Thursday, January 19, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Joplin Globe: U.S. Rep. Eric Burlison (R) visits MSSU, KCU-Joplin (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Fomer Washington Post columnist says Americans’ trust in media on the decline, blames Donald Trump

P-D: Wildwood Mayor Jim Bowlin (R) running against David Gregory for Andrew Koenig’s open state Senate seat (get around stltoday paywall here)

This Week in Missouri Politics Mid-Week Update: Scott Faughn on State of the State highlights: transportation issues and MoDOT reputation (1:15), lobbyists’ push for “education reform” via charter schools (4:15), suburban conservatives’ hypocrisy on charter schools’ wokeness (6:45), how Bill Eigel might actually be running for governor (11:15), Vivek Malek drawing Indian-Americans into civic engagement (12:05), Andrew Bailey and Stephen Webber (16:30), Peter Kinder and Wendell Bailey (18:00)

johncombest_com on Instagram: Missouri House Dems, Josh Hawley demonstrate proper technique for defending against direct free kick in soccer

St. Louis Public Radio: Gov. Parson pitches I-70 improvements and education funding hikes in State of the State address

JCNT: Gov. Parson proposes swell in Missouri higher education, workforce funding (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

Missourinet: Gov. Parson delivers 2023 State of the State address

P-D: Missouri governor on transportation spending, education, state employee pay raises, more (get around stltoday paywall here)

SNL: Gov. Mike Parson outlines spending plan in State of the State address

SNL: Reaction to Gov. Parson’s SOTS: House Speaker Dean Plocher (R-Des Peres), House Superminority Leader Crystal Quade (D-Springfield), Sen. Lincoln Hough (R-Springfield), Missouri State University’s Clif Smart

SE Missourian: Local lawmakers offer kudos for Gov. Parson’s State of the State speech (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Gov. Parson makes I-70 a focus for Missouri budget heavy on infrastructure, education spending

JCNT: Gov. Parson touts benefits of state pay increase plan (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

JCNT: Gov. Parson recognizes Missouri’s need to improve health outcomes (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

JCNT: Local businesswoman, students honored during State of State (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

KC Star: Gov. Parson promises to aid child care, reduce maternal mortality (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL here)

KC Star: Gov. Parson wants $859M to expand I-70. Here are his other budget priorities (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL here)

Missouri Independent’s Jason Hancock: 5 takeaways from Gov. Parson’s State of the State

KMIZ (Columbia): Gov. Parson proposes using $3.5 million to add more mental health resources

P-D: Moms and babies in Missouri would get extended insurance coverage under Senate plan (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Missouri lawmakers make bipartisan push to extend postpartum care for new moms

Columbia Missourian: Postpartum Medicaid expansion gets support at hearing

Columbia Missourian: Parents’ Bill of Rights debated at Senate hearing

KC Star: Missouri Republicans seek to ban critical race theory, establish patriotism training for teachers

Washington Missourian: Many area schools’ graduation rates above state average

KWIX 92.5FM/1230AM: As elections committee chair, Rep. Peggy McGaugh (R-Carrollton) aims to “help pass good legislation and help probably slow down some bad legislation” The Pitch swipes TKC copy about Missouri House dress code

Columbia Missourian: 299,721 deer killed during Missouri’s hunting season

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air: Christopher Dunn proved his innocence. Missouri law demands he die in prison Kansas City COVID numbers decline despite dire variant warnings

P-D editorial: As public districts struggle, Missouri siphons tax support to religious school (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star editorial: Want to teach Missouri kids patriotism? Then quit lying about ‘critical race theory’ (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL here)

KC Star intern Maia Bond: In a room of mostly white people, a Missouri Senate committee without any black lawmakers pushes ban on critical race theory; Jay Ashcroft continues to align himself with far-right values

Missouri Independent’s Annelise Hanshaw: Republican lawmakers leave ‘critical race theory’ largely undefined as they seek to enact legislation restricting how history is taught

P-D’s Blythe Bernhard: Republican lawmakers seek to restrict the teaching of social studies in Missouri schools (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star op-ed: Todd Graves: Missouri school choice programs, not teachers’ unions, are the solution

P-D letter: St. Louis City sexagenarian wants more Medicaid expansion, calls state’s priorities “deplorable” (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Sunset Hills sexagenarian accuses Rep. Ann Kelley (R-Lamar) of trying to control women (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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