Thursday, June 15, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Roll Call: Owning the libs: GOP routs Dems at Congressional Baseball Game; Eric Schmitt’s triple drives in three Schmitt’s three-bagger Show-Me Hawley fighting A.I.; a look at national coverage

This Week in Missouri Politics Mid-Week Update: Scott Faughn on Ron Richard (0:15); Eric Schmitt’s maiden floor speech (12:00); Lucas Kunce vs. Wesley Bell (16:30); “#believeallfacts” vs. “#believeallwomen” about sexual harassment & sexual assault tales (17:45); Wesley Bell’s demographic advantage (18:30); Supreme Court ruling on Department of Conservation spending and how it relates to MoDOT (23:30); why Jay Nixon State Park should be reopened (28:00); lessons and takeaways from the life of Ron Richard (29:00)

The Hill: Eric Burlison joins House Freedom Caucus (link via Dave Drebes’ MOScout, 6/14/23) (subscribe for only $1,155/year here)

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air: Hero profiles: “St. Louis LGBT History Project” founder Steven Louis Brawley, Washington University Transgender Center patient/activist Terry Willits

SNL: Speakers urge SPS board not to proclaim specific support for LGBTQ students, employees; thoughts from former state Rep. Roy Holland (R-Springfield)

Missourinet: “Sensible Missouri” wants gun-control measure on 2024 ballot

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Tell us how you feel about gun violence in Kansas City; our team has already highlighted brave young Kansas Citians “arming themselves against the rise of far-right violence”

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Midwest Innocence Project says exoneration compensation bill from Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer (R-Parkville) still not good enough LGBT activist guides KCUR ‘diverse’ content

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri Republicans aren’t giving up on raising the bar for constitutional changes; thoughts from state legislators, Missouri Association of Realtors’ Sam Licklider, GOP consultant David Barklage

JCNT: Missouri’s jobless rate remains unchanged

Missourinet: Bill from Rep. Hannah Kelly (R-Mountain Grove) to boost Missouri adoptions awaits governor’s signature

Missourinet: Decision looming on bill to help nurse practitioners, forgive loans for health care students

JCNT: Missouri Housing Development Commission nearing completion of funding plan

JCNT: Lincoln University accredited for another decade

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri wants teachers trained in the science of reading, but advocacy group says many programs aren’t teaching it

Missourinet: Hunting and fishing in Missouri may get more expensive; interview with Missouri Department of Conservation Deputy Director Aaron Jeffries

KSMU: Public comment sought for Statewide Transportation Improvement Program

Southeast Missourian: Scott City gets new state grant for drainage improvements (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D editorial: Parsing the histrionic narrative from Hawley and other Trump defenders (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star editorial: The classroom can be stressful. Now Missouri is fining teachers who want to leave?

P-D op-ed: Bill Miller: Missouri’s top cop Andrew Bailey shouldn’t cop out on illegal gambling (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star op-ed: Gun control advocate Anna Dudenhoeffer Simpson: Hawley, Schmitt should listen to the clear majority and ban assault weapons (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

KC Star’s Jonathan Shorman and Kacen Bayless: Gov. Parson’s pardon of police officer could provoke an explosive backlash in Kansas City Mean Jean & activists talk social justice amid pardon protest

P-D letters: St. Louis City octogenarian says Republicans make her ashamed to tell people she’s from Missouri; Chesterfield septuagenarian says Josh Hawley and Eric Schmitt are “traitors” to America; St. Louis City septuagenarian laments the decline of Post-Dispatch content (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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