Tuesday, October 19, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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Combest: 20 for 20, Part 2: Two NEW profitable hustles for the 2022 and 2024 Missouri campaign cycles

The Missouri Times: This Week in Missouri Politics recap

SE Missourian: Possible GOP Senate candidate Jason Smith shows strong cash-on-hand position in latest FEC filing

SE Missourian: Kansas City area’s Lucas Kunce leads the fundraising race for Democratic U.S. Senate primary

KC Star: Campaign finance filings from last week: U.S. Senate and 4th Congressional District

johncombest_com on Instagram: Video clip: 10 years ago today: Sen. Claire McCaskill discusses her weight loss on CBS, asks viewers to hold her accountable to not get fat again; how does she look today?

Joplin Globe: Some agreement cited on legislative redistricting; Recap of Monday morning meeting

Columbia Missourian’s Elyssa Gerstel: Boone County Muleskinners hosts local League of Women Voters klatch on its weekly Zoom call; Comments from LWV septuagenarian “Sharon Scheenberger [sic]”

KC Star: Missouri Republicans line up to oppose IRS plan for reporting on transactions over $600

St. Louis Public Radio: Race activists offer competing reparations demands: Are black Missourians entitled to direct payments, or entitled to having their mortgages paid off?

P-D: ‘Tremendous opportunity’: Missouri could be considered for Toyota battery plant

St. Joseph News-Press: Medicaid expansion sees early progress, local health clinics spread word

The Missouri Times: Providers urge Missouri lawmakers to bolster telehealth systems

JCNT: State to offer dual enrollment, dual credit scholarships for high school students

Columbia Missourian: DESE administrator seeks to speed up quicker path to substitute teaching

Kansas City Beacon: Can you live on retirement benefits as a Missouri teacher? It depends. (link via Missouri Independent)

P-D: Employee of Missouri teacher pension system had e-mail accessed “by unauthorized individual”; Impacted email account was quickly disabled, and unauthorized individual did not gain access to internal data

JCNT: State Tech recognized by Chronicle of Higher Education as Missouri’s fastest growing college

St. Joseph News-Press editorial: Gov. Parson’s ‘OK boomer’ moment: Governor’s statements on DESE web app vulnerability show he is ‘a fool’

Joplin Globe editorial: Missouri’s lead water pipes need to be replaced, and Missouri American Water is making progress

The Missouri Times Publisher Scott Faughn: Missourah owes Sarah Steelman a beer

Missouri Independent op-ed: Phill Brooks: A personal perspective of Todd Akin

The Missouri Times op-ed: 4th Congressional District candidate Kalena Bruce: New IRS surveillance power would threaten local banks, small businesses

P-D’s Kurt Erickson: ‘Conversations,’ not data, led to Gov. Parson’s decision to cut off pandemic jobless aid in Missouri

Missouri Independent’s Jason Hancock: IRS seizes two cars from Kansas man tied to company that once had a short-term contract with Steve Tilley for municipal government lobbying

P-D letter: Kirkwood sexagenarian wants to hear Ann Wagner speak more often about former President Donald Trump

P-D letter: Manchester septuagenarian wants Gov. Parson to thank Post-Dispatch for DESE web app vulnerability story

P-D letter: Kirkwood octogenarian labels Gov. Parson “totally know-nothing and incompetent”

P-D letter: Spanish Lake sexagenarian says Missouri charter schools are a “corporate-sponsored, full-frontal attack on public education”

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