Wednesday, April 26, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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St. Louis Public Radio: Army Corps again says Jana Elementary School is safe from radiological waste; Hawley, Cori Bush want more testing

The Missouri Times: Scott Faughn’s 2024 April Statewide Tip-Sheet: Governor, lt. gov, AG, secretary of state, treasurer

Missouri Independent: AG Andrew Bailey drops out of gambling case after taking donations from companies suing state

P-D: Missouri AG withdraws from gambling case after taking donations from other side (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: After vote to legalize recreational cannabis, Missouri pot industry added thousands of workers (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D’s Kurt Erickson, yesterday: Missouri House dumps bid from “Rep. Cindi [sic] Buchheit-Courtway” to reinstate presidential primary election (get around stltoday paywall here) UPDATE: Error fixed, with zero acknowledgment or gratitude

Missourinet: Missouri Senate passes $50 billion state budget

P-D: Missouri Senate spars over $50 billion state budget, protections against DEI; Sen. Karla May (D-St. Louis City) shouts: “Why do you only inquire of white Caucasian men?” (get around stltoday paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: DEI debate stalls Senate appropriations work

JCNT: Missouri House committee approves food assistance safeguards

Columbia Missourian: Education bill faces skepticism over teacher pay raise sustainability

Washington Missourian: Union R-XI Board wants a state “blue ribbon commission” to review school funding formula

St. Louis Public Radio: The University of Missouri Board of Curators could add three new members this spring

Missourinet: Bill from Rep. John Black (R-Marshfield) lets state agencies, schools give worker retention and performance incentives

Missourinet: Bill from Sen. Curtis Trent (R-Springfield) allows electric companies to charge ratepayers for the costs of building a nuclear power plant before the plant is up and running

Southeast Missourian: Exonerated men support GOP Sen. Nick Schroer’s Senate Bill 489 (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Missourinet: Missouri Farm Bureau backs bill from Rep. Mitch Boggs (R-LaRussell) regarding government cameras on private property

Missouri Independent: Judge upholds Missouri law used by AG to challenge school mask rules

P-D: St. Louis mayor blasts Missouri Republicans on police control, culture war issues; punchlines include Ice-T’s “99 problems” line (get around stltoday paywall here)

Pre-emptive link for suburban Caucasoids who will tweet at me: No, Jay-Z didn’t create “99 problems”

St. Louis Public Radio: In State of the City address, Mayor Tishaura Jones criticizes state lawmakers on gun rights, CRT, explicit books, drag queens, and “hot mess” state control of city police

KCUR: Washington, D.C. “Violence Policy Center” gun control group notes Missouri’s rising rate of black homicides; Urban League says Gov. Parson, Second Amendment Preservation Act, and state lawmakers are to blame

KCUR: Harvard instructor encouraged trans activists to spam AG’s form about transgender abuse; Alejandra Caraballo rationalizes his tweet: “People’s creativity is always greater than you can imagine.”

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Unprecedented order restricting gender-affirming care sparks fear in Missouri LGBTQ community; transgender Army vet says he might leave Missouri, but his daughter is now a transgender and she might stay; additional insights from St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum

KC Star: Missouri judge could block AG Bailey’s trans care restrictions (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

KC Star’s Jonathan Shorman, Kacen Bayless and intern Maia Bond: “Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey’s emergency rule targeting transgender health care … is exposing a rift among Republicans” (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

KC Star’s Kacen Bayless: Jackson County GOP fails to censure gay MO Republican, but passes anti-gay marriage resolution; “The failed censure targeted state Rep. Chris Sander” (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

johncombest_com on Instagram, January 2023: Objective, unbiased media agrees: Missouri Republicans guilty of targeting.

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air: A critical look at the systemic racism and sexism of public toilets

johncombest_com on Instagram: If you think public radio is bad, check out “Instagram caption” public radio

Missouri Independent’s Clara Bates with Muckrock’s Dillon Bergin: Disappearing Daycare advocacy series: Missouri child care deserts include nearly half of kids 5 and under

Missouri Independent’s Clara Bates with Muckrock’s Dillon Bergin: Five things we learned when creating content for “Disappearing Daycare” advocacy series

Columbia Missourian’s Claudia Levens: Lack of testing masks radon cancer threat in Missouri

P-D letters: Kirkwood woman weighs in on Mike Moon comment (get around stltoday paywall here)

Southeast Missourian letter: National Parents Organization Missouri Chair Linda Reutzel: Gov. Mike Parson made April 26 Shared Parenting Day – let’s celebrate advocates and unite against abhorrent fatherlessness (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

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