Saturday, May 13, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Southeast Missourian: SEMO honors Vivek Malek (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

This Week in Missouri Politics, Friday morning: Sen. Denny Hoskins (R-Warrensburg) with Scott Faughn on video lottery terminals (1:00); statewide campaign announcement on June 6 (9:30); improved performance of the Senate this year and Cindy O’Laughlin’s approach (11:30); Brattin and landfill bill (13:15); Sen. Bill Eigel (R-Weldon Spring) on potential Hoskins bid for secretary of state (16:00); personal property tax bill (18:30); leadership’s attempt to pit Hoskins vs. Eigel (27:30); more

The Missouri Times’ Scott Faughn: The Senate finally stops

The Missouri Times: Missouri Senate hour by hour on Friday, May 12

Missourinet: Summary: The wins and losses of Missouri’s legislative session

Columbia Missourian: Both parties see things to like in 2023 legislative session

Columbia Missourian: Summary of Sen. Cindy O’Laughlin’s (R-Shelbina) speech on Eigel and personal property taxes

St. Louis Public Radio: GOP squabbles tank the party’s priorities on Missouri’s final day of the legislature

Missouri Independent: Missouri Senate dysfunction leads to gridlock on final day of 2023 legislative session

P-D: On final day, Missouri Republicans fail in bid to approve sports betting (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Video: ‘Darth Vader moment,’ Mo. senator says of decision to not consider personal property tax cut

P-D: How major legislation in Missouri General Assembly fared in 2023 (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missourinet: Legislative session ends without approved sports wagering bill

KC Star: A ‘Darth Vader moment’: Missouri Republican infighting blocks priorities as session ends (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

AP: Missouri lawmakers fail to raise bar to amend constitution, easing path for statewide abortion vote

Brownfield Ag News: Biodiesel tax credit fix in omnibus ag bill; comments from Missouri Soybean Association’s Casey Wasser 

Missouri Independent: Missouri marijuana businesses improve access to banks under bill heading to governor

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: KC Film Office Director Steph Shannon says new tax credit could help Missouri be more competitive in the movie industry

P-D’s Michele Munz: What new Missouri legislation allows — and doesn’t allow — for trans youth; learn more by joining PROMO Missouri’s virtual town hall Monday (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D, 4/18/23: Post-Dispatch removes reporter Michele Munz’s references to two transgender heroes; Maplewood nonbinary Fiach Mikunda wants to turn 16-year-old autistic daughter into a boy; a 25-year-old woman “has identified as more masculine but would sometimes act female when (she) did not feel safe”; no response from reporter Michele Munz or the Post-Dispatch on silencing these trans and nonbinary voices Kansas City Mayor Q earns MSM accolades for trans sanctuary

Missouri Independent: Loan to aluminum smelter in Missouri Bootheel raises constitutional question

Southeast Missourian: Missouri Department of Mental Health funds ‘jail navigator’ to address inmate mental health issues (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

The Guardian’s Lloyd Green: Manhood review: Josh Hawley, moraliser, neo-Confederate and Tucker Carlson of the US Senate (link via

Springfield News-Leader’s Stephen Herzog: Congratulations to our Greta Cross for winning Missouri Press Association award; reporter says she’s proud of expanding coverage of LGBTQIA+ community, is currently working on a podcast celebrating rural Missouri drag shows

P-D letters: St. Louis City octogenarian wants Gov. Parson, AG Bailey and Mayor Tishaura Jones to remove Kim Gardner before June 1; Kansas City man wants state agencies to fight honeysuckle (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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