Wednesday, January 5, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KC Star: Quinton Lucas won’t run for U.S. Senate; KC mayor “currently the highest-profile Democrat to be considered a contender”

Brownfield Ag News: Biden appoints former state Rep. Joe Aull (D-Lexington) as Missouri’s USDA Farm Service Agency executive director

SNL’s Galen Bacharier: How proposed congressional redistricting will affect 7th Congressional District, “Emmanuel [sic] Cleaver” and others

Missouri Independent’s Jason Hancock: Redistricting’s effect on “Emmanuel [sic]” Cleaver’s district; Plus 2022 General Assembly preview regarding state budget, abortion, COVID, education, more UPDATE: Content corrected Wednesday morning with no acknowledgment of error

The Heartlander: What’s on the docket for the 2022 Legislative Session? Public school accountability, gas tax repeal, “Missouri Religious Freedom Protection Act,” Parents’ Bill of Rights, sports wagering, KC police department funding

St. Louis Public Radio: 2022 General Assembly legislative preview: Congressional redistricting, spending federal largesse, more

The Missouri Times:  Ashcroft defends sweeping Texas voting law, considers it a model for Missouri

P-D: Top Missouri Republicans to skip election fraud rally at Capitol

The Missouri Times:  Capitol Briefs: Rep. Justin Hill (R-Lake Saint Louis) resigning from General Assembly

P-D: Lake Saint Louis Republican will quit Missouri House, move to Florida

AP: GOP Missouri Rep. Hill resigning for Florida consulting job

The Missouri Times:  Missouri to consider Georgia rural development program

KY3 (Springfield): Bill from Rep. Lane Roberts (R-Joplin) adds more protection for domestic violence survivors

The Missouri Times:  Missouri sexual assault task force recommends revised rights for victims, additional funding for programs, testing

SNL: Agape Boarding School doctor to remain in Arkansas custody during COVID isolation

AP: Missouri recorded more than 1,000 traffic deaths in 2021

P-D: Missouri traffic fatalities hit 15-year high in 2021

St. Joseph News-Press: State officials ask drivers to ‘move over’ on roads

P-D: Feds back Ameren’s move to retire coal plant early, but say it should happen faster

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske: Amtrak rep says train service is now speedier from St. Louis to Chicago — but less frequent to Kansas City

Columbia Missourian: Generation Zzzz: College students say working long, stressful hours during labor shortage not worth the money

P-D: Omicron variant reaches Missouri prisons, treatment centers

JCNT: State, regional China virus update

KC Star: Regional China virus update

KC Star “Service Journalism Team” author Natalie Wallington: Why your child should get the COVID-19 vaccination

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force co-chair: “In the best possible case, we’ve got at least a couple more weeks of skyrocketing numbers”

JCNT editorial: Seeking civility in legislative session

JCNT editorial: Legislative session preview: Sports wagering, SAPA, rural broadband, IT improvements, no-excuse absentee voting

KC Star editorial: Legislative session preview: Missouri Republicans are proposing a refreshingly fair 6-2 congressional map; Bill Eigel a “loose cannon”; Chris Sander wrong about allowing alternative COVID-19 treatments

P-D editorial: Legislative session preview: Missouri lawmakers propose eroding abortion rights, endangering public health

Washington Missourian editorial: 988 will save lives

Columbia Missourian’s C.W. Dawson: Josh Hawley is the enemy of truth, and critical race theory is part of proper education

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Cori Bush warns colleagues: Without accountability, the insurrectionists win

Missouri Independent’s Jason Hancock: A year after Jan. 6 Capitol riot, a key purveyor of the ‘big lie’ is heading to Missouri

KC Star’s Jeanne Kuang and Jonathan Shorman: A year after attack on U.S. Capitol, Republican officials in Missouri fuel denial and conspiratorial thinking about 2020 presidential election

Kaiser Health News’ Judith Graham, via Missouri Independent: Missouri town fights to save Alzheimer’s facility

The Missouri Times op-ed:  UM System President Mun Choi: Mizzou’s historic research push may save your life

P-D letter: Oakville man criticizes GOP U.S. Senate candidates, wants John Danforth to endorse a Democrat in general election

P-D letter: Washington University School of Social Work associate professor predicts Josh Hawley will produce “cringeworthy” moments this year

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