Wednesday, June 14, 2023 – Flag Day – Missouri political news headlines

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KC Star: In maiden speech, Schmitt says he wants Congress to take power back from the White House (avoid Kansas City Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

P-D’s Joe Holleman: Feeling the heat from Wesley Bell, Lucas Kunce campaign issues fresh endorsement list (get around stltoday paywall here)

Joplin Globe: Ron Richard remembered by community, colleagues as ‘true public servant’ (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

Today’s funeral arrangements for Sen. Ron Richard

KWTO (Springfield): Wake Up Springfield with Tim Jones: Sen. Jill Carter (R-Joplin) on Ron Richard (-11:45); transgender bills (-9:00); importance of Gov. Parson signing bills early (-7:00); importance of women speaking up about fairness (-5:00); summer legislative activities and constituent outreach (-2:55)

Springfield Daily Citizen: Springfield Pridefest photo gallery: Male-presenting humanoid feeds drag queen a dollar bill mouth-to-mouth; man and woman swap reverse cowgirl positioning; geriatric lesbians dress dog in rainbow bandana; other inspirational images

97.1FM Talk (St. Louis): Marc Cox Morning Show: Former state Sen. John Lamping (R-Ladue) on Tony Lovasco resignation: GOP county committee system (2:30); where Lovasco has a valid point (4:30); where Lovasco is off base (5:45); thoughts on PostDispatch columnist Joe Hollemans coverage (7:30)

P-D: Missouri AG asks judge to toss liberal groups’ suit against abortion ban (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT: Governor: Child care to remain state priority

Southeast Missourian: Area parents weigh in on shared parenting law (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Missouri Supreme Court rules lawmakers had no power to limit conservation spending

Missourinet: 2023 Farmers Market Nutrition Programs kick off in Missouri

JCNT: State land open for water collection, haying

Missourinet: As irrigation and hay supplies dry up, Missouri offers drought relief option to farmers

Missourinet: Scammers are bailing with the hard-earned dollars of Missouri farmers

P-D: Plug and play: Two Missouri state parks to get EV charging stations (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Democrats urge Missouri governor not to pardon cop who killed a black man; AG Andrew Bailey’s office “has missed six deadlines for filing the state’s brief in defense of the conviction”

KCUR: Jackson County prosecutor warns governor against pardoning KCPD officer who killed Cameron Lamb

Washington Missourian: MoDOT working on Highway 47 north of Washington at night

P-D editorial: St. Louis is different than outstate Missouri. It should have different gun laws. (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star editorial: Gov. Parson, don’t undermine rule of law by pardoning ex-KCPD officer for manslaughter (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

P-D editorial: Brandon Bosley indictment trends with oddly unprofitable crimes by St. Louis politicians (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Missouri spy got 42 months under Espionage Act. Does Trump’s case deserve more? (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent’s Clara Bates: Raising eviction filing fees would help reduce Missouri’s eviction rates

P-D letter: Florissant Democrat says Wesley Bell too liberal to beat Josh Hawley: “I’ll take what I can get with Lucas Kunce.” (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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