Wednesday, February 8, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Emanuel Cleaver on debt ceiling, Biden’s garage documents, Speaker of the House vote, more

The Missouri Times Publisher Scott Faughn: Senators Brown and Moon being … well, senatorial

JCNT: State employee pay hike heads to Missouri House floor (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

P-D: House budget panel unanimously backs 8.7% raise for Missouri state workers (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Governor, lawmakers removed from plan to hike pay for Missouri state workers

KWIX 92.5FM/1230AM (Mid-Missouri): Rep. Tim Taylor (R-Bunceton) on MoDOT pay raises

P-D : Democrats push back on Republican plan to get Missourians back to work (get around stltoday paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: Senate Democrats block Republican bill on employment

KC Star: With Chiefs in Super Bowl, Missouri revives sports betting debate as gamblers cross into Kansas

JCNT: Missouri Legislature considering Osage River gambling boat (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

JCNT: Missouri House rules panel advances two veterans bills (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

P-D: Taxes on streaming video services targeted in Missouri Capitol (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT: National Federation of the Blind points lawmakers to legislative priorities (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

KWIX 92.5FM/1230AM (Mid-Missouri): Sen. Cindy O’Laughlin (R-Shelbina) on why “Parents’ Bill of Rights,” DESE and MAP

JCNT: Senate education panel discusses Bible, sexuality conversations in schools (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Senators debate bill barring discussion of “gender identity,” sexual orientation in schools

Columbia Missourian: “Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act” comes before Senate

SNL: LGBTQIA* groups say Missouri “gender identity” bill would be strongest in the nation

KC Star: Missouri lawmakers push to ban teachers from discussing LGBTQ “identity”

Missouri Independent: Senators debate bill barring discussion of sexual orientation, “gender identity” in school

Columbia Missourian: Queer Liberation Front, Mizzou Young Democratic Socialists of America to protest outside University of Missouri Board of Curators meeting today over Plan B

Columbia Missourian: Course proposed on Hebrew and the Bible

JCNT: Governor honors local SkillsUSA members (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

SE Missourian: Perryville veterans memorial lauds new state suicide hotline (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

P-D: Opening weekend saw pot sales soar to nearly $13 million across Missouri (get around stltoday paywall here)

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Missouri begins legal weed sales, but there is still ‘a whole lot of confusion’ around expungement

The Missouri Times: The work behind Missouri’s historic Governor’s Mansion

SE Missourian: Missouri students invited to participate in MoDOT’s No MOre Trash! contest (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Joplin Globe: Public forum planned to address questions about ‘sludge’ being used in Newton, McDonald counties; local officials, residents want state officials and legislators involved (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

KCUR: Beef processing plant near Kansas City faces new fines for exposing workers to high levels of CO2 from dry ice; Missouri DNR cited facility in 2022 for septic tank overflow

KC Star: Missouri executes rapist/murderer Leonard Taylor

P-D: Leonard Taylor, who executed his ex-girlfriend and her three young children, put to death (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Missouri execution leaderboard since 2000: Jay Nixon (21), Bob Holden (15), Mike Parson (7), Matt Blunt (5), Mel Carnahan (4 in 2000, 38 over two terms), Roger Wilson (1), Eric Greitens (1)

P-D editorial: Republicans rant about fiscal responsibility while they lead the way on spending (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT editorial: On sports betting, Missouri has skin in the game (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

Columbia Missourian’s Olivia Sklenka: Missouri bills hindering LGBTQ+ rights has a community ready for war

KC Star “Service Journalism Team” content creator Natalie Wallington: Evergy wants to increase a charge on your electricity bill. Here’s how to fight back (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL here)

104.5FM (Franklin County) and John Combest talks with Brad Hildebrand on website origins, how it’s done, chatGPT, more John Combest: Stalking, Harassment, Internet Trolling: A Guide to Recovering and Rebuilding After Online Attacks – available in paperback and Amazon Kindle

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