Wednesday, March 9, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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AP: Gov. Parson announces trade trip to UK, Ireland

SNL: Gov. Parson to travel to United Kingdom, Ireland on first trade mission since pandemic

JCNT: Kehoes share love of reading with grade schoolers

The Missouri Times: Chief Justice Paul Wilson gives State of the Judiciary Address

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri chief justice emphasizes cooperation in speech to lawmakers

SNL: Missouri chief justice calls for communication, cooperation in address to lawmakers

Columbia Missourian: Missouri Supreme Court chief justice seeks more attention for veterans courts

97.1 FM (St. Louis): Marc Cox Show: Rep. Sara Walsh (R-Ashland) on gas tax repeal (2:20); why gas tax is unconstitutional (3:30); prospects for Senate passage (6:00); today’s rally details (7:00)

97.1 FM (St. Louis): Marc Cox Show: Rep. Nick Schroer (R-O’Fallon) responds to Post-Dispatch gun-control editorial (3:00); ‘F’ rating from Giffords Law Center (4:15); update on 2nd Amendment legislation (5:40); fallacies told by Second Amendment Preservation Act opponents (8:15); liberals’ hyperbole over boys playing girls’ sports (8:40); update on state Senate primary campaign (9:15)

KSGF (Springfield): Nick Reed Show: Greene County Clerk Shane Schoeller (R) on early voting vs. absentee voting and associated legislation (13:20); problems with mail-in voting (18:30); ranked choice voting initiative petition issue, and how the Europe-hatched approach is “clear as mud” (23:30)

AP: Missouri House tries again for photo voter ID requirement

Washington Post: Rep. Mary Elizabeth Coleman (R-Arnold) seeks to stop residents from obtaining abortions out of state

KC Star’s Jonathan Shorman: Recap of Washington Post’s original reporting on Coleman’s infanticide bill

JCNT: Advocates ‘stand together’ at ‘Show Me Life’ rally

KOMU (Columbia): Missourians voice their concerns and support for Cannabis Freedom Act (link via Eapen Thampy’s Twitter)

KMIZ (Columbia): Cannabis Freedom Act aims to decriminalize marijuana in Missouri (link via Eapen Thampy’s Twitter)

Columbia Missourian: Witnesses urge marijuana legalization, with many criticizing Legal Missouri 2022’s ballot initiative; Comments from MoCann Testing’s Natalie Brown, Show-Me Alternatives’ Brooke Foster (link via Eapen Thampys Twitter)

P-D: Missouri House takes up marijuana legalization in push to sink ballot question

The Missouri Times: House perfects No Patient Left Alone Act

KC Star: Missouri House wants limits on how far hospitals can go in blocking visitors to patients

Missouri Independent: Sports wagering bills moving toward Missouri House debate amid efforts to boost tax rates

JCNT: Lawmakers consider ‘regulatory sandbox’ for businesses

JCNT: School choice, open forums, variety of other education bills presented

Columbia Missourian: Senate committee hears bill from Sen. Doug Beck (D-St. Louis County) limiting ‘step therapy’ by health insurers

P-D: GOP faction in Missouri Senate stalls sexual assault survivors bill of rights

SNL’s Galen Bacharier: GOP lawmakers want to prevent transgenders “from participating on sports teams matching their gender identity”

Combest, 20 for 20, Part 3 (10/20/21): Missouri politics is pro wrestling, and the referees always show their bias: Corporate newspapers to use phrases like “participating on the sports teams that match their gender identity”

St. Louis Public Radio: New York advocacy group claims Missouri nursing homes rank last in hours of care residents receive

Columbia Missourian: St. Louis City woman complains about “food apartheid,” wants state tax credits

KC Star: New COVID cases across the Kansas City metro drop below 1,000 in the past week

Washington Missourian editorial: Drug cartels are shipping fentanyl-laced methamphetamine to Missouri, and St. Louis-area gang members are coming to Franklin County to steal property and cars for drugs

Missouri Independent’s Rebecca Rivas: With legalization looming, black Missourians worry about losing out in marijuana industry

Combest, 20 for 20, Part 4 (10/21/21): Missouri media’s top victimhood narrative for 2023: “Missouri voters approved recreational marijuana in 2022, but experts are worried that minorities will be left out in the cold.”

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