Friday, September 23, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Hill: House Democrats delay policing bills vote after Cori Bush and other ‘Squad’ members revolt (link via

St. Joseph News-Press: Opinions differ as tax cut bill advances through Missouri Senate (avoid St. Joseph News-Press paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Fox 2 St. Louis: Sports betting to be a priority next legislative session; thoughts from state lawmakers, Kansas City Chiefs lobbyist Rich AuBuchon, others

CDT: Columbia school board takes first look at legislative priorities for 2023 General Assembly session

P-D: Despite one big success, Missouri’s ambitious effort to stop kids from getting fat fell short. Here’s why (get around stltoday paywall here)

SNL: Event promo: Come join Springfield’s new “banned books” group and explore the books Missouri lawmakers are trying to censor

Columbia Missourian: PrideFest president hypes weekend activities: “We are 1000% family-friendly … all ages are welcome, especially young kids.”

P-D: 1,000 monkeypox vaccine doses available at Pride event this weekend as region touts success (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D “staff reports” op-ed: Media group gives Post-Dispatch reporter an award after attack by Missouri governor (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent’s Rebecca Rivas: A 2021 state law establishing ‘Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights’ could hamper city’s new civilian-led investigation agency

St. Louis Public Radio’s “freelance visual storyteller” Jaz’min Franks: Jennings resident LaWanda Felder explains why climate change is to blame for the high price of gasoline, the need to keep home air temperature at a reasonable level, her leaky basement and associated “anxiety,” other hardships

Kansas City Magazine’s editorial intern Liz Schroeder: Missouri’s new election law is unclear, makes it harder to vote and punishes people who promote democracy

Kansas City Beacon’s Mili Mansaray: Republican legislators have rolled back minimum-wage increases in St. Louis and Kansas City and threatened to overturn the will of voters at the state level – but the fight for a living wage continues

Kansas City Beacon’s Josh Merchant (“they” pronoun): Missouri’s photo ID laws threaten the security of transgenders at the polls; State makes it hard for transgenders to change gender markers on ID cards

KC Star letters: Two-time state rep election silver medalist Helena Webb (D) hopes tax cut proposal fails; Kansas City man says Claire McCaskill’s 2018 loss to Josh Hawley “makes (his) stomach churn”

Columbia Missourian letter: Two-time state rep silver medalist Helena Webb (D) recalls Eric Greitens administration, says today’s Republicans oppose transparency

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