Tuesday, January 25, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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SNL’s Galen Bacharier: Springfield-area races kick off 2022 election year loaded with cash: Recap of quarterly campaign finance numbers, with zero (0) PAC data for GOP legislative or statewide candidates

The Missouri Times: Tempers flare in public Senate showdown as redistricting fight looms

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Rep. Louis Riggs (R-Hannibal) on Senate Republicans’ redistricting skirmish: “Street theater … just a joy to watch and behold … we’ll see what brilliant solutions they come up with … we have a county that’s not getting all that it wants out of life and is basically taking it out on the rest of the state.”

KCMO (Kansas City): Pete Mundo Show: Senate Majority Leader Caleb Rowden (R-Columbia): why he opposes 7-1 map (3:30); why D.C. Republicans prefer 6-2 map (4:15); prospects for COVID mandate legislation (6:15)

KCMO (Kansas City): Pete Mundo Show: Gov. Mike Parson on Luetkemeyer’s police funding legislation (2:15); thoughts on congressional redistricting (4:30); caution on executive order on mask mandates (5:30); mask mandate legislation (7:30); infrastructure and workforce development (8:45); challenge of spending federal largesse (9:30); state employee pay wage increase (10:15)

KWOS (Jefferson City): Sen. Bob Onder (R-Lake Saint Louis) says MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna “dishonest” about agency’s spending and must get the boot

JCNT: Lawmakers consider biweekly pay for state employees

St. Louis Public Radio: Rep. Peter Merideth (D-St. Louis City) upset about being forced to wait for supplemental budget hearing: “I keep hoping, I keep looking at my phone to see if they’ve scheduled one yet. And they haven’t.”

Missouri Independent: Gov. Parson pay raise plan in limbo as $5.4 billion spending bill awaits vote

Columbia Missourian: House Democrats push Gov. Parson to spend more

St. Joseph News-Press: Funding still pending for Medicaid expansion

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Sen. Cindy O’Laughlin (R-Shelbina) concerned for long-term future of Missouri nursing homes

Columbia Missourian: Senate panel considers expanding the period of detention for dangerous felons

P-D: Hundreds of mentally ill patients are stuck in Missouri jails as state struggles with staffing issues

St. Louis Public Radio: Bill from Rep. Martha Stevens (D-Columbia) would put “free” feminine hygiene products in every public school; 2020 survey of one North St. Louis County high school showed 1/3 of girls used lack of tampon/pad access as excuse to skip school

P-D: Gov. Parson’s decision to end emergency declaration puts squeeze on Missouri pharmacies

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri’s attorney general files 9 more anti-mask lawsuits

P-D: Schmitt sues 9 more districts over forced masking of kids

Missouri Independent’s Tessa Weinberg: Schmitt’s campaign against school districts now targets one for students with disabilities

SNL: DHSS asks non-urgent patients to avoid ERs during COVID-19 surge

SNL: Deer-hunting season finishes out with 293,670 harvested in Missouri

AP: Post-Dispatch parent Lee Enterprises asks investors to help fight off hedge fund

Joplin Globe editorial: Organizations representing Missouri nursing home workers wrong to oppose vaccine mandates

St. Joseph News-Press op-ed: U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler: Left’s cancel obsession knows no limit

P-D op-ed: “The State Constitutional Convention Clearinghouse” Editor J.H. Snider: Appellate judges should call a jury to pick state Senate’s redistricting map

The Missouri Times op-ed: Southeast Missouri Transportation Service Executive Director Denny Ward: Concealed carry on transit must be denied

KC Star’s Robert Cronkleton: Climate change causes Missouri’s warmest December on record

Missouri Independent op-ed: Brian Kaylor: Eric Schmitt fails a moral test on school masks

Columbia Missourian letter: Columbia septuagenarian says she can’t decide whether Eric Schmitt is “dumb” or “arrogant”

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