Sunday, February 20, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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P-D: Independent ‘must’ run for Missouri Senate seat, Danforth says, citing poll he paid for; 85-year-old also endorses Better Election’s ranked-choice voting proposal

SNL: Conservative pastor Alex Bryant joins southwest Missouri’s congressional race MAGA Mark Alford denounces Hillary and supports truckers

CDT: U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Maryland) relives Trump impeachments during University of Missouri symposium; Rally emcee praises “tremendous value” of Trump’s impeachment, says Blunt and Hawley declined invitation to anti-Trump event

JCNT: Proposed budget encourages staff in Department of Mental Health

JCNT: Two Fulton State Hospital projects in proposed budget

Washington Missourian: Area GOP lawmakers hold diverse views on state worker pay raises; Reps. Nate Tate, John Simmons favor $12 per hour compared to $15 plan backed by Sen. Dave Schatz

JCNT: Lawmakers to consider $500M renovation project for Capitol

JCNT: Ameren Missouri to invest $8.4B in grid modernization

KC Star editorial: Missouri attorney general investigating how Hickman Mills school board does business

Washington Missourian editorial: Why the deaths of older people with underlying medical conditions should still be called “COVID deaths”

P-D’s Kevin McDermott: Why I’m voting for Eric Greitens in August to sabotage Republicans in November

KC Star op-ed: United for Missouri’s Carl Bearden: Fellow Missouri conservatives, we must keep petition power in the hands of the people

SNL op-ed: Former TV reporter Nikki Ogle: Missouri’s A+ Scholarship program and Ozarks Technical Community College was my launch pad for success

P-D’s Tony Messenger: On schools and dress codes, Eric Schmitt contradicts his record — again

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