Wednesday, January 26, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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Brownfield Ag News: U.S. Rep. Sam Graves calls for halt on new Waters of the U.S. rule

KCMO (Kansas City): Pete Mundo Show: Eric Greitens on congressional redistricting (1:30); criticism of “lobbyist-led leaders” in Missouri House (3:30); thoughts on ranked-choice voting (11:30); feelings about “RINOs” and “the swamp” (throughout)

Missouri Independent: Appeals court orders St. Louis Circuit Attorney to turn over Eric Greitens case records

KC Star’s Jeanne Kuang: Missouri expected to have 190K new Medicaid recipients by now. It has less than a third; Third-party quotes from Missouri Foundation for Health, Washington University health care policy analyst Tim McBride

Combest: 20 for 20, Part 4 (10/21/21): Missouri media’s top victimhood angle 1H 2022: Missouri expanded Medicaid in 2021, but experts are worried that it was too late; “Media coverage to include third-party quotes from health care advocacy organizations, ironically overweight health care policy analysts from liberal universities” 

St. Louis Public Radio: How wealth inequality shapes life in the St. Louis region: Year-long series exploring white privilege in housing, education and health care

The Missouri Times: Senate congressional redistricting committee passes out maps

The Missouri Times: Capitol Briefs: Missouri Farm Bureau urges Senate leaders to consider rural Missourians amid redistricting battle

AP: Missouri redistricting plan speeds toward Senate debate

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri Senate committee advances congressional map after contentious debate

Missouri Independent: Senate committee advances ‘6-2’ Missouri Congressional map

SNL: Missouri Senate redistricting committee approves congressional maps 

P-D: Bipartisan coalition opposes 6-2 congressional map, but plan advances anyway

KC Star: KC Democrats back Missouri map that spares Cleaver as fight with conservatives looms

The Missouri Times: Senate rule change roundup: A look at all the proposals

Missourinet: Gov. Parson’s budget includes request for 350 new state worker jobs

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Rep. Danny Busick (R-Newtown) applauds Gov. Parson’s proposals for Rainy Day Fund, rural highway spending

P-D: Money for Missouri entertainment industry could be in budget pipeline

JCNT: Governor’s proposed funding would support expansion at Lincoln University, State Tech

The Missouri Times: Senators debate expanding virtual school programs

P-D: Missouri lawmakers want recall procedures for school board members

Missourinet: Missouri School Boards’ Association’s Melissa Randol responds to Schmitt’s lawsuits against schools

KC Star’s Jeanne Kuang and Sarah Ritter: Missouri AG Eric Schmitt’s lawsuits show favoritism toward charter schools; Comments from “Missouri School Board [sic] Association”

AP: Some school districts push back against Missouri AG’s mask mandate suits

AP: Missouri GOP, businesses divided over vaccine rules

St. Louis Public Radio: COVID cases, hospitalizations decline

SNL: Omicron plateaus in Greene County

SE Missourian: MoDOT hires consultant for I-55 Exit 93 project

P-D editorial: Eric Schmitt’s legal attack on districts serves his campaign, not the kids

KC Star editorial: Black entrepreneurs in Missouri are shut out of the medical marijuana business, but recreational pot may level the playing field

The Missouri Times, 20 for 20, Part 4 (10/21/21): Missouri media’s top 2023 victimhood narrative: Missouri voters approved recreational marijuana in 2022, but experts are worried that minorities will be left out in the cold.

Missouri Independent op-ed: Phill Brooks: Capitol Perspectives: The profound change in Missouri’s Legislature: COVID-19, lobbyists, term limits

KC Star’s Jeanne Kuang and Cortlynn Stark: Police funding bill from Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer (R-Parkville) could cost Kansas City up to $450,000 on outside counsel fees

KC Star’s Matti Gellman: KC man says he was wrongly convicted, but Missouri AG asks court to deny release

Kaiser Heath News’ Eric Berger, via St. Louis Public Radio: With a vaccine mandate looming, Missouri nursing homes face more staffing problems

KC Star “service journalism team’s” Natalie Wallington: Omicron cases have peaked in KC, but hospital workers still need your support White Knight in Chiefs Armor: 2016 U.S. Senate runner-up Jason Kander defends Brittany Matthews From Internets Hateration

P-D letter: Des Peres septuagenarian says Blunt, Hawley, Gov. Parson, Schmitt “and all of the Missouri GOP legislators” hate Missourians “and want to harm us by their actions”

P-D letter: Clayton octogenarian says Schmitt’s fight against mask mandates makes her feel “shocked and saddened”

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