Thursday, July 13, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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St. Louis Public Radio: Event promo: Cori Bush to host Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Maryland) at “medication abortion and reproductive health care” roundtable rally Monday

Fox News: St. Louis mayor’s gun control stance questioned after private texts made public

St. Louis Business Journal: Springfield businessman says he’s “seriously considering a run for Governor as a Democrat”; Mike Hamra operates nearly 200 restaurants across 11 states

KC Star: In MO governor’s race, candidates highlight their childhood challenges; thoughts from GOP consultant James Harris, Mike Kehoe spokesman Mike Hafner, others (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Southeast Missourian: Holly Thompson Rehder announces bid for lieutenant governor (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Spectrum Local News (Charter Communications): Rep. Richard Brown (D-Kansas City) volunteers to fill Democratic ballot slot for lieutenant governor

KWTO (Springfield): Elijah Haahr Show: Moms for Liberty’s Megan Patrick on what the group stands for (-10:30); organizational structure (-9:45); goals for Greene County schools (7:40); presidential candidates seeking Moms for Liberty’s support (-6:00); how to join and learn more (-3:30)

SNL: On Elijah Haahr’s show, Local Moms for Liberty group talks about its start here, rapid growth

Southeast Missourian: Cape Girardeau’s Shad Burner joins Kit Bond Strategies (KBS); comments from KBS Chairman Kenny Hulshof (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Judge hears challenge to Missouri Senate redistricting plan splitting Buchanan County, Hazelwood

P-D: Judge to decide whether Hazelwood will be split in two state Senate districts (get around stltoday paywall here)

CDT: Mary Russell ascends to chief justice of the Missouri Supreme Court (avoid Columbia Tribune paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Missouri Business Alert, via KBIA (Columbia): New Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services Director Paula Nickelson says her priorities include maternal mortality, funding initiatives

JCNT; State transportation commission approves $14B five-year construction plan

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri commission approves $1.4 billion in funding for I-70 expansion

P-D: Stretch of I-70 in St. Charles, Warren counties may be first to be widened under $2.8B upgrade (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Property tax break for seniors stalls in St. Louis County over ‘problematic’ questions; Councilwoman Lisa Clancy (D) says move will hurt school districts; thoughts from Rep. Ben Keathley (R-Chesterfield), state Senate candidate Mark Harder (get around stltoday paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: Boone County weighing possible impact of new law freezing property taxes for seniors

P-D: Missouri Supreme Court hears arguments in case that struck down COVID health orders (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT: Missouri Supreme Court to decide if counties can appeal ruling striking down COVID orders

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri Supreme Court weighs who can appeal on state health regulations

Missouri Independent: Missouri Supreme Court to decide if counties can appeal ruling striking down COVID orders

St. Joseph News-Press: Missouri School Boards’ Association helps in times of tight district finances

P-D: Public defender’s office in poor Missouri Bootheel town on the chopping block (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star: Is it legal to leave kids home alone in Missouri? What to know this summer (avoid Kansas City Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air: Quality child care is too hard to find; more state and federal funding is the solution

Joplin Globe editorial: Congrats on 20 years of being Missouri Southern State University (get around Joplin Globe paywall here) Cynical Kansas City Star ‘reporting’ implies Sen. Hawley supports white nationalism

Missouri Independent’s Allison Kite: My work, and that of other environmental content creators, inspires state and federal lawmakers to demand action on North St. Louis County radioactive waste 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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