Tuesday, March 14, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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KC Star: Hawley, Schmitt criticize Biden for rescuing ‘woke’ banks (avoid KC Star by reading free syndicated version on AOL here)

This Week in Missouri Politics: Sen. Mary Elizabeth Coleman (R-Arnold) talks with Scott Faughn about open enrollment bill (1:15), St. Louis City crime (2:30), how black officers’ support for state control negates the usual race card (4:00), what crime package might look like (5:00), Kim Gardner’s refusal to accept help (6:00), protecting youth from barbaric gender surgeries and hormones (8:00), Senate working relationships (10:30), post-partum Medicaid for new moms (11:30); panel of Reps. David Casteel (R-High Ridge), Keri Ingle (D-Kansas City), Betsy Fogle (D-Springfield), GOP superlawyer Marc Ellinger on open enrollment (15:15), school performance metrics and charter schools (18:30), protecting girls sports and protecting children from gender surgeries and hormones (19:30), sports betting (24:00), who won the week: Senate Dems, SAPA naysayers, Missouri kids, recreational marijuana, John Rizzo (26:30)

KC Star’s Jonathan Shorman and Kacen Bayless: ‘Everybody’s afraid.’ Doctors warn of chilling effect as MO, KS target transgender care

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

SE Missourian: At Missouri Legislature’s halfway point, an update on local lawmakers’ bills’ (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Missouri homeschool families seek access to public school activities, teams

KCMO: Chris Stigall Show: Rep. Doug Richey (R-Excelsior Springs) on open enrollment and GOP lawmakers kowtowing to their school districts superintendents (3:15), education establishment influencing Gov. Parson (4:30), how superintendents become so influential with lawmakers (5:45), 2024 GOP governor primary and potential support for Jay Ashcroft (7:20), praise for Ashcroft and Eigel (10:30), Ashcroft’s edge over the “burning the house down” opponent (11:00), DEI activists’ histrionics at public universities (13:00), bill to ban ideological vetting of university employees (15:15)

KFVS (Cape Girardeau): Two local school districts oppose Mo. school open enrollment bill

Harvest Public Media, via KCUR: Worried about spying and tensions with China, Midwest states want to limit who can buy farmland

P-D: Fate of railroad safety money in hands of Missouri lawmakers (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT: MoDOT still at drawing board on Route 54 project (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

JCNT: Hands-free driving bill advancing in Senate (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

St. Joseph News-Press: Legislation would increase nurse flexibility but questions persist

KMOX (St. Louis): Rep. Tony Lovasco (R-O’Fallon) wants to legalize ‘magic mushrooms’ for mental health

Missouri Independent: Courts hopeful Missouri lawmakers can provide funds to help with marijuana expungements

P-D editorial: Missouri Republicans’ culture-war drama is a show about nothing; up-and-coming conservatives trying to copy Eric Schmitt’s unfortunate campaign strategy (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star editorial: Missouri succumbs to conspiracy theories by leaving group that fights voter fraud (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL here)

KC Star editorial: Missouri doesn’t rein in lobbyists. It’s time for voters to demand change once again. (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL here)

KC Star’s Jonathan Shorman: After Ashcroft pulls Missouri out of voting info system, no plan for alternative program

P-D letters: St. Louis City septuagenarian says GOP state lawmakers are anti-Christian; St. Louis sexagenarian opposes state lawmakers’ effort to protect minors from transgender surgeries 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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