Friday, February 18, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KCMO (Kansas City): Pete Mundo Show: Josh Hawley on endorsement of Vicky Hartzler, reaction to Billy Long’s criticism

KCMO (Kansas City): Pete Mundo Show: Eric Greitens on Josh Hawley’s endorsement of Vicky Hartzler (1:00); Trump supporters’ preference for him (1:15); his “30-point lead” (2:00); praise for Billy Long (4:15); recent trip to Mar-a-Lago (8:00); efforts to “expose” border patrol crisis (8:45)

97.1 FM (St. Louis): Annie Frey Show: Eric Schmitt on border crossing numbers for the month of January and what can be done about it

Missouri Independent: Cori Bush skips subcommittee hearing on “extremist threats” and defunding police movement

Missourinet: Sam Graves warns Republicans redistricting fight in Missouri Senate could backfire

KSGF (Springfield): Nick Reed Show: Sen. Mike Moon (R-Ash Grove) on why he was wearing overalls (21:45), conversation with Sen. Dave Schatz (R-Sullivan) (23:30); Mike Cierpiot’s criticism of Jim Lembke (24:50); Lincoln Hough’s “socialist program” Fast Track bill (27:45); vow to Senate leadership: “They’re going to wish they hadn’t done this” (28:50); praise for Sens. Rick Brattin, Bill Eigel, Denny Hoskins, Bob Onder (30:00)

The Missouri Times: Tom Barr (R), Greene County Circuit Clerk, announces bid for Springfield House seat

SNL: Circuit Clerk Tom Barr running for House district representing east Greene County The curse of former Missouri Democratic Party Chairman Mike Sanders still haunts Jackson County

KSHB (Kansas City): Court backs Missouri ban on using public funds for campaigns (link via

Columbia Missourian: Republicans seek election law changes

Kaiser Health News’ Bram Sable-Smith and Phil Galewitz, via St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri leaders, who long resisted Medicaid expansion, break the law with delays; Comments from health care advocacy organization “Families USA,” Georgetown’s “Center for Children and Families,” Washington University health care policy analyst Timothy McBride

Combest: 20 for 20, Part 4 (10/21/21): Missouri media’s top victimhood angle 1H 2022: Missouri expanded Medicaid in 2021, but experts are worried that it was too late; “Media coverage to include third-party quotes from health care advocacy organizations, ironically overweight health care policy analysts from liberal universities”

KC Star: Georgetown’s “Center for Children and Families”: Missouri among states with highest risk of kids losing health coverage, report finds

St. Joseph News-Press: Missouri trails behind national average in seat belt safety

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri’s veterans homes deal with staffing shortages

Columbia Missourian: Biden administration sues Missouri over Second Amendment Preservation Act

P-D: Missouri attorney general says federal lawsuit prompts suspension of ‘Safer Streets’ pact in St. Louis City

Columbia Missourian: New bills seek to strengthen provisions against sexual abusers

Missouri Independent: Missouri state health agency seeks control of Title X funds that go to Planned Parenthood

SNL: MSU plans to split leftover COVID-19 relief funds to make direct payments to some students

SNL: Springfield-Greene County Health Department sees 25 percent decrease in COVID cases in the past week

St. Louis Public Radio: COVID permavictims: Wash U. study shows higher rates of “depression”, “anxiety” in COVID-19 survivors

KC Star editorial: Trump wants to pick winners, period. But even he seems to think Eric Greitens is too pervy

P-D editorial: In defending Missouri’s unconstitutional gun law, Schmitt aids the criminals

P-D editorial: Prosecutor should have said what Missouri already knew: There was no hacking.

P-D editorial board’s “Up for Discussion” video series: Tod Robberson and Kevin McDermott: Gov. Parson still doesn’t get ‘hacking,’ and Schmitt doesn’t get the Supremacy Clause

KC Star editorial: To Eric Schmitt, the system that locked up an innocent man matters more than justice

JCNT editorial: Legislative proposals for technology task forces would keep state on cutting edge

Missouri Independent’s Phill Brooks: Reflections on congressional redistricting from the 1970s to the present

KC Star “Service Journalism Team’s” Natalie Wallington: Missouri makes it hard to vote by mail, and state lawmakers are trying to make it even harder – here are some “pro tips” to overcome the barriers

Joplin Globe op-ed: Rep. Cody Smith (R-Carthage) attempting to thwart will of the people, Missouri courts

The Missouri Times op-ed: Vinnie Clubb: Changes to statute of limitations are a must for Missouri

Missouri Independent’s Rebecca Rivas: Missouri’s black lawmakers want to recognize “Black History Month,” but GOP lawmakers are seeking to ban critical race theory

P-D letter: Former Democratic state rep candidate Ed Shew, who lost 36-point nailbiter in 2016: GOP state lawmakers are heartless”

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