Friday, October 29, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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KC Star: ‘Hallelujah happy’: Cleaver cheers $150 billion for ‘affordable housing’ in Biden spending bill

Missouri Independent: Urban activists complain about not getting enough federal rental and utility handouts; Comments from Action St. Louis, Empower Missouri, Missouri Housing Development Commission

St. Joseph News-Press: Hawley calls for Merrick Garland’s resignation as memo provokes stir

The Missouri Times: Gov. Parson executive order allows state employees to forgo COVID-19 vaccine for religious, medical reasons

JCNT: Parson, Schmitt take action to oppose federal vaccine mandates

AP: Gov. Parson says Missouri won’t be an enabler for Biden’s vaccine mandate

SNL: Gov. Parson, AG Schmitt urge resistance of White House vaccine mandates, plan to sue

P-D: Gov. Mike Parson issues executive order against Biden vaccine mandates

KC Star: Missouri Gov. Parson issues order against expected Biden workplace vaccination rule

The Missouri Times: Eric Greitens misused campaign funds in Senate bid, watchdog alleges

AP: Watchdog alleges Greitens broke campaign laws in Senate bid

Missouri Independent: Eric Greitens accused of illegally funneling $100K to his Senate campaign

KC Star: Campaign watchdog says Eric Greitens improperly spent $100,000 on Missouri Senate bid

The Missouri Times: Scott Fitzpatrick targets Biden’s IRS proposals in first auditor ad

The Missouri Times: Capitol Briefs: Missouri’s 529 education plan among the best in the country, report finds 

Missourinet: Medicare cutting payments to 62 Missouri hospitals for various reasons

St. Louis Public Radio: Substitute teachers are in short supply. Missouri hopes it’s found a solution

St. Louis Public Radio: Cybersecurity expert calls Missouri education website flaw a ‘nothing burger’: “Practically every organization in the world” has “poor coding and quality assurance processes”

CDT: Photos: Missouri lawmakers tour Goodwill Excel Center

The Missouri Times: Jefferson County school district drops mask mandate

P-D: Employee vaccine obedience high, St. Louis-area hospitals say, but they won’t disclose number of exemptions

St. Louis Public Radio: COVID-19 booster shots outpace first and second doses in St. Louis County

AP: Hunters notch 12 in Missouri’s first black bear season

Missouri Independent: Sierra Club wants Evergy to shutter two more coal plants within decade

KC Star editorial: Kansas City hosting the Republican National Convention isn’t worth the money or headache of hosting right-wing extremists

P-D editorial: Allegations of Greitens campaign fund shenanigans have a familiar ring to them

P-D editorial: Pro-Parson PAC exploits a donation opportunity in rift with Post-Dispatch

JCNT editorial: Progress made on state’s COVID vaccine goal, but we’re not there yet

KC Star’s Michael Ryan: Yes, KC should host RNC: If mayor and police chief are brave enough, we should be

KC Star’s Daniel Desrochers: Hawley’s meandering, cheerful podcast not the version of himself who held his fist to the pro-Trump crowd that stormed the Capitol on January 6

KC Star, Tuesday (10/26/21): Lowry Lite: Daniel Desrochers replaces Bryan Lowry on Star’s D.C./anti-Hawley beat

P-D op-ed: SLU professors: “Missouri Appleseed” promo: Missouri jails should have more COVID restrictions

P-D letter: High Ridge woman says Aisha Sultan’s abortion-nostalgia column should have included information on life-saving adoption process

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