Saturday, March 11, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Fox News: Eric Schmitt: Biden’s budget is ‘doubling down on his woke agenda’

KC Star: Hawley’s bill to declassify information about COVID origins clears Congress, heads to Biden (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL here)

State’s Newsroom, via Missouri Independent: Congress unanimously votes to require declassified information on COVID-19 origins

KC Star: Hawley says some people charged for entering Capitol on Jan. 6 ‘didn’t do anything wrong’ (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL here)

Fox News: Your World with Neil Cavuto: U.S. Rep. Jason Smith on the significance of the Silicon Valley Bank collapse and Janet Yellen’s concern for a ‘few banks’

Washington Missourian: Missouri House approves open enrollment bill over area legislators’ opposition; Rep. Brad Banderman (R-St. Clair) says no parents or students in his district voiced support for bill

Washington Missourian: East Central College cuts two aid programs, students served now eligible for state assistance

P-D: Missouri Republicans vow return to child protections after spring break (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missourinet: Legislation from Rep. Dale Wright (R-Farmington) to lower prescription drug costs moves through Missouri House

Missourinet: Bill from Rep. Tony Lovasco (R-O’Fallon) would let patients legally use psilocybin

Missouri Independent: Open-container law for marijuana gets hearing in Missouri House

SE Missourian: State anti-gun control law found unconstitutional (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

P-D: Lawsuit seeks class-action status for Missourians out cash on unregulated slot machines; plaintiffs use RICO to go after Torch Electronics, others (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Lawsuit accuses Torch Electronics of violating racketeering law

Missouri Independent: Fired CEO alleges slander, conspiracy in suit against northeast Missouri hospital; Dr. Randy Tobler hosts daily political talk show in Columbia

Springfield Daily Citizen: Gov. Parson appoints associate judge to fill 31st Circuit vacancy (get around Springfield Daily Citizen paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: The Maneater, MU’s student newspaper, to stop producing print editions

Springfield Daily Citizen on Twitter: Managing Editor Brittany Meiling quits, prioritizes family over content creation

KC Star editorial: Changing the clock for daylight saving time is an idea that belongs in the past; a cow on a Missouri dairy farm doesn’t know or care if it’s milked at 5 or 6 in the morning

P-D’s Tony Messenger: She’s an ‘extraordinary’ foster mom candidate. Why won’t Missouri license her? (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star letter: Raymore octogenarian wants Rick Brattin and pro-gun legislators “sent packing”

P-D letters: Wentzville sexagenarian dislikes guns, wants tax breaks for diapers and feminine products; man who lives in Germany weighs in on Missouri gun legislation; Richmond Heights septuagenarian says Rep. LaKeySha Bosley (D-St. Louis City) should be voted out of office; Ferguson septuagenarian criticizes Roy Blunt and family lobbying operation; Florissant sexagenarian wants law to “require all guns to be secured everywhere” (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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