Friday, March 3, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Washington Examiner: CPAC 2023: Eric Schmitt recounts Fauci lashing out at reporter for sneezing

KC Star: SLU/YouGov poll measures approval-disapproval: Hawley 47-44; Schmitt 44-35; Parson 50-43 (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL here)

Missouri Independent: Missouri House advances plan for lawmakers to take control of MoDOT funding

Columbia Missourian: Sen. Bill Eigel (R-Weldon Spring) proposes I-70 funding plan

AP: More Medicaid for moms gets Missouri nod after abortion deal

P-D: Despite ‘poison pill,’ Senate OKs health insurance extension for new moms, babies (get around stltoday paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: Senate passes postpartum Medicaid bill with “poison pill” amendment

AP: Missouri tries to ease access to breast cancer screenings

Brownfield Ag News: Missouri House passes foreign ag land ownership bill

Columbia Missourian: Senators seek to stop foreign ownership of Missouri land

AP: Missouri lawmakers back ban on Chinese ownership of land

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri House passes bill limiting foreign ownership of farmland

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis City roundup: Gov. Parson says crime is hurting Missouri’s image, chastises judicial branch in case that imperils Gardner; Fitzpatrick seeks Gardner records

P-D: Gardner’s staff down by nearly half as caseloads jump. ‘Seriously underwater.’ (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missourinet: Missouri House considering rewarding businesses for hiring apprentices and interns

St. Joseph News-Press: Lawmakers aim to help first responders with mental health

JCNT: Witnesses: House bill could transform local recovery services (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: House committee inspects catalytic converter bills

Missourinet: Missouri House approves letting car dealers collect vehicle sales tax

Missourinet: Rep. Rick Francis (R-Perryville) wants Perry County added to Missouri’s German Heritage Corridor

KC Star: Missouri House passes bill to block local eviction moratoriums (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL here)

JCNT: Law enforcement learning to navigate Amendment 3 (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

St. Joseph News-Press: Missouri DNR, Corps of Engineers to hold public meeting about Lower Osage River study

St. Louis Public Radio: Politically Speaking podcast: Rep. David Tyson Smith (D-Columbia) gives superminority view on gun control, initiative petition improvements, boys playing girls’ sports

P-D editorial: Chicago voters aren’t sold on Lightfoot’s progressive brand. And St. Louisans? (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D editorial: Missouri GOP already enables gun violence. Now it wants taxpayers to fund more of it. (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D’s Kurt Erickson: Just two days after a man was shot and killed on a busy downtown St. Louis street, Republicans in the Missouri Legislature again moved to make it easier for people to buy guns (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent’s Rudi Keller: New poll shows broad support in Missouri for gun control

KC Star intern Maia Bond: Missourians want stricter gun laws despite Republican efforts to loosen them

Webster County Citizen’s Dan Wehmer: St. Louis’ latest tragedy shows why Missouri needs truth in sentencing

P-D op-ed: St. Louis Area Diaper Bank Executive Director Muriel Smith: Form letter regarding taxes on diapers and feminine hygiene products (get around stltoday paywall here)

Columbia Missourian op-ed: First Chance for Children Executive Director Gay Litteken: Verbatim form letter in Post-Dispatch example above

Columbia Missourian’s Senior News Editor Laura Johnston, 2/5/21: We do not accept or publish form letters

P-D: How to write a letter to the editor: Form letters are not published (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D political gossip columnist Joe Holleman: Dem Reps. LaKeySha Bosley vs. Raychel Proudie on Twitter; Veteran Democratic consultant Jane Dueker tweets that Bosley has two warrants out for her arrest (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

P-D letters: Maplewood progressive says he’s tired of Gardner supporters’ “knee-jerk cries of racism and sexism”; Tower Grove South sexagenarian says criticism of Gardner is racist (get around stltoday paywall here)

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