Thursday, February 10, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times:  Jason Smith officially announces re-election bid

SE Missourian: With pass on Senate bid, Smith hopes to serve as ‘strong voice’ in aim for Ways and Means chairman

KC Star: Rep. Jason Smith passes on U.S. Senate bid to run for reelection to House of Representatives MO AG Schmitt fights GoFundMe over ‘Freedom Convoy’ donations

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): USDA Rural Development State Director Kyle Wilkens discusses $250,000 grant for Moberly Natural Crush

The Missouri Times:  1st general revenue report of 2022 shows increased gains over last year

The Missouri Times:  House advances state worker pay increase — but not for all

JCNT: State worker pay increase headed for final Missouri House vote

Missouri Independent: Missouri House refuses to accept Gov. Parson plan for $15 base pay for state jobs

Columbia Missourian: Scaled-back plan for state raises advances in House

KWOS (Jefferson City):  The KWOS Morning Show with Austin Petersen and John Marsh: Rep. Tony Lovasco (R-O’Fallon) on harm reduction policies (1:15); initiative petition process improvements (2:45); sports betting legislation (5:50); texting-while-driving laws (7:30)

The Missouri Times: Redistricting Rumble: Updated look at updates on the marathon congressional redistricting debate

The Missouri Times:  Some senators miffed at colleagues running for Congress jumping into redistricting process

The Missouri Times:  Senate woman put on uplifting show of unity amid filibuster

Missouri Independent: As Missouri redistricting filibuster resumes, women senators decry ‘self serving’ debate

Columbia Missourian: Women senators speak against filibuster as it delays other legislation

JCNT: Judiciary panel hears bills from Rep. Rudy Veit (R-Wardsville) on changes of venue, monitoring devices

Brownfield Ag News: County regulation litigation affecting agriculture on its way to Missouri Supreme Court

SNL: Missouri Board of Education forms commission to address urgent teacher shortage, improve pay

Columbia Missourian: Proposed tax deduction for teachers heard by House committee

St. Joseph News-Press: NEA calls for standardized testing delay for second year

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis Public Schools boosters enjoy a day trip to the Capitol

P-D: St. Louis City Public School advocates visit Jefferson City to complain about funding

SE Missourian: Need Real ID? Cape Girardeau County’s archivists may be helpful

Columbia Missourian: Thousands of abandoned oil and gas wells litter Missouri. Help is on the way.

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): COVID cases dropping in Moberly schools

Joplin Globe editorial: Missouri should eliminate sales tax on groceries

KC Star op-ed: Former St. Louis University Law School prof Alan Howard: Josh Hawley proved he’s not just antidemocratic in coup attempt. He’s also a sloppy lawyer

P-D’s Jack Suntrup: Frustration mounts in Missouri Senate as hard-liners block redistricting action for third day

Columbia Missourian’s David Rosman: Gov. Parson is a hypocrite; thoughts on “Christian values” statement

KC Star “Service Journalism Team’s” Natalie Wallington: Missouri’s minimum wage went up this year—but it’s not enough to live on in Kansas City; Thoughts from union-funded fast food agitators Stand Up KC

KC Star “Service Journalism Team’s” Natalie Wallington: KC COVID cases are in freefall, but we can’t let our guard down

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