Thursday, December 2, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times:  As SCOTUS considers Mississippi abortion law, Missouri electeds hold pro-life rally

Fox 2 (St. Louis): Dozens gather outside Missouri Supreme Court to pray for the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade; Comments from Students for Life of America’s Reagan Barklage, others

JCNT: Pro-life leaders, activists gain confidence from Supreme Court arguments

St. Joseph News-Press: Josh Hawley hopeful Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade

The Missouri Times: Vicky Hartzler touts education battle in new U.S. Senate ad

KCMO (Kansas City): Pete Mundo Show: AG Eric Schmitt on victory in vaccine mandate lawsuit (1:05), how liberal journalists have “lost their minds” and KC Star Editorial Board’s “neverending stream of nonsense” (2:30); why big-government overreach must be stopped now (4:30); where lawsuits are headed (7:30)

The Missouri Times:  Greitens campaign hit with MEC complaint

SNL: Eric Greitens’ alleged federal campaign finance violation also broke Missouri law, group claims

Heartlander News: State Sen. Rick Brattin joins crowded GOP field vying for Missouri’s 4th Congressional Seat

Washington Missourian: Feds need more time to build case against Sullivan woman charged for role in Jan. 6 riot

KC Star/FOX4: 4 Star Politics: Trio of white male Caucasoids Dave Helling, John Holt and Sam Zeff share opinions on sports gambling and medical marijuana (16:00), Eric Schmitt’s “cold-hearted” reaction to Kevin Strickland case (18:30), Missouri Republicans pre-filing critical race theory and other bills with “emotional, political impact” but no “practical” value (21:30), Missouri’s 5-2 or 7-1 congressional redistricting split (22:30)

Flashback: December 20, 2020: KC Star Editor Mike Fannin’s official apology for 140 years of excessive whiteness; Paper debuts ‘advisory board,’ will include diverse voices in news and opinion pieces

Combest, 20 for 20, Part 2 (10/20/21): Profitable campaign hustles for 2022 and 2024 cycles:  “Get TV producers and newspaper editors on a Zoom call — then ask them what percentage of campaign experts featured in their political coverage are women of color.”

JCNT: Governor, schoolchildren bring Christmas spirit to Missouri Capitol

The Missouri Times:  Becky Ruth named new director of Office of Child Advocate

Missourinet: Search continues for permanent DSS head

The Missouri Times:  2022 legislation: A look at what will drive the Missouri Legislature next year

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri Senate Democratic Leader John Rizzo (D-Independence) offers his own Parents’ Bill of Rights legislation

JCNT: Rep. Sara Walsh (R-Ashland) proposes repealing gas tax increase

P-D: 2022 legislative preview: Missouri Republicans put prohibiting vaccine mandates on radar for upcoming legislative session

KC Star: 2022 legislative preview: Republican lawmakers file bills targeting COVID-19 vaccine requirements

Missouri Independent: Bill from Rep. Ian Mackey (D-St. Louis) seeks to forgive undeserved unemployment handouts

SE Missourian: Rep. Wayne Wallingford (R-Cape Girardeau) tackles distracted driving again in Missouri House

The Missouri Times:  Lawmakers honor Tom Hannegan with MONA legislation during pre-filing

Missourinet: Rep. Adam Schwadron (R-St. Charles) files bill tackling porch pirates

P-D: Even Missouri’s top health official isn’t sure how to interpret judge’s ruling on COVID-19 orders

Missouri Independent/Columbia University’s “Documenting COVID-19” campaign team: Schmitt’s office disputes premise of mask-COVID correlation data; Comments from Boston University assistant professor, others

The Missouri Times:  Scotland County Clerk Batina Dodge tapped as next Missouri Association of Counties president

KC Star editorial: With omicron in US, Missouri judge cancels local health department COVID orders; “Maybe Schmitt will sue someone. He’s pretty good at that.”

Joplin Globe editorial: As omicron spreads, get vaccinated

JCNT editorial: Missouri lawmakers should be commended for funding feminine hygiene products in jails

KC Star op-ed: Liberal author Brian Kaylor: I’m a minister. Jay Ashcroft is serving only the God of GOP politics

JCNT letter: Jefferson City sexagenarian criticizes MoDOT for gas tax increase “bait and switch, says state surplus should be spent on raising state worker wages and funding state employee retirement system

Columbia Missourian letter: Consumer Energy Alliance’s Chris Ventura says courts choosing activism over common sense in Spire case may leave families in the cold

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