Thursday, March 9, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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KWTO: Wake Up Springfield with Chandler Haynes: Attorney general candidate Will Scharf (R) on fighting back against woke left and Jefferson City establishment (-1:38:30); background and accomplishments (-1:36:30); standing up to “radical gender ideology” and critical race theory (-1:31:35); how some local governments have become unaccountable to their voters (-1:30:00); more

P-D: Elad Gross may seek to fill Democratic ballot slot in 2024 AG race (get around stltoday paywall here)

KBIA (Columbia): State seeking new sponsors for Summer Food Service Program

Washington Missourian: Superintendents downplay scores following release of district’s annual performance reports

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri House passes bill establishing open enrollment in public schools

P-D: Open enrollment plan for Missouri public schools narrowly approved in House (get around stltoday paywall here)

SNL: Missouri House passes open enrollment bill. What it means for public schools

JCNT: Missouri House panel hears ‘Parents’ Bill of Rights’ bills (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

Missourinet: Rep. Doug Richey (R-Excelsior Springs) says higher ed institutions should not be excluding people whom they don’t politically agree with

Missouri Independent: Lawmakers chip away at Missouri governor’s plan for I-70 improvements

Eagle 93.9: Wake Up Mid-Missouri: Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch (R-Hallsville) gives update on legislation to protect girls’ sports (-14:15); transgender surgeries on children (-13:30); hanging out with Lauren Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Greene at CPAC (-11:15); likelihood of charter schools in Columbia (-10:30); response to former Democratic state rep candidate’s criticism of charter schools (-9:50); Branden Rathert recaps St. Louis Post-Dispatch coverage of Blaine Luetkemeyer vs. Matt Gaetz (-5:30)

SNL: Democrats stall effort to protect minors from transgender surgeries and drugs

P-D: Democrats delay vote on youth transgender surgeries and hormones; Missouri Senate adjourns for spring break (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D’s Beth O’Malley: GOP bill “would end medical care for transgender children who are transitioning”; footage of Sen. Greg Razer (D-Kansas City) on Senate floor (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star: Democrats block vote on protecting minors, force MO Senate to adjourn early (get around KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL here)

Columbia Missourian’s Tristen Rouse: Missouri has turned into a hotbed of anti-LGBTQ legislation – here are the brave stories of nonbinary/transgender youth

Columbia Missourian: Senate committee hears proposals for gun rights and restrictions

Springfield Daily Citizen: Federal judge strikes down Missouri gun law authored by now-Congressman Burlison

Columbia Missourian: Osage casino amendment on the table in House committee

JCNT: MoDOT awards final Focus on Bridges contracts (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

Missouri Independent: World War II hasn’t stopped’: St. Louis residents want relief for radiation sickness

P-D: Runner shot on public trail in St. Charles County sues turkey hunter, state (get around stltoday paywall here)

KSMU (Springfield): As you set your clocks forward this weekend, state fire marshal says to check your smoke alarms

KC Star editorial: Josh Hawley thinks you’re too stupid to realize Tucker Carlson is lying to you (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL here)

P-D editorial: Thanks to Kim Gardner, cold-blooded killer of two gets a 15-year sentence. State intervention in St. Louis City is essential. (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Federal judge adds a touch of sanity to Missouri’s gun safety debate (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D’s Janet Y. Jackson: Reviewing Medicaid eligibility is worrisome (get around stltoday paywall here)

Side Effects Public Media’s Natalie Krebs, via KCUR: Missouri’s medical malpractice caps hurt those seeking justice for medical errors

P-D op-ed: Spanish Lake Community Development Corporation’s Tyrone Turner, with The Housing Partnership’s Kevin Poe and Beyond Housing’s Chris Krehmeyer: With bipartisan legislation, Missouri has opted for a balanced land bank approach for St. Louis County (get around stltoday paywall here)

Washington Missourian letter: St. Clair sexagenarian says Bill Eigel wants to destroy public education for his own political gain 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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