Thursday, June 1, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri delegation splits over bill to end debt ceiling standoff

KC Star: Congressional delegation split on debt ceiling vote (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Washington Missourian: The Missouri 988 Task Force believes the implementation of 988 in the state will improve mental health outcomes

Missourinet: Governor declares drought alert in Missouri

Brownfield Ag News: Dry weather helps Missouri crop emergence, harms hay

Missouri Independent: Budget breakdown: Where Missouri’s marijuana revenue goes

Marijuana Moment: Eapen Thampy says law enforcement, veteran organizations and state lawmakers working to bring psychedelic therapies to Missouri

SNL’s Andrew Sullender: Council to vote on symbolic measure affirming Springfield’s LGBTQ community; “though symbolic, the resolution could represent a rebuke to recently passed statewide legislation targeting queer Missourians”, 3/30/23: Springfield News-Leader statehouse reporter Galen Bacharier leaves for Des Moines Register; City Hall reporter Andrew Sullender will attempt to cover state politics

JCNT: Missouri River Regional Library to require parental consent for underage users

Columbia Missourian: Missouri Department of Conservation investigates reported animal attack; DOC “could not identify the animal involved at this time”

St. Louis Public Radio: Q&A with Gabe Gore: New circuit attorney on getting the call from Gov. Parson, thoughts on Kim Gardner’s victimhood narrative, more

St. Louis Public Radio’s Sarah Kellogg: GOP lawmakers’ bill to appoint special prosecutor “was largely seen by many as targeting then-St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner”

P-D: Profile: Gabe Gore (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Pro-choice activist group to provide free emergency contraception by mail

P-D: Pro-choice group to distribute free morning-after pills by mail (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: BJC HealthCare to combine with Kansas City-based St. Luke’s (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: BJC announces plans for $10 billion merger with Kansas City health system

Missourinet: KC judge halts execution of murderer

KC Star editorial: Eric Schmitt’s call to cut regulatory red tape is unserious political sloganeering (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

P-D editorial: A court finds Schmitt’s pandemic persecution of schools was an abuse of power (get around stltoday paywall here)

Joplin Globe editorial: State lawmakers should ban smoking in state parks; Cig smokers, vapers and potheads ruin the fresh-air experience (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

KC op-ed: “Missouri Healthcare Professionals for Reproductive Rights” member Jennifer B. Hillman: AG Andrew Bailey is keeping Missouri from voting on abortion rights for political gain (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

P-D letter: St. Charles sexagenarian wants to see Schmitt “suffer the consequences” of mask-mandate ruling (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star letter: Kansas City septuagenarian supports property tax freeze for seniors, reminds legislators that seasoned citizens vote in primary elections (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Combest book: June 1, 2017: “My daughter is two days old and was just subjected to her first online attack. Collateral damage of a strike aimed at me. My kids will be okay without me, I tell myself. I can’t do this anymore. I’m done. He won.” (click “Read Sample” on link for more)

“Chris had quit his full-time job to spite his ex-wife and child, who relied on Chris’ child support payments to make ends meet.” – Stalking, Harassment, Internet Trolling: A Guide to Recovering and Rebuilding After Online Attacks, p. 23

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