Sunday, January 21, 2024 – Missouri political news headlines

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Fox News: Schmitt says Biden and Democrats are ‘full-blown open borders’

SNL: Congress avoided a federal government shut-down; Hawley, Schmitt, Burlison, Alford vote against spending bill

JCNT: Gov. Parson to give ‘State of State’ address Wednesday

SNL: Missouri Senate grinds to a halt as Freedom Caucus pushes for action on ballot measures

JCNT: National Rural Education Association issues report on schools

KCTV (Kansas City): Rep. Tony Lovasco (R-O’Fallon) scores victory over MoDOT’s witty highway signs (link via

JCNT: Missouri water regulator expects federal rule on forever chemicals soon

JCNT: Missouri DHSS’ Jeff Wenzel to lead national PFAS team

Columbia Missourian: Missouri hunters harvest record number of deer

JCNT editorial: Senior tax relief still has too many questions

Columbia Missourian’s David Webber: Neither Blaine Luetkemeyer nor Mark Alford visited Columbia this past year UPDATE: Column corrected at 12 p.m. Central with inaccurate section removed.

KC Star op-ed: Diabetes group supports Hawley’s legislation against “drug patent abuse”

KC Star’s Toriano Porter: It’s an Imo’s Pizza thing: Missouri, make gooey Provel the official state cheese (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

SNL letter: Creve Coeur woman wants Sens. Hawley and Schmitt to support federal tuberculosis legislation

KC Star letter: St. Peters woman urges KC Star readers to share her outrage over Francis Howell school board’s battle against white-shaming curriculum (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

P-D letter: Maplewood septuagenarian lists grievances with GOP state legislators, including focus on transgenders’ “sexuality confusion” (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here) John Combest: Stalking, Harassment, Internet Trolling: A Guide to Recovering and Rebuilding After Online Attacks – available in paperback and Amazon Kindle

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