Thursday, January 6, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Independent (UK): Josh Hawley’s career was supposed to be over after January 6 – but he’s thriving instead; Insight from top Missouri GOP consultant James Harris, former Hawley chief of staff and current adviser Kyle Plotkin

KC Star’s Daniel Desrochers: Josh Hawley looked like a pariah immediately after Jan. 6. A year later, not so much; Hawley “still considered a potential Presidential candidate in 2020 [sic]”; Comments from GOP consultant “Jason Smith [sic]” UPDATE: Corrected Thursday morning, with no acknowledgment of errors Cringey: Kansas City Star still obsessed with Josh Hawley’s fist

St. Louis Public Radio: Jan. 6 anniversary week series: Cori Bush weighs in on Dems’ Jan. 6 day of mourning

St. Louis Public Radio: Jan. 6 anniversary week series: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske: Americans’ anger over politics threatens democracy, Wash U professor finds

St. Louis Public Radio: Jan. 6 anniversary week series: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske preview: Al Watkins on President Trump, the Jan. 6 riot and former client the ‘QAnon Shaman’

SNL: 7 Springfield residents were charged in the Jan. 6 US Capitol riot. Here’s where their cases stand.

KWOS (Jefferson City):  The KWOS Morning Show with Austin Petersen and John Marsh: Blaine Luetkemeyer says 7-1 congressional map “a bad idea”; Section 230 of Communications Decency Act and free speech protections, more

KWOS (Jefferson City): The KWOS Morning Show with Austin Petersen and John Marsh: Jay Ashcroft says redistricting should add a Republican seat; thoughts on voter ID requirement, Mary Elizabeth Coleman’s pro-life bill, more

KWOS (Jefferson City):  The KWOS Morning Show with Austin Petersen and John Marsh: Rep. Mary Elizabeth Coleman (R-Arnold) on supporting a 7-1 GOP congressional map, her pro-life bill, critical race theory, ending taxes on groceries, more

The Missouri Times:  Jay Ashcroft wants governor to call special elections for vacant House seats

Missouri Independent: After quiet year, Rex Sinquefield donations start flowing in Missouri again

The Missouri Times:  Missouri Republicans sign onto letter opposing federal COVID-19 vaccine mandates ahead of SCOTUS arguments

JCNT: Pastors pray for lawmakers in fractured country

The Missouri Times:  Senate Republican fissures still prevalent in upper chamber as session kicks off

JCNT: Fireworks erupt on first day of Missouri legislative session

Missouri Independent: Day 1 recap: GOP Sens. Denny Hoskins and Caleb Rowden go mano a mano; Ashcroft calls for special elections; thoughts from GOP leadership, House Minority Leader Crystal Quade (D-Springfield)

P-D: Missouri lawmakers open session with redistricting, spending on tap

SNL: Missouri lawmakers kick off session as omicron, redistricting and spending deadlines loom

KWOS (Jefferson City):  The KWOS Morning Show with Austin Petersen and John Marsh: Sen. Cindy O’Laughlin (R-Shelbina) wants ivermectin and other therapeutics available statewide

St. Louis Public Radio: Gov. Parson says spending $2.6 billion in federal aid will be a multiyear task for Missouri

The Missouri Times:  Missouri’s female senators, past and present, recognized on first day of session

KC Star: Extra revenue and election-year politics could lead to Missouri tax cuts; Comments from Rep. J. Eggleston (R-Maysville), Missouri Budget Project’s Brian Colby

The Missouri Times:  Rep. Mitch Boggs (R-LaRussell) seeks to reverse certain hunting regulations for landowners

Missouri Independent: Evergy announces plan for large solar farm near coal plant in Kansas City; Comments from Evergy Senior VP Chuck Caisley

P-D: St. Louis City must repay state $5 million after Schmitt’s offer to forgive debt goes nowhere Show-Me remote work earning tax refunds nuked

P-D: Schmitt sues to overturn new St. Louis County mask order Lucas preps new Kansas City COVID mask mandate

Missouri Independent: State, regional China virus update

P-D: State, regional China virus update

St. Louis Public Radio: Regional China virus update

SNL: Regional China virus update Roundup of Kansas City media’s omicron freakout, including the introduction of new “flurona” victimhood narrative

KC Star editorial: The fist is still in the air: Missouri Republicans’ little lies of Jan. 6 Capitol riot scarier than ever

P-D editorial: A year after Trump and Hawley threatened democracy, the threat remains

KC Star’s Toriano Porter: Why would GOP lawmaker invite Big Lie truther to Missouri State Capitol on Jan. 6?

The Missouri Times op-ed:  Truman State Democrat Mike Owsley: Jay Ashcroft unbearably out of touch: “My anger is coming from a genuinely righteous place”

KC Star op-ed: Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights VP Leonard Zeskind: Missouri white supremacists using opposition to masks and vaccines to organize their ranks

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