Saturday, December 4, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times:  Defense of Liberty event with Donald Trump Jr. rescheduled for February

The Missouri Times:  Missouri gun group says Greitens should apologize for anti-SAPA rhetoric

P-D: Post-Dispatch owner rejects board nominations from would-be buyer Alden

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske preview: With fentanyl deaths on the rise, experts see way to stop its menace; Conversation with St. Louis-based Assisted Recovery Centers of America’s Percy Menzies as well as Ben Westhoff, the St. Louis-based author of Fentanyl, Inc.

SNL’s Galen Bacharier: 2022 legislative preview series: Rep. Alex Riley (R-Springfield) hones in on deregulation, federal stimulus spending and litigation reform

St. Joseph News-Press: Republican state legislators look to adopt changes to initiative petitions

The Missouri Times:  Rep. Lane Roberts (R-Joplin) files bill to increase protections for domestic violence victims

Joplin Globe: Roberts seeks more protection for domestic-violence victims

JCNT: MoDOT suing state over ability to use funds for employee raises

The Missouri Times:  St. Louis files lawsuit challenging new public safety law

Missouri Independent: St. Louis asks judge to rule ‘police bill of rights’ law unconstitutional

P-D: St. Louis files court challenge of Legislature’s expansion of police officer rights

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske: Book promo: In ‘Profit and Punishment,’ Tony Messenger exposes how the justice system traps poor people Despite one million bucks in donations, Kevin Strickland ‘disgusted in justice’ system; roundup of local coverage

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske: University of Missouri-St. Louis economics professor criticizes Spire, energy industry for ‘overreacting’ to regulations, says consumers should move to mix of energy sources

The Missouri Times: Energy efficiency and reducing demand vital for winter storms, Renew Missouri says

P-D: Spire’s pipeline receives temporary reprieve to run until regulators decide its fate

Missouri Independent: Spire STL pipeline can keep operating through the winter, regulators decide

Missouri Independent: Spire files appeal to U.S. Supreme Court in pipeline dispute

Missouri Independent: Spike in natural gas prices will hit consumers; Spire expects prices to decline for future winter periods

Missouri Independent: Under pressure from regulators and elected officials, Spire tones down pipeline messaging

The Missouri Times: Missouri health officials say mask data promoted by Missouri Independent was not a ‘study’ but an ‘incomplete analysis’

SE Missourian: New COVID-19 case numbers – and associated deaths – have slowed in Cape Girardeau County

The Missouri Times:  Missouri identifies first omicron COVID-19 variant in St. Louis

St. Louis Public Radio: A St. Louis resident is Missouri’s first case of the omicron variant

P-D: St. Louis logs first case of omicron variant in Missouri

SNL: First presumed omicron variant COVID-19 case found in Missouri; Delta remains prominent strain

Missouri Independent: First COVID case of the omicron variant found in Missouri

KC Star: Missouri confirms first case of omicron variant in the state

KC Star editorial: Buen trabajo: Missouri AG Schmitt has succeeded in putting migrants in more danger

Joplin Globe: Kudos to the Missouri Independent!

P-D editorial briefs: Missouri Democratic Party should have apologized sooner for union-busting; Gov. Parson should take note of Israel’s effective government mandates on COVID

SNL op-ed: Howell County Democratic Party’s James Vokac: U.S. Rep. Jason Smith distorts Biden’s Build Back Better Plan

NPR’s “Midwest Newsroom” Kavahn Mansouri: Hedge fund known for slashing newspapers blocked by Post-Dispatch owner

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Gov. Mike Parson’s very bad day ends in a Twitter temper tantrum

Kaiser Health News’ Bram Sable-Smith, via Missouri Independent: Thanks to Gov. Parson and state lawmakers, Medicaid expansion has been a slog – and Missourians have been whiplashed

Joplin Globe op-ed: Phill Brooks: After Ahmaud Arbery “jogging” case, Missouri lawmakers should examine citizen arrest’s law and the felony murder law

P-D letter: St. Charles octogenarian says Missouri should forgo redistricting panels, “let computers determine the new boundaries”

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