Friday, June 23, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Politico: U.S. Rep. Jason Smith’s House Ways and Means Committee releases information on federal investigation into Hunter Biden’s failure to pay about $1 million in federal taxes

Roll Call: House panel releases transcripts from Hunter Biden investigation; comments from Jason Smith

93.9 The Eagle (Mid-Missouri): Wake Up Mid-Missouri: Rep. Doug Richey (R-Excelsior Springs) on 2024 state Senate campaign, reining in government spending and bureaucracy

St. Louis Public Radio’s Jeremy Goodwin: PrideFest promo: “The event comes after a recent wave of legislation supported by Republican lawmakers that targets LGBTQ people, and trans people in particular.”

johncombest_com on Instagram, January 2023: Objective, unbiased media agrees: Missouri Republicans guilty of targeting.

St. Joseph News-Press: Missouri adopts broad transgender-related protections for minors and girls’ sports

KC Star’s Daniel Desrochers, Kacen Bayless and Jonathan Shorman: One year later, Missouri’s abortion ban has sown fear, confusion; comments from Campaign Life Missouri’s Sam Lee, pro-life and pro-choice lawmakers; 27-year-old policy director for “Abortion Action Missouri” – rebranded from “Pro Choice Missouri” – says aborting her second unwanted child this winter led to logistical hurdle in receiving anti-depressants; other harrowing hardships

St. Louis Public Radio’s Sarah Fentem: Hero profiles: Planned Parenthood’s Kawanna Shannon and Colleen McNicholas on their brave fight against “attempts to restrict reproductive health care access”

JCNT: Free morning-after pills raise concerns from pro-life organizers

Missouri Independent: ACLU calls ‘shenanigans’ on Missouri AG’s refusal to follow court order on abortion petition

Missourinet: Sen. Denny Hoskins (R-Warrensburg) on what it would take to pass sports betting bill next session

Missourinet: Missouri could soon spend more to help first responders

Missourinet: SCOTUS could decide soon on Biden’s student loan bailout – with MOHELA as focal point

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air: Missouri National Education Association’s Mark Jones on holding teachers accountable for breaking contracts

Missourinet: Bill on Gov. Parson’s desk would help prevent rural hospitals from closing; thoughts from House Speaker Pro Tem Mike Henderson (R-Desloge)

P-D: Missouri lawmakers address physician shortage with new grant program (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT: State employees honored for innovation, efficiency improvements

JCNT: State commission announces annual service awards

P-D: Missouri governor has no plans to call lawmakers back to address recent urban behavior (get around stltoday paywall here)

93.9 The Eagle (Mid-Missouri): Wake Up Mid-Missouri: Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe on Missouri drought and how to avoid hay scams

KOMU (Columbia): Microbusiness licenses aim to diversify marijuana business owners

Missouri Independent: Missouri to be testing ground on plain packaging for cannabis products

Marijuana Moment: Colorado governor pushes for mass psychedelics pardons at event that also featured former GOP Texas governor; comments from Missouri’s Eapen Thampy (link via Eapen Thampy on Twitter)

P-D: Missouri abruptly cancels auction of excess masks, gowns and face shields (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missourinet: Lombardi Trophy coming to the Missouri Capitol next week

KC Star: AG Andrew Bailey agrees to hearing for woman imprisoned 42 years who claims innocence (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

P-D: Why this ‘beast’ of a fish has Missouri wildlife officials spooked (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT editorial: No child should go hungry – so take advantage of “free” food handouts

Joplin Globe editorial: Good to see Missouri move to the forefront on marijuana product labeling (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

P-D letter: St. Louis City woman responds to Post-Dispatch editorial, says 50/50 parenting is the right default in child-custody disputes (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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