Thursday, December 9, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times:  Biden touts massive infrastructure law in Missouri: ‘We will rebuild this country’

Missourinet: Audio: Biden’s full remarks in Kansas City Roundup of local Biden visit coverage: “Today’s far too kind Kansas City visit coverage is what state-run media looks like”

KC Star: One reason President Biden is in Kansas City? His infrastructure bill could help continue the success of our free buses. Here’s why that matters

Missouri Independent’s Allison Kite: Biden promotes infrastructure investments in Kansas City speech; Background on “Buck O’Neill [sic]” bridge, other projects (update: fixed at 10 a.m. without acknowledgment)

KC Star: President Biden touts infrastructure law in Kansas City speech

P-D: The Bottom Line video series: Seasoned business reporters David Nicklaus and Jim Gallagher discuss local leaders’ wish lists as billions of infrastructure dollars are headed to St. Louis area

Midwest Newsroom, via St. Louis Public Radio: How billions of infrastructure dollars will be spent in Missouri and other Midwest states

States Newsroom, via Missouri Independent: Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt leads push to target billions to state wildlife conservation

P-D: ‘Please don’t endorse Eric Greitens,’ radio host Hugh Hewitt tells Trump

The Missouri Times:  Capitol Briefs: Mike Moon endorsed by Protect Freedom PAC

P-D: Major shareholder to Post-Dispatch owner: Reject Alden’s offer

P-D: Minimum wage going up in Missouri yet again

SE Missourian: Sen. Holly Rehder (R-Scott City) prefiles bill to protect witnesses in sex-abuse cases

SNL: State Board of Education asks Missouri to study open enrollment, raise teacher wages in ’22

P-D: Eagle Prep charter schools under scrutiny for religious influence

The Missouri Times:  Schmitt asks for parents’ help identifying schools enforcing coronavirus orders

Columbia Missourian: Schmitt to CPS: End mask mandate immediately; Hickman High School junior utilizes AG’s tip line

P-D: Schmitt urges parents to turn in school districts breaking court order

KC Star: Missouri AG Eric Schmitt orders schools to drop COVID rules

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske: Omicron hype brings St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force head back into spotlight; Clay Dunagan considers political activity around health orders “very unfortunate”

P-D: Bill from Rep. Bruce Sassmann (R-Bland) would usher in partisan elections at the local level; Comments from Sen. Doug Beck (D-Affton), Missouri School Boards’ Association’s Melissa Randol

St. Joseph News-Press: Bill from Rep. Dean Van Schoiack (R-Savannah) would get rid of the Certificate of Need process for new health care facilities

P-D: Bill from Rep. Ian Mackey (D-Richmond Heights) would bar warrantless searches in Missouri based solely on the smell of marijuana

Missouri Independent: Rep. Sarah Unsicker complains about Sunshine Law delays by Department of Social Services; DSS accidentally includes Missouri Independent on internal discussion

The Missouri Times:  Capitol’s south lawn being replaced ahead of session

The Missouri Times:  Missouri Public Service Commission sets hearing dates in Empire cold snap complaint case; other items affecting Evergy Missouri, Spire, Missouri American Water, more

SNL: Bluebirds could get a leg up with homemade nesting boxes, Missouri Department of Conservation says

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske: Best books of 2021: black woman’s book of complaints “details both the micro and macro-aggressions black women experience every single day”; memoir from liberal Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D); etc.

P-D editorial: Fake-news peddlers like The Gateway Pundit can wreak havoc in the real world; News consumers should trust credible and objective news sources like the Post-Dispatch instead

SE Missourian op-ed: Sen. Roy Blunt: Democrats’ tax-and-spend bill promises more economic pain for Missouri families

McClatchy’s Bryan Lowry and Alex Roarty: Biden veers from swing states to promote infrastructure law in Kansas City. Here’s why

SNL op-ed: Spencer Toder: Gov. Parson, Eric Schmitt deny science and put us all at risk

NPR’s “Midwest Newsroom” Kavahn Mansouri: Top shareholder and union agree: Lee Enterprises should reject Alden’s bid for Post-Dispatch

JCNT letter: Jefferson City woman amends her previous letter criticizing AG Eric Schmitt, supports critical race theory in Missouri schools

Columbia Missourian letter: St. Joseph septuagenarian applauds progressive content creator Missouri Independent, compares Gov. Parson to a mule

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