Tuesday, December 7, 2021 – Pearl Harbor Day – Missouri political news headlines

Published in Missouri Political News - Daily Headlines. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , .

SE Missourian: Looking back — After the attack on Pearl Harbor, in Cape Girardeau, 80 years later

St. Louis Public Radio: Some Missouri counties are waiting to spend millions in COVID-19 relief money

St. Joseph News-Press: ARPA looks to be used for rural broadband

SE Missourian: Area postal workers union protests plan to consolidate mail processing operations and send work to St. Louis

P-D: Lake Saint Louis man involved in Jan. 6 Capitol riot pleads guilty

The Missouri Times:  This Week in Missouri Politics recap: Schatz will continue to lead Senate as he campaigns for higher office; Highlights of panel discussion featuring Reps. Ashley Aune, Bill Hardwick, and Louis Riggs

P-D: Greitens says he supports Missouri gun law after blowback

SNL: Beyond ‘medical’: Missouri could be the next state to legalize marijuana as 2022 signature campaign kicks off

The Missouri Times:  Missouri’s general revenue up 19 percent compared to last year, November report says

The Missouri Times:  Gov. Parson recommends wage increases for state employees

AP: Missouri governor proposes $15 minimum pay for state workers

SNL: Gov. Parson recommends minimum wage hike to $15 for state employees

Missouri Independent: Gov. Parson proposes $15 minimum pay for state employees

KC Star: Gov. Mike Parson proposes pay raises for state workers; Rep. Peter Merideth (D-St. Louis City): “MoDOT’s finally tired of the legislature being completely stupid about this”

Missouri Independent: Bipartisan Missouri legislation aims to provide a year of health care for new moms; Comments from Campaign Life Missouri’s Samuel Lee, Kids Win Missouri’s Casey Hanson, others

The Missouri Times:  From rate changes to broadband, here’s a look at utility legislation on deck for next session

KC Star: How should Missouri spend its money on transportation? Here’s a chance to weigh in Kansas City Star blames Missouri gun laws for murder spike

P-D: Rep. Nick Schroer (R-O’Fallon) wants to merge St. Louis City prosecutor offices, return city police to state control

SNL: After audit found ‘stolen’ funds in Forsyth, state issues progress report finding improvements

P-D: Missouri text scam asks for phony ‘vaccine verification’ to steal info, DHSS officials warn

Joplin Globe: Regional China virus update

Washington Missourian editorial: Texting-while-driving bill from Rep. Wayne Wallingford (R-Cape Girardeau) makes sense

KC Star editorial: Kansas City police union leader says ‘defunding’ led to violent weekend, but Missouri’s gun laws deserve blame

Missouri Independent op-ed: Missouri Gov. Parson’s unprecedented attacks on journalists reminiscent of Richard Nixon, and will backfire

The Missouri Times op-ed: State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick: Still looking for the perfect gift? Consider the gift of education via MOST 529 education accounts

P-D letter: St. Louis City Democrat criticizes Gov. Parson for DESE web vulnerability response

P-D letter: Kirkwood septuagenarian says Gov. Parson does not care if Missourians die

FAQ for readers and journalists