Friday, May 19, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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St. Louis Public Radios Jason Rosenbaum: As he accelerates his gubernatorial push, Kehoe showcases distinctions with Ashcroft

KC Star’s Kacen Bayless and Jonathan Shorman: Missouri governor’s race erupts over foreign-owned farmland after new restrictions fail to pass; reporters attribute two (2) Jay Ashcroft op-eds to Bill Eigel (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here) Follow along as the reporters and editor decline to acknowledge the error here

KWIX (Mid-Missouri): Rep. Ed Lewis (R-Moberly) says House and Senate both made mistakes on initiative petition legislation

Missourinet: Kansas gaming official says there’s interest by Missourians in sports betting, based on how many are blocked from making online bets

Missouri Independent: Missouri bill would shift sales tax collection to car dealers

Missouri Independent: Missouri, Kansas officials tout nonprofit to oversee 2026 World Cup preparations

KCUR: Millions in taxpayer spending planned to get Kansas City ready for the World Cup in 2026

Missourinet: MoDOT preps for one of busiest road construction seasons in history

KC Star: KC psychiatric hospital is ‘in disrepair.’ Missouri lawmakers want to spend $300M to replace it (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

KBIA’s Kassidy Arena: Area lesbian moving family to Colorado to protest Missouri lawmakers; Katherine Sasser decided her son was transgender after he rejected wearing a dinosaur shirt at age three (3)

St. Louis Public Radio’s Sarah Fentem: Missouri activists celebrate, worry after Bailey pulls rule limiting gender-affirming care; Metro Trans Umbrella Group spokesman June Choate “fears lawmakers could target adult care in the future”; urban doctor who treats transgenders says he “needed to take a minute to lean against a pole

P-D: Gov. Mike Parson set to announce pick for St. Louis circuit attorney on Friday (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis City may limit the open carry of firearms under legislation filed this week

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air book promo: How St. Louis inspired ‘Witnessing Whiteness’ author and her new book on white guilt

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Area man attends Kamala Harris’ “Young Men of Color Roundtable” at the White House

P-D op-ed: Rob Okun, publisher of men’s “anti-sexist movement” magazine: Hawley’s book on manhood is wrong on everything, everywhere, all at once (get around stltoday paywall here)

Midwest Newsroom’s Kavahn Mansouri, via KCUR: Know your renting rights: How the law protects tenants in Missouri

KC Star letter: Raymore septuagenarian says GOP lawmakers are trying to trick voters on initiative petitions (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

P-D letters: Webster Groves septuagenarian, St. Louis City sexagenarian cheer sports columnist Benjamin Hochman’s anti-GOP piece (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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