Friday, October 15, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times: Vicky Hartzler ends third quarter with $1.6M cash on hand; Comments from campaign manager Mike Hafner

The Missouri Times: 4th Congressional District GOP candidate Taylor Burks brings in $186K+ in third quarter

The Missouri Times: In bid for Billy Long’s open seat, Mike Moon raises nearly $110K in 31 days

The Missouri Times: Kehoe campaign, PAC raise nearly $500K in third quarter; Comments from advisor Mike Hafner

The Missouri Times: Liberal group launches legislative, congressional map competition; Comments from leader of 2020 anti-Cleaner Missouri campaign Sean Soendker Nicholson

St. Louis Public Radio: Blunt visits rural areas to advocate for broadband expansion, opposes federal vaccine mandates

Fox News: Tucker Carlson video clip: Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick vows to keep IRS out of your accounts

The Missouri Times: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is reviewing Missouri’s new Medicaid licensure policy

SNL: Planned Parenthood calls new Missouri Medicaid rules ‘discriminatory,’ wants federal intervention

AP: Schmitt, other AGs throw new support behind Texas abortion law

The Missouri Times: Gov. Parson vows to ‘utilize all legal methods’ after Post-Dispatch employee discovers DESE website vulnerability

JCNT: Missouri to pursue prosecution of reporter who exposed DESE data vulnerability

P-D: Gov. Parson issues legal threat against Post-Dispatch after database flaws exposed; Comments from Missouri Press Association’s Jean Maneke, Nicole Galloway, House Superminority Leader Crystal Quade (D-Springfield), Rep. Tony Lovasco (R-O’Fallon), others

Missourinet: Gov. Parson is threatening criminal charges in state data compromise

AP: Missouri governor slams paper for uncovering data security flaw

Missouri Independent: Missouri governor vows criminal prosecution of reporter who found flaw in state website

KC Star: Missouri has used public data in past to fix cyber vulnerabilities

SNL: Gov. Parson says Missouri is pursuing prosecution after St. Louis reporter finds state data flaw

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri’s governor says he is sending info on data breach to Cole County prosecutor and Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Digital Forensic Unit

St. Louis Public Radio: A growing number of black families choose homeschooling; Parents say public schools expose students to racism, and curriculum isn’t black enough

Missouri Independent: Report aims to show Missouri schools with low test scores can have high student “growth”; SLU education dean says students who perform well on standardized tests have unfair advantage “through outside resources like family income”

P-D: ‘We’re certainly going in the right direction:’ St. Louis-area COVID-19 case rates dropping, task force says

Missouri Independent: University of Missouri System will allow classroom mask mandate to expire Friday

SE Missourian: Cape school board adopts state virus guidelines; masks now optional

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis Public Schools to fire employees who refuse COVID-19 vaccine

P-D’s Jack Suntrup: Prosecutor says he’s reviewing results of Highway Patrol probe of lawmaker accused of having sex with “teenager” as on-duty cop; woman claims she was intoxicated first time she had sex with Rep. Chad Perkins (R-Bowling Green)

AP, June 10, 2021: Woman clarifies inaccurate media reports about relationship with Rep. Chad Perkins, says she was 20 – not a ‘teen’ – when they began intercoursing

The Missouri Times: Sen. Mike Cierpiot (R-Lee’s Summit) and Chief of Staff Michelle Pleus recognized by Evergy for work on securitization bill

P-D: Winter heating bills set to jump as inflation hits home

The Missouri Times: PSC approves utilities’ request to extend cold snap cost recovery

SNL: Jay Ashcroft’s office issues cease and desist to Republic man charged in hunting guide scam

St. Joseph News-Press editorial: The organized shall inherit Missouri’s gas tax rebate

KC Star editorial: Exposing a computer glitch is a crime, Gov. Parson says. It isn’t.

SNL Editor-in-Chief Amos Bridges and “content coaches” Stephen Herzog and Harrison Keegan: Gov. Parson’s attempt to shift blame for faulty teacher website must be condemned

Missouri Independent op-ed: Capitol Perspectives: The governor’s charge of a journalist hack

Washington Post’s Philip Bump: A newspaper informed Missouri about a website flaw. The governor accused it of ‘hacking.’

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Juror in Michael Politte case wants Missouri Supreme Court to set him free

P-D letter: New York state octogenarian thinks Missourians should be ashamed of Josh Hawley, calls for return of Claire McCaskill

P-D letter: O’Fallon sexagenarian says author of anti-Hawley letter can “take his finger-pointing and head straight to China with it”

P-D letter: Crestwood octogenarian theorizes that Jay Ashcroft promotes ballot-security measures to oppress the poor, minorities and the handicapped

P-D letter: University City octogenarian says he believes in political correctness, and doesn’t think showing Sacagawea in proper subservient position is demeaning

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