Wednesday, February 9, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KCMO (Kansas City): Pete Mundo Show: 4th Congressional GOP candidate Taylor Burks on background (1:15); campaign priorities including foreign relations and election security (2:15); thoughts on Russia-Ukraine (6:00)

Columbia Missourian:  Democrats David Smith, Kathy Steinhoff announce candidacies in new House districts

The Missouri Times: Redistricting Rumble: Senate begins marathon debate on congressional maps; Live blog of ongoing debate

Columbia Missourian:  Senators filibuster through the night on redistricting

KC Star: Missouri Senate filibuster of map hits 24 hours

KWOS (Jefferson City): The KWOS Morning Show with Austin Petersen and John Marsh: Rep. Raychel Proudie (D-Ferguson) on supporting Sara Walsh’s gas tax repeal (1:30); state worker pay raise (2:00); congressional redistricting (2:30); civil asset forfeiture (5:00); expungement as part of recreational marijuana legalization (6:00); support for 2nd Amendment (7:00); opposition to SAPA (8:00); qualified immunity (9:15)

JCNT:  Legislators, witnesses push for repeal of Missouri gas tax hike

JCNT:  Missouri House expected to take up state worker pay plan this week

Columbia Missourian:  Bill restricting public policy discussion in schools draws opposition from educators

The Missouri Times: Capitol Briefs: McCloskeys keep their law licenses, for now

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis attorneys who defended home against roving protester mob put on probation to keep law licenses

P-D: Missouri high court places McCloskeys on probation as lawyers

Missouri Independent: Judicial commission begins work on Missouri Senate redistricting

SE Missourian:  Pro-life groups launch new program focused on healing, grace

JCNT:  Two dozen abortion-related bills await Missouri Legislature

Missouri Independent: Missouri Supreme Court tosses laws that blocked 2019 abortion bill referendum

P-D: Missouri Supreme Court finds Ashcroft abortion maneuver unconstitutional

KC Star:  Missouri Supreme Court tosses signature rules that derailed challenge to abortion law

Missouri Independent: Missouri Supreme Court: Medical marijuana application info must be disclosed in appeals

KC Star:  Missouri can’t keep applications of medical marijuana licensees secret, high court says

KC Star: Federal judge rules against mixed-race Park Hill students disciplined for slavery petition

KC Star:  COVID cases keep dropping in KC

JCNT:  Cole County sees decrease in COVID cases, hospitalizations

Joplin Globe:  COVID-19 tests, positivity rates decrease regionally after January peak

St. Louis Public Radio:  St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske:  Michael Politte wins parole; will leave Missouri prison this April after 20 years

KC Star: Missouri man who maintains innocence in mother’s murder granted parole after 23 years

P-D editorial: Missouri Republicans just can’t stop trying to sabotage Medicaid expansion

Washington Missourian editorial:  Donald Kauerauf steamrolled by a campaign of distortions, misinformation and outright lies

Kaiser Health News’ Lauren Weber, via Missouri Independent: Legislature’s rejection of Missouri governor’s health director shows extent of national rift

Columbia Missourian’s George Kennedy:  Schmitt’s ambition for Senate abuses power of current state office

KC Star “Service Journalism Team’s” Natalie Wallington:  Did your Spire bill go way up this winter? Here’s why and what you can do about it;  Facts from Spire, opinions from “Kansas City’s chapter of the Sunrise Movement, a national youth-led environmental organization”

KC Star’s Luke Nozicka:  Kevin Strickland compensation series:  Gov. Parson unsure who should pay the wrongly convicted in Missouri, like Kevin Strickland

KC Star letters:  Kansas City woman opposes GOP bill on school curriculum;  Kansas City man calls GOP legislators “backwards” and “stupid,” wants more funding for MoDOT and teacher pay raises

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