Monday, January 24, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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SNL’s Andrew Sullender: A new PAC called VOTE 417 supports ‘voting rights’ candidates in southwest Missouri; How you can join and help the fight against oppressive GOP proposals

KSGF (Springfield): Nick Reed Show: Why the Springfield News-Leader should change its name to the “DNC Newsletter” (1:15); Latest anti-GOP piece on Billy Long (7:15); other examples of paper’s liberal bias (11:30), reporters taking Crystal Quade’s word as gospel (12:30); breaking down reporter Galen Bacharier’s specific word choices, why he is “woefully uninformed” (15:00); News-Leader reporters’ dishonesty vs. incompetence/gnorance (18:00)

This Week in Missouri Politics: Gov. Parson talks with Scott Faughn about tax cut proposal (0:30); new unemployment numbers and how cutting off federal handouts helped Missourians (1:45); infrastructure improvements (4:00); how keeping Missouri open improved Missouri’s competitive advantage (5:30); reality of government’s role in managing COVID risk (6:45); keeping schools open (9:30); plans to deal with illegals invading Missouri (12:00); desire for “good, conservative” congressional redistricting map (14:00); Rep. Ashley Aune (D-Kansas City) on COVID mandates (19:45); state employee pay raise (23:30); rights of business owners to make their own decisions (24:30); Medicaid expansion funding and work requirements (26:00)

JCNT: Former Fulton Police Chief Steve Myers (R) to run for Travis Fitzwater’s open House seat

AP: Democrats make surprising inroads in redistricting fight; In Missouri, “some GOP state lawmakers are fuming that the legislature is advancing a plan that locks in the status quo”

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch (R-Hallsville) on tax cuts, rural broadband, teacher pay

Columbia Missourian: Rep. Chuck Basye (R-Rocheport) proposes bill that would give public power to influence school board agenda

Missouri Independent: As Missouri looks to legalize recreational marijuana, expungement gets renewed attention

SE Missourian: Ameren Missouri continues installation of solar canopies at Show Me Center Eric Schmitt on Fox News: Amid COVID mask lawsuits, Missouri AG says: Power to the Parents! Kansas City COVID spike magically paused for epic Chiefs playoff run

P-D’s Grace Zokovitch: Missouri GOP again pushes for Medicaid work rules despite failure of policies elsewhere

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Gov. Parson’s dismissal of pandemic emergency limits substitute teacher pool

KC Star’s Anna Spoerre: As coronavirus cases surge, U.S. Senate candidate Eric Schmitt files laundry list of lawsuits against our local schools

P-D’s Blythe Bernhard: Local school districts stand up to Eric Schmitt, keep mask mandates

SNL letter: “Missouri Native American Caucus” leader opposes GOP Rep. Adam Schnelting’s “Protection of Missouri Farms and Private Property Act”; Mansfield octogenarian dislikes liberal “pastor” columnist’s constant personal attacks on Josh Hawley and other Republicans

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