Sunday, March 5, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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JCNT: Lawmakers wrapping up first half of session (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

St. Joseph News-Press: As international filmmakers visit Missouri, lawmakers move forward with movie tax credits

Washington Missourian: Push for state movie and TV tax credits has local support

Columbia Missourian: Recreational cannabis sales pass $70 million in first month of legal adult use

KCUR: Missouri Cannabis Trade Association (MOCann) promotes success of weed dealers’ first month Kansas City Playlist: Legal weed & the death of moral absolutism: Roundup of local cannabis industry news/promos

SNL: MO HealthNet annual enrollment returns April 1. Here’s what to know.

JCNT: Appeals court: Missouri landowners near Rock Island Trail owed compensation (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

P-D editorial: Photo analysis of gun-toting urban youth: Missouri’s radical gun policies make harrowing scenes like this one inevitable (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT editorial: Tax credit for recovery support services would invest in Missourians (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

P-D op-ed: Roy Blunt: Patent trolls are stifiling American technological innovation (get around stltoday paywall here)

Startland News’ Tommy Felts, via KCUR: Kansas City’s Westside nabs $1 million federal grant to fix highway racism

KC Star op-ed: “Film in MO” director Justin Begnaud: Missouri would earn dollars and jobs if it starts film incentive program (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL here)

SNL’s Galen Bacharier: GOP legislators tout ‘abuse’ and mistreatment in transgender health care, but lack examples in Missouri; activists explain how legislation will hurt transgender children, and drive them out of state

SNL letter: Nixa man wants Hawley, Schmitt and Burlison to spend money fighting AIDS in Africa 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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