Sunday, February 27, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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Washington Missourian: Blunt talks infrastructure, Amtrak funding, broadband internet – and what might make him endorse in the GOP U.S. Senate primary

KC Star: One trucker convoy pulls the plug, but another is scheduled to roll through Missouri March 3-4 to protest federal vaccine mandates

JCNT: Missouri House GOP seeks to transform elections

JCNT: Governor proposes $722 million investment in child care

Washington Missourian: Gov. Parson looks to serve up more funding for senior centers

JCNT: Proposed teacher pay raise could be tough on local district budgets, veteran teachers

JCNT: Eviction moratoriums: unlawful or lifeline? Lawmakers hear both sides of issue

Twitter: KC Star statehouse reporter Jeanne Kuang quits after 13 months, will cover “inequality” for left-wing California content creator

KC Star’s Jonathan Shorman and Jeanne Kuang: Filibusters and overalls: Inside the Missouri Senate’s dysfunctional ‘embarrassment’

KC Star’s Jonathan Shorman: Who’s at the center of the Missouri Senate’s dysfunction? Meet the Conservative Caucus

KC Star’s Jonathan Shorman and Jeanne Kuang: Five moments from inside the Missouri legislative gridlock; Comments from Bill Eigel of “Weldon Springs [sic]”, others

KC Star: Missouri Senate audio clips: Missouri Senators trade barbs amid filibusters, standstill

Joplin Globe: MoDOT plans street and bridge projects for Joplin

KY3 (Springfield): Springfield woman warns others of coyote breeding season after her pet was violently attacked; Comments from Missouri Department of Conservation

Columbia Missourian: Black History Month wrap-up: Members of Missouri Black Caucus lay out goals for session

SNL: Black History Month wrap-up: As Springfield becomes less white, some Democrats fantasize about sending a black state rep to Jefferson City

P-D editorial: ‘Ranked-choice’ would give voters more options and defang toxic partisanship

Joplin Globe op-ed: Better Elections treasurer David Roland: Better Elections amendment gives power to Missouri voters, not politicians and special interests

Kansas City Beacon: “Health care accountability reporter” Madison Hopkins, sponsored by Health Forward Foundation: Sheltered workshop or community jobs? Inside Missouri’s debate over disabled adults in the workforce

The Missouri Times op-ed: Rep. Patty Lewis (D-Kansas City): By eliminating the diaper tax, we can help parents pay for the essentials

Report for America’s Maria Benevento, via Kansas City Beacon: Missouri lawmakers finally give Missouri schools the $1.9 billion in COVID relief funds they are owed

NPR’s “Reflect America Fellow” diversity placement program’s Pien Huang, via KCUR: CDC says Americans can now go unmasked in many parts of the country — just not Kansas City

KC Star letter: Kansas City woman unhappy with Missouri’s “gerrymandered” congressional and state Senate districts

SNL letter: Missouri Coalition for the Environment’s Joe Pitts: GOP state lawmakers’ “Regulatory Sandbox” plan unfair and unconstitutional

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