Wednesday, May 10, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Brownfield Ag News: Mark Alford bringing federal farm bill listening session to Missouri State Fair, wants Speaker Kevin McCarthy to show up

P-D: New Corps report again says Jana Elementary radiation levels normal (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star: Missouri Jan. 6 defendant who scaled wall, carried weapons violated bond but avoids jail

High Times: Missouri cannabis sales top $1 billion (link via

This Week in Missouri Politics: Rep. Jamie Burger (R-Benton)

The Missouri Times: This Week in Missouri Politics recap: Rep. Burger announces run for House leadership

Southeast Missourian: Jamie Burger seeks to move up in Missouri House leadership (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

The Missouri Times: The Missouri Senate Hour by Hour Tuesday, May 9

Columbia Missourian: Lack of urgency slows Senate progress

Missouri Independent: Major overhaul of initiative process one step from Missouri ballot

KC Star: Missouri House passes GOP plan to make it harder for voters to change state constitution (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Columbia Missourian: House approves compromise changes to initiative process

Washington Missourian: GOP Reps. Brad Banderman and Kyle Marquart on initiative petition process changes, state budget, other bills

Missourinet: Missouri’s widening of I-70 could be right around the corner

SNL’s Andrew Sullender: A look at Springfield’s share of Missouri state spending; comments from “Melanie Stinnet [sic],” others, 3/30/23: Springfield News-Leader statehouse reporter Galen Bacharier leaves for Des Moines Register; City Hall reporter Andrew Sullender will attempt to cover state politics

Missouri Independent: House tries again to prod Senate into passing sports wagering bill

P-D: With clock ticking, Missouri House places longshot bet on sports wagering

P-D: Missouri lawmakers revise state’s NIL law, expand college coaches’ role in negotiations (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missourinet: Legislature backs off effort to let high school athletes score endorsement deals

Columbia Missourian: Few abortion-related bills in a post-Roe Missouri

SNL: Prospects dim for bill giving more time for child abuse victims to sue

KOMU, via Columbia Missourian: Under the tracks: Upgrading dangerous crossings in Missouri takes years Mayor Q blames Missouri GOP for historic Kansas City homicide count

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis City police could return to state control. Kansas City’s mayor is sounding the alarm

P-D: Missouri AG Andrew Bailey addresses annual police memorial prayer breakfast in St. Charles (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D’s Joe Holleman: Sen. Steve Roberts (D-St. Louis City), other possible successors to St. Louis prosecutor Kim Gardner (get around stltoday paywall here)

Washington Missourian: Union wants more state industrial funding in wake of losing grant

KCUR’s Bek Shackelford-Nwanganga: Missouri’s “extreme legislation targeting transgender people has become the latest face of a national anti-LGBTQIA movement”; woman who mocks Catholics by dressing as nun in drag says she is moving to Colorado; local woman sets up GoFundMe for “transgender refugees”; KC man explains cultural role of “trannies,” says he is totally leaving Missouri as soon as his lease is up

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

Columbia Missourian: Changes to come with end of COVID-19 public health emergency

Washington Missourian: COVID retrospective: Franklin County had only 401 deaths per 100,000 people; St. Charles County had only 265 deaths per 100,000

The Missouri Times op-ed: Bevis Schock: It’s time for Missouri Republicans to compromise on abortion, allow snuffing out babies in first trimester

Rolling Stone’s Tessa Stuart: Missouri AG claims legalizing abortion could cost the state … $51 billion 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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