Friday, July 14, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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SNL: Inspired by Springfield Public Schools dispute, Eric Burlison advances access to teacher training tools at DOD schools

Spectrum Local News (Charter Communications): New calls for legal action, federal compensation for alleged victims of nuclear contamination

P-D: Hawley wants federal government to pay for cleanup, health effects of nuclear contamination; Comments from Reps. Raychel Proudie (D-Ferguson), Richard West (R-Wentzville); Cori Bush tied up in D.C., sends local rep (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri politicians want federal government to pay St. Louisans allegedly harmed by nuclear contamination

P-D: St. Louis Fed president steps down to be dean at Purdue school of business (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D’s Joe Holleman: Wesley Bell’s new campaign team fixes thirty-three (33) inaccurate Missouri Ethics Commission reports (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Jason Rosenbaum’s Politically Speaking podcast: Rep. Cody Smith (R-Carthage) enters race for treasurer – setting up showdown with Vivek Malek

Spectrum Local News (Charter Communications): House Budget chair Cody Smith announces bid for Missouri treasurer; Lucas Johnson of Union, Mo. volunteers to fill Democratic ballot slot

KC Star: Missouri Republican lawmaker mounts primary challenge to Treasurer Malek in 2024 (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Missourinet: House Budget Committee leader wants to be state treasurer

Columbia Missourian: Event promo: Ashland Pride festival set for expanded festivities on Sunday; Drag queen Autumn Equinox: “There’s plenty for the kids to do, and who doesn’t love drag?”

KC Star: Bailey signs onto letter promising legal action against Fortune 100 companies using racist hiring practices (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on stltoday paywall here)

KC Star: Missouri AG sues H&R Block, says KC tax prep giant shared data with tech firms (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Missouri Independent: New law tackles Missouri teacher shortage by encouraging retirees to return to classroom

P-D: St. Louis wants a crackdown on open carry of firearms. Will it help? (get around stltoday paywall here)

KCUR: Mayor Quinton Lucas wants Kansas City to be allowed to pass more gun laws

P-D editorial: Alabama Sen. Tommy Tuberville wrong on critical race theory – just like Missouri Republican lawmakers (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star editorial: Missouri finally extends Medicaid for new mothers. But what took so long? (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Combest, The Missouri Times, 10/21/21: Missouri media’s top victimhood angle for 1H 2022: “Missouri expanded Medicaid in 2021, but experts are worried that it was too late.”

P-D editorial: Property tax freeze could mean subsidizing mansions for millionaires (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT editorial: Missouri Department of Agriculture grants kick-starting new ideas

The Missouri Times op-ed: Missouri Federation of College Republicans President Trey Faucheux: Missouri delegation should support bipartisan legislation adding more direct flights from Missouri to D.C.

Missouri Independent’s Allison Kite: Josh Hawley claims to care about environmental justice, but his record as Missouri attorney general indicates otherwise

St. Louis Public Radio intern Ulaa Kuziez: How lowering the voting age in Missouri will strengthen civic education

The Missouri Times op-ed: Axiom’s Freddy Barnes: Cass County flexed its political muscle in effort to block landfill

P-D letter: Rep. Sue Meredith (D-St. Louis): Elected officials should be smart enough to know their text messages are public record (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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