Saturday, January 14, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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KC Star: Lloyd Casimiro Cruz Jr. of Missouri found guilty on two charges related to Jan. 6 riot

P-D: Former state lawmaker will push for ‘approval voting’ measure in 2024; Shamed Dogan says system will weed out candidates “just trying to appeal to that really narrow, narrow slice of the Democratic or the Republican base” (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Missouri regulators say they’re close to naming marijuana chief equity officer; activists “worry (Amendment 3) will cement an already distrusted, inequitable business licensing system in place”

Combest, The Missouri Times, 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.”

KC Star: Gov. Parson lays out his priorities next week; thoughts from legislative leaders, consultant Jean Evans (avoid KC Star paywall by reading syndicated version on stltoday here)

Missourinet: Bill from Sen. Greg Razer (D-Kansas City) would help children who are deaf or hard of hearing

The Heartlander: Missouri bill would ban boys from competing in girls’ youth sports (link via

KC Star: Missouri House faces backlash over requiring jackets for women

CNN: Missouri House proposes requiring jackets for both women and men; interview with Rep. Ashley Aune (D-Kansas City)

NPR’s “Rachel Treisman (she/her)”: The Missouri House tightens its dress code for women, to the dismay of Democrats

KSMU: Missouri AG Andrew Bailey announces $800,000 settlement with Springfield-area timeshare exit companies

KC Star editorial: Sure, debate Missouri lawmakers’ dress code. But defending democracy matters a lot more (avoid KC Star paywall by reading syndicated version on AOL here)

P-D letter: University City septuagenarian dislikes Jay Ashcroft’s proposal on explicit library materials (get around stltoday 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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