Tuesday, February 21, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times: Sen. Jason Bean (R-Holcomb) draws hundreds to his Taste of the South event; Mark Richardson honored

The Missouri Times’ Scott Faughn: The difference one member of the minority can make: Paying tribute to the career of Mark Richardson

The Missouri Time: This Week in Missouri Politics coming to the Great Northwest on Fox 26

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: KC Star reporter Daniel Desrochers criticizes Hawley’s latest criticism of Big Tech

Missouri Independent: Missouri Senate advances bill from Sen. Mary Elizabeth Coleman (R-Arnold) to prevent loss of public benefits over small pay bump

The Missouri Times: Former transgender patients speak out at SAFE Act press conference

P-D: Health care limits for transgender youth approved by Missouri Senate committee (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Rep. Mazzie Boyd (R-Hamilton) joins GOP push targeting public libraries (get around stltoday paywall here)

johncombest_com on Instagram: Montage: Newspapers and progressive content creators agree – Missouri Republicans guilty of “targeting”

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Why the Missouri Chamber of Commerce is backing a Republican crime bill; interview with CEO Dan Mehan

Missouri Independent: Missouri Senate committee advances bill to ban texting while driving

Missourinet: Missouri Senate discussions could heat up soon on video streaming tax

SE Missourian: Rep. Barry Hovis (R-Whitewater) hopes third time’s a charm for ‘right to repair’ (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Missourinet: Missouri gets federal grant to boost staffing levels at veterans centers

KC Star: Feds shut down Missouri Christian nonprofit that was supposed to cover medical bills

JCNT: Wrongfully convicted former inmates want compensation (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: Senators discuss compensating the wrongfully convicted

P-D: Lamar Johnson calls on Missouri lawmakers to start compensation program for exonerees (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star editorial: Scam Missouri ‘cost-sharing’ ministry proves health care and religion are both ailing

P-D editorial: Declining St. Louis-area student enrollment presents opportunity to consolidate (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D op-ed: Washington University medical student and “researcher on gender-affirming care” Jackson Burton: List of rebuttals to transgender center whistleblower’s first-hand accounts (get around stltoday paywall here) Kansas City Star helps advocate for ‘gender-affirming’ health care with ‘mama bear’ op-ed and few deets

P-D letter: St. Peters man opposes pro-life legislation, attempts joke about women suffering miscarriage (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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