Saturday, January 28, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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States Newsroom, via Missouri Independent: Cori Bush, other Democrats in Congress condemn Biden administration expansion of Title 42

P-D: Black Lives Matter protest draws thirty (30) in downtown St. Louis (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Video: Black Lives Matter protest over Memphis, Tenn. incident

St. Louis Public Radio: Black Lives Matter protesters gather downtown; photos include Rep. Rasheen Aldridge (D-St. Louis City), people wearing masks outdoors

KBIA: Missouri Foundation for Health launches new initiative, focusing on systemic racism in the food supply chain

SE Missourian: Member of local Moms Demand Action klatch to give pep talk next week (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Springfield Daily Citizen: Former Missouri Democratic Party Chairman Joe Carmichael honored by Springfield Chamber of Commerce (get around Springfield Daily Citizen paywall here)

Kansas City Beacon: Long waits for service and frustrated staffers: How archaic technology hurts Missouri government; thoughts from DSS’ Robert Knodell, Sen. Lauren Arthur (D-Kansas City)

Missourinet: Taxing Social Security benefits could be eliminated in Missouri

SE Missourian: A seat at the table – bringing state dollars home to southeast Missouri; Sen. Holly Thompson Rehder (R-Scott City), Rep. Jamie Burger (R-Benton) hope to emulate success of Springfield area lawmakers (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Sunshine Law violations by AG’s office under Josh Hawley could cost Missouri $300K

P-D: Sen. Justin Brown (R-Rolla) wants to limit local control over pet stores (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT: State set for recreational marijuana sales next month (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

SNL: Clean Slate Clinics educate marijuana enthusiasts on expungements

P-D: MoDOT weighs potential changes along 40/64 corridor in St. Louis (get around stltoday paywall here)

Springfield Daily Citizen: Governor appoints new judge to fill vacancy in 31st Judicial Circuit (get around Springfield Daily Citizen paywall here)

JCNT: Missouri Department of Conservation to hold trout fishing program at Veterans Park Lake (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

National Review’s Jack Crowe: Andrew Bailey, other state attorneys general offices resisting Biden administration are struggling (behind paywall)

National Review’s Jack Crowe on Twitter: “In Missouri, Andrew Bailey is not following in Eric Schmitt’s hard-charging footsteps. Solicitor General John Sauer, who helped organize many of Schmitt’s high-profile fights, is out as of today.”

Joplin Globe op-ed: Phill Brooks: Restore original version of Missouri Sunshine Law (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

P-D’s Aisha Sultan: Right-wing lawmakers in Missouri and other states whipped into a frenzy about “critical race theory” (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D gossip columnist Joe Holleman: Former St. Louis news anchor Vic Faust sued by berated co-worker (get around stltoday paywall here) Stalking, Harassment, Internet Trolling: A Guide to Recovering and Rebuilding After Online Attacks – available in paperback and Amazon Kindle

Columbia Missourian’s David Rosman: Missouri Republicans seeking House dress code are similar to the Taliban; thoughts on House floor debate from 2 1/2 weeks ago

P-D letter: St. Louis octogenarian says conservatives Roy Blunt, Josh Hawley and Eric Schmitt to blame for urban gun violence (get around stltoday paywall here)

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