Thursday, May 25, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Arizona PBS: Missouri’s Taylor Burks testifies at House Small Business Committee hearing on veterans and SBA loans

Missourinet: U.S. Rep. Mark Alford talks about debt ceiling and the 14th Amendment

P-D: New USDA food safety lab breaks ground in Normandy; comments from GSA Administrator Robin Carnahan (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Marquette High grad Sai Varshith Kandula denied bond after trying to ‘seize power’ in attack near White House (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: St. Louis’ Cori Bush sponsors resolution lauding first black nurse in US (get around stltoday paywall here)

This Week in Missouri Politics Mid-Week Update: Scott Faughn on session’s winners (1:05) and losers (4:45); lt. governor primary and Dean Plocher, Holly Rehder and Bob Onder (19:40); secretary of state primary and Caleb Rowden, Shane Schoeller, John Russell, Denny Hoskins (21:25); treasurer primary and Vivek Malek and Cody Smith (23:25); gov primary and Kehoe vs. Ashcroft vs. Eigel (25:15); Senate leadership elections (31:35); House leadership elections (35:30); Show-Me Institute clip vs. Faughn and Gov. Parson (37:25); ranking Missouri’s governors (41:30); more

Missourinet: Sen. Bill Eigel (R-Weldon Spring) not happy about failure to pass personal property tax relief

P-D: Missouri easing training requirements for nursing aides to help staffing shortages (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Transgenders fear potential gender-reassignment restrictions on adults; Springfield woman, whose Medicaid is subsidizing her testosterone treatment, says “not transitioning is literally the most dangerous thing” for her; “intersex queer person” says it has “heavy feelings”; activist Daniel Bogard “terrified”; more

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

Missourinet: Bailey urges KC Board of Police Commissioners to enforce transgender bills once they become law

Missourinet: Missouri Department of Revenue allowing truck drivers with a Commercial Driver’s License to submit info by email or fax

Missouri Independent: Missouri bill allows payments to wrongly convicted as long as they promise not to sue

Missouri Independent: Missouri Supreme Court to decide whether school districts can jail parents for absent students

P-D: St. Charles’ water contamination causing ‘stigma,’ the city says in new suit against Ameren; former Gov. Jay Nixon, an attorney for the city, holds press conference (get around stltoday paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: Rural Missouri lags in severe weather warnings

P-D letters: American Lung Association’s Laura Turner wants Hawley and Schmitt to “reject the work requirement policy for Medicaid and the build-out of additional polluting energy”; Richmond Heights sexagenarian wants GOP state lawmakers to stop focusing on genital mutilation and start banning guns (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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