Tuesday, July 4, 2023 – Independence Day – Missouri political news headlines

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Southeast Missourian: U.S. Rep. Jason Smith on latest in Hunter Biden case (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: KC-area woman with $70,000 of student loan debt “disappointed” she’ll have to pay it back

Missouri Independent: Time limits resume for federal food handouts, potentially impacting 26,000 Missourians

The Hill editorial intern Caleigh Kelly: Washington Post hosts event to criticize “the recent slew of bills in state legislatures that target the LGBTQ+ community”; Assistant Secretary for Health Rachel Levine shares his thoughts

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

KWTO: Wake Up Springfield: Attorney general candidate Will Scharf on conservative victories from the Supreme Court (-8:30); the Left’s efforts to “delegitimize” the Supreme Court (-7:15); why liberals attack Clarence Thomas (-5:20); state attorneys general standing up for the Constitution (-2:20)

Missouri Independent: Bill from Rep. Melanie Stinnett (R-Springfield) would help disabled Missourians avoid Medicaid loss

SNL: Table Rock Career Center project receives $17M in state funding

KCUR: More than 75% of eighth graders in Missouri weren’t proficient in math in 2022

KSGF (Springfield): Nick Reed Show: State Auditor Scott Fitzpatrick on Holland’s mayor stealing money (22:15), state auditor’s whistleblower hotline (31:00), more

Southeast Missourian: MoDOT schedules two summertime public meetings (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here) For July 4, dead-tree KC Star celebrates new KCI cellphone lot white guilt

Joplin Globe op-ed: State Treasurer Vivek Malek: Reaching the stars under the Stars and Stripes (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

Missouri Independent op-ed: American Land Title Association’s Cheryl Cowherd: Fannie Mae program could put Missouri homeowners at risk

States Newsroom’s Scott Greenberger: Pro-choice leaders in Missouri, other states must overcome high hurdles to defend abortion rights

P-D letter: Moscow Mills sexagenarian says GOP state lawmakers created “oppressive working conditions” for doctors (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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