Tuesday, January 4, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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P-D: Congressional redistricting update: Sen. Steve Roberts (D-St. Louis City) may take on U.S. Rep. Cori Bush in Democratic primary; GOP hard-liners blast Missouri congressional map that saves Emanuel Cleaver’s seat

St. Joseph News-Press: Rep. J. Eggleston (R-Maysville) weighs in on congressional redistricting map

SNL: Springfield’s House districts would change under tentative redistricting plans. Here’s how.

Missouri Independent: Few public comments offered on Missouri House redistricting plan

KC Star: Missouri House panel disagrees on Kansas City maps as deadline looms

Missourinet: Stacy Morse, former chief of staff to Missouri Senate Democrats, publishes children’s book about rescue dog

St. Joseph News-Press: Minimum wage increases yet again in Missouri

Brownfield Ag News: Missouri Ag Director Chris Chinn: Missouri second in the nation for number of farms with over 95,000; commodity production among tops in the nation

P-D: St. Louis Economic Development Partnership sues 2 former top execs to recoup $350,000 in unauthorized bonuses; 2020 report from State Auditor Nicole Galloway detailed scam

P-D: On eve of 2022 session, resignations, death taking toll on Republican majority in Missouri; Rep. Justin Hill (R-Lake Saint Louis) resigns

FOX 2 (St. Louis): Sens. Caleb Rowden (R-Columbia), Jill Schupp (D-Creve Coeur) offer legislative forecasts

FOX 2 (St. Louis): Lawmakers want to change Missouri’s distracted driving law

The Missouri Times: Legislative preview: Rep. David Tyson Smith (D-Columbia) pre-files bills on judicial process, police misconduct

P-D: Lawsuit from former Missouri House employee Tad Mayfield, who was fired for poor performance, requires top Missouri leaders to be deposed over lack of Capitol mask mandate

Missouri Independent: Victory for Eric Schmitt, other AGs as federal judge blocks vaccine mandate for Head Start workers in 24 states – including Missouri

SNL outdoors reporter Sara Karnes: CoxHealth infectious disease specialist advocates for COVID vaccines, fights misinformation

P-D: Regional China virus update

Joplin Globe editorial: When tackling COVID mandates, Missouri lawmakers should keep power local

Missouri Independent op-ed: Jeff Smith: A 2022 wish list for Missouri politicos: U.S. Senate candidates, state lawmakers, others

The Missouri Times op-ed: American Trade Association for Cannabis & Hemp President Michael Bronstein: Show-Me State shows how to do medical cannabis right

P-D letter: Concord Village septuagenarian says Eric Schmitt acts like he was appointed by God

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