Thursday, December 16, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times:  Billy Long vows to ‘get real and serious’ about U.S. Senate race as he takes shots at opponents

KC Star/FOX4 12/1/21: 4 Star Politics: Trio of white male Caucasoids Dave Helling, John Holt and Sam Zeff share opinions on critical race theory, Emanuel Cleaver’s district, Eric Schmitt, more

johncombest_com on Twitter, 12/2/21: Constructive suggestions to KC Star and Fox4 for adding racial and gender diversity to election discussion panels, with response from John Holt

KC Star/Fox4 KC: Four Star Politics: Show includes black female voice on campaign discussion panel; Rosetta Okohson joins Republican Annie Presley and seasoned Caucasoid males Dave Helling and John Holt to discuss Eric Schmitt, Biden’s infrastructure spending (evade KC Star paywall by watching video on Fox4 here)

Combest: 20 for 20, Part 2 (10/20/21): How to run the B.J. Hancock hustle for fun and profit: “(G)et TV producers and newspaper editors on a Zoom call — then ask them what percentage of campaign experts featured in their political coverage are women of color.”

The Missouri Times:  Former Missouri GOP Chair Doug Russell joins Taylor Burks’ campaign 

The Missouri Times: St. Louis tech triangle project selected as finalist for federal grant challenge

The Missouri Times:  Rep. Nate Tate (R-St. Clair) considering Senate bid for Dave Schatz’ open seat

The Missouri Times:  Ashcroft prevails in treasurer’s legal challenge over ballot language

The Missouri Times:  Missouri Farm Bureau honors Gov. Parson, ag leaders

P-D: Hedge fund sues Post-Dispatch owner following rejection of takeover bid

St. Louis Public Radio: Hedge fund sues Post-Dispatch owner for rejecting its takeover bid; Comments from local union capo, Northwestern University visiting professor, McPherson Publishing’s Jack Grone

The Missouri Times:  Missouri estimates $11.4B in general revenue for FY23

The Heartlander: Park Hill School District sued for discrimination and violating students’ constitutional rights after “Start slavery Again” petition was created by minority students; Educrats changed petition name to fit “white racist” narrative

The Heartlander: Rep. David Gregory (R-St. Louis County) pre-files bill to ban Critical Race Theory from Missouri public schools

St. Louis Public Radio: Politically Speaking podcast: Sen. John Rizzo (D-Independence) on 2022 Missouri legislative session, redistricting, COVID mandates

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske: Missouri AG “just another lawyer with an opinion”: Lee’s Summit school district attorney criticizes Eric Schmitt

Missourinet: New COVID rule for Missouri schools using state bond program

Missouri Independent: Missouri judge to rule in January on legality of electronic raffle games

SNL: Missouri Supreme Court to decide constitutionality of state’s harassment statute

The Missouri Times:  Missouri Public Service Commission meeting summary: PSC approves Evergy MEEIA programs; notes on Empire, Confluence Rivers Utility Operating Company, Ameren Missouri

P-D: Auditor Nicole Galloway criticizes St. Louis City human services agency

P-D: Regional China virus update

KC Star op-ed: Sen. Blunt, our kids need your help to stop furniture tip-over tragedies

Columbia Missourian’s David Rosman: Gov. Parson, AG Eric Schmitt, Rep. Ed Lewis (R-Moberly), and fellow Missouri Republicans disregard the health and welfare of their constituents

St. Louis Public Radio’s Niara Savage: State rules limiting cash bail lead to racist outcomes

St. Louis Public Radio/Corporation for Public Broadcasting “Sharing America” racism reporter Andrea Henderson: Census data shows black families leaving St. Louis City in droves; Systemic racism to blame

P-D letter: Sunset Hills septuagenarian says she “identifies as a Democrat,” and that “unethical” Eric Schmitt makes her feel “frankly, frightened

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