Saturday, January 22, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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POLITICO Playbook: Suspicious Trump weighs dual endorsements in Missouri, other states (link via Dave Drebes’ weekday subscription news service,

SE Missourian: Local realtor Elaine Edgar to run in Republican primary for Wayne Wallingford’s former House seat

SNL: Brian Steele, Nixa mayor who fended off recall election, running for Missouri House

SNL: Springfield’s new Missouri House districts are finalized

St. Joseph News-Press: New Missouri state House maps finalized

Columbia Missourian: Boone County Clerk Brianna Lennon speaks to area Democratic club, says there is no systemic voter fraud 

JCNT: State worker pay raise could help local economy

JCNT: State Tech regents OK 4% tuition increase

Brownfield Ag News: Gov. Parson stresses need for Missouri Agriculture and Small Business Development Authority (MASBDA) tax credits 

Brownfield Ag News: Reps. Willard Haley (R-Eldon), Tim Taylor (R-Bunceton) on MASBDA tax credits, eminent domain, feral hog legislation

P-D’s Kurt Erickson: Semi-annual state surplus auction highlights: Missouri auctioning a 31-year-old helicopter

KCMO (Kansas City): Pete Mundo Show: Jackson County GOP Chairman David Lightner on “failing Star” reporter Jonathan Shorman not reaching out before publishing “hit piece”; opposition to Gov. Parson’s selection of Donald Kauerauf as DHSS director COVID war of words between KC Mayor Quinton Lucas and AG Eric Schmitt worsens: Lucas: “I mean, f*ck this guy” Mayor Quinton Lucas threatens bar sanctions against Missouri AG amid COVID lawsuits: Roundup of local coverage

97.1 FM (St. Louis): Mark Reardon Show: AG Eric Schmitt mask lawsuit interview highlights (5 min): “Freedom and liberty are at stake”

The Missouri Times: Missouri AG Schmitt sues dozens of schools over mask mandates

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri AG Schmitt files anti-mask lawsuits against school districts

KC Star: Schmitt sues several KC-area districts over mask mandates

CDT: Missouri attorney general renews legal battle with Columbia Public Schools over forced student masking

Columbia Missourian: AG files mask lawsuit against Columbia Public Schools, districts statewide

Missouri Independent: COVID update: State, regional case numbers; Schmitt seeks to free students in 36 districts from forced masking

SE Missourian: State, regional China virus update

KC Star: Regional China virus update

Joplin Globe: Regional China virus update

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske: Gov. Bob Holden’s DNR Director Steve Mahfood on the lessons Herculaneum’s cleanup offers decades later

P-D editorial: Eric Schmitt and the rest of today’s GOP is defined by political nihilism. That’s bad for everyone.

P-D’s Janey Y. Jackson: “Parents’ Bill of Rights” is wrong: Why critical race theory belongs in Missouri schools

KC Star “race and equity” reporter Aaron Torres and Bill Lukitsch: Missouri jail officer wore Confederate flag dress to prom nine (9) years ago – we cornered her mom on the driveway at home and asked her to explain why her daughter shouldn’t be cancelled

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Introducing a new gun-control advocacy narrative: The “Second Amendment Jewish tax”

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Schools close, hospitals need help, while Missouri Gov. Parson, AG Schmitt ignore pandemic reality; “Vaccinated and boosted” CoxHealth CEO catches COVID

SNL’s Gregory Holman: Recap of Tony Messenger’s column on health care hero Steve Edwards; CoxHealth CEO criticizes Republicans, says “This isn’t about the politics”

P-D letter: Ferguson sexagenarian opposes Parents’ Bill of Rights, says it was written by white men

P-D letter: Washington septuagenarian wonders why Post-Dispatch prints so many letters from liberals

P-D letter: Bridgeton man says COVID data shows vaccinated Democrats of St. Louis County are fueling the virus, and not the unvaccinated, rural Republicans

KC Star letters: Kansas City sexagenarian scared of “going inside restaurants for any longer than picking up to-go orders” wants Gov. Parson and AG Schmitt to support mask mandates; Octogenarian who chooses to live in Kansas questions wisdom of Sen. Tony “Leutkemeyer [sic]”

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