Monday, February 7, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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SNL: 7th Congressional GOP primary campaign fundraising update – plus associated PACs

This Week in Missouri Politics: Sen. Bill Eigel (R-Weldon Spring) talks with Scott Faughn about opposition to Donald Kauerauf (0:45); never receiving a call from Gov. Parson (2:45); congressional redistricting (4:30); how Caleb Rowden should deal with the Conservative Caucus (9:55); Panel of Steve Stenger consigliere Patrick Lynn, Democratic attorney Sam Gladney, GOP consultant Gregg Keller, GOP state Senate candidate Jeff Roorda on Donald Kauerauf (15:50); congressional redistricting (22:15); GOP U.S. Senate primary (25:30)

P-D: Booming Missouri medical marijuana industry bets on full legalization in 2022

Columbia Missourian: Initiative petitions overhaul set for state House debate

Missourinet: Missouri opening a dozen 24-hour crisis centers to help Missourians with a variety of needs, including mental health, welfare handouts and Medicaid signups

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Rep. Chuck Basye (R-Rocheport) on fighting revisionist history and hatred in school curriculum, gives update on other education bills

St. Joseph News-Press: School board member optimistic Gov. Parson plan will boost teacher pay

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Missouri Task Force One bill from Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch (R-Hallsville) moves out of committee

KC Star: Medicaid advocates complain about state’s residency-verification process

St. Louis Public Radio: Why so few houses have earthquake insurance near Missouri’s New Madrid Seismic Zone

Missouri Independent: Missouri bills would offer incentives for grocery stores, urban farms to eliminate “food deserts”; Sen. Barbara Washington (DKansas City) thinks tax credits for “entrepreneurs” will convince urbanites to start eating vegetables

Columbia Missourian’s Danielle Duclos: Constitutional amendment would gut Missouri’s Medicaid expansion, reversing what was voters passed in 2020 and bringing back the control that conservative Republicans want

KCUR’s Gina Kaufmann: Cautious Kansas Citians like me take refuge at The Campground, where everybody knows you’re vaxxed and we “giggle” at the ignorant unvaccinated; “At the host’s stand, I showed my vaccination card with all the eagerness of a 21-year-old showing ID”

P-D letter: Former Post-Dispatch/Beacon/St. Louis Public Radio reporter Dale Singer mocks Gov. Parson for Kauerauf kerfuffle

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