Sunday, January 16, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KCMO (Kansas City): Pete Mundo Show: Sen. Josh Hawley on Dems’ filibuster scheme and voting rights (1:00); Dem senators “wanting to get off the (Biden) train” (2:25); bill to ban “insider trading” by members of Congress (4:30); how inflation and Dems’ spending is “waking folks up”(8:30)

JCNT: State of State to detail Gov. Parson’s priorities, plans for COVID relief

P-D: As overdose deaths hit new peak, Missouri’s response is divided; Comments from Sen. Holly Rehder (R-Sikeston)

KCMO (Kansas City): Pete Mundo Show: Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer (R-Parkville) on KC police bill hearing, Andy Arnold and Quinton Lucas (1:20); KC’s “gamesmanship” with revenue math (4:45); how Gov. Parson might react to bill (7:30); prediction for sports betting legislation (9:30) Kansas City police funding lawsuit part deux: Missouri lawmakers hear proposal to increase minimum Kansas City police funding

KMOV (St. Louis): Missouri lawmakers seek to legalize sports betting; Comments from Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer (R-Parkville)

SNL: Rep. Chuck Basye (R-Rocheport) wants process to recall school board members, allow ‘willful neglect’ lawsuits

Fox 2 (St. Louis): Lawmakers, police weigh in on potential changes to Second Amendment Preservation Act

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Rep. Louis Riggs (R-Hannibal) says Ralls County provides template for broadband goals

JCNT: Latest surge in COVID-19 hasn’t peaked, Missouri health officials warn

P-D editorial: Conservative zealotry from Gov. Parson and others is hobbling the pandemic response. It will cost lives. Clueless Kansas City progressive scribe idealizes political violence; Tony’s thoughts on “progressive white ladies who are far too quick with tough talk” and his experience with early-90s KC violence; Plus, memories of violent threats from the “skinny old drunk lady senior citizen who used to run The Pitch”

KC Star op-ed: Sacramento, Calif. gun-control activist opposes Basye’s bill to defend Missourians’ Second Amendment freedoms

P-D letter: Ballwin septuagenarian wants Ann Wagner to feel “ashamed” about opposition to COVID vaccine mandates, says “we need more governmental interventions”

KC Star letters: University City form letter enthusiast urges Missouri’s senators to support Biden spending bill; Blue Springs sexagenarian cheers Eric Schmitt’s fight against “COVID tyrannists”

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