Saturday, June 17, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Missourinet: Hawley says U.S. Justice Department being misused to go after Trump

The Hill: Photos of the Week: Missouri’s Eric Schmitt lifts the trophy after beating the Democrats 16-6 in the Congressional Baseball Game

Southeast Missourian: Attorney general candidate Will Scharf speaks to Cape Girardeau Pachyderms; AG candidate shares views on DESE, critical race theory, and Jefferson City establishment (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

JCNT: Gov. Parson names Michelle Hataway acting director for Department of Economic Development

P-D: Senior property tax freeze would cost Missouri counties millions of dollars, analysis says (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT: State tax refunds issued quicker this year

KSMU: Springfield-Greene County Library already in compliance with Ashcroft’s proposed rules

KBIA: USDA announces funding for broadband access in Missouri, other rural states

P-D: Russian hackers say they hit the University of Missouri (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star “Service Journalism Team’s” Kynala Phillips: 3,000 Kansas Citians have had weed charges cleared, but still thousands of records to go; stats from Missouri’s “Green [sic] County,” others (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Fox 2 (St. Louis): Missouri legislation helps convince liberal activist to leave for Colorado; Columbia lesbian, raising her son as a girl, says boy should be able to compete in girls’ sports

P-D: Ameren bills to go up by about $5 for a typical customer, after state finalizes rate hike (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missourinet: Missouri Public Service Commission approves Ameren rate hike

P-D editorial: Missouri is going after teachers who quit. Is that the best recruitment tool? (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star’s Melinda Henneberger: Schmitt, other Republicans wrong on Trump indictment (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

KC Star op-ed: Missouri NAACP President Rod Chapel: Gov. Parson pardon for killer ex-KCPD officer would be Missouri injustice (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Kansas City Beacon’s Mili Mansaray: Young and unhoused LGBTQ+ people face barriers in faith-based shelters; homeless men have been denied the right to sleep in women’s bunks, and “might experience discrimination such as not being identified by their preferred pronouns”

Stateline’s Matt Vasilogambros, via Missouri Independent: Missouri and other Republican states arm teachers and fortify buildings in another year of school shootings, but experts know that more guns in schools make children less safe

Missouri Independent’s Annelise Hanshaw: Gov. Parson didn’t provide media, lawmakers enough specifics on timing of transgender bill signings

Missouri Independent’s Allison Kite: Evergy slashes planned renewable energy additions, proposes more natural gas

Kaiser Health News’ Aneri Pattani, via KCUR: Missouri’s local governments were paid $458 million in opioid lawsuit settlements

P-D’s Aisha Sultan: 8-year-old shares her book about her dad’s ‘Broken Promise’ (get around stltoday paywall here)

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