Thursday, January 5, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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KC Star: U.S. Reps. Mark Alford, Eric Burlison and Emanuel Cleaver weigh in on House Speaker drama (avoid KC Star paywall by reading syndicated version on AOL here)

SNL: Donald Trump tried unsuccessfully to reach Josh Hawley six times on day before Capitol riot, phone logs show

Missouri Independent: Will Scharf puts $500,000 into his campaign for statewide office in Missouri

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri Legislature opens with hope for reduced tensions among Republicans

JCNT: Child care, public safety top chamber’s legislative priorities (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

AP: Missouri lawmakers back at work with eye on ballot measures

SNL: Missouri Legislature returns to the Capitol with eyes on schools, crime and state budget

P-D: Missouri lawmakers open annual session with focus on schools, crime and taxes (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT: Mid-Missouri lawmakers: First day set tone for session (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: Missouri legislators set policy priorities on ceremonial first day

The Missouri Times: Full transcript: President Pro Tem Caleb Rowden gives speech to open session

The Missouri Times: Full transcript: House Speaker Dean Plocher addresses the 102nd General Assembly

Missouri Independent: Opening Day recap: excerpts from leadership speeches

JCNT: Government leaders gather for spiritual message before session (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

Missourinet: Missouri lawmakers let loose at inaugural ball

SE Missourian: Sen. Holly Thompson Rehder (R-Scott City) proposes bridge honor for businessman Don Welge (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Process to begin kicking ineligible freeloaders off Medicaid starts April 1

Washington Missourian: Franklin County prosecutor dealing with changes brought by state’s new recreational use cannabis law

KCMO radio: Chris Stigall Show: Former state rep candidate Jessica Piper about teaching background (3:00), position against school choice and Koch Brothers (4:40), coordinated effort to “break” public education (6:00), racist history of vouchers (7:00), Missouri’s “underfunded” vs. “defunded” schools (8:15), arguments over condescension and interrupting (11:15), allegations of bad faith (13:00), allegations of Stigall as a “monied interest” (14:50), general arguing (18:30)

KC Star: Former Agape boarding school staffer left Missouri. Now he’s charged with abusing kids in Kentucky

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Celebrating Dave Helling

Joplin Globe: Missouri Department of Conservation says Chronic Wasting Disease reported in harvested deer in Barton County for first time (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air: How you can support events hosted by the “Metro Trans Umbrella Group” 

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air: Urban activist Darryl Gray weighs in on murderers Kevin Johnson, Scott McLaughlin

KC Star editorial: If Missouri shuts down this KC charter school, its students’ education must come first

KC Star editorial: KC Mayor Lucas 100 homicide goal unrealistic. Focus on youth Kansas City Star admits Mayor Q murder count pledge unlikely after TKC smackdown

American Homefront Project’s Jonathan Ahl, via St. Louis Public Radio: The VA looks to psychedelic drugs to help veterans suffering with PTSD and other disorders; comments from Silo Wellness lobbyist “Eapen Trampy [sic]” UPDATE: Corrected by Jonathan Ahl at 7:55 a.m. CST

Columbia Missourian’s Steve Spellman: Thoughts on General Assembly: tax cuts, boys playing girls’ sports, more

Washington Missourian letter: Leslie sexagenarian calls Jay Ashcroft a “fake conservative Christian,” wants him to support gun control Stalking, Harassment, Internet Trolling: A Guide to Recovering and Rebuilding After Online Attacks – available TODAY in paperback and Amazon Kindle

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