Wednesday, February 22, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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SNL’s Galen Bacharier #moleg live blog: state employee pay raises, protecting children from transgender hormones and sex-change operations, Senate debate, more

Missouri Independent: Missouri lawmakers may be in line for pay raise despite rejection of governor’s proposal

P-D: Pay hikes for state workers advance in Missouri Senate (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri Senate gives initial approval to expanding Medicaid for new mothers

P-D: Missouri Republicans back Medicaid expansion for new moms, babies (get around stltoday paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: Senate favors postpartum health care for Missouri women

SNL: How to make daycare affordable? Missouri legislators weigh tax credits

Missouri Independent: Rep. Brenda Shields (R-St. Joseph) proposes tax credits aimed at mitigating child care ‘crisis’

Columbia Missourian: Another tax relief effort has seniors questioning if help is ever coming

JCNT: Bill would fix language on Missouri’s background check law (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

KC Star: Missouri House passes bill to give Kansas City control over pay for police chief, officers

Columbia Missouian: Arguments renewed over EV charging stations

St. Joseph News-Press: Ban on minors carrying guns fails in Missouri Legislature

St. Louis Public Radio: After years of hoping and planning, construction begins on new Interstate 270 bridge

Columbia Missourian: E-filing state taxes a popular option with eight weeks to go

Missouri Independent: Ban discrimination based on natural hair, black lawmakers say

SNL: Missouri exonerees want money

93.9 The Eagle: Wake Up Mid Missouri with Branden Rathert, Stephanie Bell, Brian Hauswirth, Hannah Adkisson and John Marsh: John Combest on Steve and Sara Walsh (-31:00), social media attacks on Sara Walsh (-29:50), meaning behind book title (-27:45), examples of bad advice about online trolls (-27:15), the problem with “search engine optimization” companies (26:05), our thirsts for approval, control and security (-22:50), why the tone of the book is different than typical Combest fare (-21:35), an angel’s blessing on the book (-15:00), the Milquetoast Majority (-14:00), elected officials looking for external solutions to internal problems (-11:15), what’s happened to the Jefferson City press corps (-9:00), praise for the Missouri Independent (-7:45), how-to-guides vs. autobiographies (-6:15), the masochism of Google (-4:00), parting advice (-2:00)

93.9 The Eagle: Watch: John Combest in studio with Branden Rathert, Stephanie Bell, Brian Hauswirth, and Hannah Adkisson

johncombest_com on Instagram: Moth Men to the Steph Instaflame: A Silent Re-enactment in The Eagle studios John Combest: Stalking, Harassment, Internet Trolling: A Guide to Recovering and Rebuilding After Online Attacks – available in paperback and Amazon Kindle

JCNT editorial: A strategy for state’s aging population (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

P-D editorial: Follow Texans’ code of honor and compensate exonerees (get around stltoday paywall here) Kansas City Star survey about reparations excludes Latinos & Asians to start

Missouri Independent op-ed: Phill Brooks: U.S. Congress should model Missouri’s Legislature when deciding how to deal with New York U.S. Rep. George Santos

Missouri Independent op-ed: Planned Parenthood’s Colleen McNicholas: St. Louis Children’s Hospital at Washington University under a sham investigation led by transphobic politicians

P-D’s Kelsey Landis: Measure supporting gender-affirming health care passes St. Louis County Council, as GOP state lawmakers use whistleblower allegations to try to block gender-affirming care (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letters: St. Louis City resident says special prosecutor legislation is about crime, not race; Mountain View sexagenarian says Josh Hawley and Jason Smith are disingenuous on election fraud; St. Louis woman dreams of owning electric vehicle, criticizes Jim Murphy and other GOP reps over charging-station legislation; Florissant septuagenarian supports minors choosing sex-change operations; Clayton octogenarian opposes initiative petition changes (get around stltoday paywall here)

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