Monday, June 19, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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This Week in Missouri Politics: Sen. Karla May (D-St. Louis City) talks with Scott Faughn about Donald Trump indictment (0:45); Missouri Supreme Court ruling on Dept. of Conservation spending (4:15); Lucas Kunce vs. Wesley Bell (7:30); Mike Kehoe vs. Jay Ashcroft vs. Bill Eigel (9:15); Crystal Quade for governor (10:15); defense of Kim Gardner and why guns are to blame for crime (11:30); state control of St. Louis City police (12:25); replacing Rizzo as Senate Minority Leader (12:50); panel of Rep. Jim Murphy (R-St. Louis County), David Barklage, UFCW Local 655 President David Cook and former St. Louis City Alderman Jack Coatar on Trump indictment (15:15); Supreme Court ruling (19:30); unions recruiting marijuana workers (22:45); Wesley Bell vs. Josh Hawley (23:40); who won the week: Gabe Gore, weed workers, St. Louis region, Tony Lovasco vs. “right-wing wackos”, Eric Schmitt (26:35)

Missourinet: U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver says credit repair schemes “make Bernie Madoff seem like the Dalai Lama”

St. Louis Public Radio’s Kate Grumke: 1 dead, 9 injured in shooting at downtown St. Louis teen party, leaders call for gun control; Cori Bush blames shooting on National Rifle Association; state GOP lawmakers refused to grant hearing to red-flag proposal from “Rep. Peter Meredith [sic]”

P-D: Teen dead, 9 others injured in St. Louis after downtown party gone bad; Cori Bush, Mayor Tishaura Jones call for more gun-control laws (get around stltoday paywall here)

Southeast Missourian: Trail of Tears designated for water collection as drought continues (get around stltoday paywall here)

Fox 2 St. Louis: DESE pays for teacher certification tests amid educator shortage  

Missouri Independent’s Rebecca Rivas: Missouri ‘micro’ cannabis license rules limit review of jail data to 20 years; “Addressing the historic criminalization of black residents for marijuana offenses” a key topic in victimhood/entitlement discussions

Mother Jones’ Hannah Levintova: Emails show MOHELA never wanted to be in the lawsuit to kill student debt relief – but Republicans had other ideas (link via 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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