Saturday, January 29, 2022 – Missouri political headlines

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The Missouri Times:  YouTube removes Billy Long ad for violating “election integrity policy”

SNL: Blunt visits Greene County, talks Dems’ elections bill and SCOTUS; Comments from Greene County Clerk Shane Schoeller

SNL: Springfield couple sentenced to house detention for Jan. 6 riot at U.S. Capitol

SNL: Indicted GOP Rep. Tricia Derges denied dismissal of charges, recusal of prosecutor

Columbia Missourian: Adrian Plank to make third consecutive bid for state representative; Columbia Democrat lost to Chuck Basye in back-to-back 14-point nail-biters

JCNT: Jay Ashcroft challenges fifth-graders to persevere, be good citizens

Brownfield Ag News: Rep. Don Rone (R-Portageville) wants $23.5 million to expand the New Madrid port along the Mississippi River 

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Rep. Danny Busick (R-Newtown) on House passage of Missouri Agriculture and Small Business Development Authority (MASBDA) tax credits

Brownfield Ag News: Gov. Parson among those waiting on next step for year-round E15 sales

St. Louis Public Radio:  St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske:  Caregivers for the disabled want higher wages; thoughts from Missouri Department of Mental Health’s Jessica Bax, others

P-D: Missouri State Parks report record attendance, campsite and cabin rentals in 2021

SNL: Missouri Healing Arts board requests court records in Agape Boarding School doctor case

St. Joseph News-Press: Evergy seeks rate hike

Columbia Missourian: Columbia woman baffled by higher monthly Ameren bill; Area sexagenarian claims Missouri Public Service Commission told her “Oh, we don’t really serve the public”

Missouri Independent: China virus roundup: Pandemic task force chief concedes that St. Louis’ four largest healthcare systems see decline in COVID hospital admissions; Fredericktown doctors put in extra effort for overweight old lady; more

St. Louis Public Radio:  St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske:  Conservative Brenda Talent to join liberal regulars on monthly “Legal Roundtable” to discuss Eric Schmitt and Missouri mask mandates

KCUR: Kevin Strickland’s latest complaint: Still waiting on autographed bat from Frank White

Daily American Republic editorial: Opposition to raising initiative petition hurdles, and redistricting processes in general

KC Star editorial: Sarcastic proposal from urban lawmakers shows GOP hypocrisy on local control of police

The Missouri Times op-ed: Rep. Alex Riley (R-Springfield): Missouri should adopt a “regulatory sandbox” to attract job creators and advance business-friendly reputation 

P-D’s Aisha Sultan: If parents sued Missouri’s attorney general

P-D letter: Ladue octogenarian praises Post-Dispatch for its “precious truth-telling journalism”

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