Wednesday, November 17, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times: Dave Schatz jumps into U.S. Senate race

The Missouri Times: Dave Schatz: A timeline of his career

St. Louis Public Radio: Senate President Dave Schatz latest Republican to jump into Missouri Senate race

SNL: Schatz jumps into crowded Republican race for U.S. Senate

The Missouri Times: McCloskey travels to Wisconsin to support Kyle Rittenhouse ahead of verdict

AP: U.S. Senate candidate Mark McCloskey shows support for Rittenhouse

The Missouri Times:  Eric Schmitt endorsed by Americans for Prosperity (AFP) Action

Missouri Independent: Vicky Hartzler, Virginia parents vow national push for ‘parents’ rights’ in public schools

The Missouri Times: Tilley-associated PACs fix reporting errors, all funds accounted for; Gregg Keller says progressive content creator Missouri Independent’s parent organization hasn’t filed yearly IRS form since 2019

The Missouri Times: Democrat Rep. Rory Rowland running for Independence mayor

AP: Southwest Missouri man who threatened Emanuel Cleaver sentenced to 2.5 years in federal prison

The Missouri Times: Missouri Farm Bureau mounts legal challenge to federal vaccine mandate

Brownfield Ag News: Missouri ag groups suing OSHA over vaccine mandate; Interview with Missouri Farm Bureau President Garrett Hawkins

The Missouri Times: Eric Schmitt sues Springfield Public Schools amid CRT probe 

Missouri Independent: Schmitt sues Springfield schools over CRT training, alleges 13 violations of the Sunshine Law

SNL: Schmitt sues SPS, alleging Sunshine Law violations in critical race theory request

The Missouri Times: Capitol Briefs: Warren County chosen for new beef facility with $1B economic impact

Brownfield Ag News: Missouri chosen for new beef processing plant; Comments from Missouri Cattlemen’s Association’s Mike Deering

Washington Missourian: Beef processing plant coming to Foristell, promising 1,300 new jobs

Brownfield Ag News: Missouri Governor’s Conference on Agriculture returns tomorrow with a fully in-person event; Interview with Ag Director Chris Chinn

JCNT: MoDOT seeking public input on transportation needs

Joplin Globe: MoDOT officials say state project lists to get financial boost

Missouri Independent: New director Robert Knodell vows changes at Missouri’s troubled social services department

JCNT: Collaborative effort among state agencies could bring a new laboratory campus to Jefferson City

P-D: School districts across St. Louis add extra days off this month for mental health; Superintendent says Ladue students’ hardscrabble lives involve “a lot of anxiety, a lot of stress being educated during a pandemic”

KC Star: Regional China virus update

JCNT: Opening weekend deer harvest increases

St. Louis Public Radio: Book promo: “Arts organizer” De Nichols promotes book about protest graffiti and signage, celebrates defacing historical monuments to honor Saint George Floyd, challenges listeners to act out: “Who are your comrades, who are your targets?”

Washington Missourian editorial: Dave Schatz “would be good for Missouri. He would fight for our state’s interests. He would get things done.”

P-D editorial: Voters must hold Ann Wagner, Cori Bush accountable for opposing infrastructure bill

The Missouri Times op-ed: Blake Ashby: Criticizing Donald Trump and Josh Hawley

KC Star’s Jeanne Kuang: “Critical race theory” has become a catch-all term for conservative activists who oppose new school curricula on diversity, equity and inclusion

KC Star op-ed: ProgressWomen’s Stacey Newman: Reflections on Charles Jaco’s inspirational 2020 pro-choice speech, memories of how Missouri pro-life legislation made her “ragingly angry”

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Will Kevin Strickland case turn the tide on how Missouri deals with wrongful convictions?

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