Tuesday, February 22, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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Combest: Happy Filing Day, losers! How to Win an Election Silver Medal (Without Really Trying): A step-by-step guide for #moleg candidates

KWTO (Springfield): Vicky Hartzler on Russia-Ukraine status (2:50); what Biden should have done (3:15); what the U.S. should do now (4:00); why Putin doesn’t respect Biden (6:00); her work to boost military spending (8:00); her advantages over other GOP U.S. Senate candidates (9:45)

KCUR: Rep. Emanuel Cleaver hopes to spend money on “zero emissions” transit line from Independence to Kansas City, Kansas

P-D: Former Florissant Mayor Tom Schneider says he’ll run for U.S. Senate as independent

The Missouri Times:  Sen. Bob Onder (R-Lake Saint Louis) makes St. Charles county executive race official

P-D: GOP Sen. Bob Onder to run for St. Charles County executive

The Missouri Times:  Capitol Briefs: Tracy McCreery endorsed by Missouri State Council of Firefighters

CDT: Democrat Adrian Plank to make third run for state representative, will take on Chimene Schwach in primary

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Rep. Chuck Basye (R-Rocheport) on Medicaid work requirements for able-bodied adults

Joplin Globe: ‘Giant piles of cash’: Rep. Cody Smith (R-Carthage) reports on Missouri House budget process

Missouri Independent: Flaw discovered by a Post-Dispatch reporter existed in state-run website since Jay Nixon’s first term as governor

P-D: Police probe shows Missouri data weakness existed a decade​ before Post-Dispatch exposed it

SNL: Republican senators broke deadlock last week, Sen. Lincoln Hough’s workforce scholarship bill among first to move

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Rep. Louis Riggs (R-Hannibal) filing more broadband bills: “Folks in the Senate haven’t done a bloody thing all session except argue”

The Missouri Times:  Lawmakers consider rape shield bill from Sen. Holly Thompson Rehder (R-Scott City) to protect victims

KC Star’s Katie Bernard, Jeanne Kuang and Sarah Ritter: GOP “Parents’ Bill of Rights” bills are making teachers feel under attack

P-D: Religious groups on tap to manage Missouri tax-credit scholarships

Missourinet: Sen. Karla Eslinger (R-Wasola) wants Missouri high schoolers to fill out Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application before graduating

SE Missourian: State commission says January casino gaming numbers down in Southeast Missouri

Missouri Independent: Texts reveal last-ditch efforts to save Gov. Parson’s health director

JCNT: 180 new Eagle Scouts honored in Capitol ceremony

Joplin Globe editorial: Leave initiative petition alone

P-D editorial: Term limits reduce Missouri politicians’ effectiveness, empowering lobbyists

St. Joseph News-Press editorial: With this Missouri Senate, schools should worry about federal funding

St. Joseph News-Press editorial: A modest proposal for texting-while-driving legislation

The Missouri Times op-ed:  Missouri Soybean Association’s Dane Diehl: A beetle and the EPA want to send my Bates County farm back to the stone ages

The Missouri Times op-ed:  Rep. Bruce DeGroot (R-Ellisville): My “Judicial Privacy Act” will give Missouri judges much-needed protection

P-D op-ed: Former AP reporter who served as school district comms flack: Eric Schmitt’s lawsuits against mask mandates caused me anxiety, and then I quit my job

Columbia Missourian letter: Shrewsbury septuagenarian says initiative petition proposals represent “election sabotage”

P-D letter: University City sexagenarian says GOP state lawmakers are “devious” and seek to “sabotage” democracy

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