Sunday, May 14, 2023 – Mother’s Day – Missouri political news headlines

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Newsmax: House Oversight Committees Eric Burlison to Newsmax: Biden family set up ‘complex’ network to get foreign money

P-D’s Kurt Erickson and Jack Suntrup: Missouri lawmakers score wins, but fail to deliver on key priorities; Missouri Senate “ladled cold water all over the House-backed measures targeting diversity” (get around stltoday paywall here)

KWIX 92.5FM/1230AM (Mid-Missouri): Rep. Peggy McGaugh (R-Carrollton) outlines state spending wins, says “both chambers have their fingers and thumbs” in budget

JCNT: Mid-Missouri lawmakers share ‘mixed reviews’ on end of legislative session

KOMU, via Columbia Missourian: Texting while driving to be enforced as secondary offense if signed into law

JCNT: Profile: DHSS’ Lisa Cox puts colleagues at forefront

JCNT: Decade of declining tobacco use among Missouri teens has been reversed

P-D: Victims and families face new pain as Kim Gardner’s office struggles. ‘It’s been a mess.’ (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Activists say trans people face “housing discrimination”; homeless charities keeping men out of women’s shelters, other transphobic atrocities

The Intercept’s Jon Schwarz: Josh Hawley won’t let go of his manhood; U.S. Senator from Missouri unsuccessfully addresses a genuine problem

Missouri Independent op-ed: Taylor Hirth: In Missouri, almost half of all children ages 5 and under live in “child care deserts”

P-D op-ed: Trans activist Daniel Bogard’s wife: Help me protect my child from our state government (get around stltoday paywall here)

The Heartlander’s Michael Ryan, 4/18/23: Trans activist Daniel Bogard calls for Missouri Republicans to be ‘driven out’ of civil society for supporting ‘ethnic cleansing’ with restrictions on trans procedures (link via

P-D letters: Kirkwood woman says Ann Wagner seems bored at work; St. Louis septuagenarian says Danforth’s biggest mistake was Clarence Thomas, not Josh Hawley (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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