Thursday, December 14, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Daily Caller’s Nick Pope: Eric Schmitt, Blaine Luetkemeyer introduce bill to ban use of Americans’ tax dollars for UN climate ‘slush fund’

States Newsroom, via Missouri Independent: White House meets with more than 100 relevant Democratic state legislators on gun violence prevention; zero (0) Missouri Democrats make the cut

KTVO: Lt. Gov. candidate Bob Onder comes to Kirksville, talks fentanyl, hospital shutdowns

Quincy Herald-Whig: Onder makes Hannibal stop on lieutenant governor campaign kickoff

WGEM (Hannibal/Quincy): Former State Senator Bob Onder announces candidacy for Missouri lieutenant governor

P-D: New ‘vetting manual’ by Missouri GOP activists sparks conflict among state Republicans; thoughts from Missouri Republican Party Executive Director Miles Ross, Sen. Bill Eigel (R-Weldon Spring), Ashcroft Chief of Staff Trish Vincent

St. Louis Public Radio: Jason Rosenbaum’s Politically Speaking podcast: Rep. Keri Ingle (D-Lee’s Summit) on 2024 legislative session and 2025 state budget, statewide abortion vote, DSS Children’s Division workers, more

Jason Rosenbaum’s Politically Speaking podcast on Spotify: Keri Ingle episode

Jason Rosenbaum’s Politically Speaking podcast on Spotify: All episodes

JCNT: State employees raise hundreds of thousands for charities

The Missouri Times: MOSERS backs Malek’s move to divest from China

Washington Missourian: Schools prepare for state’s annual performance reports

SNL: Missouri wants to update how it educates students with severe disabilities

Missouri Independent: Missouri S&T to distribute K-12 scholarships for private, homeschool students

Missourinet: Missouri activates database to monitor prescription drug use

AP: Missouri launches a prescription drug database to help doctors spot opioid addictions

Missourinet: Missouri Lottery has big year in sales and making millionaires

JCNT: Electric, gas deadbeats covered under state’s winter disconnection rule

St. Joseph News-Press: Missouri seeing a rise in infant mortality

AP: Execution date set for Missouri man who killed his cousin and her husband in 2006

St. Louis Public Radio: BJC again enforces masks for staff, citing higher flu and COVID numbers

P-D editorial: A proposal to hand-count ballots promotes a false and dangerous narrative

Joplin Globe editorial: MOSERS makes the right move on China divestment; State Treasurer Vivek Malek deserves credit

The Missouri Times op-ed: Seen Read Heard VP Keith Beardslee: Iran must pay for its destabilizing actions

KC Star op-ed: Choose Life Marketing’s Nelly Roach: We pro-lifers support women. Good riddance to Missouri law criminalizing abortion (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Columbia Missourian columnist/American Atheists’ Missouri State Director David Rosman: Vote out Republican state legislators to avoid a Constitutional convention

JCNT letter: Seasoned Democratic activist Sue Gibson disagrees with Sen. Mike Bernskoetter (R-Jefferson City) on taxes: “I love a system where we all pool our money”

P-D letter: Hillsboro septuagenarian cheers Aisha Sultan’s pro-choice column 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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