Tuesday, January 17, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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KCMO Talk Radio: Pete Mundo Show: U.S. Rep. Jason Smith on function of House Ways and Means Committee (0:30), what his chairmanship means for Missouri (1:45), tax policy and trade policy (3:30), which policies could pass the House and Senate (4:40), national debt (6:40), Democrats’ Medicare and Social Security messaging (8:00), aftermath of Kevin McCarthy drama (9:00)

SNL: Welding, cosmetology and more: Missouri career centers use ARPA funds to expand offerings

CDT: December Harmon joins Lucas Kunce in Missouri U.S. Senate Democrat primary; candidate describes herself as “a Christian, black, lesbian, asexual woman, touting the New Left ideology”

Columbia Missourian: Police Review Board member December Harmon launches bid for U.S. Senate

St. Joseph News-Press: Buchanan County GOP committee ousts anti-Trump member; Shawn Harper says his goal was to “expose the Trumpian troll cartel”

John Combest’s first book available now on Stalking, Harassment, Internet Trolling: A Guide to Recovering and Rebuilding After Online Attacks – available in paperback and Amazon Kindle

Politico Influence: Gary McElyea – a Peter Kinder and Missouri Republican Party alum – has been named director of health and nutrition advocacy for Coca-Cola

The Missouri Times’ Scott Faughn: The great dress code hoax of ’23

KCMO Talk Radio: Pete Mundo Show: The Missouri Times Publisher Scott Faughn on House dress code debate (1:00), previous Speaker of the House ordering House clerk to harass Republican women (4:15), the challenge of supermajorities (7:30), sports betting (8:30), tax cuts (9:30), boys in girls’ sports (9:45), critical race theory (10:25), education and charter schools (11:10), teacher pay and seniority (12:30)

Austin Petersen’s Wake Up America Show: Rep. Tony Lovasco (R-O’Fallon) on Missouri House dress code debate (3:20), future tax cuts including personal property tax (8:45), more

St. Joseph News-Press: Rep. Brenda Shields (R-St. Joseph) wants bleeding control kits in all schools

St. Louis Public Radio: Politically Speaking podcast: Assistant House Superminority Floor Leader Richard Brown (D-Kansas City) on superminority’s policy goals, initiative petitions, gun control, boys playing girls’ sports, more

The Missouri Times: How did Medical Transportation Management (MTM) ever get another state contract? The Missouri Times is submitting a sunshine request with the Office of Administration seeking the answers

Missourinet: What would it take to pay Missouri teachers based on performance? Thoughts from Missouri Board of Education President Charlie Shields

SE Missourian: Cape Girardeau Public Library director says she felt ‘blindsided’ when she first read Secretary Ashcroft’s proposed rule (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

SNL: While opioids make headlines, meth still ‘huge problem’ in Ozarks

Jefferson City News Tribune: Missouri Public Service Commission sets hearing on Ameren rate increase request (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

KC Star: Spire’s new ‘smart meters’ won’t affect your gas bill

The Missouri Times: Missouri Legislative Black Caucus (MLBC) holds MLK event in the Capitol rotunda

SE Missourian editorial: U.S. Rep. Jason Smith is smart, capable (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

P-D editorial: Taney County must take a stand against slavery and change its name (get around stltoday paywall here)

The Missouri Times op-ed: Gregg Keller: lllinois is manipulating the credit market to disastrous effect; Missouri should learn from their folly

P-D’s Joe Holleman: The Post-Dispatch is transitioning my column from local gossip/political scandals to the political news/scandal beat (get around stltoday paywall here)

Excerpt from Stalking, Harassment, Internet Trolling: A Guide to Recovering and Rebuilding After Online Attacks: “Gabby’s position put her in the crosshairs of the mayor’s political enemies. Kelley Lynn called herself a ‘legal eagle’ on Twitter, but she behaved more like a cackling vulture.”

Missouri Independent’s Clara Bates: Advocates, providers scramble as Missouri’s new homelessness law goes into effect

Missouri Independent’s Allison Kite: Despite setback for Missouri silica sand mine, the fight isn’t over for neighbors

P-D letter: Ladue reader wants to know who is funding the “book burning” campaign of “Attorney General Jay Ashcroft [sic]” (get around stltoday paywall here)

SE Missourian letter: Semo Moms Demand Action organizer says she is “still shaken” by local street behavior and “senseless gun violence that continues to happen in BIPOC Communities,” promotes upcoming Moms Demand Action meeting (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

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