Wednesday, January 18, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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SNL: Missouri Republicans push for information about Biden’s classified documents, DOJ inquiry

CBS News: Supreme Court rejects Missouri challenge to tax cut rule in COVID aid bill

KC Star’s Jonathan Shorman: In a loss for Eric Schmitt, Supreme Court won’t hear Missouri lawsuit over COVID aid for tax cuts

SNL: Southwest Missouri man charged with pushing officer during Jan. 6 riot

JCNT; New Missouri treasurer vows to promote America’s promise (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

AP: Missouri Treasurer Vivek Malek takes office

Missourinet: Audio: Vivek Malek’s speech from the Missouri House chamber, introduced by Peter Kinder

St. Louis Public Radio: Vivek Malek sworn in as Missouri treasurer, says he will protect taxpayers’ money

Missouri Independent: Vivek Malek takes office as Missouri Treasurer during ceremony in House chamber

P-D: Wildwood attorney sworn in as Missouri’s new treasurer (get around stltoday paywall here)

SNL: Gov. Parson will his announce 2023 priorities today. Here’s what lawmakers hope to hear

Missouri Independent: Missouri lawmakers vow to expand child care access. Governor’s speech may lay out the plan

KWIX 92.5FM/1230AM (Mid-Missouri): Rep. Tim Taylor (R-Bunceton) on pay raises for MoDOT and other state workers

Missouri Independent: Republicans renew early focus on parental rights, critical race theory

P-D: Personal property tax targeted again in Missouri Senate (get around stltoday paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: At committee hearing, Sen. Bill Eigel (R-Weldon Spring) directs aggressive questioning toward witnesses

SNL: Missouri report shows more students finish, pass online courses

Fox News: Children’s hospital advised Missouri school district not to require disclosure of students’ chest-binding to parents (link via Will Scharf on Twitter)

St. Louis Public Radio: As students return to Central Visual and Performing Arts High School, one parent blames Missouri Legislature for urban school shooting

AP: St. Louis City students return to school where shooting occurred; red-flag law would have prevented violent urban behavior

St. Louis Louis Public Radio: St. Louis Children’s Hospital sees rise in gunshot victims as pandemic drags on

SE Missourian: Birthright of Cape Girardeau to celebrate 50 years (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

P-D: State-run opioid monitoring program ready to launch in Missouri (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT: Missouri Public Service Commission sets intervention deadline for Callaway utility project (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

SNL: Property owners can qualify for free deer hunting permits through MDC

SNL: Missouri hunters harvested almost 300,000 deer in 2022-2023 season

Missourinet: Missouri having mild winter in terms of COVID; Missouri DHSS keeping eye on new “Kraken” variant

Joplin Globe editorial: We like Gov. Parson’s generous state employee pay play (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

P-D editorial: Court should find that Schmitt’s pandemic attacks on schools were improper; Jay Ashcroft and Scott Fitzpatrick try their own intimidation tactics (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D’s Tony Messenger: For the poor, a bump in Social Security means a cut in food aid. ‘Just not fair.’ (get around stltoday paywall here) Stalking, Harassment, Internet Trolling: A Guide to Recovering and Rebuilding After Online Attacks – available in paperback and Amazon Kindle

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