Wednesday, December 13, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Politico: Hawley endorses Trump for president Jason Kander supports Missouri war hawk Pentagon candidate Lucas Kunce; 2016 U.S. Senate runner-up “has offered some pretty abysmal picks during his time as an ‘influencer'”

States Newsroom, via Missouri Independent: Federal defense bill advances without compensation for St. Louis victims of nuclear waste

Southeast Missourian: Republican Bob Onder enters state’s lieutenant governor race

SNL: Missouri Right to Life endorses Bob Onder in GOP lieutenant governor primary KWTO producer Cass Bowen Anderson getting induced today, will return to the airwaves in February

P-D: Rep. Keri Ingle (D-Lee’s Summit) calls for ouster of Dem Rep. Sarah Unsicker Show-Me AG Bailey fight for Telsa justice against Media Matters

Missouri Independent: Missouri attorney general seeks to block subpoena in abortion amendment lawsuit

KWTO (Springfield): The Elijah Haahr Show: House Budget Chairman Rep. Cody Smith (R-Carthage) on state spending, including public education, Medicaid, public safety, transportation infrastructure (-13:10); tax burden compared to other states (-10:15); reining in state spending (-8:15); priorities as state treasurer (-5:30)

Missouri Independent: State board votes to divest Missouri pension fund from China

P-D: Missouri pension board does about-face, will divest from China

JCNT: Higher ed budget priorities detailed for Missouri lawmakers

Columbia Missourian: UM curators keep Mun Choi’s salary increases under the radar

Missourinet: Rep. Ed Lewis (R-Moberly) wants state to increase Bright Flight scholarship amount

P-D: Lawsuit: MOHELA bungled student loan forgiveness, cost borrowers millions

Columbia Missourian: Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch (R-Hallsville), Boone County residents continue push for senior property tax freeze

Columbia Missourian: Missouri drivers spending less time on their phones in vehicles since new law passed

KC Star’s Kacen Bayless: 2024 targeting preview: “(L)egislation is a sign that conservatives targeting LGBTQ issues are emboldened and will look to build upon last session”; 22-year-old crossdresser says he is “terrified” and “definitely scared”

johncombest_com on Instagram, January 2023: Objective, unbiased media agrees: Missouri Republicans guilty of targeting.

P-D: Court backs worker in fight over discrimination in Missouri House

Missourinet: Missouri emerges as leader in 988 crisis hotline response times

P-D: Backlog for Missouri prisoners awaiting mental evaluations grows

Missouri Independent: 285 Missourians waiting in jails to be moved to hospitals for mental health services

JCNT: 100,000 marijuana cases expunged so far in Missouri

Southeast Missourian: GOP Reps. Chris Dinkins, Rick Francis and Barry Hovis attend Southeast Missouri Regional Planning and Economic Development Commission

P-D editorial: Bailey’s campaign funding sources again raise conflict-of-interest issues

KC Star Executive Editor Greg Farmer: Congratulations to us for our fentanyl coverage; newspaper’s “Deadly Dose” series – which began in November – deserves credit for inspiring state legislation introduced last winter (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here) archives: Search tag: journalists congratulating themselves

P-D letter: Hazelwood septuagenarian criticizes GOP Sen. Denny Hoskins’ hand-counting ballots proposal

KC Star letter: Kansas City woman calls Sen. Mike Moon (R-Ash Grove) and Rep. Bob Titus (R-Billings) “pea-brained,” urges Kansas Citians to vote them out of office 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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