Monday, January 10, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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Videos: 17 years ago today: Matt Blunt sworn in as governor; spot your favorite modern-day lobbyists, retirees and (still)-elected officials (via johncombest_com on Instagram)

The Missouri Times: Bill Irwin, retired Navy SEAL captain, running for Congress in CD 4

This Week in Missouri Politics: House Majority Floor Leader Dean Plocher (R-Des Peres) talks with Scott Faughn about 6-2 vs. 7-1 congressional maps (1:00), pro-life legislation (4:00), agriculture tax credits (5:15), mask debates (7:00), role of local health departments (8:30); Sens. Denny Hoskins, Steven Roberts and Barbara Anne Washington, along with Missouri Cattlemen’s Association’s Mike Deering on Senate Republicans disagreements (12:30), “You Can, Too” book (14:45), redistricting (16:00), masks and AG Eric Schmitt’s involvement (23:30)

KCUR: Up to Date: Steve Kraske has a chat with Missouri Independent’s Jason Hancock and St. Louis Public Radio’s Sarah Kellogg regarding legislative session; Thoughts on budget spending (3:00), congressional redistricting (9:45); Kellogg on Rep. Mary Elizabeth Coleman (R-Arnold) bill protecting life when “fetus has cardiac activity” (baby has a heartbeat) (16:15), more

St. Joseph News-Press: Student loan uncertainty affects teachers; High school teacher who chose to take on debt is baffled by compound interest: “It’s kind of amazing.”

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri agriculture tops $93 billion in annual economic impact

Hannibal Courier-Post: MoDOT working to reverse a dangerous trend on Missouri roads

SNL: CoxHealth CEO Steve Edwards gives dire omicron warning 

P-D: Regional China virus update

Hannibal Courier-Post: Regional China virus update

P-D editorial: Gov. Parson calls ‘all clear’ on the pandemic as hospitals are overwhelmed

P-D’s Tony Messenger: New Super PAC “The Beer Hall Project” aims to tie Josh Hawley and Republicans to Adolph Hitler and Nazis

Missouri Independent’s Tessa Weinberg: Governor looks to target Missouri Sunshine Law during legislative session

P-D letter: St. Louis sexagenarian says hedge funds should be forbidden from buying newspapers

P-D: How to write a letter to the editor: Form letters are not published

P-D letter: University City woman submits form letter cheering Build Back Better, urges Missouri senators to support it – verbatim language as letters below

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 1/9/22: Form letter urging Pennsylvania senators to support Biden spending plan

Boston Herald, 1/4/22: Form letter urging Massachusetts senators to support Biden spending plan

Kenosha (WI) News, 12/16/21: Form letter urging Wisconsin senators to support Biden spending plan

Santa Fe (NM) New Mexican, 12/15/21: Form letter urging New Mexico senators to support Biden spending plan

Daily Herald (Chicago), 12/20/21: Form letter urging Illinois senators to support Biden spending plan

Las Vegas Sun, 11/28/21: Form letter urging Nevada senators to support Biden spending plan

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