Friday, May 26, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Joplin Globe: Reps from Hawley, Schmitt and Burlison offices attend citizenship ceremony at Carver monument (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

Brownfield Ag News: Missouri Farm Bureau’s Garrett Hawkins weighs in on Supreme Court’s Waters of the U.S. ruling

KC Star: Andrew Bailey, other AGs threaten legal action if Biden uses 14th Amendment to avoid default (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

The Missouri Times’ Scott Faughn: This Week in Missouri Politics column: Session’s winners: Analysis of individual legislators, heroes and heat magnets

P-D: Medicaid renewal process underway as letters go out to 37,000 Missourians (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Agency says it’s increasingly utilizing more efficient Medicaid renewal process

JCNT: Police chief: Fentanyl ‘definitely in our town’ – but fentanyl test strips are illegal in Missouri

P-D: St. Louis mayor signs order backing trans youths targeted by state lawmakers; boys free to compete against girls in city-run sports programs (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio’s Miya Norfleet: “Despite the targeted legislation against gender-affirming care and social persecution throughout Missouri,” queer ballroom legends in St. Louis cultivate joy

johncombest_com on Instagram, January 2023: Objective, unbiased media agrees: Missouri Republicans guilty of targeting.

Missourinet: Gov. Parson responds to Kansas City’s “sanctuary city” claim

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Mayor Quinton Lucas says we are in a ‘tragic time in American politics’ amidst transsexual surgery and sports fairness debates Quinton Lucas LGBT Commish asks followers: Rate My (Shirtless, Prone Bottom) Tinder Profile!!!

St. Louis Public Radio’s Rachel Lippmann: After Missouri state legislators attack transgender rights, Mayor Tishaura Jones signs protections

Missouri Independent: St. Louis City mayor criticizes “state intrusion” in youth gender reassignments, says boys can compete in girls’ sports

St. Louis Public Radio: Pandemic led to drop in special education services for young kids in Missouri and nationwide

Missourinet: Bill from Sen. Mary Elizabeth Coleman (R-Arnold) clarifies person can be charged with homicide, even if victim is random

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: “Rep. Tony Lovasco (R- St. Charles) [sic]” has introduced legislation to end the state’s use of capital punishment

KWIX (Mid-Missouri): MoDOT’s Tourist Oriented Directional Sign Program finally available to agritourism venues

Missouri Independent: Sierra Club calls on EPA to enforce coal plant rules, highlighting Missouri facilities

Southeast Missourian: Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center says “coronavirus is like flu now … we can expect a low level of the virus in the community from here on out.” (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

P-D’s Roland Klose: Long, hard thoughts about Josh Hawley’s “Manhood” (get around stltoday paywall here)

Columbia Missourian’s Steve Spellman: Missouri legislative session’s mixed results

Missouri Independent op-ed: Bridgette Dunlap: Abortion initiative wouldn’t just end the cruelty of Missouri ban. It would be a new world 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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