Friday, February 4, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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AP: Lucas Kunce raises most candidate committee funds among Senate hopefuls in Missouri

Missouri Independent: Pro-Greitens PAC hits Eric Schmitt on China in ad airing during Olympics opening ceremony

The Missouri Times:  Sam Alexander endorsed by Michael Flynn in CD 7 race

The Missouri Times:  How Trish Gunby and Sara Walsh balance the Legislature and running for Congress

KERA (Dallas): KERA hires veteran newsroom leader from St. Louis Post-Dispatch; Gilbert Bailon says he’ll focus on “race, gender, immigration status, language, culture, sexual orientation, socio-economic background and religion”

JCNT: Nonprofits welcome governor’s pledge of $20 million

Columbia Missourian: Staff shortages at state hospitals causing ‘a workforce crisis’

Missouri Independent: Missouri transportation chief under fire for bucking lawmakers on pay raise plan

The Missouri Times:  Freedom From Religion wants Parson to apologize for ‘Christian values’ tweet

P-D: Only Christians need apply? Missouri governor’s ‘Christian values’ statement prompts legal concerns

St. Louis Public Radio: Politically Speaking: Sen. Caleb Rowden (R-Columbia) on Kauerauf, redistricting, supplemental budget

The Missouri Times:  Congressional redistricting back in Senate next week

The Missouri Times:  Report: UM System has $6.5B impact on Missouri

Columbia Missourian: University of Missouri System generates $6.5 billion for the state, study shows

Washington Missourian: School officials don’t support push to change how school board elections are conducted

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis has thousands of vacant properties. Bill from Rep. Michael O’Donnell (R-Oakville) aims to change that

Washington Missourian: Senate confirms Margy Eckelkamp to conservation commission

P-D editorial: Hawley posts a fist-pump to ignorance with his position on Ukraine

KC Star editorial: MoDOT director isn’t the problem. Missouri has money for roads and state worker raises

St. Joseph News-Press editorial: Kauerauf incident shows what happens when the mob affects public policy

Joplin Globe editorial: GOP lawmakers support anti-vaccine protesters and election deniers over a LGBTQIA* history exhibit

P-D editorial: Gov. Parson’s ‘Christian values’ litmus test is blatantly unconstitutional

CDT op-ed: Show-Me Institute’s Aaron Hedlund: Flood of federal money is not a free pass for a spending binge

KC Star op-ed: Northwest Missouri State University President John Jasinski: Missouri’s congressional delegation should support doubling of Pell Grants

The Missouri Times op-ed: Bettendorf, Iowa Mayor Bob Gallagher: Proposed railroad merger threatens vitality of Mississippi River communities

Missouri Independent’s Phill Brooks: Legislative targeting of education

KC Star “Service Journalism Team’s” Joseph Hernandez: Feeling down in the dumps weeks after catching COVID? You might be a victim of long-tail COVID

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