Saturday, January 8, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KMIZ (Columbia): Retired Navy SEAL Captain Bill Irwin joins 4th Congressional District GOP primary

SNL: Area liberals cancel in-person voting rights protest due to chilly weather; U.S. Reps. Cori Bush and Emanuel Cleaver, state Rep. David Tyson Smith (D-Columbia), seasoned St. Louis liberal Denise Lieberman complain about GOP ballot safeguards

SNL: U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments from Missouri on vaccine mandates for health care workers

SE Missourian: Rex Rust — finance expert, community leader, athlete — dies at age 52; Comments from Peter Kinder, Stephen N. Limbaugh Jr., many others

SE Missourian: Rex Rust obituary

93.9 FM The Eagle (Columbia): Sen. Denny Hoskins (R-Warrensburg) lays out specific disagreements with Caleb Rowden, examples of being lied to; thoughts on 7-1 vs. 6-2 congressional maps

93.9 FM The Eagle (Columbia): Hoskins says sports wagering and slot machine legislation would bring millions of dollars to Missouri

93.9 FM The Eagle (Columbia): Sen. Caleb Rowden (R-Columbia) says Hoskins “held quite a lot of hostility toward me … which is really an unfortunate way to live your life … with that level of bitterness for that long” (2:00); says majority of Senate Republicans are “fed up with (Conservative Caucus’) nonsense” (3:30); says he would beat Hoskins by even wider margin in Majority Leader vote today (4:00); Some Conservative Caucus members threaten, “You are going to bend to our will … or we’re going to be terrorists” (6:00); “nuance” of his vote in favor of Medicaid expansion; Second Amendment Preservation Act (10:30)

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Sen. Cindy O’Laughlin (R-Shelbina) praises Sen. John Rizzo (D-Independence), but doesn’t support his PQ proposal

St. Louis Public Radio:  St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske:  Rep. Mary Elizabeth Coleman (R-Arnold) sees Texas as a model in her quest to end infanticide in Missouri

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Rep. Danny Busick (R-Newtown) debunks liberal arguments against voter ID

Missouri Independent: Deadlines loom on $5.3B spending bill for Missouri Medicaid, federal COVID aid for schools

P-D: Missouri lawmakers poised to open talks on state worker raises, school funding

Brownfield Ag News: Missouri Cattlemen’s Association to set legislative priorities this weekend; Property rights, eminent domain

JCNT: State revenue collections outpacing last year

St. Louis Public Radio:  St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske preview: Monday show to feature Global Justice Ecology Project’s Steve Taylor and Great Rivers Environmental Law Center President Bruce Morrison on EPA Superfund cleanups

Missourinet: COVID-19 antibody treatments in short supply and shortage to escalate in Missouri

Missouri Independent: As Missourians seek COVID tests, politicians seek to lay blame for long lines and shortages

Missouri Independent: State, regional China virus update Roundup of local media’s COVID coverage

SNL: State, regional China virus update

Washington Missourian: Regional China virus update

KC Star editorial: Is full accreditation enough to bring white families back to KC public schools? Racist Kansas City Star obsesses over return of white students

St. Joseph News-Press editorial: If northern Missouri population isn’t growing, then new congressional district must cover a larger area

Joplin Globe editorial: We are at another frighteningly critical point in the COVID-19 pandemic – go get vaccinated and boosted

KC Star’s Daniel Desrochers and Jonathan Shorman: Beyond mild encouragement to get vaccinated, Missouri officials have largely given up on efforts to constrain the spread of COVID

SE Missourian’s Jon Rust: Farewell to a brother

P-D letter: Webster Groves octogenarian says Gov. Parson and Eric Schmitt make her feel embarrassed to live in Missouri, claims “many of the younger generation” are fleeing Missouri

P-D letter: High Ridge man thanks Eric Schmitt for fighting back against “coronavirus tyrants”

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