Monday, May 22, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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St. Louis Public Radio: Politically Speaking podcast: Sen. Eric Schmitt talks with Jason Rosenbaum about debt ceiling, serving in the minority, administrative rules, Section 230 regarding big tech collusion with government, and more

This Week in Missouri Politics: Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe talks with Scott Faughn about campaign kickoff (0:45); endorsements from statewide groups (1:45); fundraising and grassroots (2:15); Missouri Adventure trailer (3:25); Gov. Nixon and state parks (5:00); childhood in North St. Louis City (7:30); business experience (8:45); response to Eigel on foreign farmland (10:25); how urban crime affects all of Missouri (11:15); gun rights (12:10); Grover Norquist anti-tax pledge (12:40); I-70 project (13:25); House Speaker Dean Plocher on I-70 project (17:10); initiative petition legislation (18:55); transsexual boys playing girls’ sports and transsexual surgeries for minors (20:50); tax cut for seniors (22:25); relationship with senators (23:20); thoughts on Floor Leader Jon Patterson (24:20); 2024 statewide campaign (25:15)

Missourinet: Kehoe lists four early priorities if he’s elected governor of Missouri

P-D: Measure supporting tax breaks for child care centers heads to Missouri voters in 2024 (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Lawsuit over Missouri AG push to inflate cost of abortion IP heads to trial next month

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri saw drop in preschool enrollment in 2022, but new funding aims to improve access

Missourinet: Statewide commission discusses teacher retention

KC Star: Missouri bill from Sen. Karla May (D-St. Louis City) would allow public schools to teach electives on the Bible (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Kansas City Magazine: Port KC Problem Gambling Advisory Committee study says one in five Missourians could become gambling addicts (link via

JCNT: Community turns out for inaugural gun show; 20-year-old man frustrated by 10-day waiting period

P-D editorial: Gov. Parson should sign bill lifting the residency requirement for St. Louis City employees (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D editorial: Legislators in Missouri and other red states bully transgenders “when those targets aren’t hurting anyone” (get around stltoday paywall here)

Flatland KC (Kansas City PBS)/Report for America content creators Cami Koons, Vicky Diaz-Camacho and Cody Boston: ‘Transas City’: KC offers sanctuary amid anti-trans push; “Transgender and queer community persists despite political attacks”; Missouri “ended up passing bills targeting gender-affirming health care and school sports participation” link via Gregg Keller on Twitter Kansas City Beacon blog bemoans newspaper downfall & begs for money 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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