Monday, February 13, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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This Week in Missouri Politics: Sen. Denny Hoskins (R-Warrensburg) talks with Scott Faughn about statewide run (0:30); education transparency and “Parents’ Bill of Rights” (4:00); Regulatory Sandbox Act (5:45); sportsbook and video lottery terminal legislation (6:30); prediction for 3-point Chiefs victory (11:25); Sen. Greg Razer (D-Kansas City) on contraception legislation (15:45); praise for Gov. Parson’s budget (18:45); I-70 widening and state transportation (19:50); boys playing girls’ sports (23:00); prediction for 3-point Chiefs victory (27:30)

Combest: Toward a more memorable, meaningful Lincoln Day weekend: Time to ditch the junior varsity “headliners” and god-awful science fair displays, add long-lasting education elements and a volunteer mission (originally published in The Missouri Times, February 2015)

JCNT: Profile: Matt Morris, chief of staff to Sen. Mike Bernskoetter (R-Jefferson City) (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radios Sarah Fentem: Ahead of Medicaid verification, expansion advocates criticize state’s track record; comments from Missouri Foundation for Health, plus MO HealthNet Director Todd Richardson comments recycled from previous coverage

Combest, The Missouri Times, October 2021: Missouri media’s top victimhood angle, 1H 2022: “Missouri expanded Medicaid in 2021, but experts are worried that it was too late”; “Media coverage to include third-party quotes from health care advocacy organizations … and token Republican comments recycled from previous coverage.”

KWIX 92.5FM/1230AM: Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch (R-Hallsville) on efforts to tackle urban violence and help rehabilitate prisoners while protecting 2nd Amendment rights

JCNT: Grant allows state to give cash to veteran home workers (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

JCNT: State considering warehouse complex in Jefferson City (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

P-D: How much tax will you have to pay on legal pot purchases? Missouri is still deciding. (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D’s Kevin McDermott: It’s the politicians versus the people in Missouri (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D’s Daniel Neman: Now that weed is legal in MO, will noxious smells and car crashes be far behind? (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio newsroom intern “poet and journalist” Britny Cordera: St. Charles pushes Ameren to pay for cleanup of toxins found in groundwater

P-D letters: University City woman wants Hawley and Schmitt to expand child tax credit and renter’s tax credit; Oakville sexagenarian says Post-Dispatch is hypocritical on Hawley; Oakland sexagenarian says Hawley wrong about Chinese spy balloon; woman who lost 2020 state rep race mocks pro-life legislators (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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