Monday, March 20, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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SNL: Second-half legislative preview: Tax cuts, protecting vulnerable youth on the agenda as legislature returns

Missouri Independent: Second-half legislative preview: Sports betting, video gaming machines, boys playing girls’ sports, transgender surgeries for minors, open enrollment, initiative petition changes, more

St. Louis Public Radio’s Sarah Kellogg: Second-half legislative preview: Conservatives “targeting transgender rights,” crime focus “could obstruct productivity”

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

St. Joseph News-Press: Missouri gun law declared unconstitutional, but future remains uncertain

Chicago Tribune, via P-D: New customer-friendly legal recreational cannabis in Missouri cuts into Illinois’ market

St. Joseph News-Press: Missouri School Boards’ Association gives school policy recommendations for recreational marijuana

Missourinet: DESE’s “Teacher of the Year” praises new DESE scoring system: “It’s setting a really high bar for education in Missouri”

P-D: Political activism heats up St. Louis suburban school board races; St. Charles County Republican Central Committee contributes to candidates (get around stltoday paywall here)

johncombest_com on Instagram: Local journalism, 2023: For school board coverage, Post-Dispatch ignores Missouri professors in favor of East Coast prof

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri looks for help getting all that litter off St. Louis roadways

P-D editorial: GOP infighting on Ukraine a battle Hawley and the populist-MAGA wing must lose (get around stltoday paywall here)

Politico’s Alice Miranda Ollstein and Megan Messerly: Abortion on the ballot? Not if Republicans in Missouri and other states can help it.

P-D’s Colleen Schrappen: Parents who subjected their children to St. Louis transgender center offer new complaints about whistleblower coverage: “It literally puts us in the bulls-eye”; symptoms include high blood pressure, shaking hands, etc. (get around stltoday paywall here) John Combest: Stalking, Harassment, Internet Trolling: A Guide to Recovering and Rebuilding After Online Attacks – available TODAY in paperback and Amazon Kindle

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