Monday, January 23, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

Published in Missouri Political News - Daily Headlines. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Downplayed by MSM: Kansas City Chiefs fans offered Guv DeSantis warm welcome

KC Star: Missouri’s Sam Graves can use new power to defend farmers from Waters of the United States (WOTUS)

This Week in Missouri Politics: State Treasurer Vivek Malek talks with Scott Faughn about background (0:30), Cape Girardeau (2:30), judging people by the content of their character and not the color of their skin (3:15), why hardworking immigrants identify with conservatives and the Republican Party (5:00), priorities as state treasurer (6:45), thoughts on Scott Fitzpatrick (8:00), MOScholars (8:30), selection process for state treasurer (9:35); panel of Reps. LaKeySha Bosley (D-St. Louis City), Jeff Knight (R-Lebanon), Peter Merideth (D-St. Louis City), Cameron Parker (R-Campbell) on I-70 widening (13:25), teacher pay (16:15), gun control (20:25), Bosley on “birthing people” (23:10), dress code (24:00), who won the week: Gov. Parson, Missouri mothers, Vivek Malek, Scott Faughn, Lyndall Fraker (25:45)

JCNT: Gov. Parson drives budget to improve roads (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

KMBC: Video and transcript: Mike Mahoney and KCUR’s Brian Ellison on Gov. Parson’s proposed I-70 improvements (link via

St. Louis Public Radio: MoDOT looks to improve St. Louis bridges and interchanges along I-64 corridor

SNL: Missouri lawmakers pitch free school lunch plan. SPS official says it’s ‘not as simple as that’

P-D: Three finalists named for next Normandy schools superintendent; state took over control of underperforming district in 2014 (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Joseph News-Press: State lawmakers already moving on after dress-code histrionics

P-D editorial: Missouri lawmakers unnecessarily focus on Critical Race Theory, slandering teachers while grossly underpaying them (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D editorial: New Mexico violence could happen in gun-happy Missouri (get around stltoday paywall here)

Report For America and the Society of Environmental Journalists, funded by the Walton Family Foundation, by content creator Keely Brewer: Congress approves ecosystem restoration program for Mississippi River downstream of Cape Girardeau (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star’s Kacen Bayless, Jonathan Shorman, Daniel Desrochers and intern Maia Bond: Missouri leads the nation in anti-LGBTQ legislation

Missouri Independent’s Janice Ellis: “Media Literacy and Critical Thinking Act” from Rep. Jim Murphy (R-St. Louis County) could help students identify blatant media bias

Missouri Independent’s Rebecca Rivas: Targeting St. Louis City’s elected prosecutor Kimberly Gardner – a progressive black female Democrat – a top priority for Missouri Republicans this year

P-D letter: Ballwin octogenarian laments Eric Schmitt’s election to U.S. Senate (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: St. Charles sexagenarian says Schmitt’s lawsuits over forced masking of students were “political stunt to gain the support of the MAGA crowd” (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: St. Charles sexagenarian calls Sen. Schmitt a “radical right-wing bully” (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Massachusetts septuagenarian weighs in on Missouri House dress code, attempts punchline involving Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (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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