Wednesday, December 8, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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Brownfield Ag News: Biden to talk infrastructure bill in Kansas City today; Preview from Biden infrastructure coordinator Mitch Landrieu Unpopular Prez Biden visits Kansas City: Let’s Go Brandon!!! A look at topics some local media won’t cover as they barter credibility for access

Brownfield Ag News: Missouri Farm Bureau’s Garrett Hawkins on federal, state priorities for 2022: Federal “climate change” regulation, Waters of the U.S. rule, rural broadband, private property rights, more

KWOS (Jefferson City): The KWOS Morning Show with Austin Petersen and John Marsh: Blaine Luetkemeyer on Biden spending bill (0:10), Missouri gas tax increase (1:15), why Cori Bush won’t get redistricted out (2:15), Bob Dole (2:45), vote to improve 1997 vaccine database law (3:50), federal stimulus spending and inflation (7:00), whether or not Joe Biden is lawfully elected president of the United States (10:00)

The Missouri Times: Capitol Briefs: Eric Burlison endorsed by Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan

SE Missourian: Recreational cannabis may be on the ballot next year in Missouri

KWOS (Jefferson City): Eapen Thampy expects Missouri Legislature to support expungement of marijuana convictions

Brownfield Ag News: Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe: Value-added ag, including hemp cultivation and ginning, next step for growth boom

St. Louis Public Radio: Politically Speaking podcast: Jason Rosenbaum answers questions on recreational cannabis ballot measures, why Democrats have lost Missouri, Missouri redistricting, much more

The Missouri Times: Missouri Farm Bureau Vice President Todd Hays elected to another term

The Missouri Times:  Profile: How Wisper Internet CEO Nathan Stooke battles Missouri’s digital divide 

The Missouri Times: Cheryl Robb-Welch to lead Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

Brownfield Ag News: Gov. Parson hopeful for future Israel, Greece trade mission

The Missouri Times:  Missouri attorney general instructs schools, public health agencies to stop mask, quarantine mandates

Missouri Independent: Schmitt tells schools, health departments to end COVID orders

P-D: Schmitt demands local governments, school districts end health orders after court ruling

Columbia Missourian: Schmitt orders end to mask mandates; CPS keeps mandate for now

CDT: University of Missouri suspends COVID vaccine mandate for faculty, staff and student employees

Columbia Missourian: MU suspending vaccine requirement after judge blocks mandate

KC Star: Will court order halt vaccine rule at Missouri colleges? Here’s what they say

Missourinet: Missouri agencies are pumped about Gov. Parson’s state worker pay increase request

The Missouri Times:  Missouri Board of Education seeks wage increase for educators next session

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri Board of Education votes to gradually return Normandy, Riverview Gardens to local governance; Comments from State Board of Education President Charlie Shields, DESE’s Margie Vandeven

SNL: Springfield Superintendent Grenita Lathan unveils entry plan, changes she wants to make: creating “Student African American Brotherhood” clubs at all five high schools, etc.

Missourinet: Missouri’s libraries help adults get their high school diploma – for free

P-D: Gov. Parson says he still believes Post-Dispatch operative broke hacking law

JCNT: Capitol south lawn to be replaced

P-D: State, regional China virus update

KC Star editorial: A KC-area spending wish list for you, Mr. President: Climate change, affordable housing, much more

P-D editorial: Greitens dared to criticize a bad law. After pushback, he reversed himself.

JCNT editorial: With pay raise proposal, Gov. Parson gifts a Christmas miracle for state employees

P-D letter: Dardenne Township (St. Charles County) Democratic Committeeman opposes GOP state lawmakers’ ballot integrity proposals

P-D letter: Ballwin resident who refuses to give his/her name wants “connected white guy” David Barklage to receive harsher penalty

P-D letter: Oakland sexagenarian opposes Alden Global Capital bid for Post-Dispatch owner, attempts to compare hedge fund to “Carl Icahn or Stan Kroenke”

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