Thursday, May 4, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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KC Star’s Daniel Desrochers: A wave of anti-LGBTQ laws have moved through Republican-controlled legislatures across the country – most often targeting transgender youth. What can Biden do?

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

This Week in Missouri Politics Mid-Week Update: House Superminority Leader Crystal Quade and Scott Faughn chat about Jefferson City parking freedom (1:45); improving the relative strength of the House Democratic Caucus (7:05); Missouri Chamber of Commerce siding with Democratic Caucus on social issues (8:30); budget and DEI battle (10:30); Republicans’ hypocrisy on Wash U. trans centers and woke charter schools (13:45); budget conference committee selections (20:30); 2024 state Senate primaries (24:00); Quade “absolutely seriously considering a run” for governor (38:55)

The Missouri Times: 2024 Top 5 Competitive Senate Races: Kurtis Gregory vs. Doug Richey for Denny Hoskins’ open seat; three-way dance for Andrew Koenig’s seat; Aaron McMullen vs. Joe Nicola for Rizzo’s open seat; Adam Schnelting vs. Phil Christofanelli for Eigel’s seat; potential obstacles to Stephen Webber cakewalk

AP: Rep. LaKeySha Bosley (D-St. Louis City) arrested, released for past court no-shows

KWTO: Wake Up Springfield with Chandler Haynes: Today’s lineup: U.S. Rep. Eric Burlison at 7:45 a.m., AG candidate Will Scharf at 8 a.m.

KWTO: Wake Up Springfield with Chandler Haynes: Listen live

Missouri Independent: Auditor Scott Fitzpatrick says AG Andrew Bailey trying to falsely inflate projected cost of abortion amendment

KC Star: Petition to stop MO lawmakers from making it harder to amend constitution can move forward (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Missouri Independent: I-70 plan, tax cut demands slow Missouri budget talks as deadline looms

St. Louis Public Radio; Missouri budget agreement includes $2.8 billion to expand I-70 across the state

KWIX 92.5FM/1230AM: Rep. Danny Busick (R-Newtown) supports budget appropriation for Macon and Hannibal bypass studies

Missourinet: Proposal from Rep. Ben Baker (R-Neosho) could help prevent ranked-choice voting and “approval voting” in Missouri

Missourinet: Gun tax exemption bill moving through Missouri House

P-D: Missouri Senate hears concerns about allowing guns on buses, trains and in churches (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air: Missouri teachers are leaving the profession at an alarming rate, advocates report; state lawmakers, conservative parents to blame

Fox News: Soros-backed district attorney caught ‘pursuing other careers’ as Missouri AG takes action for her removal

P-D: Missouri AG takes aim at Kim Gardner’s enrollment as SLU nursing student (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Kim Gardner under fire for taking SLU nursing classes while office faces turmoil

Columbia Missourian: Parole advocate strives to maintain parole access

JCNT: State overhauling Missouri’s vital records system

Southeast Missourian editorial: Local events on schedule for the National Day of Prayer (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

P-D editorial: St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones already suggested Gardner should resign. It’s time that she demanded it. (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D’s Janet Y. Jackson: Missouri lawmakers are quick to end gun-sales taxes but not for adult hygiene products (get around stltoday paywall here)

Columbia Missourian op-ed: Missouri Farm Bureau’s Ben Travlos: Some ag bills still up in the air

Columbia Missourian’s David Rosman: Rep. Doug Richey (R-Excelsior Springs) wrong on DEI; “I am mad at the MAGA conservatives who what [sic] to make the United States an authoritarian Christian nation.”

Side Effect Public Media’s Anna Spidel via KCUR: Medicaid extension bill would help fix institutional childbirth racism – but some lawmakers are adding polarizing amendments

KC Star intern Maia Bond: Sen. Mike Moon (R-Ash Grove) wants to give fetuses the same rights as human beings (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

KC Star “Service Journalism Team’s” Kynala Phillips: Release of Ralph Yarl’s shooter shows the unfair nature of Missouri’s bail system

KC Star letters: Sedalia woman weighs in on latest hubbub surrounding Trudy Busch Valentine campaign star (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL 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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