Wednesday, May 24, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Missourinet: Missouri National Guard soldiers prepare to deploy to the Middle East; departure ceremony Friday in Perryville TKC watches progressives jump on Senator Josh Hawley’s manhood

P-D: Marquette High grad Sai Varshith Kandula admired Hitler, aimed to ‘seize power’ in attack near White House (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star; Missouri’s Mahailya Pryer back in jail for alleged probation violations in Capitol riot case (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

P-D: Former Missouri House speaker fined $47,000 by ethics commission (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Former Missouri House Speaker John Diehl fined $47K by state ethics commission

Southeast Missourian: Governor addresses child care ‘deserts’ in Cape Girardeau remarks; comments from Kids Win Missouri’s Brian Schmidt, others (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

P-D: Why have ‘so many good conservatives’ left the Missouri AG’s office, challenger asks (get around stltoday paywall here)

93.9 The Eagle: Wake Up Mid-Missouri: AG Andrew Bailey on Biden making Founding Fathers roll over in their graves (1:15); Mexico, Mo. hospital insurance scandal (2:00); Fabian Goldman Columbia murder guilty plea (2:15); abortion initiative petition (3:10); KC City Council’s “looney toons” approach to “child mutilation and castration” (5:00); KC Mayor Quinton Lucas’ “performance theater” (7:30); praise for Gov. Parson’s appointments, including himself (8:45); optimism on Gabe Gore (9:15); “compassionate counseling and care” vs. “castration and mutilation” (11:55)

Missourinet’s Anthony Morabith: Recap of Pete Mundo’s interview with Andrew Bailey found here yesterday

SNL: Missouri AG backs staffers who sued SPS over diversity training as they appeal ruling

CDT’s Charles Dunlap: Event promo: Fight back against Missouri’s “passage of various anti-LGBTQ legislation” by attending all-ages drag shows and story hours, “youth talent show and gayest pet contest,” etc.

93.9 The Eagle: Wake Up Mid-Missouri: Rep. Brad Pollitt (R-Sedalia) on open enrollment bill (-11:15); opt-in feature and which dollars “follow the student” (-9:35); consolidation concerns (-7:45); four-day school weeks (-5:50); why some Republicans oppose the bill (-4:55); caution against “jump(ing) to conclusions” on DESE data (3:30); effect on individualized education plans (-2:00); why normal (non-political) people should care about open enrollment (-1:15)

KWIX (Mid-Missouri): Rep. Tim Taylor (R-Bunceton) suggests voters might hold Republicans accountable for infighting, lack of legislative action

P-D: Missouri could be poised to gain another interstate highway; lawmakers approved $2.5 million to study conversion of U.S. Route 36 into Interstate 72 between Hannibal and St. Joseph (get around stltoday paywall here)

Sikeston Standard-Democrat: Sikeston educator played role in creating Senate bill on background checks

St. Joseph News-Press: Missouri Office of Broadband Development visits St. Joseph

JCNT: Missouri Department of Conservation seeks to raise price of hunting, fishing permits

KSMU: Public comment sought by MDC on fee increases for hunting, fishing, trapping permits

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: A federal judge and an ex-convict are helping Kansas Citians expunge criminal records

KC Star editorial: If Missouri public schools teach Bible classes, whose version of religion rules? (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL here)

P-D editorial: St. Louis City gun control bill should force state lawmakers to take a stand for security (get around stltoday paywall here)

Columbia Missourian letter: Seasoned activist Cynthia Changyit Levin wants Hawley and Schmitt to support expanding welfare handouts to cover bison and walleye meat for (feather) Indians 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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