Saturday, May 6, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Missourinet: Hawley talks prescription drug prices, immigration, fentanyl, and Ukraine Former U.S. Senate candidate Jason Kander (D) tackles ‘systemic racism’ in local business magazine promotional awards

KC Star: Cleaver calls for investigation into Country Club Plaza Apple Store over worker rights (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Missouri Independent: Missouri lawmakers approve largest budget in state history almost $51 billion

Missourinet: Done deal: Legislature passes last-minute $49 billion state budget plan

KC Star: Missouri lawmakers pass budget with $2.8 billion plan to expand I-70 across the state; thoughts from Missouri Trucking Association’s Tom Crawford, others (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

P-D: Missouri lawmakers send $50 billion spending plan to governor’s desk (get around stltoday paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: Legislature passes $50 billion state budget

St. Louis Public Radio: Legislature passes nearly $49 billion state operating budget

Missouri Independent: Deal puts Missouri Senate back on track after filibuster over KC landfill dispute

Brownfield Ag News: Ag Director Chris Chinn explains state budget particulars; Missouri lawmakers will now focus on foreign ag land

KSMU’s “Making Democracy Work” series, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Southwest Missouri: Host Linda Regan and Missouri State University Dean of Library Sciences Tom Peters criticize Rep. Cody Smith’s (R-Carthage) approach to library funding, explain how “dire situation” hurts kids

KWTO: Wake Up Springfield with Chandler Haynes and Cass Bowen Anderson: Rep. Melanie Stinnett (R-Springfield) on extending postpartum coverage for low-income women (-31:45); why it’s most accurate to call this legislation “extension” and not Medicaid “expansion” (-29:55); more

Missouri Independent: Legislature passes postpartum Medicaid extension

KC Star: As maternal mortality rates soar, MO lawmakers pass bills extending pregnancy coverage (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL here)

Missouri Independent: Missouri marijuana sales top $350 million during first three months of legalization

Jason Rosenbaum’s “On the Trail”: If Gov. Parson wants Gardner replacement to stick around, he may need to cross party lines

P-D: Kim Gardner lashes out at critics, defends record in meeting with supporters (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: With Kim Gardner leaving, hands raise to pick up backlog in St. Louis criminal cases (get around stltoday paywall here)

Washington Missourian: Franklin County officials look to help with St. Louis City prosecutor adjustment

St. Louis Public Radio: Mississippi River crest this weekend is no cause for concern in the St. Louis region

B Magazine (Southeast Missourian): Financing Southeast Missouri’s energy transition (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

KWIX 92.5FM/1230AM (Mid-Missouri): MoDOT Area Engineer Amy Crawford encourages motorists to drop a dime on potholes

Joplin Globe editorial: Honoring Harry Truman before his holiday Monday (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Picking up the pieces from Kim Gardner’s tragic fall is St. Louis’ next challenge (get around stltoday paywall here)

Kansas City Beacon’s Mili Mansaray: Amid rash of legislation attacking trans health care, Kansas City trans women of color need more say in shaping policies regarding their community 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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