Friday, December 17, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times:  Missouri seeks tornado damage assessment for federal disaster declaration  

The Missouri Times:  Rick Brattin endorsed by FreedomWorks for America

SE Missourian: Photo gallery: GOP groups gather to honor Peter Kinder, Mary Kasten, David Schwab, Mark Richardson, Jim Graham, Patrick Naeger and Bill Foster

The Missouri Times:  State employees donate $588K through annual charitable campaign

Missourinet: Missouri prisoners craft Capitol masterpiece out of gingerbread

The Missouri Times:  Department of Economic Development names Michelle Hataway and Shad Burner new regional, federal division heads

93.9 The Eagle (Columbia): Sen. Caleb Rowden (R-Columbia) with guest host Rep. Travis Fitzwater (R-Holts Summit) previews congressional redistricting, education legislation

P-D: Bill from Rep. Mary Elizabeth Coleman (R-Arnold) would ban infanticide procedures after baby’s heartbeat is detected

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Bill from Sens. Elaine Gannon (R-De Soto) and Jill Schupp (D-Creve Coeur) will extend Medicaid coverage for low-income women from 60 days after giving birth to a full year; interview with Schupp

SE Missourian: Work on EV readiness plan for Southeast Missouri continues; MoDOT projects deal with inflation

JCNT: Longtime MoDOT project manager Melissa (Missy) Wilbers retires

P-D: The barbs keep flying as St. Louis’ mayor and Missouri’s attorney general wage a very public fight on Twitter

Missourinet: State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick: If school districts want to use low-interest bond program, they must follow the law

KCUR: Fitzpatrick: School districts must comply with law to secure bond deals

Missouri Independent: Missouri schools must follow the law to win treasurer approval of bond deals

St. Louis Public Radio: With freedom to make their own choices, multiple St. Louis-area school districts are considering making masks optional

P-D: Rockwood, Francis Howell, Lindbergh schools move to mask-optional policies

Columbia Missourian: Regional China virus update: Active COVID-19 cases fall below 600, no new deaths

St. Louis Public Radio: Regional China virus update

SNL: Regional China virus update

Joplin Globe editorial: Former Missouri Supreme Court Judge Michael Wolff (D), via progressive content creator Missouri Independent, correct to criticize Eric Schmitt; AG should recuse himself from public health matters while running for U.S. Senate

KC Star editorial: Would Missouri allow someone to drive legally under the influence of pot? We hope not

KC Star’s Sarah Ritter: AG Eric Schmitt, Cole County judge cause agencies and school districts to scramble

P-D letter: Town and Country woman praises Ann Wagner for support of global anti-hunger campaign, urges Cori Bush and Blaine Luetkemeyer to join in

P-D letter: Ladue resident mocks Ann Wagner for helping a family escape Afghanistan, asks what congresswoman is doing to fight “American Taliban”

P-D letter: Des Peres octogenerian says Eric Schmitt not sufficiently worried about “the children’s mental stress”

P-D letter: St. Louis octogenarian suggests Eric Schmitt wants “members of his base” to die

P-D letter: Oakville man who finished 3rd out of 3 candidates in 2020 St. Louis County Council Democratic primary mocks Eric Schmitt for trailing Eric Greitens in some polls

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