Friday, January 28, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KCMO (Kansas City): Pete Mundo Show: Josh Hawley on Breyer’s resignation (1:15); “quota politics of the woke left … it’s not about qualifications” (4:15)

KCMO (Kansas City): Pete Mundo Show: Vicky Hartzler on Breyer’s resignation (0:45); Dems’ attempt to divert attention away from economy (2:00); how SCOTUS opening could allow Biden to dump Kamala Harris (3:00); illegals invading through the Mexican border (5:05); Democrat cities allowing illegals to vote (8:15); Biden, teachers and natural immunity to COVID (9:45)

KC Star’s Daniel Desrochers: Billy Long lies about election results, gets campaign ad yanked from YouTube; Congressman competes in crowded field including “Vicki [sic] Hartzler

KC Star: MO couple sentenced in Capitol riot blame Trump, crowd

KSDK (St. Louis): Parked car belonging to Cori Bush among those hit by gunfire last weekend; Local crooks had been tampering with other nearby car handles

The Missouri Times: Jay Wasson reports fundraising haul of $830K+ in 1st quarter of campaign

KWOS (Jefferson City):  The KWOS Morning Show with Austin Petersen and John Marsh: Sen. Mike Moon (R-Ash Grove) on why he supports a 7-1 map (0:30); MoDOT pay raises (2:30); differences between Moon and Eric Burlison (6:00); thoughts on Josh Hawley (8:00)

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri Senate to consider congressional redistricting Monday

Columbia Missourian: Senate leaders say compromise is near on congressional redistricting; Sen. Bob Onder (R-Lake Saint Louis) disagrees

Missouri Independent: Missouri congressional redistricting battle shifts focus to bolstering GOP seat in St. Louis area

KC Star: Kansas City’s safe Democratic seat in Missouri’s new congressional map is likely to remain untouched

P-D: Ashcroft sued by Better Elections Missouri group

SE Missourian: Q&A with Missouri’s new state revenue chief: Wayne Wallingford weighs in on license fees, repealing the gas tax, more

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri veterans are lobbying for more money from gaming; Rep. Dave Griffith (R-Jefferson City) sponsoring bill that would put question in front of voters 

The Missouri Times:  Missouri House approves bill extending opioid relief funds

Missouri Independent: Missouri Senate panel hears pitch for using federal COVID funds

JCNT: Officials: Proposed broadband investment can shape ‘future of state’

Washington Missourian: Gov. Parson asks legislators to allocate funds to community colleges; East Central College President Dr. Jon Bauer testifies before House Committee on Education Appropriations

St. Joseph News-Press: Gov. Parson talks higher ed futures at Northwest Missouri State University visit

JCNT: School choice advocates celebrate successes

Fox 2 (St. Louis): Legislation would empower parents to decide if students can be enrolled in virtual courses

KMBC (Kansas City): Some Missouri lawmakers want voters to be able to recall school board members (link via

St. Louis Public Radio:  St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske show preview: Missouri home health care workers to complain about wages

P-D: Lawmakers take aim at celebratory gunfire in Missouri

JCNT: Natural gas rates to drop for some lake consumers; filing with the Missouri Public Service Commission takes effect Tuesday

P-D: Missouri will stop requiring vehicle emissions checks in Franklin County July 1

Missouri Independent: Two counties ask Missouri Supreme Court to strike down law restricting local CAFO rules

St. Joseph News-Press: Vaccine mandates up for discussion in Missouri Legislature; Rep. Dean VanSchoiack (R-Savannah) explains his bill

Columbia Missourian: Dems’ bill would reimburse schools sued over mask mandate by attorney general

Washington Missourian editorial: Missouri Air Conservation Commission should persuade EPA to drop emissions testing for area residents; Franklin County isn’t responsible for the quality of air in St. Louis City

P-D editorial: Missouri’s GOP no longer respects local decision-making or private enterprise

Washington Missourians editorial: On Gov. Parson, his critics, and COVID reality

KC Star editorial: Eric Schmitt’s campaign stunts make public pay for both mask lawsuits and schools’ defense

The Missouri Times op-ed: Missouri Farm Bureau’s Garrett Hawkins: Tell the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to keep the Navigable Water Protection Rule (NWPR)

The Missouri Times op-ed:  American Federation for Children’s Missouri State Lead Jean Evans: National School Choice Week reminds us the importance of freedom in education

Columbia Missourian op-ed: Retired schoolteacher: GOP Reps. Chuck Basye and Cheri Toalson Reisch represent lunatic fringe

KC Star letter: Kansas City sexagenarian supports mask and vaccine mandates, calls Eric Schmitt a bully

P-D letter: Kirkwood sexagenarian supports mask mandates, calls Eric Schmitt a hypocrite and a disgrace

P-D letter: St. Peters sexagenarian gives Schmitt sarcastic praise for spreading COVID “misinformation,” getting man’s grandchildren sick

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