Wednesday, December 15, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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SNL: Billy Long earns Moms for America endorsement, takes aim at opponents: Schmitt a ‘China softie,’ Greitens out ‘for himself,’ Hartzler not conservative

SNL: Photo gallery: Billy Long event announcing Moms for America endorsement

St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum: 5 questions Missouri’s congressional redistricting will settle in 2022

KC Star: Former Missouri GOP Chairman Ed Martin, subpoenaed in Capitol riot probe, is new attorney for Olathe Proud Boy

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske show preview: Lee’s Summit school district attorney to criticize Missouri attorney general; Joe Hatley to take free, uncontested shots at Eric Schmitt

SNL: Medical experts in Greene County are continuing to endorse masking in schools, pushing back against Schmitt’s anti-science stance

Missouri Independent: Schmitt, DHSS cause confusion around COVID rules as two Missouri school districts end semester early

Columbia Missourian: With freedom from mask mandates in sight, Columbia Public Schools says details on quarantine, contact tracing are coming

P-D: Several school districts look to drop forced masking after winter break

P-D: Regional China virus update

Missouri Independent: Missouri revenue to hit record $11.4B in coming year, estimate from Gov. Parson shows

JCNT: State takes ownership of Rock Island Corridor, adds trail to state parks system

The Missouri Times:  Missouri takes ownership of Rock Island Corridor 

P-D: Missouri on track to convert old rail line into 93rd state park

The Missouri Times:  Ag groups detail uncertainty farmers face as tax commission considers land productivity values

Missouri Independent: Missouri Supreme Court weighs whether medical marijuana applications can be disclosed

KC Star: Missouri Supreme Court to decide on marijuana application confidentiality

P-D: Amtrak cites lack of state funding in cutting service in Missouri

The Missouri Times:  Benton mural model Harold Brown dies at 86

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri relies on patchwork of local laws to guard against dozens of tornadoes a year

St. Louis Public Radio: Ameren fast-tracks closure of Rush Island coal plant

P-D: Ameren to shutter Rush Island coal plant 15 years earlier than expected

Missouri Independent: Ameren to shutter Rush Island coal plant by 2024

Columbia Missourian: Chronic wasting disease found in 28 Missouri deer; testing for COVID-19 continues

KC Star editorial: Blunt voted not to help blue states in Superstorm Sandy. What about Kentucky?

P-D’s Tony Messenger: The two Erics battle for Trump’s love in Missouri’s version of Succession

P-D’s Lynn Schmidt: As Missouri’s chief law enforcer, Eric Schmitt is encouraging violence and vigilantism against schools

KC Star’s Jeanne Kuang and Jonathan Shorman: Missouri AG’s ‘campaign of litigation terror’ sows fear, confusion among local leaders

KC Star’s new “Service Journalism team” writer Natalie Wallington: Kansas City COVID-19 deaths more than doubled in the past week – go get your vaccine shot and booster for free

P-D letter: Quincy, Ill. sexagenarian criticizes Gov. Parson over COVID response, media relations

P-D letter: Hillsboro septuagenarian baffled by Missourians’ support for Eric Schmitt

P-D letter: Ballwin septuagenarian diagnoses Missouri Republicans: Eric Greitens has a spine of “butter,” Gov. Parson is “classless,” Eric Schmitt is secretly “miserable” and hates his job

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