Monday, March 7, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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This Week in Missouri Politics: Jim Talent talks with Scott Faughn about Russia’s military errors (0:50); why Missourians should care (2:30); two reasons why Russia will lose (4:30); U.S. expanding its commitments while weakening its power (8:00); panel of Rep. Tony Lovasco (R-O’Fallon) and Rasheen Aldridge (D-St. Louis City), Carpenters’ Mark Dalton and St. Louis City alderman candidate Mike Gras (D) on status of congressional map and Steve Roberts vs. Cori Bush (15:00); Missouri pols uniting behind Ukraine (19:45); GOP U.S. Senate primary (23:15); Jack Danforth’s meddling machinations (24:15); Who won the week: Mike Kehoe, Rep. Mike O’Donnell (R-St. Louis County), Missouri House, St. Louis City Dems, Matthew Porter of MS Society, Igor Shalai

Joplin Globe: Republican U.S. Senate and U.S. House contenders gather for annual Lincoln Day event in Joplin

KODE (Joplin): Video: Republican candidates share plans for the future during the annual Lincoln Day fundraiser: Billy Long takes aim at Vicky Hartzler’s voting record

JCNT: State of Judiciary rescheduled for Tuesday

JCNT: COVID-relief funds released to mid-Missouri school districts

Missouri Independent: Schools left ‘scrambling’ after Missouri treasurer tied bond deals to AG’s COVID demands

Missourinet: Bill could set up baby nurseries behind prison walls

JCNT: Bill from Rep. Michael Davis (R-Kansas City) would create maximum charge for inmate phone calls

JCNT: Missouri State Penitentiary tour season starts

JCNT: Advocates prepare to rally around children; Comments from Kids Win Missouri’s Casey Hanson, others

Washington Missourian: Washington’s city physician: OK to relax COVID measures

KC Star: The CDC’s mask guidelines changed. Which counties are high or low risk around KC?

JCNT editorial: Government overreach with eviction bans

P-D editorial: As Missouri gun deaths mount, lawmakers aim to shoot down remaining safeguards

P-D’s Tony Messenger: With this public safety success story, Cori Bush and Joe Biden are on the same page

KC Star’s Daniel Desrochers: Thoughts on Missouri U.S. Senate GOP primary, Trump vs. McConnell, and Jan. 6 Capitol riots Gov. Parson should stop Internets beef with journalist

P-D’s Grace Zokovitch: Missouri Republicans look to throw a little shade on the Sunshine Law

KCUR’s Alex Smith: Despite best efforts from Missouri Foundation for Health and Health Forward Foundation, thousands of Kansas Citians can’t get Medicaid coverage because Missouri’s process is illegally slow; third-party quotes from “patient experience advocate” Sharonda Hooker, Washington University health care policy analyst Timothy McBride

Combest: 20 for 20, Part 4 (10/21/21): Missouri media’s top victimhood angle 1H 2022: Missouri expanded Medicaid in 2021, but experts are still “worried”; “Media coverage to include third-party quotes from health care advocacy organizations, ironically overweight health care policy analysts from liberal universities”

P-D letter: Chesterfield man wants readers to complain to state lawmakers about Medicaid expansion

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