Friday, February 24, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Politico: House GOP’s top tax man throws K Street into a tizzy; Missouri’s Jason Smith makes it clear to corporations that their taxes aren’t at the top of his agenda

St. Joseph News-Press: U.S. Rep. Sam Graves seeks a lifeline for rural hospitals

P-D: Boeing to end F/A-18 Super Hornet production by 2025; company says it will continue hiring in St. Louis (get around stltoday paywall here)

NPR: This selfie above China’s balloon was taken over Missouri. Here’s how we know that

The Missouri Times’ Capitol Calendar: This Week in Missouri Politics launch event today in Savannah; The Missouri Times Statesman of the Year event on March 7; Andrew Bailey and Doug Beck events

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

Missouri Independent: Missouri AG moves forward with effort to remove St. Louis prosecutor from office

P-D: Kim Gardner calls removal attempt a ‘political stunt,’ defends handling of case (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: St. Louis judges cite conflict, ask to be recused from Kim Gardner removal suit (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri attorney general launches effort to remove Kim Gardner from office

Missourinet: AG Andrew Bailey is moving forward on getting St. Louis Prosecuting Attorney Kim Gardner kicked out of office

KC Star: Missouri AG launches effort to remove St. Louis prosecutor. What you need to know

97.1FM (St. Louis): Annie Frey Show: Will Scharf, former federal prosecutor for the Eastern District of Missouri and current attorney general candidate, explains the most recent Kim Gardner controversy and what should be done about St. Louis crime

Will Scharf on Twitter: “Leftists are now trying to deny that Kim Gardner was put into office by Soros. Here are the receipts.”

P-D’s Bill McClellan: Kim Gardner has continually denounced all criticism against her as racist, but too many have lost faith for her to continue (get around stltoday paywall here)

johncombest_com on Twitter: Post-Dispatch front page, 8/6/20: Kim Gardner, Cori Bush and Tishaura Jones deliver St. Louis “A WAVE OF BLACK GIRL MAGIC (photo)

johncombest_com on Instagram: Video: Kim Gardner, Cori Bush and Tishaura Jones tout “Black Girl Magic”; Gardner: “It’s about … people who just want to know you give a care about them.”

Columbia Missourian: Senate begins effort to trim personal property taxes

Missouri Independent: Missouri Senate dysfunction reappears after committee votes down gambling bill

JCNT: House perfects Regulatory Sandbox bill (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Federal approval of Missouri postpartum extension could be at risk over abortion amendment

Missouri Independent: Debate over allowing Missouri campus groups to limit membership focuses on discrimination

SNL: Librarians sue to block state law that spurred school book bans

KC Star: Missouri ACLU, librarians sue over law that led to schools banning hundreds of books

KCUR: ACLU sues Missouri over book ban law that pushed school libraries to remove hundreds of titles

Columbia Missourian: Long haul for clerks working marijuana expungements; unfunded overtime causes delay

KCUR: Event promo: Come to the “Black/Queer Kansas City” exhibit and learn about “threats against drag performers” and other specters

St. Louis Public Radio: Event promo: Come to the Wash U. medicine and race forum to hear how racism is to blame for black health problems

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air preview: “We Stories” was created after Michael Brown’s attack on a Ferguson police officer. Now its leaders are throwing in the towel.

Joplin Globe editorial: Missouri must compensate those wrongfully imprisoned (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

P-D editorial: Is Kim Gardner right to cry racism and sexism? Standards must always be competency and character, not factional rallying points (get around stltoday paywall here)

Joplin Globe op-ed: Jasper County Republican Central Committee Vice Chair Cathy Jo Loy: Proposed initiative petition improvements would protect rural areas (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

The Missouri Times op-ed: SLU Law students Katie Kramer and Alleigh Fine: Give Missouri families a tax break: support bills from Sens. Mary Elizabeth Coleman and Curtis Trent to eliminate the luxury tax on diapers and feminine hygiene products 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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