Wednesday, December 21, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KC Star: Josh Hawley bill would ban TikTok from government-issued phones. It’s expected to pass

States Newsroom, via Missouri Independent: TikTok ban for federal workers close to becoming law, following flurry of state bans

The Missouri Times: Gov. Parson appoints Vivek Malek as Missouri’s next state treasurer

JCNT: Gov. Parson appoints first Indian American state treasurer (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

Missourinet: Vivek Malek becomes the first person of color to hold a statewide office in Missouri’s history

St. Louis Public Radio: New Missouri Treasurer Vivek Malek will be first person of color to hold statewide office

KC Star: Gov. Parson appoints treasurer, first person of color to hold statewide office in Missouri

SNL: Vivek Malek, St. Louis attorney and business owner, tapped as Missouri state treasurer

P-D: New treasurer will be first person of color to hold Missouri statewide office (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Missouri governor taps political newcomer to serve as next state treasurer

St. Joseph News-Press: MOSERS takes slight hit after FTX files for bankruptcy; State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick says Missourians will not be affected

Joplin Globe: Ron Richard honored as Missouri squire

Real Talk Radio Network (93.3FM in St. Louis): Austin Petersen Show: Rep. Peter Merideth (D-St. Louis City) on red flag laws (34:15), changing the Second Amendment Preservation Act (35:30), why he’s not a “defund the police” Democrat (36:15), armed security guards in schools (37:00), verbal fisticuffs over nuclear weapons and surface-to-air missiles (38:50), raising age for gun ownership (43:00)

SE Missourian: Local lawmakers not supportive of Illinois’s no-cash-bail policy (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

P-D: Chesterfield mayor: Push for age limits at drag show began before Sen. Bill Eigel (R-Weldon Spring) got involved (get around stltoday paywall here)

SE Missourian: Casino attendance down locally and generally statewide (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

KC Star: Alzheimer’s home care often falls through the Medicaid eligibility gaps

Combest, 10/21/21: Missouri media’s top victimhood narrative for 1H 2022: “Missouri expanded Medicaid in 2021, but experts are worried that it was too late … the solutions include more funding from the Missouri Legislature for in-home care”

Missourinet: Ahead of winter weather, Gov. Parson activates Missouri National Guard and state’s emergency operation plan

Missourinet: State fire marshall cautions safety as bitter cold grips Missouri this week

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air: Host Sarah Fenske and monthly “legal roundtable” cheer Lamar Johnson’s upcoming freedom (1:45), criticize Eric Schmitt’s “showmanship” over Fauci deposition (41:00)

KCUR: Syphilis cases in Missouri have jumped 259% in the last few years, with gay men particularly at risk. Lack of government spending, “pandemic stress” to blame

KC Star editorial: No, Elon Musk: Newspapers don’t just copy the internet. They’re democracy’s backbone

The Missouri Times op-ed: Missouri Farm Bureau’s Vinnie Clubb: Biden’s “Investment Recovery Act” tax credits put Missouri’s biodiesel industry in danger

P-D’s Lynn Schmidt: Christmas wish list: I’m not a Democrat, but I wish for a competitive Missouri Democratic Party, ranked-choice voting, and a man like Jon Hamm to run against Josh Hawley (get around stltoday paywall here)

June 2022: I’m a Republican, but Eric Greitens’ ad makes me feel unsafe (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D op-ed: April 2021: Lynn Schmidt: I used to be a Republican, but not anymore (get around stltoday paywall here)

July 2018: Lynn Schmidt: I’m a Republican, but support Claire McCaskill over Josh Hawley

July 2020: Lynn Schmidt: I’m a Republican, but I oppose Gov. Parson and the White House (get around stltoday paywall here)

September 2020: Lynn Schmidt: I’m a Republican, but I oppose Jay Ashcroft’s plan on mail-in ballots (get around stltoday paywall here)

October 2020: Lynn Schmidt: I’m a Republican, but I support Jill Schupp over Ann Wagner

December 2020: Lynn Schmidt: I’m a Republican, but I oppose Donald Trump, Josh Hawley and GOP senators (get around stltoday paywall here)

NPR’s Sarah McCammon, via KCUR: In Missouri and other states with oppressive anti-choice laws, Planned Parenthood finds success with vasectomy campaigns

Washington Missourian letter: St. Clair sexagenarian says Missouris personal property tax makes Missouri cost of living more expensive than Illinois

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