Friday, April 28, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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P-D’s Joe Holleman: Josh Hawley predicts Donald Trump will be 2024 GOP nominee (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star: Hawley says he’s not interested in being vice president even if Trump asks in 2024 (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

KC Star’s Daniel Desrochers: Why is Josh Hawley accusing the FBI of being anti-Catholic? (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

The Missouri Times’ Scott Faughn: 2024 Democratic Bench Tipsheet: Brian Williams, Quinton Lucas, Greg Razer, Brian Treece, Keri Ingle, Betsy Fogle, others

This Week in Missouri Politics Mid-Week Update: Scott Faughn chats with Sen. Mike Cierpiot (R-Lee’s Summit) on budget debate, DEI and “Facebook fight” issues (1:20); adults running the show in the Senate (10:00); I-70 widening (12:30); who will win the 2024 GOP gov primary (14:45); Dean Plocher and Lt. Gov. race (21:15); Andrew Bailey vs. Will Scharf (23:00); Denny Hoskins vs. Shane Schoeller vs. Caleb Rowden (28:30); education (32:00) much more

KBIA (Columbia): Washington University’s new “Memory for the Future” lab promotes Missouri’s racist legacies of colonialism, slavery and genocide

Missouri Independent: Senate passes initiative petition changes certain to trigger strong opposition effort

KC Star: Ahead of possible abortion fight, MO Senate passes plan to make it harder to change constitution

JCNT: New state law loosens restrictions on physical therapists

Missourinet: Gov. Parson says protecting women’s sports and protecting minors a top priority

St. Louis Public Radio: Gov. Parson threatens to call special session on transgender health, sports restrictions in Missouri, weighs in on I70 and DEI

Missouri Independent: Missouri governor threatens to call special session to ban gender-affirming care

St. Louis Public Radio: 3 trans educators claim discrimination, say they were forced out of Kirkwood School District; teacher complains he was not allowed to tell children he was neither a boy or girl but rather a “Mx.”; comments from Kirkwood School District spokeswoman/former Nicole Galloway spokeswoman Steph Deidrick

Missourinet: Sen. Andrew Koenig (R-Manchester) wants to cut red tape for teenagers seeking jobs

Missourinet: Rep. Mitch Boggs (R-LaRussell) explains bill regarding cameras on private property

SNL: State Treasurer Vivek Malek promotes state’s unclaimed property fund

P-D: ‘Rudderless ship of chaos’: St. Louis judge advances Kim Gardner contempt case (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Judge orders Gardner, assistant to face contempt of court for no-shows in shooting case

KC Star: Missouri couple who worked in law enforcement admit spending thousands in union money

P-D editorial: Just like Montana – where GOP lawmakers expelled a male colleague – Republicans in Missouri are ignoring the will of the people (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D op-ed: AG Andrew Bailey: Missourians deserve to know the science about transgender treatments (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Missouri AG Andrew Bailey acting like a despot in transgender case (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent op-ed: Bridgette Dunlap: Andrew Bailey to blame for future murders

Missouri Independent op-ed: Missouri Rural Crisis Center’s Jamie Blair: It’s time for annual Medicaid renewal in Missouri. Here’s what you need to know

P-D letter: Show-Me Institute’s Patrick Ishmael wants state lawmakers to pass “Parents’ Bill of Rights” (get around stltoday paywall here) 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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