Friday, February 11, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Official 2022 Missouri Lincoln Day Bingo Card

Missouri Independent: Cori Bush among liberals adding new demands for Biden’s SCOTUS pick

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Legal MO 2022’s Jack Cardetti promotes his recreational marijuana ballot initiative, with support from UMKC Law School’s Ellen Suni

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: The rise of the Senate Conservative Caucus: “A group of seven ultraconservative hard-line state senators … making progress difficult” (12:50): Thoughts from Missouri Independent’s Jason Hancock and University of Missouri political science professor Peverill Squire

The Missouri Times: Redistricting Rumble: Updates on the marathon congressional redistricting debate

93.9 FM The Eagle (Columbia): Wake Up Columbia with Stephanie Bell and Branden Rathert: Sen. Holly Rehder (R-Sikeston) on why she supports 6-2 map; why breaking up Kansas City doesn’t make sense (2:00); why 7-1 map risks losing GOP seats in strong Dem years (3:00); path forward, including Sen. Hoskins getting both military bases in one district (5:15); desire to stop “character assassination” (6:30); examples of hate e-mail in support of 7-1 map (7:30)

Joplin Globe: Gov. Parson emphasizes importance of funding education, workforce development in Joplin visit

Columbia Missourian: Lawmakers try again to protect ballot integrity through voter ID; Liberals react emotionally to James Harris’ testimony

The Missouri Times:  House passes measures to raise threshold for initiative petitions

AP: Higher bar for Missouri ballot measures OK’d by state House

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri House approves supplemental budget, raises standards for initiative petitions

SNL: Missouri House approves spending for Medicaid expansion, state worker raises and schools

P-D: Gov. Parson disagrees with House decision to scale back raises for Missouri state workers

Columbia Missourian: House advances bill from Rep. Travis Fitzwater (R-Holts Summit) to help small businesses and entrepreneurs

Brownfield Ag News: Missouri eminent domain legislation passes House committee

Missouri Independent: MoDOT seeks ruling to free state road fund from lawmakers’ control

Columbia Missourian: Awaiting lawmaker approval, Columbia Public Schools, districts statewide at risk of losing ESSER III funds

Columbia Missourian: Bill to expand ‘castle doctrine’ rejected by Senate committee

P-D: Measure derided as the ‘Make Murder Legal Act’ killed in Missouri Senate committee

The Missouri Times:  Capitol Briefs: Evergy introduces charging stations rebate program

Fox 2 (St. Louis): Mo. Department of Conservation to host trivia night in Kirkwood

KFVS (Cape Girardeau): More than 9,800 feral hogs removed in Mo. feral hog elimination partnership

Missouri Independent: Missouri bill to prevent hair discrimination advances

JCNT editorial: State rightly looks to pay off debt

The Missouri Times op-ed:  Blake Hurst: For Missouri farmers, Kalena Bruce clear choice in race for Congress

The Missouri Times op-ed:  Missouri Farm Bureau President Garrett Hawkins: Climate-smart before climate-smart was cool

KC Star’s Mara Rose Williams: I attended another “We The People of Jackson County” meeting after bashing them once, and the host was not very nice to me; Also, I noticed some women not clapping for Eric Greitens but they wouldn’t talk to me about it

P-D op-ed: J. Bradley Young: Schmitt’s lawsuits help keep power in check, ensure officials are following the law

P-D op-ed: St. Louis County Prosecutor Wesley Bell (D): Legislature must not be allowed to handcuff law enforcement

Kansas City Beacon’s Josh Merchant, via KCUR: Missouri bill would revoke license of doctors who prescribe gender-affirming hormones for children

SNL’s Galen Bacharier: Burlison’s ‘Make Murder Legal Act’ dies in Legislature

SNL’s Galen Bacharier: Why does Gov. Parson oppose Missouri Holocaust education commission request for state funding?

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