Wednesday, January 19, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times: Scott Sifton (D) visits every Missouri county during U.S. Senate campaign It pays to protest: KC politico fam nets $100K payday after police use pepper spray at KC riot

P-D: Union Strong: St. Louis Police Officers’ Association’s Jeff Roorda to run in GOP state Senate primary

JCNT: Missouri State of the State on tap this afternoon: What to expect and how to watch

SNL: How to watch Missouri Gov. Mike Parson’s State of the State address at 3 p.m. today

The Missouri Times: BJ Tanksley tapped to lead Department of Economic Development’s Office of Broadband Development

SE Missourian: Another Cape Girardeau native picked as state’s broadband chief

SE Missourian: Cape Girardeau business owner on Show Me Recovery Task Force recommendations

The Missouri Times: Missouri House gives initial approval of 6-2 congressional redistricting map

SNL: Missouri House advances 6-2 congressional redistricting map, rejects 7-1 proposals

P-D’s Jack Suntrup: Missouri House rejects gerrymander of Cleaver’s seat, advances 6-2 congressional plan

Missouri Independent’s Tessa Weinberg: Missouri House votes down 7-1 congressional map during redistricting debate; Comments from “Rep. Sarah [sic] Walsh,” others

KWOS (Jefferson City):  The KWOS Morning Show with Austin Petersen and John Marsh: Rep. Dave Griffith (R-Jefferson City) on state employee pay raises (1:00); impact of congressional maps on Blaine Luetkemeyer (3:30); why saving Emanuel Cleaver was “the right thing to do” (4:45); why state legislation on recreational marijuana is preferable to ballot initiative (6:30)

The Missouri Times: Sen. Bill Eigel (R-Weldon Spring) presents plan to expand charters in Missouri

Missourinet: Fight to expand charter schools returns to Missouri Legislature

Columbia Missourian: Bill from Sen. Denny Hoskins (R-Warrensburg) aims to bring filmmakers to Missouri

St. Louis Public Radio: Politically Speaking podcast: Missouri Farm Bureau President Garrett Hawkins lays out ag agenda; thoughts on eminent domain, Grain Belt Express, State Fairgrounds in Sedalia, Rock Island Trail

Washington Missourian: In lawsuit, police chiefs claim to seek clarity on Second Amendment Preservation Act

Columbia Missourian: Senate bill could result in felony charges for serious injury to law enforcement animals

Washington Missourian: County officials talk possible opioid settlements

Joplin Globe: Sarcoxie receives Missouri DNR grant to help improve sewer system

KC Star: Kevin Strickland hopes next payday comes from Missouri’s former prison health care provider

Missouri Independent: Missouri attorney general renews threat to sue schools over mask, quarantine rules

P-D: Regional China virus update

Joplin Globe: Regional China virus update

P-D editorial: Judge Gov. Parson by the standards he set in last year’s State of the State speech

JCNT editorial: Gov. Parson’s move on Sunshine Law is a strike against government transparency

KC Star editorial: Missouri GOP’s “Parents’ Bill of Rights” follows other states trying to bury the uncomfortable historical truths found in critical race theory

KC Star editorial: Why should KC taxpayers pay $450,000 for Missouri Senate’s unconstitutional behavior on police funding?

P-D editorial: Missouri has tolerated illegal gaming machines for too long. Shut them down.

The Missouri Times publisher Scott Faughn: This Week in Missouri Politics Column: Is St. Charles County a sanctuary county? Why isn’t the Missouri Dept. of Labor taking action on illegal immigrants? Seven years after her first allegations against Sen. Paul LeVota (D), former Capitol intern posts blind item about Missouri Democrats’ current “rapist serving as state Senator”

Columbia Missourian op-ed: Columbia Public Schools teacher says Missouri GOP officials wrong on mask mandates

P-D’s Tony Messenger: After losing $3 court fee, Missouri sheriffs target evictions for their back-door tax

Missouri Independent’s Jason Hancock and Midwest Newsroom’s Steve Vockrodt: Quarterly update on Steve Tilley

KC Star’s Kevin Hardy: Update on our quest for sealed Independence court documents that might mention Gov. Parson and Steve Tilley

P-D letter: Webster Groves sexagenarian wants Blunt to support Dems’ voting bill

P-D letter: Florissant nonagenarian criticizes GOP Reps. Doug Richey and Nick Schroer, wants critical race theory taught in Missouri schools

P-D letter: St. Charles sexagenarian theorizes that anti-CRT bills are about protecting the feelings of white parents

P-D letter: University City septuagenarian wants Missouri to pass “clean slate” legislation to help ex-inmates

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