Wednesday, November 3, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Maneater (Mizzou): Roy Blunt NextGen Precision Health Building opening ‘represents hope’

St. Louis Public Radio’s new education reporter Kate Grumke: Under Biden spending plan, “only the very, very, very rich Missourians” will see tax increases; U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona tees off on five softballs

johncombest_com on Instagram: 2012 campaign ad: Today’s birthday boy Clint Zweifel (D) tees off on Cole McNary (R) via wacky sight gags

P-D: Timeline yet to be determined for filling Roeber, Hannegan state rep seats

Missouri Independent: Lawsuit challenges ballot summary of Missouri petition barring private school vouchers; Comments from Missouri Federation for Children’s Jean Evans, others

P-D: Senate President Dave Schatz (R-Sullivan): Sports betting push in Missouri could help in fight against illegal slot machines

St. Louis Public Radio: Rep. Doug Richey (R-Excelsior Springs) on federal funds, IT infrastructure, critical race theory in Missouri schools, and protecting Missouri parents’ freedom to speak their mind at school board meetings

The Missouri Times: Missouri Supreme Court considering officials’ ability to weigh in on ballot measures

JCNT: Gov. Parson gives state workers day after Thanksgiving off

The Missouri Times: Nighttime blaze causes ‘significant damage’ to state building in Jefferson City

P-D: Fire guts building housing state’s tech offices

SE Missourian: Cape Girardeau’s Safe House of Southeast Missouri leader applauds new VESSA domestic violence law

Missouri Independent: Trial set to begin in dispute over $1.4 billion Missouri prison health care contract

P-D: Missouri medical marijuana program hit with another subpoena from feds

JCNT: Cole County health director: COVID cases, hospitalizations trending down

Missouri Independent: After cold snap upended markets, natural gas could be pricey for Missourians this winter

Missouri Independent: Left-wing Environmental Working Group says Missouri tap water is unsafe

KC Star op-ed: League of Women Voters septuagenarian: Missouri legislative redistricting must consider racial and “language minorities”

The Missouri Times op-ed: D.C.-based Consumer Choice Center: Missouri should learn from Canada’s cannabis experience

P-D letter: Ladue sexagenarian responds to Greitens editorial, says all Republicans “disgust me every time I see, read or hear of their horrible abuses of power”

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