori Bush praises steady flow of rental handouts amid pandemic

KC Star: Time running out for Missourians to leech $375 one-time federal food handouts

SE Missourian: Former state Rep. Kathy Swan (R-Cape Girardeau) named to local hospital board

St. Louis Public Radio: AG Eric Schmitt says Missouri rape prosecution initiative has tested over 2,000 backlogged evidence kits

The Missouri Times: 4.3K Missourians enrolled in expanded Medicaid program 

JCNT: Missouri Medicaid program enrolls 4,300 under expansion, working on efficiency

Missouri Independent’s Tessa Weinberg: Missouri has enrolled 4,300 people in expanded Medicaid program; Comments from MO HealthNet’s “Kirk Matthews [sic]”

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri issues new Medicaid rules for abortion providers

SNL: Missouri issues new safety inspection rules for abortion clinics

Missouri Independent: Sen. Brian Williams (D-University City) wants answers about why Missouri program to aid disabled kids isn’t running

Missouri Independent: Smashed machines put emphatic end on Missouri illegal gambling case

KC Star: Missouri court denies Gov. Mike Parson’s motion to stop records request for ’407.1500’

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske preview: Webster Groves CPA to pitch his business services for Missouri medical marijuana peddlers

The Missouri Times: Missouri Public Service Commission approves lease of Ameren fiber for broadband services

St. Joseph News-Press: COVID cases trending down in Missouri

Missouri Independent: Urban lawmakers voice concerns about spate of inmate deaths

The Missouri Times: Boone County Commission votes to remove controversial courthouse murals; Freshman Rep. David Tyson Smith (D-Columbia) thinks his effort resulted in “an important first step”

P-D editorial: As school boards face threats, Hawley and Schmitt side with the angry mob

St. Joseph News-Press editorial: Partisan local elections not the answer to increase voter turnout

JCNT editorial: Gov. Parson right to not intervene in execution

Joplin Globe editorial: We urge everyone to sign up for their first COVID-19 booster shot at their first chance

KC Star’s Mara Rose Williams: KC pro-choice activists split into two factions; “The Handmaid’s Tail” cosplay is offensive to black women, and yarn-vagina hats are offensive to women with penises

KC Star op-ed: Josh Kezer: I was wrongly convicted in Missouri, but I can’t shed a tear for Ernest Johnson

P-D letter: Hillsboro septuagenarian agrees with Tony Messenger’s latest anti-Schmitt column, offers litany of complaints about attorney general

P-D letter: St. Louis County woman says Gov. Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson are to blame for Missourians rejecting COVID vaccine

P-D letter: Branson man says Post-Dispatch enforces double standard for online commenting

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