Sunday, May 12, 2024 – Mother’s Day – Missouri political news headlines

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Roll Call: Photo: Sen. Josh Hawley, U.S. Rep. Eric Burlison share a laugh as Ted Cruz battles chess grandmaster at Schmitt-hosted tournament

Columbia Missourian: Republican lawmakers drive to shore up voting laws in Missouri

P-D editorial: In a new low, Missouri’s AG defends defamation on the taxpayers’ dime (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

SNL op-ed: Woman seeking to fill Democratic ballot slot for U.S. Rep. Eric Burlison’s re-election: Burlison, Andrew Koenig and other Republicans don’t care about public schools

MBC Pathway’s Benjamin Hawkins: Rep. Doug Richey (R-Excelsior Springs) says Christians must engage to defend truth and keep state pro-life (link via

SNL op-ed: Rep. Melanie Stinnett (R-Springfield): To combat opioid epidemic, patients must know alternatives

Columbia Missourian op-ed: Curt Fuchs: Missouri charters should be classified as schools, not districts

SNL letters: Springfield woman criticizes Burlison; Springfield woman criticizes new Missouri’s new RNC Committeewoman Maryam Mohammadkhani and Missouri Freedom Principle, urges votes for Democrats “up and down the ballot in November”

JCNT letter: Seasoned Democrat Sue Gibson criticizes Rep. Dave Griffith (R-Jefferson City) for voting against Planned Parenthood

P-D letter: Glendale man supports minimum-wage hike (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

KC Star letters: Patients Come First-Missouri’s Connie Farrow says state lawmakers should support changes to federal 340B drug-pricing program; St. Louis Center for Hearing & Speech’s Cathy Brown wants state lawmakers to support hearing aid/cochlear implant legislation (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News 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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