Tuesday, March 1, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times: Exclusive: Vicky Hartzler endorsed by pro-life activist Abby Johnson

Fox4 KC: Twitter blocked Missouri’s U.S. Rep. Hartzler for ‘violating rules’ (link via

KC Star’s Daniel Desrochers: Missouri U.S. Senate candidate suspended from Twitter after anti-transgender post; “’Men pretending to be women’” is a statement often used to reject the identity of transgender people” (evade KC Star paywall via McClatchy DC site here)

SNL: Recap: Eric Schmitt, Eric Greitens speak at CPAC

The Missouri Times: Photos: The Missouri Times Statesman of the Year event with Senator Roy Blunt

SNL: The People’s Convoy, protesting vaccine mandates, rolled through Springfield en route to Washington DC

Joplin Globe: Crowds gather in support of convoy protesting pandemic restrictions

P-D: Cross-country trucker protest against COVID vaccine mandates rolls through Missouri

KC Star: As first Capitol riot trial begins, here is an update on Missouri cases

The Missouri Times: Mike Kehoe backed by Missouri Fraternal Order of Police in gubernatorial bid

The Missouri Times: Dottie Bailey not seeking re-election to House seat

SNL: Missouri GOP rejects Rep. Tricia Derges’ re-election paperwork; attorney wants face-to-face meeting

Missourinet: Missouri launches largest National Guard apprenticeship program in the U.S.

P-D: Missouri tax agency glitch shines another spotlight on state’s technology woes

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Rep. Peggy McGaugh (R-Carrollton) outlines main provisions of the supplemental budget

Columbia Missourian: House could consider funding state universities based on graduates’ salaries

JCNT: Agricultural economic development bills advancing

Missouri Independent: Push for expanded Missouri gambling puts casinos, video operators in opposing camps

Columbia Missourian: Legislation would empower pharmacists to distribute opioid addiction drug

Columbia Missourian: Legislators and activists want state to address child sex trafficking

JCNT: Missouri lawmakers push for reforms, education on human trafficking

St. Joseph News-Press: Bill from Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer (R-Parkville) would support bond between incarcerated moms, newborns

Columbia Missourian: Bill from Rep. Lane Roberts (RJoplin) would create violent offender registry

KCUR: Researchers from Oxford University and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine claim “stand your ground” laws in Missouri and other states lead to more gun violence

Columbia Missourian: House bill would require local governments to pay for EV chargers

JCNT: MoDOT shifts from winter storms to potholes

SE Missourian: Cape Girardeau County EMA to suspend COVID briefings

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis City mandate expires soon, but health director still recommends masks

Columbia Missourian’s Noelle Alviz-Gransee: Black History Month wrapup: MU’s Department of Black Studies speaker series concludes with former surgeon general Jerome Adams; no mention of which president appointed Adams to post (Donald Trump)

P-D: Black History Month wrap-up: Bill to end “hair-based discrimination” moves forward in Missouri House

The Missouri Times op-ed: Wesley Scroggins: A criticism of “The Dave Schatz Leadership Style”

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