Tuesday, June 6, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times: Capitol Calendar: Denny Hoskins’ event tonight in Warrensburg; Missouri Cattlemen’s steak fry; many more

Spectrum Local News: Statewide roundup: Hoskins announcement tonight in Warrensburg; Sen. Brian Williams (D-University City) may take statewide hit for 2024 Dem ticket; Sen. Karla May (D-St. Louis City) on volunteering for statewide loss: “I am considering the possibility so …. everybody else is doing it … it seems like something fun.”

KWIX (Mid-Missouri): U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer says debt ceiling deal finally addressed Social Security and Medicare spending, explains how Trump tax cuts generated revenue

NPR’s Miles Park: How the far right tore apart one of the best tools to fight voter fraud: Inside Jay Ashcroft’s opposition to Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC)

KSMU’s Gregory Holman: LGBTQ activist says Greene County Clerk Shane Schoeller using Ozarks Pridefest event as a wedge issue for secretary of state campaign

SNL’s Susan Szuch: Shane Schoeller not telling the truth about government sponsorship of Pridefest

Springfield Daily Citizen: Springfield City Council affirms support for LGBTQ community ahead of Pridefest (get around Springfield Daily Citizen paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Lawmakers lament failure of bills aimed at addressing Missouri teacher shortage

JCNT: Capitol Commission planning parking overhaul in master plan

JCNT: State offering low-income residents money for fresh produce; comments from Ag Director Chris Chinn

Fox4 KC: Police funding fight heads to court; thoughts from Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer (R-Parkville)

KCMO: Pete Mundo Show: Tony Botello ( on KC’s history of failed crime-fighting schemes (2:15); elected officials’ and KC Star’s upcoming heel turn on KC Police Chief Stacy Graves (4:15); Quinton Lucas trying to undo Missourians’ vote on police funding (8:30); Chiefs avoiding social media gayness and the risk of being “Bud Light-ed” (18:30); more

P-D: St. Louis mayor’s father rips St. Louis alderwoman for her bill targeting open carrying of guns (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Push to improve Missouri rail crossings gets boost from feds (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Company that makes opioid treatment settles with Missouri for $1.8 million

Missourinet: Hunting and fishing permits will likely cost more in Missouri next year

Southeast Missourian: Missouri State Fair warns of ticket scam (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

AP: Missouri governor denies clemency for murderer

Missourinet: Governor says Missouri will execute man who killed two jail workers

P-D, 2/7/23: Missouri execution leaderboard since 2000: Jay Nixon (21), Bob Holden (15), Mike Parson (7), Matt Blunt (5), Mel Carnahan (4 in 2000, 38 over two terms), Roger Wilson (1), Eric Greitens (1)

P-D editorial: Execution of murder Michael Tisius a miscarriage of justice in the making (get around stltoday paywall here)

The Missouri Times op-ed: Missouri Pharmacy Association’s Ron Fitzwater: U.S. Rep. Jason Smith should support Medicare covering obesity drugs

KC Star’s Kevin Hardy: Welcome the Star’s new opinion editor; Yvette Walker, assistant dean for student affairs at University of Oklahoma journalism school, handed editorial page job (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

P-D letters: Former federal prosecutor Kevin O’Malley (D) praises Gov. Parson’s selection of Gabe Gore; Illinois septuagenarian compares Jay Ashcroft to Adolph Hitler (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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