Thursday, March 16, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times’ Scott Faughn: Jessica Pabst, 1985-2023

KC Star: Hawley introduces bill to shield bank customers from fees over bailout for failed banks (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! here)

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis region will receive $112 million in federal disaster relief money; comments from Cori Bush

This Week in Missouri Politics Mid-Week Update: Response Jay Ashcroft’s criticism of Statesman of the Year event honoring John Rizzo (0:15); mechanics of last week’s transgender-bill machinations (4:00), open enrollment battles (21:00), much more

SNL: Springfield lawmakers talk priorities at halfway point of session

P-D’s Kurt Erickson: Anti-transgender rally set for Monday at Missouri Capitol (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri GOP part of national trend targeting transgender rights as potent political issue

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

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air: Urban students recap field trip to Capitol for gun-control rally; two teens, using the pronouns “they,” say Republicans weren’t nice enough to them

3/4/23: KBIA’s Halle Jackson and Rebecca Smith: “Health & Wealth Desk” sponsored content, paid for by Missouri Foundation for Health: Brave CVPA students visit Capitol for gun control rally; comments from girl calling herself “they,” “Rep. Peter Meredith [sic],” etc.

Columbia Missourian: Activists use “International Day to Combat Islamophobia” to list complaints; Christian state legislators must stop “using their own Christian beliefs to justify legislation”

Missouri Independent: Proposals to eliminate Missouri sales tax on groceries in limbo

St. Louis Public Radio: Kim Gardner calls removal attempt a ‘gross power grab’ — asks judge to throw it out

P-D: Kim Gardner accuses AG Andrew Bailey of using tragedy for political gain in removal suit (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missourinet: Lawmakers considering whether state needs a conviction review unit

KSMU: Alzheimers’ Association says $350 billion in “unpaid care” provided by family caregivers in Missouri last year to patients with dementia

JCNT: State worker’s future home receives blessings (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

Missourinet: EDGE program helps southeast Missourians make their child support payments; comments from Missouri Department of Social Services’ Anthony Morabith

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P-D: Ameren wouldn’t pay for St. Charles water treatment plan upgrades under new cleanup plan (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Masks no longer required at Mercy and SSM Health medical facilities (get around stltoday paywall here)

SNL: Springfield health systems relax COVID-19 masking requirements

Springfield Daily Citizen’s Brittany Meiling: Why I’m resigning from the Daily Citizen as managing editor, and what comes next (get around Springfield Daily Citizen paywall here)

KC Star op-ed: Holden septuagenarian: My state senator isn’t responding to my complaints about open enrollment

Washington Missourian letter: Washington city councilman Mark Wessels: On Kim Gardner and other issues, Missouri GOP legislators abandon ‘local control’

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