Wednesday, April 12, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Fox News: Hawley rips Garland for ‘false’ testimony on DOJ recruiting efforts inside churches Marjorie Taylor Greene coming to Jackson County Lincoln-Reagan Dinner in Blue Springs

93.9 The Eagle: Wake Up Mid-Missouri: Vivek Ramaswamy talks about his campaign for president

93.9 The Eagle: Wake Up Mid-Missouri: Mizzou College Republicans President Trey Faucheux on today’s “modern Republicanism” forum at Mizzou featuring State Treasurer Vivek Malek, Speaker of the House Dean Plocher and GOP Reps. Chris Lonsdale and Cheri Toalson-Reisch (begins at -13:30)

Trey Faucheux on Twitter: “Panel on Modern Republicanism” at Mizzou tonight, 6:30 p.m.

johncombest_com on Instagram: Reel: Rep. Aaron McMullen (R-Independence) triggers some liberals on Twitter (ft. vocals by Alanis Morissette)

KC Star’s Kacen Bayless: Jay Ashcroft elevated voting conspiracy theories. Now he’s running for Missouri governor

KC Star’s Kacen Bayless and intern Maia Bond: Crystal Quade, advocate of “gun reform and abortion rights,” hints at run for governor avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

johncombest_com on Instagram (Friday): Reel: Governor Crystal Quade, Peter Merideth and those dang lawmakers running for higher office

SNL: Missouri AG Andrew Bailey voices support for Florida abortion bill

Missouri Independent: Gov. Parson’s plan for widening I-70 fully funded in proposed capital budget

P-D: Missouri Senate set to restore funds to public libraries cut from House spending plan (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT: Senate panel carves out most of state from EV charging bill

Missouri Independent: House advances protections for girls’ sports, bans transsexual surgeries and hormones for minors

P-D: Missouri House advances health care protections for minors, bans boys from playing girls’ sports (get around stltoday paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: Health protections for minors, safeguards for girls’ sports set up clash with Senate

St. Louis Public Radio’s Sarah Kellogg: Missouri House advances health care protections for minors, keeps boys out of girls’ sports; zero (0!) uses of “targeting”

P-D: Sen. Doug Beck (D-Affton) calls for ouster of human rights commission chairman (get around stltoday paywall here)

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Sen. Lauren Arthur (D-Kansas City) on bill to ban non-consensual pelvic exams

Columbia Missourian: Tensions rise at Senate hearing over proposed Kansas City landfill

KMBC: Crowd speaks against proposed South Kansas City landfill in Jefferson City (link via

Missourinet: Bill from Rep. Chris Dinkins (R-Annapolis) highlights UFO hotspot of Missouri

Missouri Independent: Banks remain wary of marijuana industry, even after Missouri legalization vote

JCNT: Chronic Wasting Disease spreading to new areas, MO Dept. of Conservation finds

P-D: St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner doubles down, seeks dismissal of removal suit (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT: High school sophomores descend on Capital City for day of learning

JCNT editorial: Missouri missing an opportunity to inject a little money – and energy – into Rock Island Trail

NPR’s Manuela López Restrepo, via St. Louis Public Radio: Gannett, owner of the Springfield News-Leader, is leaving behind news deserts

MSNBC: Opinion Editor Jarvis DeBerry: Missouri GOP proposes a frighteningly efficient way to ban books (link via

The Missouri Times op-ed: Rep. Doug Richey (R-Excelsior Springs): Time for leadership in opposition to DEl’s divisive agenda

The Missouri Times op-ed: SLU’s “Queer & Trans Wellness Clinic”, St. Louis “Queer+ Support Helpline”, Latinx Education Collaborative, black sorority chapter, League of Women Voters, et al.: We oppose any efforts aimed at DEI

Side Effects Public Media’s Elizabeth Gabriel, via KCUR: Missouri schools could save lives with AEDs – but stocking them isn’t easy John Combest: Stalking, Harassment, Internet Trolling: A Guide to Recovering and Rebuilding After Online Attacks – available in paperback and Amazon Kindle

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