Friday, March 10, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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St. Louis Public Radio: International Institute of St. Louis expects to see immigrant migration from Afghanistan, Ukraine, Haiti, Nicaragua, Cuba and Venezuela; foreigners entitled to “free” health care for the first eight months after landing in U.S.

Daily American Republic: Former Missouri Rep. Mark Richardson receives Taste of The South Award

Missouri Independent: Rep. Sarah Unsicker (D-Shrewsbury), Elad Gross seek to fill Democratic ballot slot for 2024 attorney general election

johncombest_com on Instagram: Sarah Unsicker reacts to Elad Gross’ announcement (a dramatic re-enactment)

Missouri Independent: Pro-choice group files ballot measures

SNL: Missouri ballot measures filed by pro-choice group

KC Star: New MO group files pro-choice petitions

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air: How you can fight back against “ultra-conservative groups” that influence public school districts; thoughts from Missouri Equity Education Partnership’s Heather Fleming, Missouri School Boards’ Association’s Janet Tilley

KCUR: Federal judge allows Missouri ban on enforcing federal gun laws to stay in place while state appeals

KSMU: Gov. Parson sets out for trade mission to Sweden, Germany

Wake Up Springfield with Chandler Haynes: Sen. Curtis Trent (R-Springfield) on status of protecting minors from transsexual operations and hormones (-34:30), “hammer and scalpel” approach (-32:45), caucus “very unified” to protect children (-31:15), education priorities (-29:45), crime (-29:00), odds of open enrollment passing Senate (-27:00)

St. Louis Public Radio’s Sarah Kellogg: #moleg Halftime Report: Some Republican priorities pass at least one chamber as Missouri lawmakers go on break; GOP wants to “bar transgender girls from participating in girls’ sports and stop transgender youth from accessing gender-affirming health care”

St. Louis Public Radio: Politically Speaking podcast with Jason Rosenbaum and Sarah Kellogg: Sen. Rusty Black (R-Chillicothe) on foreign ownership of farmland, state budget, widening I-70, and GOP bills “targeting the transgender community, including barring trans girls from playing girls sports and prohibiting trans minors from accessing gender affirming health care”

johncombest_com on Instagram: Montage: Newspapers and progressive content creators agree – Missouri Republicans guilty of “targeting”

Missouri Independent: Missouri Senate leaves town early; GOP senators disagree on path forward for timing of ban on transsexual surgeries, hormones for minors

SE Missourian: Local leaders push for regional advocacy in Jefferson City; Cape Girardeau Mayor Stacy Kinder says southwest Missouri sets the model for regional cooperation (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

JCNT: Rep. Jeff Knight (R-Lebanon) suggests constitutional amendment for Osage River casino; Rep. Holly Jones (R-Eureka) asks why a lawmaker from Lebanon would propose a bill regarding a location out of his jurisdiction (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

P-D: Missouri attorney general subpoenas case dismissal list as part of Kim Gardner probe (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Top trial attorney leaving St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner’s office (get around stltoday paywall here)

Joplin Globe editorial: Lawmakers, extend postpartum care (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

JCNT editorial: Keep your eyes on road, Missouri (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

KC Beacon’s Meg Cunningham: Reproductive care advocacy series: How Missouri’s abortion ban will make state’s maternal mortality rate worse

KC Star intern Maia Bond: Republicans have successfully chipped away at Missouri gun laws for years, and fail to move gun control reforms despite violence in state

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

Joplin Globe op-ed: Texas octogenarian weighs in on Missouri dress code debate from seven (7) weeks ago (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

P-D letters: University City man calls Josh Hawley “immature” and “brash”; St. Louis woman wants Missouri to model gun-control laws after progressive countries; Jacksonville, Florida woman cheers Post-Dispatch advocacy for youth transgender suregeries and hormones (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

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