Friday, July 28, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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KWTO: The Elijah Haahr Show: U.S. Rep. Jason Smith on Hunter Biden IRS whistleblower testimony and amicus brief (-9:45); how Hunter Biden’s law firm tried to trick judge, blamed trickery on young female employee (-8:30); Hunter Biden’s attorneys trying to intimidate Smith (-6:50); what’s next for his Ways & Means Committee (-6:10); Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s comments on impeachment (-5:15); how Biden Administration’s changed its narrative about Hunter Biden’s business dealings (-4:15)

The Charlie Kirk Show: Will Scharf on how how Hunter Biden and the DOJ got caught red handed (audio)

The Charlie Kirk Show: Will Scharf on how how Hunter Biden and the DOJ got caught red handed (video) (via Gregg Keller on Twitter)

P-D: Hawley’s push to expand radiation exposure benefits in St. Louis area advances (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: U.S. Senate OKs Hawley proposal to expand coverage for atomic bomb-related illness to St. Louis

Missourinet: Hawley explains vote against Dems’ Supreme Court bill

KC Star: ‘Depraved and sadistic’: Cori Bush says solitary confinement discriminates against black and LGBTQIA* criminals (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on stltoday here)

Spectrum Local News’ (Charter Communications) Gregg Palermo: 2024 campaign notebook: Wesley Bell gets eye surgery; Trish Gunby declines chance to take another loss to Ann Wagner; Democrats Bethany Mann and Randi McCallian seek to take second consecutive losses to U.S. Reps. Blaine Luetkemeyer and Jason Smith; Democrat Collin Lovett to challenge Rep. Philip Oehlerking (R-Ballwin) again

Missourinet: Rep. Cody Smith (R-Carthage) on why he’s running for state treasurer

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri officials are watching vote in Ohio raising constitutional amendment threshold

St. Louis Public Radio: Politically Speaking podcast: Rep. Michael Burton (D-Lakeshire) talks with Jason Rosenbaum about initiative petition process changes, texting-while-driving legislation, Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission, more

Springfield Daily Citizen: Gov. Parson touts progress, budget in Springfield ‘State of the State’ speech

Washington Missourian: Missouri manufacturing job growth exceeds national average

P-D: State’s Medicaid renewal process helps shed thousands off rolls (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Low-income Missouri parents failed to take necessary steps to keep 16,232 kids on Medicaid

P-D: AG Andrew Bailey still investigating St. Louis transgender clinic nearly 6 months after whistleblower’s report (get around stltoday paywall here)

AP: Mounting job vacancies push state and local governments into a wage war for workers

KMIZ (Columbia): MoDOT looking to fill open positions across the state

Missourinet: Ag package set to become law; provisions involve hardwood forest promotion, tax breaks, ethanol and biodiesel, loan forgiveness for large animal veterinarians

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air: Missouri’s draconian abortion laws are keeping OB-GYN students away; complaints from former Planned Parenthood director/current Washington University doc David Eisenberg

Missouri Independent: Missouri marijuana businesses could lose license if events they organize go awry

CDT: Columbia attorney highlights adult-use marijuana case expungements

Southeast Missourian: Say goodbye to out-of-state charges as SEMO adopts new tuition structure (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Missourinet: Missouri Capitol event held to honor Korean War veterans

JCNT: Remembering veterans of ‘forgotten war’

Southeast Missourian: Drought persists as temperatures soar, easing seen in Southeast Missouri (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Missourinet: Excessive heat warning and heat advisory in effect for all of Missouri

P-D: Former Missouri vehicle inspector sentenced for taking bribes (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D editorial: There’s reason to distrust `modification’ of anti-racism statement at Francis Howell; “bizarre move … was obviously intended to target the anti-racism proclamation.” (get around stltoday paywall here)

Platte County Landmark’s Guy Speckman: Beer bait, school choice and tit for tat: Herzog Foundation event illustrates battle between “fringe Democrats who have trouble winning elections, mostly female” versus “old money” “Reagan type” conservatives (link via Jean Evans on Twitter)

P-D op-ed: Sacramento, Calif. minority: Opportunistic AGs like Andrew Bailey wrong to oppose DEI (get around stltoday paywall here)

Southeast Missourian letter: National Parents Organization’s Linda Reutzel: Thanks to lawmakers who supported shared parenting (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

P-D letter: University City septuagenarian wants Legislature to spend more money on public defenders (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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