Monday, July 24, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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NPR, via KCUR: Sen. Josh Hawley sponsors bill to fine Congress members for trading stocks and owning blind trusts

St. Joseph News-Press: Federal and state legislation takes aim at fentanyl

This Week in Missouri Politics: Sen. Andrew Koenig (R-Manchester) talks with Scott Faughn about running for state treasurer; panel of Roger Jackson (Bill Eigel), Nick Ragone (Mike Kehoe) and Brett Dinkins (Jay Ashcroft) discuss GOP governor primary

Springfield Daily Citizen: Pro-choice initiative petition moves forward with Greene County’s lone cost estimate included

Southeast Missourian: Chris Dinkins mulls seeking Senate seat held by Holly Thompson Rehder; state rep on support for Trump, Second Amendment, more (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

P-D: Here’s what’s next for the senior property tax break law in Missouri (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: A $78 million boost to Missouri’s child care subsidy slated to reach providers next month

St. Louis Public Radio: Back-to-school shoppers will save more on tax-free weekend, thanks to new Missouri law

JCNT: Missouri lawmakers, business advocates look at second-chance hiring

KC Star: Missouri enacts PTSD coverage for first responders (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Missourinet: New regulations to take effect regarding the disposition of dead bodies

Missourinet: Profile: Bennett Boggs is the new commissioner of Missouri’s Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development

Missourinet: Soup kitchens, community gardens can apply for Missouri Department of Agriculture grants

KBIA: Missouri a hotbed for tick-related illnesses; advice from Missouri Department of Conservation

P-D’s David Nicklaus: It’s time to find alternatives to the harmful St. Louis earnings tax (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D op-ed: Washington University School of Medicine’s L. Lewis Wall and Douglas Brown: Reactionary anti-choice advocates push their religion via ‘personhood’ abortion bans (get around stltoday paywall here)

CDT op-ed: Missouri NAACP’s Nimrod Chapel: Missouri’s latest voter suppression effort: Block a vote on abortion

St. Louis Public Radio “race, identity & culture” content creator Andrea Henderson: Some St. Louis area women’s shelters keep men out; St. Louis Queer Support Helpline” says keeping men away from battered women is “queerphobic” 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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