Thursday, February 16, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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CDT: Former U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt to lead State Historical Society of Missouri for next 3 years

St. Louis Public Radio: Jason Rosenbaum’s On the Trail column: Missouri Republicans take stock of impending statewide primaries

This Week in Missouri Politics Mid-Week Update: Scott Faughn on Jason Bean’s Taste of the South (0:15); honoring Mark Richardson (2:00); who has a right to weigh in on the Chief’s Indian chop (4:00); Parents’ Bill of Rights (5:25); Senate’s productivity (10:45); film tax credits, Sens. Bernskoetter and Hoskins (12:45); Washington University and RightPath PAC (15:25); woke charter schools (20:00); how Wash U. transgender controversy affects Andrew Bailey vs. Will Scharf (23:00)

KC Star: St. Louis transgender center rejects AG’s request, will continue subjecting minors to hormones and recommending surgeries Here’s why Kansas City conservatives love Pete Mundo

P-D: Two Missouri lobbyists, Eapen Thampy and Courtney Curtis, team up to help people getting out of prison (get around stltoday paywall here)

AP: Red states join push to legalize magic mushrooms for therapy

JCNT: Rep. Dave Griffith (R-Jefferson City) pitches his sports betting bill (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: Film, entertainment tax credits move forward in Senate

Columbia Missourian: Bills to extend health care coverage for pregnant women weighed by lawmakers

Missourinet: Missouri lawmakers considering mandatory 5-day school week; comments from Sen. Doug Beck (D-Affton)

JCNT: Missouri legislators recap education funding formula process (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

KC Star: Kansas City school slated to close as charter revoked for poor academic performance

SE Missourian: GOP Reps. Barry Hovis (R-Whitewater), Herman Morse (R-Dexter) file bills to ban texting while driving (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

KWIX 92.5FM/1230AM (Mid-Missouri): Rep. Louis Riggs (R-Hannibal) named House Workforce & Infrastructure Development Committee chair, lays out priorities

Missourinet: Sen. Rick Brattin (R-Harrisonville) looks to exempt firearms, ammunition from sales tax

Missourinet: Sen. Greg Razer (D-Kansas City) says legislation would clarify Missouri’s abortion laws

P-D: Cracks in the Capitol: Missouri officials close part of building for safety (get around stltoday paywall here)

Joplin Globe: Southwest Missouri residents concerned about “sludge” product being sprayed on fields, want answers; state lawmakers attend meeting (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

JCNT: Four local transportation projects vie for thousands of dollars in MoDOT grants (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

SE Missourian: MoDOT says July start expected for US 61 work in Jackson (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

KSMU: Missouri State University partners with Missouri Department of Public Safety on active shooter training

St. Louis Public Radio: Lamar Johnson case prompts increased focus on restitution for exonerated Missourians

AP: Missouri activists demand more wrongful conviction hearings

KWIX 92.5FM/1230AM (Mid-Missouri): Rep. Adrian Plank (D-Columbia) call GOP’s special prosecutor plan “authoritarian” Rally against alleged Republican racism ignored by everyone

P-D: St. Louis activists protest at Capitol, complain about special prosecutor legislation (get around stltoday paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: Missouri’s black lawmakers list grievances with GOP leadership and legislation

AP: Activists rally behind Missouri lawmaker who attempted floor speech about Mississippi

KC Star: NAACP, black lawmakers turn out “about 50” for rally

Fox 2 St. Louis: Black activists rally at Capitol, say Republican leaders are racists

Joplin Globe editorial: Eliminate state grocery sales taxes in Missouri and neighboring states (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

P-D editorial: Freedom isn’t enough. Make Lamar Johnson financially whole. (get around stltoday paywall here)

Columbia Missourian’s Steve Spellman: Investigation of whistleblower’s claims about transgender clinics likely to find valid truths

Missouri Independent’s Rebecca Rivas: St. Louis’ black Democrats rally to speak out against bills to take away local control from city 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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