Thursday, November 18, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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KC Star/Fox4: 4Star Politics: Axiom Strategies’ Jeff Roe on Virginia win, tectonic shifts in partisan identification, how economic factors are affecting voting choices, Trump, why AOC-Cori Bush types will dominate Dem primaries, much more

Missouri Independent: Paul Curtman, Bill Eigel cancel Defense of Liberty event after payment processor WePay kills contract; Curtman: “They are trying to shut us down because they don’t like our politics.”

The Missouri Times:  Taylor Burks scores 13 county officials’ endorsements in 4th Congressional District bid

Missouri Independent: D.C.-based Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) PAC failed to file registration paperwork with Missouri Ethics Commission prior to contributing to Gov. Parson’s PAC; Uniting Missouri to pay $1,000 fine

KC Star: PAC supporting Missouri Gov. Mike Parson fined by ethics commission for RAGA donation

P-D’s Kurt Erickson: Gov. Parson’s PAC fined after accepting check associated with “Republican Attorney Generals [sic] Association”

Columbia Missourian: At MU online forum, disability activists urge voting, cry

The Missouri Times:  Missouri Chamber honors lawmakers for PDMP, gas tax legislation

JCNT: Missouri unemployment nearing pre-pandemic levels Superminority submissives: Show-Me Kansas City Democrats prepping to be smacked around next Missouri session; Thoughts from Greg Razer, Barbara Washington, Richard Brown, Ashley Bland Manlove, Mark Sharp and Annette Turnbaugh; Razer: “This is lining up to be one of the worst sessions that we’ve seen in quite some time.”

Brownfield Ag News: Ag Director Chris Chinn says beef plant is huge opportunity

KCUR: Proposed legislation would keep babies born in Missouri prisons with their mothers; Comments from “Rep. Paul [sic] DeGrote [sic]” of “Ellsville [sic]” UPDATE: KCUR acknowledges and corrects error

KCUR’s Alex Smith: After years of Republican opposition to Medicaid expansion, Missouri has done little to get the word out, so few people are signing up; Comments from Missouri Foundation for Health vice president Sheldon Weisgrau, Washington University’s Brown School health economist and “one of the leading experts on Missouri Medicaid” Jeffrey Jones 

Combest: 20 for 20, Part 4 (10/21/21): Missouri media’s top victimhood theme for 1H 2022: “Media coverage to include third-party quotes from health care advocacy organizations, ironically overweight health care policy analysts from liberal universities”

KC Star’s Jeanne Kuang: Missouri slow to extend coverage for postpartum depression despite lawmakers’ approval

The Missouri Times:  Kelly Schultz leaving Office of Child Advocate after 10 years; Rep. Becky Ruth (R-Festus) expected to be tapped for role

Missouri Independent: Kelly Schultz departing Office of Child Advocate

KC Star: Kelly Schultz to leave Office of Child Advocate on Nov. 30

P-D: School administrators attribute bad student behavior to “pandemic stress,” say federal dollars will soothe pain

P-D: Thousands of Missouri educators take up state offer of credit monitoring after data breach

The Missouri Times:  Missouri expanding its energy assistance benefits for low-income residents

The Missouri Times:  Missouri Public Service Commission denies Empire’s resolution request in cold snap complaint case 

Joplin Globe: Missouri PSC staff recommends smaller rate increase for Liberty

Missouri Independent: Statewide and regional China virus updates Kansas City Star Endorses COVID Rant Against Freedom: WTF?!?!

KC Star editorial: Show-Me Institute’s ‘Parents’ Bill of Rights’ wants us to subsidize private schools

AP’s Scott Bauer: Mark McCloskey poses with two men making “OK” sign, a hand gesture used to troll liberals

Columbia Missourian’s David Rosman: Thoughts on U.S. Senate contenders including “Vicki [sic] Hartzler,” others

P-D’s Janet Y. Jackson: Cori Bush and the ‘Squad’ fail to see the big picture in infrastructure vote

KC Star letter: Cape Town, South Africa man praises Kansas City Star’s anti-Hawley drumbeat

P-D letter: St. Louis octogenarian praises Tony Messenger, mocks Josh Hawley’s cowboy boots

P-D letter: St. Charles septuagenarian scolds Missouri congressional delegation for opposing infrastructure package

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