Monday, January 2, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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KC Star: Biden signed a $1.7 trillion spending bill. Here’s what’s in it for Missouri

SNL: 2023 Missouri legislative session preview: Sports betting, teacher pay, school choice, Critical Race Theory, child care, Sunshine Law, crime, protecting girls’ sports, initiative petition changes

SNL: Local lawmakers’ priorities for 2023 session

SNL: Mini-biographies of Springfield-area legislators

St. Joseph News-Press: Rep. Dean VanSchoiack (R-Savannah) proposes dropping local sales tax cap

St. Joseph News-Press: Four-day schools idea draws mixed reactions

KCUR: Amendment 3 and driving while high: How police officers determine impaired driving in Missouri

KC Star: 2022 beats 2021 for KC’s second-deadliest year; KC Mayor Quinton Lucas blames Missouri state lawmakers, researchers blame “systemic inequality”

KC Star: Researchers identify new co-conspirator for urban violence: climate change; “Structural racism” led to “inequities in the impact of climate change” for “BIPOC (black, Indigenous and people of color)”

P-D editorial: Annual “Meet the Editorial Board” mini-bios: Janet Y. Jackson (72), Tod Robberson (66), Kevin McDermott (57), Ian Caso (51), Antonio French (45), “conservative/libertarian” Lynn Schmidt (53) (get around stltoday paywall here)

December 2022: Lynn Schmidt: I’m not a Democrat, but I wish for a competitive Missouri Democratic Party, ranked-choice voting, and a man like Jon Hamm to run against Josh Hawley (get around stltoday paywall here)

July 2018: Lynn Schmidt: I’m a Republican, but support Claire McCaskill over Josh Hawley

July 2020: Lynn Schmidt: I’m a Republican, but I oppose Gov. Parson and the White House (get around stltoday paywall here)

September 2020: Lynn Schmidt: I’m a Republican, but I oppose Jay Ashcroft’s plan on mail-in ballots (get around stltoday paywall here)

October 2020: Lynn Schmidt: I’m a Republican, but I support Jill Schupp over Ann Wagner

December 2020: Lynn Schmidt: I’m a Republican, but I oppose Donald Trump, Josh Hawley and GOP senators (get around stltoday paywall here)

April 2021: Lynn Schmidt: I used to be a Republican, but not anymore (get around stltoday paywall here)

June 2022: Lynn Schmidt: I’m a Republican, but Eric Greitens’ ad makes me feel unsafe (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent op-ed: PreventEd (formerly known as the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse) Executive Director Nichole Dawsey: Recreational cannabis is now legal in Missouri. Here’s how to talk to your kids about it Stalking, Harassment, Internet Trolling: A Guide to Recovering and Rebuilding After Online Attacks – available TODAY in paperback and Amazon Kindle

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