Friday, June 16, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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93.9 The Eagle (Mid-Missouri): Wake Up Mid-Missouri: U.S. Rep. Jason Smith on “command and control” approach to government from Biden Administration, Cori Bush and AOC (0:30); thoughts on Cori Bush’s “defund the police” hypocrisy and her special treatment demands at the airport (1:45); attacks on law enforcement (4:30); Biden regulations on PayPal/Venmo transactions (6:15); GOP tax break proposal (8:15); potential visit from Speaker Kevin McCarthy (9:45); intra-caucus squabbling (11:00); how he’s spending his birthday today (12:00)

St. Louis Public Radio: Politically Speaking podcast: U.S. Rep. Mark Alford on Fort Leonard Wood funding, Armed Services Committee, debt ceiling fight

Washington Post: Claire McCaskill among Dems meeting with anti-Trump Republicans to fight No Labels 2024 bid (link via Dave Drebes’ MOScout, 6/15/23) (subscribe for only $1,155/year here)

P-D: St. Louis County Democratic councilwoman backs Lucas Kunce in U.S. Senate race; Rita Days part of faction opposing County Executive Sam Page and Page allies like Wesley Bell (get around stltoday paywall here)

KWTO (Springfield): Wake Up Springfield with Tim Jones: Sen. Denny Hoskins (R-Warrensburg) on background (-8:50); why GOP Senate majority doesn’t pass as many conservative bills as it could (-7:05); some Republicans voting against his protections against DEI and CRT (-5:55); priorities as secretary of state and legislative accomplishments on voting issues (-4:45); ranked-choice voting (-2:45); how to help the campaign (-1:45)

KWIX (Mid-Missouri): GOP Sen. Denny Hoskins on transgender and CDL legislation

P-D: Missouri motorists can soon claim another gas tax refund; gas tax could become issue in GOP gov primary (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT: State employees raise awareness of senior abuse, neglect

Missouri Independent: Missouri begins distributing summer 2022 welfare handouts as deadline for 2023 application looms

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis charter schools are forming a new special education co-op

Missourinet: Annie E. Casey Foundation “Kids Count Data Book” puts Missouri in the middle of the pack

Missourinet: St. Louis mayor says Legislature’s protections for minors “targeted schools” and “targeted hospitals”; Tishaura Jones says she and Gov. Parson have a “very good working relationship,” praises new Circuit Attorney Gabe Gore

johncombest_com on Instagram: Meme alert: Get yourself an audience that appreciates your work like Tishaura Jones appreciates Gabe Gore.

Southeast Missourian: Jackson police adds new canine after marijuana legalization; Beny, who sniffed out pot, no longer essential (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

JCNT: Missouri Public Service Commission approves Ameren revenue increase

Missouri Independent: Missouri PSC approves $140M rate increase for Ameren Missouri electric customers

Southeast Missourian: Cape’s Miracle Bird touts renewable energy via Renew Missouri (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Brownfield Ag News: Missouri pork producers will struggle to comply with California’s Prop 12 guidelines; thoughts from Missouri Ag Director Chris Chinn

Missourinet: Missouri Department of Agriculture receives report of Sarcoxie livestock sale barn owing cash to cattle farmers

KOMU (Columbia): Missouri passes Women Veterans Appreciation Day amendment

JCNT editorial: Missouri can set the example of how to create accessible, quality child care for its workforce

The Daily Wire’s Virginia Kruta: Former federal prosecutor Will Scharf weighs in on alleged quid pro quo offer from Biden’s DOJ

Columbia Missourian op-ed: Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft: New library rules protect our kids; “It is more difficult than ever to shield young children from material and images that would’ve been put behind the counter at the Kum & Go just a few years ago”

Missouri Independent’s Rebecca Rivas: Juneteenth events grow statewide, as advocates celebrate progress on reparations; mayors in Missouri’s two major cities have ordered studies into the impact of slavery and segregation on present-day inequities

KC Star letter: Urban activist says Gov. Parson had better heed “check engine light” on police pardon before something bad happens (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

P-D letters: Chesterfield sexagenarian compares Missouri Republicans to Nazis; newspaper attributes letter from Show-Me Institute’s James Shuls to Cardinals fan, and attributes Cardinals fan’s letter to Shuls (get around stltoday paywall here)

johncombest_com on Twitter: Will new editorial page editor Kevin McDermott acknowledge errors? Surely his ego isn’t so big as to ignore constructive feedback from readers. 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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