Saturday, March 4, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Brownfield Ag News: Missouri congressional delegation says Mexico’s biotech corn ban will damage reliable market access for Missouri corn farmers

P-D: Missouri lawmakers seek federal compensation for radioactive contamination in St. Louis region (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missourinet: Exempting firearms and ammunition from sales tax turns into sweeping tax bill

Washington Missourian: Bill that would expand Missouri’s texting and driving ban gains momentum

KSHB: Missouri’s recreational marijuana sales spike in February has not slowed down (link via

KSHB: One month after recreational marijuana became legal, Kansas Citians still adjusting to change (link via

Washington Missourian: Amendment 3’s marijuana expungements burdening county’s court system

P-D: Washington University’s social policy institute attacks credibility of transgender clinic whistleblower (get around stltoday paywall here)

SNL: MSU assistant sociology professor/Springfield NAACP VP Kyler Sherman-Wilkins itemizes perceived macro- and microagressions toward LGBTQIA* crowd, says state legislators seek to “harm queer individuals”

P-D: Missouri attorney general subpoenas St. Louis mayor, comptroller over Kim Gardner (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Joseph News-Press: Rep. Dean VanSchoiack (RSavannah) tours child care spaces at Bartlett Center

Missouri Independent: Federal lawsuit over Missouri’s ‘dysfunctional’ SNAP call center adds two new plaintiffs

Springfield Daily Citizen: Drury University art chair shows off her gun-control exhibit (get around Springfield Daily Citizen paywall here)

JCNT: State officials, University of Missouri surveying Missourians on internet use (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here) John Combest: Stalking, Harassment, Internet Trolling: A Guide to Recovering and Rebuilding After Online Attacks – available in paperback and Amazon Kindle

Joplin Globe editorial: Missouri’s Severe Weather Preparedness Week a good time to make sure you’re ready (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

Missouri Independent op-ed: Phill Brooks: Mike Parson’s attacks on statehouse reporters

KBIA’s Halle Jackson and Rebecca Smith: “Health & Wealth Desk” sponsored content, paid for by Missouri Foundation for Health: Brave CVPA students visit Capitol for gun control rally; comments from girl calling herself “they,” “Rep. Peter Meredith [sic],” etc.

P-D letter: St. Charles man agrees with Bill McClellan on Kim Gardner (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star letters: Man who chooses to live in Kansas says Josh Hawley “among the least empathetic of men”; man who chooses to live in Kansas says Missouri lawmakers are “out of touch”

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