Wednesday, May 3, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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KSGF (Springfield): Nick Reed Show: U.S. Rep. Eric Burlison on Christian County Lincoln Days (5:00); federal spending (9:10); illegal immigration (11:15); debt ceiling (13:30); “green energy” and ethanol tax credits (14:50); liberals’ revisionist history on COVID (20:00); Antony Blinken and Hunter Biden (26:00); advice about contacting members of Congress (33:00); Trump and 2024 (35:00); why he wants Trump to be elected again (38:00); pregnancy care centers (39:30)

KC Star’s Daniel Desrochers: Hawley claims Democrats are intimidating the Supreme Court with push for stricter ethics (avoid Kansas City Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

KC Star: ‘It’s literally cost me everything.’ Missouri man gets jail time in Capitol riot case

The Missouri Times’ Scott Faughn: 2024 State Senate Tipsheet, Part 1: Maggie Nurrenbern (D) vs. Victor Hurlbert (R); Rehder, Gannon, Brattin, Roberts, Beck, Mosley, Eslinger, Moon, Bean, Razer re-elections

P-D: State Rep. LaKeySha Bosley (D-St. Louis City) arrested Monday night on outstanding warrant (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missourinet: Gov. Parson supports Missouri Senate’s plan to widen I-70

St. Louis Public Radio: House Superminority Leader Crystal Quade on Plocher’s budget conference committee picks: “(T)he Speaker is just trying to power grab and doesn’t exactly know what he’s doing.”

Brownfield Ag News: Missouri lawmakers tweaking foreign ag land bill; thoughts from Sen. Rusty Black (R-Chillicothe), Rep. Mike Haffner (R-Pleasant Hill)

Columbia Missourian: House gives initial approval to anti-ranked-choice voting amendment

P-D: Change the way Missourians vote? Not so fast, say House Republicans (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missourinet: Missouri House passes limits on invasive exams when patients are unconscious, under anesthesia

Missourinet: Missouri awards 169 districts, charter schools with school safety grants

P-D: With no action in Missouri Capitol, Cardinals consider asking voters to approve sports betting (get around stltoday paywall here)

SNL’s Andrew Sullender: Missouri Republicans have been “targeting that (transgender) community”; activist wants city leaders to oppose GOP efforts to protect minors, 3/30/23: Springfield News-Leader statehouse reporter Galen Bacharier leaves for Des Moines Register; health reporter Susan Szuch, City Hall reporter Andrew Sullender will attempt to cover state politics

Washington Missourian: Missouri AG Andrew Bailey faces criticism over slot machine case

KMOX (St. Louis): Dave Glover Show: AG Andrew Bailey on latest with Kim Gardner battle

St. Louis Public Radio: Bailey’s case to remove Gardner will continue after departing judge denies dismissal

P-D: Majority of removal suit against Kim Gardner will move forward, judge rules (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Missouri Senate begins debate on special prosecutor, state takeover of St. Louis police (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: State takeover of St. Louis police, prosecutor’s office blocked by Senate Democrats

Missourinet: Missouri seeks public comment on military-friendly guide

JCNT: Missouri celebrates Gospel Hall of Fame

KC Star: Ralph Yarl recovery update: Shooting victim has “more good days than bad,” has received White House invite, Yale University wants him to apply

P-D editorial: The Bud Light brew-haha – and the problem with red state governments like Missouri’s (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D editorial: Texas governor, like his Missouri counterpart, is pro-hypocrisy; using the phrase ‘illegal immigrants’ incites violence (get around stltoday paywall here)

Joplin Globe editorial: AG Andrew Bailey should give campaign contributions back, then give us an explanation (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

Joplin Globe op-ed: Missouri Rural Crisis Center’s Darvin Bentlage: A list of people wrong about Missouri agriculture: Missouri Farm Bureau’s Garrett Hawkins, Missouri Pork’s Don Nicodim, Missouri Cattlemen’s Mike Deering, AG Andrew Bailey (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

P-D’s Tony Messenger: The feds tell judges to stop trampling on the civil rights of poor people (get around stltoday paywall here)

The Missouri Times op-ed: Missouri Pharmacy Association CEO Ron Fitzwater: Missouri House should debate bill allowing patients to choose the pharmacy of their choice

Herzog Foundation’s “The Lion”: Criticism over lawmaker’s flip-flop on open enrollment continues as Missouri Senate has two weeks to act on House bill

Missouri Independent’s Allison Kite: Bill from Sen. Mike Bernskoetter (R-Jefferson City) would jeopardize efforts to end river pollution

Missouri Independent’s Clara Bates: Bureaucratic hurdles stymie Missouri families seeking help affording child care

P-D op-ed: St. Charles father of transgender: Missouri Republicans are the new Nazis (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letters: Ladue sexagenarian opposes initiative petition changes; Creve Coeur woman says Bailey’s transgender rules stigmatize mental illness (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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