Friday, February 10, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Missourinet: Missouri’s congressional delegation agrees Chinese spy balloon “a brazen violation of U.S. sovereignty; comments from U.S. Reps. Cleaver, Luetkemeyer, Wagner

CQ-Roll Call: Hawley’s departure from powerful Armed Services committee draws speculation

KZRG (Joplin): Hawley outlines investigation of Transgender Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital

The Free Press op-ed: I’m a queer woman, married to a transman, and I thought I was saving trans kids at The Washington University School of Medicine. Now I’m blowing the whistle.

New York Post: Whistleblower lifts lid on St. Louis kids gender clinic: ‘Morally and medically appalling’

Fox News: Whistleblower at trans care center exposes ‘appalling’ practices inside gender-affirming hospital for kids

P-D: Whistleblower report on St. Louis transgender clinic triggers calls for federal, state probes (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star: Missouri AG Bailey investigating “transgender care” center over whistleblower’s allegations

Missouri Independent: Missouri agencies launch investigation into health center for “transgender youth”

Columbia Missourian: Mizzou Young Democratic Socialists of America organize protest in support of Plan B pills

CDT: Queer Liberation Front, Mizzou Young Democratic Socialists of America, other social justice groups turn out “around 50 or so” for protest

JCNT: House debates state employee pay proposal (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Missouri state employee pay raise advances with vote on spending bill

P-D: Missouri House advances latest pay raise push for state workers (get around stltoday paywall here)

SNL: Sports betting resurfaces in Missouri Legislature ahead of Super Bowl featuring Chiefs

Missourinet: Sports betting bills back in Missouri House, with bipartisan support

Kansas City Beacon: Missouri lawmakers wish you could bet on Super Bowl this weekend

SNL: Missouri prosecutors bill passes without ban on minors with guns

AP: As Missouri House moves forward on urban crime bill, Democrats allege racism

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri House Democrats call GOP move to end debate of special prosecutor bill racist; Rep. Marlene Terry (D-St. Louis County) promises more acting out: “Our gloves are off, we will stand on the floor, we will shout out.”

P-D: After GOP steers crime bill debate back on track, Democrats slam ‘racist’ proceedings in Missouri House (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: GOP bill to tackle urban crime leads to waterworks, allegations of racism

Missouri Independent: Missouri Department of Revenue says it thwarted $118 million refund scheme

Columbia Missourian: Changes suggested to Sunshine Law in its 50th year

Missouri Independent: Missouri lawmakers debate limiting access to some public government records

P-D: Company seeking to mine silica sand in Ste. Genevieve County hires Jeff City lobbyist (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: EPA testing confirms Ameren substation as source of latest St. Charles groundwater pollution (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Your Ameren bill could go up by $12 a month. You can fight back today. (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D editorial: Another example of Kim Gardner’s incompetence helps justify state intervention (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D editorial: Easier abortion-pill access is pushing anti-choice activists toward more extreme ideas (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D’s Kurt Erickson: It took the China spy balloon to get Missouri GOP moving on foreign land ownership (get around stltoday paywall here) 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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