Wednesday, March 15, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Bulwark’s Jim Swift: Challenger to Hawley: Quit Your ‘Fake Populism’; how far can authenticity take Lucas Kunce in red Missouri?

KWIX 92.5FM/1230AM (Mid-Missouri): Former Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce expects ‘budget-neutral’ federal farm bill

KCTV: Local advocates, gun owners react to Biden executive order (link via

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis City leaders announce variety of new funds to promote “economic justice”; comments from U.S. Rep. Cori Bush

P-D: St. Louis City mayor calls for $1 billion investment in ‘economic justice’ (get around stltoday paywall here)

Eagle 93.9: Wake Up Mid-Missouri: Rep. Brad Pollitt (R-Sedalia) on open enrollment bill (9:30), response to Missouri PTA on urban school consolidation (-8:05), 4-day school weeks (-5:45), why some Republicans oppose current bill (-5:00), caution on DESE data hot takes (-3:35), future of MAP tests (-2:30), open enrollment and IEP students (-2:00), why all Missourians should care about open enrollment (-1:30)

St. Joseph News-Press: Foreign land ownership restrictions gain momentum in Legislature

P-D: Missouri effort to prohibit local bans on pet shops gains support (get around stltoday paywall here)

Fox4 KC: Missouri seeing record numbers after voters make recreational marijuana legal (link via

SNL: Man sues highway patrol over arrest based on expunged marijuana record

JCNT: Prevailing wage objections open through April 10 (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

Joplin Globe: County, state officials investigate complaint about overapplication of sludge; comments from witnesses, Denali Water Solutions, Missouri DNR (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

JCNT: MoDOT seeking volunteers for trash pickup (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: Missouri Department of Conservation holds free fishing day

JCNT: Missouri State Society Daughters of the American Revolution holds ceremony in Capitol rotunda (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

P-D op-ed: Brentwood Mayor David Dimmitt: Bag the grocery sales tax? Legislature better think again. (get around stltoday paywall here)

States Newsrooms’ Zachary Roth, via Missouri Independent: Missouri Republicans want to use “citizen voting” ballot candy to handicap initiative petition process

Columbia Missourian’s Dmitry Martirosov: LGBTQ community, health workers already feeling impact of transgender bills

P-D letter: Bridgeton man supports state control of St. Louis City police department (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star letter: Kansas octogenarian wonders why Missouri lawmakers “unable to think of human [sic] measures” to address homeless issues (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News 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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