Thursday, December 29, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum: Top stories of 2022: Pro-life victory, St. Louis City Democrats taking bribes, Eric Schmitt’s election, congressional redistricting, formation and assimilation of the Conservative Caucus, recreational marijuana

This Week in Missouri Politics Mid-Week Update: Scott Faughn on who won the year (0:20), personal property tax legislation (2:30), Missouri Supreme Court’s geographic imbalance (4:30), Vivek Malek’s re-election prospects (10:40), Cody Smith (R-Carthage) as statewide candidate (13:40), Vivek Malek’s path forward (14:30), how Ron Fitzwater will bring sanity to Jefferson City government (20:45), Sen. Justin Brown’s bill to fix meter-maid tyranny (24:00)

P-D: St. Louis County judge Bill Corrigan stepping down for job with new attorney general (get around stltoday paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: David Shorr, former Missouri DNR head, dies at 67

JCNT: Final increment of minimum wage increase takes effect Sunday (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

CDT: Local legislators’ priorities: Bills on initiative petitions, “Parents’ Bill of Rights,” Missouri Ethics Commission deadline extensions, gun control and certain campaign contribution limits, more

SNL: Homicides are down but shootings are up; police chief blames state lawmakers

Missouri Independent: Cole County judge blocks effort to deny Medicaid funds to Planned Parenthood

P-D: Planned Parenthood wins court fight over Missouri Medicaid reimbursements (get around stltoday paywall here)

93.9 The Eagle: Wake Up Columbia with Stephanie Bell: Outgoing Missouri House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee Chairman Chuck Basye (R-Rocheport) says he’s prepared to take legal action if Columbia’s school board doesn’t certify his name for the April school board ballot

Columbia Missourian: Rep. Chuck Basye (R-Rocheport) seeks Columbia Public Schools board candidacy as district looks into legality

Missouri Independent: Alan Pratzel urged education and diversion as Missouri’s chief disciplinary counsel Mayor Quinton Lucas cultivates support for upcoming Kansas City hemp festival

KC Star: Where does Missouri get the drugs it uses to execute prisoners? The supplier is a secret

Missourinet: Missouri Department of Corrections says Scott McLaughlin decided he was a transgender 18 months ago, has not requested a name change

Columbia Missourian: MoDOT announces plans to widen U.S. Route 54 in 2024

SNL: How population and disease prompted changes to Missouri deer season

Columbia Missourian’s David Rosman: Early complaints about the 2023 Missouri legislative session, particularly education bills

Kansas City Beacon’s Maria Benevento: Education issues to watch out for in 2023 legislative session: Republican bills framed as “school choice” have drawn bipartisan opposition

P-D letter: Brentwood man chastises Sen. Bill Eigel (R-Weldon Spring) for all-ages drag show opposition, says classic films depicted cross-dressing (get around stltoday paywall here)

Southeast Missourian letter: Cape Girardeau septuagenarian supports GOP legislators Holly Rehder and Jamie Burger on protecting girls’ sports (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here) Stalking, Harassment, Internet Trolling: A Guide to Recovering and Rebuilding After Online Attacks – available TODAY in paperback and Amazon Kindle

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