Sunday, February 26, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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SNL: Here’s the latest on Missouri sports betting legislation

SNL: Missouri taps Colorado official Bennett Boggs as new higher education chief

JCNT: Counselors, advisers, lawmakers aim to improve FAFSA completion numbers (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

Washington Missourian: Union school board president says open enrollment advocates “really don’t understand a lot about school districts sometimes”; Board passes resolution drafted by Missouri School Boards’ Association

KWIX 92.5FM/1230AM (Mid-Missouri): Rep. Danny Busick (R-Newtown) on legislation to make car dealers collect sales tax

Daily American Republic: Fentanyl overdoses rise statewide – including Butler County (get around Daily American Republic paywall here)

Southeast Missourian’s B Magazine: Extension of I-57 to impact national traffic, Poplar Bluff and Arkansas economies (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

P-D editorial: Kim Gardner’s press conference performance underscores why she needs to go (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star editorial: Black History Month ends, but “anti-woke” Missouri politicians can’t erase diversity; Senate Republicans come to their senses on critical race theory (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL here)

SNL op-ed: Nixa Public Schools Superintendent Gearl Loden: Don’t leave teachers behind when raising pay for state workers

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Missouri judge’s ruling bolsters effort to require lawyers at bail hearings (get around stltoday paywall here)

SNL letter: Easterseals Midwest CEO Wendy Sullivan: Gov. Parson and state legislators not adequately funding disability service providers like us – and they know it 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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