Monday, July 31, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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SNL: Rep. Burlison’s bills would limit the able-bodied to five years on food stamps, stop automatic union due withdrawals

KC Star’s Daniel Desrochers: As Cleaver and other lawmakers celebrate Truman order desegregating military, Hawley, Schmitt and far-right House Republicans oppose diversity, equity and inclusion efforts Mayor Quinton Lucas escalates anti-gun rhetoric amid 2nd term path to D.C.

KSMU: During Springfield visit, Gov. Parson pushes back on critics who say Interstate 70 is funded at the expense of Interstate 44

Missouri Independent: Missouri’s Back to School tax holiday pauses all local taxes for the first time

Kansas City Beacon: Don’t miss Missouri’s back-to-school tax holiday in 2023

Missourinet: Kansas City-area woman will continue to push Missouri lawmakers to pass “Blair’s Law” regarding celebratory gunfire

Missourinet: Messing with livestock shipments will cost you in Missouri; comments from Ag Director Chris Chinn, Rep. Brenda Shields (R-St. Joseph)

SNL: It’s now a felony in Missouri to interfere with the transport of livestock. Here’s why.

St. Louis Public Radio: In response to Ashcroft rule, St. Charles library board limits teens from getting a library card without a parent in tow

KC Star: Want to work in Missouri’s marijuana industry? KC community college has 3 new classes (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

JCNT: State employee profile: Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Bill Seibert attributes success to encouragement, help of others

St. Louis Public Radio: Advocacy group says Missouri among worst in the nation for hours of care for nursing home patients

P-D: Johnny Johnson kidnapped and attempted to rape their girl, then bashed in her skull until she was dead. They await his Missouri execution, after deep family scars. (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D’s Janet Y. Jackson: Thoughts on “that mystical being called ‘critical race theory'” and why newspapers need proofreaders (get around stltoday paywall here)

SNL letters: Norwood septuagenarian defends drag shows; Springfield man wants Hawley, Schmitt and Burlison to support “Prove It Act” clean energy bill; Springfield man defends ESG investing, says social benefits are more important than investment returns; Clever man disagrees with Bailey and GOP lawmakers on initiative petitions 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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