Thursday, January 27, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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Missourinet: Reactions to Breyer retirement: Hawley doesn’t want “a woke activist”; Cori Bush says whites and men need not apply

KCMO (Kansas City): Pete Mundo Show: First “Politics and a Pint” event of 2022 to feature U.S. Senate candidate Mark McCloskey

KCMO (Kansas City): Pete Mundo Show: Mark McCloskey gives update on U.S. Senate campaign, statewide travels, what he’s hearing on the trail, speculation on Trump endorsement

Columbia Missourian: Republican senators delay redistricting vote

P-D: Missouri congressional map makes it to Senate floor, runs into wall of resistance

JCNT: Gov. Parson suggests using historic revenue surplus to pay some state debt early

JCNT: State seeks to invest federal funds in technology upgrades

Missourinet: Missouri Department of Mental Health Director Valerie Huhn on staffing struggles, pay raises

P-D: As Missouri tries to raise state worker pay, some cross the river to Illinois for higher salaries

Columbia Missourian: Rowden’s proposal for virtual education gets committee debate

Brownfield Ag News: Missouri Agriculture and Small Business Development Authority tax credits set to move through House; Comments from Rep. Don Rone (R-Portageville), Missouri Corn Growers CEO Bradley Schad

JCNT: Missouri House bill proposes tax credit for ethanol sales

Columbia Missourian: Legislators renew push to block construction of Grain Belt Express

Columbia Missourian: Restrictions on use of fetal tissue debated by state lawmakers

P-D: Missouri lawmakers advance GOP proposal to keep incarcerated mothers with infant children

The Missouri Times: Sen. Lauren Arthur (D-Kansas City) files legislation to help child sex abuse survivors seek justice

SNL: ‘300 hours’ of Agape Boarding School witness interviews to be reviewed before assault cases advance

KCUR’s Steve Vockrodt and Missouri Independent’s Jason Hancock: Reversing decision, Missouri commission awards marijuana license to jilted applicant

JCNT: Governor’s proposed funding could speed up Rock Island Trail project

P-D: State may seek upgrade of St. Louis metro area’s air quality rating

SNL: Drawing for turkey managed hunts opens to Missouri hunters in February

Washington Missourian: 89.1 percent of Franklin County residents over the age of 65 fully vaccinated against COVID

St. Louis Public Radio:  St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske:  Missouri Baptist Medical Center gastroenterologist gives briefing on next crisis: “long-haul COVID”

KC Star editorial: Thanks to Eric Schmitt and his ilk, some 200 Missouri and Kansas superintendents may quit amid COVID turmoil, hostile parents

SNL op-ed: Former Springfield Mayor Robert Stephens: Eric Schmitt is a bully, and “it time to grab and break the finger of the bully” 

P-D’s Janet Y. Jackson: Blunt’s vote against Democrats’ voting bill should have disqualified him from receiving local MLK award

The Missouri Times op-ed: Former Missouri Air Conservation Commission member Ron Boyer: Why implementing pro-“Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)” policies would hurt Missouri

The Missouri Times op-ed: Rep. Mary Elizabeth Coleman (R-Arnold): Why I support a 7-1 congressional map

The Missouri Times op-ed: Rep. Adam Schnelting (R-St. Charles): On vaccine mandates, don’t let a ‘pro-business’ stance destroy federalism

Columbia Missourian’s David Rosman: Why I testified against Parents’ Bill of Rights “a few of [sic] weeks ago” and why critical race theory belongs in Missouri schools

St. Louis Public Radio’s Sarah Fentem: Missouri Republicans oppose vaccine mandates even though the vaccine is safe – and oppose critical race theory even though it’s not taught in schools

St. Louis Public Radio/Sharing America racism reporter Andrea Henderson: University City Superintendent Sharonica Hardin-Bartley explains why district is helping promote “The 1619 Project” 

KC Star letter: Kansas City social worker wants mask mandates, calls Eric Schmitt “a bully”

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