Tuesday, January 10, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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SE Missourian: U.S. Rep. Jason Smith to chair House Ways and Means Committee (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Roll Call, via PD: Missouri’s Jason Smith wins three-way contest for powerful House Ways and Means chairmanship

SNL: A Missouri Republican is chair of key congressional committee. Why it matters

Roll Call, via P-D: Ann Wagner sponsors pro-life bill

SNL: Missouri is distributing billions of ARPA dollars. See where it’s going and what’s funded

Joplin Globe: Blunt bill to add Newtonia battlefields to Wilson’s Creek site (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

St. Joseph News-Press: Lucas Kunce the first Democrat to launch campaign challenging Sen. Hawley in 2024 election

St. Louis Public Radio: Scott Fitzpatrick sworn in as state auditor, vows to monitor school spending

P-D: Video: Auditor Scott Fitzpatrick delivers his first speech as auditor

Missourinet: Missouri’s 39th state auditor sworn into office; Scott Fitzpatrick the youngest statewide officeholder in America

JCNT: New auditor sets focus on schools, COVID funding (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Scott Fitzpatrick says COVID relief, school spending will be focus as Missouri auditor

The Missouri Times: Stephen Webber announces State Senate run

Missouri Independent: Stephen Webber launches campaign for Missouri Senate seat in Boone County

The Missouri Times: Aly Gatwood to join Lathrop GPM

St. Louis Public Radio: Politically Speaking podcast: House Majority Leader Jon Patterson (R-Lee’s Summit) on background (3:00), leadership race (4:15), bipartisan agreement on post-partum health care (6:00), working relationship with Superminority Leader Crystal Quade (7:00), relationship with Missouri Senate (8:00), income tax cut (10:30), niche tax cuts (14:15), personal property tax cuts (14:55), four-day school week (17:45), raising teacher pay (20:15), state’s experiment with letting St. Louis City manage its crime problem (28:45), red-flag gun laws (30:30), initiative petition process improvements (31:30), thoughts on hypothetical pro-choice statewide campaign (35:30)

Missouri Independent: With abortion fight likely looming, Missouri GOP looks to raise bar to change constitution

Missouri Independent: Missouri marijuana companies can now deduct business expenses on state income taxes

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air: When should you talk to kids about Missouri’s now-legal cannabis? 5th grade, Prevent Ed Executive Director Nichole Dawsey says

Missourinet: Bill from Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer (R-Parkville) would exempt Social Security benefits from state income tax

P-D: Missouri House debates time limit on floor speeches (get around stltoday paywall here)

KCUR: Missouri’s minimum wage rose yet again to $12 an hour. Some workers still ungrateful

P-D: Murderer Lamar Johnson’s fate back in hands of St. Louis court where he was convicted in 1995 (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star: Murderer set to die by lethal injection Feb. 7; Leonard “Raheem” Taylor executed St. Louis woman and her three young children KC Star looking to hire writer to fill out depleted opinion page

P-D’s Joe Holleman: Briefs on Missouri’s congressional delegation bringing home federal dollars; Steve Tilley and Tom Robbins hire Alec Rosenblum (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D’s Kurt Erickson: New Auditor Scott Fitzpatrick’s curriculum pledge mirrors Republican talking points opposed to so-called critical race theory, a concept that is not widely taught in the state’s public schools (get around stltoday paywall here)

The Missouri Times op-ed: Sen. Curtis Trent (R-Springfield) and Rep. Phil Christofanelli: Why we’re sponsoring Clean Slate legislation

Missouri Independent op-ed: SLU junior criminology professor Kenya Brumfield-Young: Legislation from Rep. Kimberly-Ann Collins (D-St. Louis) would help fix wrongful convictions

KC Star’s Sarah Ritter: Mizzou won’t expel former leader of “far-right” Turning Point USA campus group Stalking, Harassment, Internet Trolling: A Guide to Recovering and Rebuilding After Online Attacks – available TODAY in paperback and Amazon Kindle

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