Tuesday, April 11, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Southeast Missourian: U.S. Rep. Jason Smith visits Bollinger County tornado victims (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Southeast Missourian: Federal agency to conduct damage assessments in wake of tornado (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

JCNT: Republican elected officials, Farm Bureau call new WOTUS rule federal overreach; Comments from Schmitt, Sam Graves, Andrew Bailey, Vivek Malek, Missouri Farm Bureau’s Garrett Hawkins

93.9 The Eagle: Wake up Mid-Missouri: Boone County Republican Central Committee Chairman Tony Lupo previews next Monday’s Lincoln Day dinner, headlined by Jay Ashcroft and Vivek Malek; Lupo says Stephen Webber (D) is beatable in 2024 state Senate race

Columbia Missourian: Randy Minchew (R) files to run for Senate seat, says he is undecided on following through

KC Star: Rep. Aaron McMullen (R-Independence) posts video of kids chanting ‘Let’s go Brandon’ at wrestling event (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Missouri Independent: Lawsuit involving Missouri state employee pension losses spurs side fight over budget

JCNT: Lawmakers aim to support retired sheriffs with legislation, appropriations

St. Joseph News-Press: State teacher pay increase still not enough, some say; Area coed: “Realistically, $38,000 isn’t even enough to mortgage a house”

Missourinet: Rep. Mark Matthiesen (R-O’Fallon) proposes ‘circuit breaker’ tax credit

P-D: Rock Island Trail State Park has little chance of funding this year (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Jason Rosenbaum’s Politically Speaking podcast: Rep. Maggie Nurrenbern (D-Kansas City) criticizes GOP legislation on DEI, open enrollment, protecting girls sports, banning transsexual surgeries and hormones for minors

The Missouri Times: AG Andrew Bailey successfully defends Warren County conviction

Southeast Missourian: Missouri Department of Conservation says chronic wasting disease found in 4 deer in Perry County (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

SNL: Department of Conservation: Cougar sightings increasing in Missouri

Southeast Missourian editorial: A community rallies after deadly tornado rips through Bollinger County; Hawley, Gov. Parson, Sen. Holly Thompson Rehder visit with residents (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

KC Star editorial: Missouri AG Andrew Bailey wants to block abortion pill

KC Star editorial: Gov. Parson missed a chance to build bridges with new Kansas City police board member (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

KC Star editorial, 1/7/23: Gov. Parson must appoint a black female to KC police board

KSMU “announcer” and Missouri State journalism student Meghan McKinney: Local LGBTQIA* activist offended by Eric Burlison’s retweet of conservative thought leader Matt Walsh

Combest book: <reporter’s self-talk>: “Besides, it’s about time somebody struck back against media critics. For too long, local journalists have been painted with a broad brush by critics of ‘the media’ and it’s time somebody stood up for the profession.” (p. 19 in paperback) John Combest: Stalking, Harassment, Internet Trolling: A Guide to Recovering and Rebuilding After Online Attacks – available in paperback and Amazon Kindle

Secure Democracy USA’s Diego Echeverri: Bills from Sen. Jason Bean (R-Holcomb) and Rep. Barry Hovis (R-Cape Girardeau County) would allow voters to fix absentee ballot mistakes

P-D letters: St. Louis woman criticizes “Chrystal [sic] Quade(‘s)” early gubernatorial campaign messaging; Webster Groves octogenarian criticizes John Danforth for supporting Clarence Thomas and Josh Hawley; Webster Groves sexagenarian “thoroughly disgusted” by possibility of cutting sales tax on guns (get around stltoday paywall here)

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