Monday, December 6, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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KMBC: Micheal Mahoney reflects on the life and legacy of Senator Bob Dole (link via

johncombest_com on Instagram: Video clip: Dole/Kemp Labor Day 1996 rally in Missouri: A young(er) Kit Bond, Carl Bearden, Bill Kenney, John Ashcroft, Kenny Hulshof, others

This Week in Missouri Politics: Dave Schatz talks with Scott Faughn about why he’s running for U.S. Senate (0:40), what sets him apart from other candidates (1:15), voter frustration with D.C. (3:15), Greitens and SAPA (4:15), Roy Blunt (5:15), staying on as pro tem (6:00), Senate agenda (6:45), congressional redistricting (7:30), ag package (9:00), Senate personalities (9:45); Panel of Reps. Ashley Aune, Bill Hardwick, and Louis Riggs talk rural broadband funding (15:00), Judge Green’s ruling on COVID rules (19:15), Aune-Luetkemeyer bill for disabled veterans (24:15)

KC Star’s Daniel Desrochers: Vicky Hartzler hired Josh Hawley’s consultant firm OnMessage. Will it help her become Missouri’s next senator? Thoughts from Mike Hafner, Kyle Plotkin, James Harris, Brad Todd

KCMO (Kansas City): Pete Mundo Show: Lucas Kunce “suspects that (he) would” vote for Biden’s spending plan (5:30); thoughts on how feds “just give money to Wall Street” and understanding of quantitative easing (8:15); thoughts on politicians “teaming up with China” to destroy Missouri (1:30), Scott Sifton’s vote to allow land sales to China (2:30), Vicky Hartzler taking $1,000 from Smithfield Foods in 2014 (2:50), Greitens appearing on CCP TV (2:55)

The Missouri Times: Capitol Calendar: This week’s events around the state featuring Mike Kehoe, Scott Fitzpatrick, former Rep. Kip Kendrick, Suzie Pollock, Bill Hardwick, Don Mayhew, Lisa Thomas, Jim Murphy, Michael O’Donnell, Dirk Deaton

The Heartlander: Rep. Sara Walsh (R-Ashland) files bill to repeal increase in Missouri’s gasoline tax passed earlier this year

SE Missourian: MoDOT’s Patrick McKenna says Missouri gas tax hike to fund significant MoDOT road projects

Missouri Independent: Sen. Eric Burlison (R-Battlefield) may re-introduce legislation to stop MO DNR overreach on chemical testing: “Why in the hell would we allow (DNR) to be more strict than what the federal government is asking them to do?”; Sierra Club opposes legislation

St. Louis Public Radio: Some education officials want teachers, schools rated on “academic growth” rather than actual achievement; University City Public Schools superintendent says lowering expectations for minority students “allows us to look at amazing students through a deficit lens”

P-D: St. Louis Zoo says gun rights activist should pay its legal bills

St. Joseph News-Press editorial: Instead of mask mandates or critical race theory, Missouri lawmakers should spend time looking at how students are doing in core subjects of math, English and science

P-D editorial: Kevin Strickland’s case shows why Missouri’s compensation law needs a rewrite

The Missouri Independent op-ed: Jeff Mizanskey: Why the the marijuana industry’s competing ballot initiative proposals are flawed – and why Missouri lawmakers must take action

SNL op-ed: Voncille Megerian Elmer: I support AG Schmitt’s efforts to protect our right to expect and receive transparency on critical race theory in Springfield’s schools.

P-D’s Tony Messenger: On smoking, masks and shifting views of freedom

P-D letter: St. Louis woman says pro-life Missourians who support 2nd Amendment and oppose COVID vaccine mandates are hypocrites, predicts pro-lifers will terminate “the great American experiment as we know it”

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