Tuesday, February 14, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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SE Missourian: U.S. Rep. Jason Smith voices concerns on China (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

KSGF (Springfield): U.S. Rep. Eric Burlison on congressional paparazzi snapping pics of AOC, Boebert and Taylor Greene in his committee (22:45), Fair Tax, Audit the Fed, China spy balloon

SNL: Missouri AG supports Texas lawsuit against FDA over abortion drug

SE Missourian: Cape Girardeau County GOP Chairman Matt Henson looks ahead at Republican presidential field (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Riverfront Times gossip columnist Chris Andoe: Lucas Kunce weds 29-year-old Mexicutie, with baby set to arrive in July; couple bonded early over discussion of vicious anonymous online attacks

“In most cases, (the anonymous coward) is terrified of speaking to you face to face. Even if (the coward) mustered up the courage to speak to you in person, they’d have a hard time keeping up the façade of their fearless, uber-confident social media voice.” – Chapter 10 in Stalking, Harassment, Internet Trolling: A Guide to Recovering and Rebuilding After Online Attacks

“Chris used his anonymous ‘Mobile Payment News Service’ Twitter account to tweet out the story.” – Chapter 5 in Stalking, Harassment, Internet Trolling: A Guide to Recovering and Rebuilding After Online Attacks, available in paperback and Amazon Kindle

KC Star: Missouri lawmakers honor Chiefs, Nick Bolton with resolution by former KC cheerleader Rep. Sherri Gallick (R-Belton) (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL here) Kansas City Star Seyz NOW is the time for Chiefs politically-correct name change

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri House passes budget bill containing raises for state workers

Missourinet: Missouri’s state workers are another step closer to getting a pay raise

P-D: House endorses pay hikes as debate moves to Senate (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Beacon: If Gov. Mike Parson has his way, 2023 will be another year that Missouri prioritizes new industry and job growth; child care, housing, transportation are key

SNL: Diapers, tampons would be sales tax-free under proposed Missouri bill; Comments from GOP Sens. Curtis Trent and Mary Elizabeth Coleman, KC’s Happy Bottoms

Columbia Missourian: Bills would trim sales tax on diapers and feminine hygiene products

Columbia Missourian: New Moberly nonprofit supports foster children; Rooted 242 ribboncutting draws Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe, Sen. Cindy OLaughlin (RShelbina), GOP state Reps. Ed Lewis and Hannah Kelly

SNL: Bill from Rep. Dale Wright (R-Farmington) limits insurance policies that raise out-of-pocket drug cost

SE Missourian: Prosecutor, local police chief criticize Amendment 3 and Second Amendment Preservation Act (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Missouri Independent: GOP fast tracks bill making it harder to amend Missouri Constitution by initiative petition

P-D: GOP bid to make it harder to amend Missouri constitution draws opposition from former GOP state Sen. Bob Johnson (get around stltoday paywall here)

October 2022: St. Joseph News-Press op-ed: Bob Johnson and Tom Coleman: We are Republicans, but supporting Trudy Busch Valentine for U.S. Senate

SNL: Missouri Senate advances legislation to bar schools from teaching that people of one race are inherently superior or inferior

JCNT: Missouri lawmakers considering TikTok ban on government devices (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

P-D: Move to protect state electronic devices from Chinese surveillance begins moving in Missouri Capitol (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missourinet: House committee considering bills to pay for all costs associated with the designation of military and law enforcement memorials

P-D: Emerson CEO issues a warning to St. Louis region’s leaders: reduce crime and improve schools or more companies will flee (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Missouri business groups oppose bill to stop silica sand mine in Ste. Genevieve County (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Residents ask Missouri legislators to halt silica mine, don’t want ‘our futures ruined’

KC Star: Kansas City-area native, veteran leader named the new executive editor of The Star (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL here)

Fox 2 St. Louis: Judge to free convicted murderer Lamar Johnson at 1:30 p.m. today

P-D editorial: Yanking up the welcome mat on Chinese ownership of Missouri land (get around stltoday paywall here)

Joplin Globe letter: Kansas City man lists grievances with Missouri Legislature, fears Republicans will “take all of us down with them” (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

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