Friday, January 14, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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Politico: Former U.S. Rep. Lacy Clay (D) registers as a foreign agent, will lobby for South Korean business group (via Morning Consult’s Eli Yokley)

SNL: Schmitt celebrates ruling against Biden vaccine mandate for large employers

Missouri Independent: Supreme Court hands Schmitt, other AGs a split victory on vaccine mandates

KC Star: Missouri locksmith who dressed as George Washington at Capitol riot has court hearing

P-D: FBI investigated NorthSide Regeneration’s Missouri state tax credit deals, report shows

Twitter: St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum going on paternity leave through April 1

St. Louis Public Radio:  St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske:  Event promo: Woman who attended 1960s civil rights protests will campaign for Democrats’ voting rights bill next week in Rolla

St. Louis Public Radio:  St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske preview: Freedom Center of Missouri’s Dave Roland and Missouri Independent’s Jason Hancock to criticize Gov. Parson, Rep. Bruce DeGroot (R-Ellisville) over Sunshine Law policies

St. Louis Public Radio: Mayor Tishaura Jones notes Missouri Legislature’s responsibility for St. Louis City homicides

AP: As killings rise in many cities, St. Louis sees big decline; Mayor blames GOP lawmakers for urban homicidal behavior

P-D: 4 killed in less than 24 hours in St. Louis City, police say

KWOS (Jefferson City):  The KWOS Morning Show with Austin Petersen and John Marsh: Rep. Ben Baker (R-Neosho) on congressional redistricting (0:25); bill surrounding MSHSAA and rights to broadcast games (3:30); caution over spending federal largesse on state employee pay raises (4:30); bill affirming Second Amendment reach into churches (5:45); Second Amendment Preservation Act (7:30); legalizing recreational marijuana (8:45)

The Missouri Times:  Senate rule change roundup: A look at all the proposals

St. Louis Public Radio: First full week of Missouri legislative session focuses on redistricting and relationships

SNL: GOP lawmakers consider raising the bar for changing Missouri Constitution

Missouri Independent: Lawmakers renew debate on illegal gaming, sports wagering in Missouri

P-D: Sen. Bill White (R-Joplin) compares Missouri purveyor of slot machine-style games to illegal drug dealer; Comments from Gregg Keller, Strategic Capitol Consulting’s Thomas Robbins

Marijuana Moment: Missouri patients could use psychedelic treatments under new GOP ‘Right-To-Try’ bill from Rep. Mike Davis (R-Kansas City)

The Missouri Times:  Legislature to consider adding certain rights for victims of sexual violence

AP: Ruling raises new questions about remote testimony in court

SNL: Agape Boarding School doctor pleads not guilty to three felonies

St. Louis Public Radio: Schools’ COVID policies for teachers stretch staffing thin

P-D: Sniffles variant brings COVID to Missouri nursing homes again, after months of calm

KC Star editorial: Josh Hawley has it right. Members of Congress shouldn’t be playing the stock market.

Missouri Independent op-ed: Jeff Smith: The U.S. Senate is broken. Missouri’s talking filibuster could fix it

KC Star’s Jonathan Shorman and Jeanne Kuang: U.S. Supreme Court deals defeat to GOP U.S. Senate candidate Eric Schmitt in health care worker vaccine mandate

St. Louis Public Radio’s Shahla Farzan: Missouri DNR causes alarm by allowing Ameren to pollute groundwater

P-D letter: Chesterfield septuagenarian says skipping Dems’ Jan. 6 commemoration proves Ann Wagner is not a patriot

P-D letter: St. Louis County sexagenarian offers list of criticisms of Gov. Parson, Hawley, Schmitt, McCloskey, Greitens

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