Friday, February 25, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KC Star: Missouri congressional delegation calls for severe sanctions on Russia

SNL: Russia vs. Ukraine: Collection of quotes from elected officials/communications staffers

P-D: Russia vs. Ukraine: Collection of quotes from elected officials/communications staffers

P-D: Former St. Louis Blues player Jim Campbell files as Republican for 4th Congressional District seat

KSGF (Springfield): Nick Reed Show: Angela Romine on why some “grassroots” people encouraged her to run against incumbent state Sen. Lincoln Hough (R-Springfield) (2:30); responds to criticisms about ladder-climbing (5:00); feeling “honored” to perhaps be a member of the Senate Conservative Caucus (8:00)

SNL’s Andrew Sullender: Recap of Angela Romine’s interview with “local right-wing talk radio host Nick Reed”; reaction from Lincoln Hough

St. Joseph News-Press: Former state Rep. Delus Johnson (R-St. Joseph) to take on Rep. J. Eggleston (R-Maysville) for Dan Hegeman’s state Senate seat Former po-po & current council hubby campaigning for Missouri House

Columbia Missourian: Senate redistricting commission plans hearing today

JCNT: Jay Ashcroft requesting $50 million for election costs

AP: Missouri Senate passes expanded Fast Track adult scholarship program

JCNT: Gov. Parson signs supplemental budget, including state worker pay plan

Missourinet: Gov. Parson signs $4.6 billion spending bill; $2 billion in federal funds for Missouri’s K-12 schools, state worker pay raises, and additional Medicaid funding

P-D: Money for raises, Medicaid expansion and schools sent to Gov. Parson and signed into law

Missouri Independent: Governor signs $4.6B spending plan, House approves bill targeting Medicaid expansion

AP: Lawmakers fight Medicaid expansion, Planned Parenthood funds

SNL: MO governor approves emergency spending for state worker raises, school dollars, Medicaid

Columbia Missourian’s Teghan Simonton and Sofi Zeman: Gov. Parson approves emergency spending bill; Comments from Democrat Jill Schupp of “Creve Couer [sic]”

KC Star: Gov. Parson signs bill to boost state worker pay, fund Medicaid expansion

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri House passes proposed amendment to control Medicaid expansion funding

KC Star: Missouri Senate passes pay raises, renews effort to block Planned Parenthood payments (evade KC Star paywall here)

The Heartlander: Bipartisan support to re-establish Missouri’s film tax credit program

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Rep. Louis Riggs (R-Hannibal) says Shelby County broadband efforts are progressing

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air with Sarah Fenske monthly “Legal Roundtable”: Trio of liberal lawyers applauds Empower Missouri suit against state, discusses ruling on Missouri law barring use of public funds on ballot measures

SE Missourian: Hovis’s ‘right to repair’ bill gets a committee hearing next week

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Rep. Danny Busick (R-Newtown) gives overview of “Right to Repair” debate, is uncertain how he’ll vote

KCUR’s Jodi Fortino: Bill from Rep. Martha Stevens (D-Columbia) would require school districts to provide period products for free; Story composed of 1,170 words about girls’ periods: 22 uses of gender-neutral menstruating “students”, zero (0) uses of “girls,” “young women” or “females”

SE Missourian: Fighting floods: MoDOT project to elevate Route 177 begins next month

KC Star editorial: Putin-enabling Trumpists like Josh Hawley need to call a wartime ceasefire on bullsh*t; “There is an F-word for this, and it’s not the one you’d shout if someone cut you off in traffic.”

JCNT editorial: Prosecuting attorney makes right call on ‘hacking’ accusation

KC Star’s Daniel Desrochers: Hawley blames Biden for Russian invasion of Ukraine, says Biden lacks faith in U.S. strength (evade KC Star paywall by reading on McClatchy DC site here) Kansas City Star declares war on Senator Hawley over Ukraine

P-D op-ed: Former U.S. Reps. Russ Carnahan and Tom Coleman: Missouri state politicians vote to limit voters’ constitutional rights

The Heartlander’s Christian Rehder: Dec. 2021: Former Republican Congressman Tom Coleman has built a reputation of slamming conservatives and Trump supporters

P-D’s Tony Messenger: With apology to Post-Dispatch reporter, Rep. Ed Lewis (R-Moberly) offers Missouri governor a lesson in class, civics

KC Star’s Jeanne Kuang: Missouri House Republicans have not given up their quest to unravel the expansion of Medicaid that voters approved in 2020

P-D letter: Dittmer septuagenarian questions Josh Hawley’s manhood, calls junior senator a “human rupture”

Joplin Globe letter: Carl Junction septuagenarian expresses anger at Rep. Bob Bromley (R-Carl Junction) over proposed Medicaid work requirement

Joplin Globe letter: Joplin sexagenarian says Spire heating bills spike at 10 times the 7.5% Consumer Price Index increase

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