Saturday, February 5, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times: Schmitt, Greitens release dueling China ads to air during Olympics

Brownfield Ag News: Missouri Farm Bureau calling for farmer support against the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers reinstating WOTUS

JCNT: MoDOT: Cold temperatures have slowed road clearing

Missouri Independent: Bankruptcy of failed Missouri factory project nears end after 10 years in court; Mamtek promoters promised prosperity, jobs and delivered debt, embezzlement of construction funds

Columbia Missourian: Redistricting impasse spurs talk of changing primary election date

P-D: Gov. Parson’s push for state worker raises could be upended by fellow Missouri Republicans

P-D: Missouri high court to hear challenge to controversial gun law

SE Missourian: Rep. Rick Francis (R-Cape Girardeau) firmly opposed to Burlison’s self-defense bill, other area lawmakers defer comment

Columbia Missourian: Senators hope to expand Medicaid coverage for new mothers

St. Louis Public Radio:  St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske:  Area rabbi, law school prof complain about Gov. Parson’s “Christian values” tweet

P-D: Responding to criticism, Gov. Parson’s office says he ‘has never required a religious litmus test’

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Rep. Louis Riggs (R-Hannibal) reports on broadband bill hearing

Missouri Independent: Bipartisan Missouri bills aim to ban out-of-school suspensions through the third grade

KMBC (Kansas City): Missouri farmers support right-to-repair bill (link via

KC Star: Police investigating three break-ins at medical marijuana dispensaries in Kansas City

P-D: Gov. Parson appoints former Rep. Robert Cornejo (R-St. Peters) as associate circuit judge

KCTV (Kansas City): Spire customers in Missouri see increased bills (link via

Joplin Globe: Health officials report decline in COVID-19 cases following omicron-fueled spike in January

Midwest Newsroom’s Kavahn Mansouri, via St. Louis Public Radio: Missouris Second Amendment Preservation Act makes it harder to stop crime. Now Iowa will consider a similar bill

KC Star’s Kaitlin Washburn: Gun control advocacy series, sponsored by Missouri Foundation for Health and Report for America: Missouri woman speaks out against gun violence for national awareness week

The Missouri Times op-ed: Rep. Bruce DeGroot (R-Ellisville): Missouri’s Sunshine Law must be revised

The Missouri Times op-ed: Christina Mosley: Big government aims to kill cottage industry in Missouri to help retailers

Columbia Missourian letter: Columbia sexagenarian says Josh Hawley is a racist

Columbia Missourian letter: Saint Louis Head Start Organization for Education leader praises DESE for literacy grants

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