Tuesday, January 24, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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SNL: Eric Burlison serving on committee leading GOP investigations into Biden

SNL: Missouri awards $260 million in federal dollars for rural broadband internet expansion

SE Missourian: Birthright of Cape Girardeau celebrates 50th anniversary; keynote speaker says he “begs” activists to support front-line pro-life efforts, not “mainstream, corporate pro-life groups” (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

AP: Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey to run in 2024

The Missouri Times: Combest tackles internet harassment in new book Stalking, Harassment, Internet Trolling: A Guide to Recovering and Rebuilding After Online Attacks – available in paperback and Amazon Kindle

Columbia Missourian: Bill from Sen. Curtis Trent (R-Springfield) looks to protect judge’s private information; two Missouri judges discuss doxxing, including receiving death threats on their cell phones and having protestors show up at their home

Columbia Missourian: State House committee aims to address mental health crisis

St. Joseph News-Press: Missouri governor shows support for increasing behavioral health support across the state

St. Louis Public Radio’s Sarah Kellogg: Q&A with Gov. Parson on infrastructure, I-70 widening, “red flag” control gun proposals, state employee pay raises, and earning cheers from Democrats

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Missouri Gov. Mike Parson plans for 2023: expanding highways and child care access

JCNT: Budget director: Pay raises slowly easing turnover; Dan Haug says state workforce still needs increased pay to continue retention progress (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

P-D: Missouri lawmakers discuss school safety, pay raises for state workers (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Business leaders applaud tax plan from Sen. Denny Hoskins (R-Warrensburg) (get around stltoday paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: Hoskins’ bill proposes an end to corporate income taxes

KC Star: Missouri bill would help remove inactive voters from rolls (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL here)

Columbia Missourian: Senate considering changes to purging voter rolls

Columbia Missourian: House committee debates public defender funding and other bills

Missourinet: Lawmakers propose funding Medicaid benefits for full length of women’s pregnancy, plus one year following baby’s birth

SNL: Party for Socialism and Liberation-Springfield holds rally to support boys competing in girls’ sports

The Missouri Times: Bailey calls for Columbia staff to resign after drag show incident

CDT: Columbia superintendent calls criticism of drag performance ‘misinformation’

Columbia Missourian: Missouri AG office ‘examining all legal options’ against Columbia Public Schools

KMIZ (Columbia): Rep. David Tyson Smith (D-Columbia) says critics of subjecting children to drag shows “must not be allowed to damper our spirit of inclusion”

P-D: Two more administrators resign in Rockwood school district; Aisha Grace was director of “educational equity and diversity”; District’s “Equity Parent Advisory Council” member blames outspoken parents (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D 1/22/23: Case study: How Rockwood parents stood up against forced masking of their kids and “white-shaming” curriculum – and made DEI warriors throw in the towel (get around stltoday paywall here)

SE Missourian: Lawmaker again does not include Cape Girardeau County in ‘historic region’ bill; Rep. Dave Griffith (R-Jefferson City) says he will fix error in committee (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

SNL: Springfield brewer Jeff Schrag among two appointed to MSU Board of Governors by Gov. Parson

JCNT: Sen. Mike Bernskoetter (R-Jefferson City) renews effort to eliminate parole for juveniles charged with second-degree murder (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

Missourinet: Rep. Lane Roberts (R-Joplin) reintroduces proposal to create violent-offender registry

KC Star: Kansas Citians with weed charges start to see their records sealed because of Amendment 3

Joplin Globe editorial: Missouri should automate Medicaid enrollment renewal (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

P-D editorial: As California reels from its mass shooting, it’s still safer than Missouri (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D op-ed: Opportunity Trust Board of Directors Chair Keith Williamson: DESE test results show black students underperforming – but charter schools are beating the odds and making rapid improvements (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent’s Rudi Keller and Annelise Hanshaw: Drag performers at Columbia event push back against Missouri Republican attack; House committee to hear a slew of bills targeting transgender Missourians today

P-D letter: Kirkwood sexagenarian says Ann Wagner prioritizes babies over mothers (get around stltoday paywall here)

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