Thursday, February 24, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times’ Kaitlyn Schallhorn: Letter from the editor: A goodbye to Missouri

The Missouri Times: Roy Blunt named 2021 Statesman of the Year

Brownfield Ag News: Blunt, addressing Missouri House, says state is positioned to be world ag leader

JCNT: Blunt encourages lawmakers to work together for benefit of state

Fox 2 (St. Louis): After speech to Missouri House, Blunt weighs in on Russia-Ukraine war and GOP U.S. Senate primary

Missouri Independent: Blunt offers unconditional support for winner of Missouri GOP Senate primary

SNL: Roy Blunt says he will support Republican nominee to replace him, weighs in on state of MO politics

Columbia Missourian: Sen. Roy Blunt addresses Missouri House on keys to consensus

P-D: Hawley doubles down on support for Hartzler; Blunt stays neutral in GOP primary

97.1 FM Talk: Marc Cox Morning Show: Missouri Democratic Party Chairman Michael Butler: “We have two guys in Lucas Kunce and Scott Sifton” who are serious candidates for U.S. Senate (3:00); Missouri Scout’s reporting on anti-Kunce push poll and whether Kunce is a true progressive (4:30); Jack Danforth’s comments on funding spoiler candidate (2:40); thoughts on Missouri congressional redistricting (6:00)

Washington Missourian: Dave Schatz loans $1 million to his U.S. Senate campaign

JCNT: Filing Day recap: U.S. Senate, 4th Congressional District, local legislative races

KCMO (Kansas City): Pete Mundo Show: Vicky Hartzler on protecting women’s sports from male competition (1:45); mental health crisis among young people (3:45); response to Billy Long comparing her to Liz Cheney (6:45); response to Jack Danforth’s threat to fund a spoiler candidate (8:50)

KCMO (Kansas City): Pete Mundo Show: Eric Schmitt on southern border (0:50); what he’s seen on trips to the border (2:45); reaction to Hawley endorsing Hartzler, and advantages over other candidates (6:00); thoughts on Trump endorsement (8:20); lawsuits fighting mask mandates (9:20)

The Missouri Times: Exclusive: Taylor Burks brings in $550K+ ahead of filing day in 4th Congressional District bid

SNL: Man seeking to fill Democratic ballot slot in 7th Congressional District says he was once a Republican

Washington Missourian: Filing Day recap: Details on local state Senate and state rep races

St. Joseph News-Press: Filing Day recap: Local state representatives file for reelection

AP: Missouri GOP rejects filing fee from Rep. Patricia Derges

KRCG (Jefferson City): Gov. Parson unveils Project Eagle apprenticeship program for service members in Missouri National Guard

KOMU (Columbia): Resolution from Rep. Adam Schnelting (R-St. Peters) would create ‘Department of the National Guard’

JCNT: Governor celebrates agriculture with 300 FFA students, sets policy priorities

Brownfield Ag News: Gov. Parson proclaims “FFA Week”

Columbia Missourian: Missouri lawmakers consider implementing political party registration

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri Senate passes budget funding for schools, state employee raises and Medicaid

P-D: Missouri Senate overcomes dress code dilemma, approves $4.5 billion spending plan

Fulton Sun: Several Missouri bills seek to drum up more teachers, staff

P-D: Bill from Rep. Dottie Bailey (R-Eureka) aims to track how many Missouri kids are taken out of school and why

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Rep. Danny Busick (R-Newtown) signs on as co-sponsor of the SAFE (Save Adolescents From Experimentation) Act; bill would protect minors from gender reassignment surgeries and hormones

Columbia Missourian: House panel considers loosening gun restrictions for churchgoers

AP: Missouri House bill could let more school staff carry guns

Columbia Missourian: Bill from Rep. Chris Dinkins (R-Annapolis) could expand who carries firearms in schools

The Heartlander: Bill from Rep. Phil Christofanelli (R-St. Peters) would shield cryptocurrency from some taxes

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske “Legal Roundtable” preview: Trio of liberal lawyers to cheer Empower Missouri’s lawsuit against Missouri over phone call hold times

Washington Missourian: MoDOT plans to spend more than $5.3 million on improving Highway 50

SNL: Missouri Agape Boarding School doctor faces more child sex abuse charges

Joplin Globe: COVID-19 cases continue to fall at area hospitals

AP: With COVID cases waning, St. Louis County drops mask mandate

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis County to drop mask mandate starting next week

P-D: County executive to end St. Louis County’s mask mandate on Monday

St. Joseph News-Press editorial: Gov. Parson should have called special session on redistricting last fall

P-D editorial: A governor clueless about computers has no business overseeing cybersecurity

Joplin Globe editorial: Mike Moon wrong, but punishment too harsh

Joplin Globe editorial: How about a Missouri sales tax holiday for severe weather?

The Missouri Times op-ed: Ron Calzone: True IP reform: Ratification by concurrent majority

The Missouri Times op-ed: Rep. Doug Richey (R-Excelsior Springs): Compromise and obstruction: A case for charter funding equity

Missouri Independent’s Jason Hancock: Gov. Parson’s claim that reporter hacked state website crashes headlong into reality

Columbia Missourian’s David Rosman: Medicaid proposal from Rep. Cody Smith (R-Carthage) show he needs to read The Bible

Kansas City Beacon’s Madison Hopkins, via Missouri Independent: Sheltered workshop or community jobs? Missouri debates disabled adults in the workforce

P-D letter: St. Louis City septuagenarian says Danforth was wrong on Clarence Thomas and Josh Hawley, thinks Missourians should disregard former senator’s thoughts on U.S. Senate spoiler candidate

KC Star letter: Easterseals Midwest’s St. Louis President and CEO Wendy Sullivan applauds Gov. Parson’s budget

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