Tuesday, January 11, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KCMO (Kansas City): Pete Mundo Show: U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R) on COVID and in-classroom learning (0:55); parental involvement in schools (3:15); victory in Navy SEALs forced-vaccination case (4:30); upcoming Supreme Court ruling on federal vaccine mandate (6:30); track record as congresswoman (8:15) Former KC Star scribe Barbara Shelly’s anti-Greitens piece for The Pitch: “a laundry list of complaints from white ladies who get most of their news from the other moms on Facebook”

The Missouri Times:  Who is running for CD 4 in Missouri to replace Hartzler?

KCMO (Kansas City): Pete Mundo Show: Bill Irwin (R) on who he is and why he’s running (0:55), policy priorities (4:50), why conservatives should vote for him (6:30), experience performing as Mizzou’s Truman the Tiger (6:55)

SE Missourian: SEMO Health Network encourages Obamacare signups before weekend cutoff

Missourinet: “Show Me Coverage” helps Missourians enroll in health insurance marketplace before Saturday’s deadline

P-D: Franklin County woman admits role in Capitol riot

Brownfield Ag News: Missouri Cattlemen’s Association endorses Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe in his run for governor in 2024

P-D: Bipartisan group wants to change Missouri elections, but won’t disclose funding source; Payroll includes David Barklage, GPS Impact (Roy Temple and Channing Ansley Grate), John Hancock, MO Political Consulting’s Rosetta Okohson (D)

The Missouri Times:  This Week in Missouri Politics recap: Plocher: Goal is to ‘pass maps that make sense’ as redistricting gets underway; Hoskins on “disrespect, a lack of honesty, a lack of truthfulness by some of our Republican leadership”; more

The Missouri Times:  House Republicans push back against Missouri Right to Life’s push for 7-1 map

AP: Pro-life group urges 7-1 GOP Missouri congressional map

SNL: Republican lawmakers don’t like odds of potential 7-1 Missouri congressional redistricting map

Missouri Independent: Missouri redistricting begins with divide over tilting map more heavily in GOP’s favor

KC Star: Key GOP lawmakers balk at 7-1 GOP congressional map

P-D: Missouri Republicans hold diverse views on congressional redistricting maps

P-D: Day 3 in the Missouri Senate marked by more GOP infighting

Missouri Independent: GOP leaders, Democrats agree to make it harder to stop a filibuster in Missouri Senate

JCNT: State employee raise plan garners early support

AP: Missouri governor pushes 5.5% pay raise for state workers

St. Louis Public Radio: Money for raises, education and Medicaid included in supplemental Missouri budget bill

Missouri Independent:  Timing unclear for $5.3B bill to support Missouri Medicaid expansion, state pay raises

P-D: Missouri lawmakers hear pleas to give raises to state workers

Missouri Independent: Education legislation: School choice, literacy, Parents’ Bill of Rights

KWOS (Jefferson City):  The KWOS Morning Show with Austin Petersen and John Marsh: Missouri Firearms Coalition’s Aaron Dorr encourages Second Amendment Preservation Act supporters to call Caleb Rowden, weighs in on Gov. Parson and “devious people” (4:00), “backstabbing RINO traitors” (6:00)

P-D: Sex trafficking reports and cases on the rise in Missouri, nationwide

JCNT: Missouri State Library’s VetNow program helps veterans find resources TKC forecast: With mild weather, expect litany of climate change headlines this weekend

P-D: 2021 was another year of near-record warmth in St. Louis and across the U.S.

P-D: Regional China virus update Roundup of local omicron anxiety headlines

Washington Missourian editorial: Aaron Griesheimer was an effective lawmaker

The Missouri Times op-ed:  Senate Majority Floor Leader Caleb Rowden (R-Columbia): The Missouri Senate will once again be led by a dedicated group of governing conservatives

The Missouri Times op-ed:  Senate Minority Floor Leader John Rizzo (D-Independence): Get ready for a clown show, because the circus is coming back to town

P-D op-ed: Former Florissant Mayor Tom Schneider (D): Missouri Republicans’ bid to reverse highway-funding progress is short-sighted; “Obstructionist rhetoric” from GOP Sen. Bill Eigel of “Weldon Springs [sic]”

P-D letter: Maplewood sexagenarian labels Eric Schmitt “pathetic,” compares AG to Donald Trump

Washington Missourian letter: Washington sexagenarian disappointed with Dave Schatz’s support of gas tax increase, says e-mails to senator’s office are not acknowledged

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