Wednesday, March 22, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Fox News: Schmitt grills Pentagon on six-figure DEI jobs advertised across military branches

Washington Examiner: Schmitt slams DOD for ‘prioritizing’ diversity initiatives over military investments Mark Alford denounces ‘political persecution’ of former Prez Trump

KC Star: Should Missouri man have known he wasn’t allowed in the Capitol on Jan. 6? Judge to decide

AP: States cranking out even more tax cuts amid cash surpluses

Missouri Independent: Missouri House votes to cut corporate, personal income taxes by $1 billion

KC Star: Missouri House Republicans advance bill cutting corporate, individual income taxes (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

P-D: Missouri House advances plan to cut corporate income tax rate (get around stltoday paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: Budget meeting has Democrats up in arms

AP: Missouri Senate advances protections for girls’ sports, transgender youth

Missouri Independent: Missouri Senate compromise: minors protected from transgender surgeries; boys out of girls’ sports for at least four years; parents can continue subjecting minors to puberty blockers until August 28

P-D: Missouri Senate votes to protect minors from transgender surgeries (get around stltoday paywall here)

SNL: Missouri Senate approves protections for girls’ sports, limits on transgender surgeries

KC Star: Missouri Senate advances protections for girls’ sports, ban on transgender surgeries for minors

AP’s Lindsey Tanner: AG Andrew Bailey’s planned rule targeting transgender treatment contains misleading and incorrect information straight from the playbook of anti-trans activists

St. Louis Public Radio’s Sarah Kellogg: Senate gives first-round approval to bills targeting transgender minors and athletes

johncombest_com on Instagram: Objective, unbiased media agrees: Missouri Republicans guilty of targeting.

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Mayor Quinton Lucas says ‘hateful rhetoric’ from state lawmakers could help drive liberals out of Missouri

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Missouri government reporters see a ‘pattern of hostility’ in trying to do their jobs; thoughts from Missouri statehouse dean “Phil [sic] Brooks” UPDATE: fixed Wednesday morning without acknowledgment of error

johncombest_com on Twitter: “RESPECT REPORTERS!” says KCUR, while they can’t be f*cked to spell Phill Brooks’ name correctly.

Combest book: <reporter’s self-talk>: “Besides, it’s about time somebody struck back against media critics. For too long, local journalists have been painted with a broad brush by critics of ‘the media’ and it’s time somebody stood up for the profession.” (p. 19 in paperback) John Combest: Stalking, Harassment, Internet Trolling: A Guide to Recovering and Rebuilding After Online Attacks – available TODAY in paperback and Amazon Kindle

P-D: Kim Gardner created ‘toxic’ environment, failed to review police use of force, AG claims (get around stltoday paywall here)

Eagle 93.9 (Mid-Missouri): Wake Up Mid-Missouri: Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe on Kim Gardner’s dereliction of duty, St. Louis City and “banana republics” (-13:15); concern that Kim Gardner might have “bumped her head” (-11:30); how a trip to the farm might help urban liberals (-10:30); thoughts on Ag Week (-8:40); hazing legislation from Rep. Travis Smith (R-Dora) (-7:25); protecting girls’ sports (-6:25); remembering fallen Hermann officer Mason Griffith (-4:50); Missouri KidsFirst rally (30)

Brownfield Ag News: Ag week is being celebrated in Missouri

SNL: Springfield school board candidates weigh in on state “school choice” legislation

Missouri Independent: Missouri banks ask lawmakers to approve sharing of marijuana business inspections

Missourinet: Bill from Sen. Lauren Arthur (D-Kansas City) would ban some health exams without consent

St. Joseph News-Press: Medicaid reenrollment opens for first time since pandemic

P-D: Missouri House advances measure limiting vaccines (get around stltoday paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: COVID-19 vaccine still partisan issue in House

Missouri Independent: Missouri Supreme Court upholds state law prohibiting local CAFO regulations

Missourinet: Sen. Brian Williams (D-University City) wants to create statewide conviction review unit

P-D editorial: Citing ‘social contagion,’ state attorney general invokes powers he doesn’t have (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D editorial: A special unit of prosecutors separate from Gardner is an idea worth pondering (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star op-ed: Former KC Mayor Sly James: State lawmakers should pass bipartisan Quality Education Act to help schools focus on student growth, not paperwork

P-D letters: Des Peres sexagenarian says Missouri Republicans are hypocritical about drag shows; Chesterfield sexagenarian says health execs earn too much money, wants Legislature to help nurses earn more (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star letter: Kansas City woman criticizes Missouri conservatives for legislation to protect “trans and gender non-confirming [sic] children” (get around Kansas City Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

johncombest_com on Instagram: 9second video clip: Dennis Rodman explains how to get around the KC Star paywall

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