Sunday, March 12, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Brownfield Ag News: Hawley wants to end foreign land ownership

Washington Times: Josh Hawley warns China’s Xi ‘time is up’ after COVID origins bill clears Congress

JCNT: States, farmers seek clarity in new water pollution regulation; Gov. Parson, Missouri Farm Bureau on WOTUS (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

KC Star: Missouri man pleads guilty to two felony counts in Capitol riot (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL here)

KC Star: Video: Democratic leaders sound off on why lobbyists have so much influence in Missouri politics

KC Star’s Jonathan Shorman and Kacen Bayless: “Clean Missouri” failed to clean up Jefferson City – but defending the state’s Sunshine Law might help; recounting the 2014 contributions of Rex Sinquefield; Steve Tilley’s Strategic Capitol Consulting “one illustrative example”; etc. (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL here)

Combest, The Missouri Times, 10/20/21: “Sinquefield served as an effective foil for journalists’ coverage of the Capitol … With the help of progressive advocacy groups, reporters linked GOP legislative agendas to Sinquefield’s priorities and his campaign contributions”

Combest, The Missouri Times, 10/20/21: Steve Tilley could become Missouri media’s new top villain: “The bipartisan trust and loyalty earned by (Steve) Tilley and his team have long made some reporters’ blood boil; fittingly, the most blue-pill of reporters should really consult their doctors, as their raging engorgements for Tilley have lasted much longer than four hours/years.”

Combest, The Missouri Times, 10/22/21: Helping political journalists identify and release their envy and anger: “Journalists, how does it feel to report on the actions of elected officials, staffers, lobbyists, and business people whom you’re conditioned to believe are not nearly as smart as you? They don’t even have a journalism degree, for Pulitzer’s sake! But they make bank.” John Combest: Stalking, Harassment, Internet Trolling: A Guide to Recovering and Rebuilding After Online Attacks – available in paperback and Amazon Kindle

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Missouri Republicans propose 2 bills to eliminate diversity and inclusion efforts at colleges; interview with Rep. Maggie Nurrenbern (D-Kansas City)

St. Joseph News-Press: Rural Republicans split on school bill; Sen. Rusty Black (R-Chillicothe) says opposition centers on “angst, and nervous people calling rural legislators to stop change”

Columbia Missourian: Sports betting stalled in legislature as MU anticipates Selection Sunday

JCNT: Bills seek to retain Daylight Saving Time year-round (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

JCNT: Land use, infrastructure needs surface as competing concerns at Grain Belt hearing (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

JCNT: Profile: House doorkeeper Charlie Hildebrand (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

P-D editorial: A unified, moderate abortion-rights campaign is all that will work in Missouri (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D’s Kevin McDermott: Missouri politicians make their constituents pay (literally) for gun violence (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letters: St. Louis City octogenarian says state control of police not necessary, believes mayor and Kim Gardner will turn city around; Glendale septuagenarian chastises Republicans for ammunition tax legislation; St. Louis City octogenarian opposes Gov. Parson’s tax cuts, wants more money spent on Missouri’s Division of Developmental Disabilities (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT letter: Taos septuagenarian says men are using women’s restrooms in the Capitol, wants answers (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

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