Friday, January 13, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Fox Business: Video: “Missouri Senator [sic]” Jason Smith says GOP tax code will boost jobs, wages

JCNT: U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer announces 7th annual Valentines for Veterans (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

Brownfield Ag News: Missouri Cattlemen’s Association endorses Mike Kehoe for governor in 2024

Brownfield Ag News: Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe talks foreign land ownership, eminent domain, more

Missouri Independent: Committee appointed to consider recount request in close Missouri House race; Adam Schwadron (R) defeated Cindy Berne (D) by 99 votes in St. Charles County GOP district

P-D: Elections panel to probe St. Charles contest for Missouri House seat (get around stltoday paywall here)

The Missouri Times: Photos: Elected officials at 2023 Legislative Ball

St. Louis Public Radio: Gov. Parson’s plan to give state workers raises gets Missouri Senate leadership support

Fox 2 (St. Louis): Gov. Parson wants lawmakers to give state workers a pay raise

Missourinet: Missouri’s unprecedented workforce shortages could lead to unprecedented pay increases; thoughts from Missouri Department of Corrections Director Anne Precythe, Missouri Department of Mental Health Director Valerie Huhn

JCNT: Local lawmakers receive committee assignments (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

P-D: Missouri lawmakers look to expand tax-credit voucher program mostly serving religious schools (get around stltoday paywall here)

KY3: DESE study shows Missouri struggles to keep teachers in classrooms (link via

JCNT: House spars over women lawmakers’ dress code (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

KCUR: Up to Date: Kansas City Police ask the trucking industry for help spotting human trafficking; insights from MoDOT’s Heather Luebbert

Missouri Independent: Lee’s Summit school district’s countersuit against Missouri AG seeks to set a precedent

P-D: Vacancies leave Missouri’s new coroner commission dead on the table (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Harris-Stowe commits to boosting enrollment and STEM classes to stay in good standing

P-D: Study: 88% of kids treated at St. Louis Children’s Hospital for firearm injuries are black (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT editorial: MoDOT must find a better solution for Route 54 (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

P-D op-ed: Allowing sports betting sounds good until you look under the hood (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Result of Lamar Johnson case will be bigger than one man’s fight for freedom (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Hillsboro septuagenarian criticizes Eric Schmitt, Jay Ashcroft and Scott Fitzpatrick for appealing to “right-wing voters” (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: League of Women Voters sexagenarian wants Jay Ashcroft to support gun control, not target explicit books (get around stltoday paywall here) Stalking, Harassment, Internet Trolling: A Guide to Recovering and Rebuilding After Online Attacks – available TODAY in paperback and Amazon Kindle

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