Tuesday, January 31, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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KSMU: Party of Socialism and Liberation’s #BLM protest draws nearly twenty (20) people; group chants about “racist police” after five black cops beat a black man

SNL: Party of Socialism and Liberation protest imparts powerful lesson: “The police exist for one purpose and one purpose only: To uphold our capitalist system.”

SNL: Black Lives Matter photo gallery: Protestors wear COVID masks outdoors

KC Star: Woman who starred in Trudy Busch Valentine campaign ad seeks new payday; National Women’s Law Center says hospitals discriminated against Mylissa Farmer based on sex

Jezebel’s Kylie Cheung, 10/22/22: Springfield woman working with Springfield News-Leader, Valentine campaign to advance anti-Schmitt abortion narrative (link via

Missouri Independent: Steve Tilley vs. Federalist Society: AG rivals Andrew Bailey and Will Scharf building 2024 campaign war chests; Comments from Strategic Capitol Consultings Brittany Robbins, others

Southeast Missourian: Missouri unemployment among U.S. lowest, even lower in Cape Girardeau metro (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

JCNT: Unions call unemployment benefits bill ‘short-sighted legislation;’ thoughts from Missouri AFL-CIO boss Jake Hummel, Sen. Mike Bernskoetter (R-Jefferson City) (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

The Missouri Times’ Scott Faughn: This Week in Missouri Politics column: The Grooming of #moleg Republicans: Why do some conservatives ignore woke charter schools?

KC Star: Families fight Kansas City charter school’s ‘death penalty’; State charter commission revoking Genesis charter after years of “broken promises” and “devastating” academic results

Missourinet: Private school rep says fifth-grader attended pop-up drag show, says no advance notice was given by organizers

Missouri Independent: Rep. Tony Lovasco (R-O’Fallon) pushes to legalize ‘magic mushrooms’ to treat depression, PTSD

St. Louis Public Radio: Rural Missouri school districts will be scanning their servers for signs of planned violence; DOJ grant will help monitor wifi Internet traffic

SNL’s Galen Bacharier: #moleg live blog: Legislative action on critical race theory, “Parents’ Bill of Rights”, boys playing girls sports, more

SNL: Tax credits for TV, movies and concerts weighed by Missouri Legislature

JCNT: Lawmakers eye incentives for film, music industry (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

P-D: Renewed efforts underway in Missouri to subsidize music, film industry (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT: Missouri House committee hears juror compensation bill (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

P-D: Kim Gardner dispatches two aides to defend her office amid GOP calls for a special prosecutor in St. Louis City (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Teen who shot at St. Louis police headed to state program from which he previously ran (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Environmentalists challenge a DNR water permit issued for Ste. Genevieve Silica Mine

SNL: Missouri Department of Conservation seeks public comment in changing ‘burdensome’ photo, video permits

P-D: St. Louis County Prosecutor Wesley Bell (D) says death row inmate has no ‘credible case of innocence’ (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star: St. Louis County’s Democratic prosecutor won’t intervene in case of rapist/murderer Leonard Taylor

P-D editorial: Drag-show measure is a right-wing faux controversy dressed up as a real issue (get around stltoday paywall here)

SNL editorial: USA TODAY Network change means direct comments on stories end Feb. 1; “We’re not willing to risk discussions veering off track or people being verbally attacked.” John Combest: Stalking, Harassment, Internet Trolling: A Guide to Recovering and Rebuilding After Online Attacks – available in paperback and Amazon Kindle

KC Star intern Maia Bond: Missouri taxpayers might have to pay $300,000 for open records violation under Hawley; recap of Missouri Independent’s original reporting from last week (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL here)

SE Missourian letter: Chaffee septuagenarian – who earned 2.4% of the vote against Jason Smith in 2014 general election – calls congressman’s pro-life position “inflammatory and dishonest”

P-D letter: St. Louis County septuagenarian woman says dress code for women is appropriate and shows parity (get around stltoday paywall here)

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