Wednesday, January 25, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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KC Star: Hawley to introduce bill to ban TikTok in the United States; senator says app is “China’s backdoor into Americans’ lives”

The Missouri Times: Lyndall Fraker to retire from state government

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Former state Rep. Sally Faith (R-St. Charles): ‘I’m losing my memory, I’m not not losing my mind’

KBIA: Missouri’s low unemployment, other factors show state’s potential for economic growth

St. Louis Pubic Radio: Missouri Senate education committee passes Parents’ Bill of Rights

Columbia Missourian: Senate Education Committee passes Parents’ Bill of Rights

Columbia Missourian: Parents’ Bill of Rights legislation, kids at drag shows discussed at school board forum

KSMU: Socialist group in Springfield protests ‘fearmongering’ Missouri Senate bill protecting girls’ sports

Columbia Missourian: Transgender activists gather in Jefferson City to complain about GOP bills

St. Louis Public Radio’s Sarah Kellogg: “Bills targeting Missouri transgender children and drag shows draw hours of testimony”

P-D’s Jack Suntrup and Kurt Erickson: Missouri GOP bills targeting transgender people and drag shows draw fire (get around stltoday paywall here)

SNL’s Galen Bacharier: Missouri bill targeting school curriculum, trans student-athletes draws broad opposition (get around Springfield News-Leader paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! here)

Missouri Independent’s Annelise Hanshaw: “A Senate committee removed a controversial proposal targeting transgender athletes from a wide-ranging education bill

KC Star’s Jonathan Shorman: “The tense gathering over Senate Bill 42 began a day of hearings over a series of bills targeting LGBTQ rights.” (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL here)

KC Star’s Kacen Bayless: “Missouri Republicans have filed an onslaught of at least 27 bills targeting LGBTQ community”; KC Mayor Quinton Lucas weighs in

John Combest on Twitter (video): Objective, unbiased media agrees: Missouri Republicans guilty of targeting (41second video) New report shows Kansas City ranks in U.S. top 5 for homicide rate

AP: Missouri lawmakers act fast on citizen access to the ballot

P-D: GOP lawmakers want to make it tougher to change Missouri Constitution (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Realtors vow to fight GOP push to make it harder to amend state constitution

KWIX 92.5FM/1230 AM (Mid-Missouri): Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch (R-Hallsville) optimistic about I-70 widening, but says Senate proposal may be too ambitious

JCNT: NT on Tap – Q&A with MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna

JCNT: Bills seek to reduce foreign ownership of Missouri farmland (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

Springfield Daily Citizen: House Superminority Leader Crystal Quade (D-Springfield) wants state’s new homeless law repealed (get around Springfield Daily Citizen paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Donor privacy law being used by Missouri agencies to conceal public records

Missouri Independent: Missouri Supreme Court hears AG’s opposition to prosecutor’s jurisdiction in innocence claim

KC Star: Heating bills are up around Kansas City – but not just because of those extra cold days; comments from Spire

KWIX 92.5FM/1230 AM: MoDOT area engineer explains why MoDOT crews didn’t pre-treat roads for this winter storm

JCNT editorial: Missouri must reduce maternal mortality (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

P-D editorial: Cutting taxes to the point of paralysis won’t make Missouri business-friendly. (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D editorial: Schools tread dangerously helping kids keep gender dysphoria secret from parents (get around stltoday paywall here) Stalking, Harassment, Internet Trolling: A Guide to Recovering and Rebuilding After Online Attacks – available in paperback and Amazon Kindle

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