Friday, April 21, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Fox News: Hawley says ‘the great awokening’ is destroying middle class, GOP not ready to fight back (link via

KC Star: Cleaver votes against protecting girls’ sports; Cori Bush did not vote (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

KFRU (Columbia): The Morning Meeting with Ted Farnen: Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe on Buy Missouri Day (11:45); campaign for governor (23:00)

KWTO (Springfield): Wake Up Springfield with Chandler Haynes: GOP AG candidate Will Scharf on helping get Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett to U.S. Supreme Court and his work as federal prosecutor (-1:00:00); Kim Gardner and urban crime (-58:00); why Missouri isn’t getting “red state results” (-55:15); DESE and radical ideology (-50:55); Bailey’s statement that AG won’t use Sunshine Law in the same way Schmitt did (-49:15); Club for Growth endorsement (-46:30); Missouri Senate Republicans stripping Rep. Doug Richey’s anti-DEI language from budget (-45:15); Christian County Lincoln Days (-43:15)

JCNT: Buy Missouri Day showcases Missouri businesses at Capitol

Fox 2 St. Louis: Reps. Doug Richey, LaKeySha Bosley have passionate exchange amid heated floor debate

johncombest_com on Instagram (3/31/23): PMV (Politics Music Video) clip: Doug Richey and LaKeysha Bosley jam to Crazy Town

KC Star: GOP-controlled Missouri House approves Gov. Mike Parson’s $859M plan to expand I-70; thoughts from Missouri Trucking Association’s Tom Crawford, others

P-D: Is the sun setting on sports gaming in Missouri again? House leaders say yes. (get around stltoday paywall here)

The Missouri Times: St. Louis Cardinals President Bill DeWitt III shares thoughts on sports betting legislation

KC Star: Missouri lets local officials take unlimited gifts from lobbyists. Senators move to ban (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

JCNT: State agencies announce commitment to prison release services

St. Louis Public Radio: Attorney General Andrew Bailey’s restrictions on transsexual surgeries and hormones will affect adults

St. Louis Public Radio: Circuit court finds St. Louis charter schools can continue to receive desegregation funding

P-D: St. Louis charter schools entitled to desegregation sales tax dollars, appeals court rules (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: University of Missouri campuses will be test optional for another year; lowering standards “give(s) students less hassle and stress”

JCNT: Lincoln University looking to join state health care system

JCNT: Legislators, State Treasurer Vivek Malek tout educational options at MOScholars Day

KCUR: Missouri Cannabis Trade Association’s Jack Cardetti on weed supply chain and the industry’s need for banks

Southeast Missourian: MoDOT delays Exit 93 project (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D editorial: Andrew Bailey is going off the deep end by his fellow Republicans’ assessment (get around stltoday paywall here)

The Missouri Times op-ed: WashU Pride Alliance President Ranen Miao: Missouri AG’s emergency order threatens vulnerable trans youth

KC Star op-ed: Melinda Henneberger: Fox News is to blame for shooting of black teen (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here) Kansas City Star turns tabloid trope with teen shooting family hearsay Kansas City Star incites racial division after Ralph Yarl shooting

johncombest_com on Instagram: PMV (Politics Music Video): Tony Botello, Pete Mundo and Tony! Toni! Toné! 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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