Thursday, March 23, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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From Friday: Husch Blackwell Strategies establishes Jessica Pabst Memorial Fund on GoFundMe – donate here (link via Stephanie Bell on Instagram)

From Friday: Amber Watson organizes Meal Train for Jessica Pabst’s family – sign up or donate here (link via Scott Faughn on Twitter)

AP: Missouri’s Jeff Roe signs on with Ron DeSantis PAC

The Hill: Schmitt slams military officials for defending an “obsession with this equity agenda”

KC Star’s Jonathan Shorman: While employees of color are underrepresented in Missouri state government, Republicans Eric Schmitt and Jay Ashcroft are targeting federal and state DEI initiatives

P-D: Former Lt. Gov. Joe Maxwell (D) endorses Lucas Kunce in U.S. Senate Democratic primary (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT: Missouri’s jobless rate 1 percent lower than national rate

93.9 The Eagle (Mid-Missouri): Sen. Holly Thompson Rehder (R-Scott City) on background of bill to protect girls’ sports (8:40); response to common criticisms of bill (-7:00); response to transgender surgery advocate’s criticism of legislators’ “Christofascism” (-5:50); how media tries to pit her against other GOP senators (-4:30); AG Andrew Bailey’s “additional layer of help” (-1:30); importance of speaking up against unfairness (-0:45)

johncombest_com on Instagram, yesterday: Terri Gibbs, “health care crisis” caterwauling and mutilating minors

St. Louis Public Radio: Event promo: Fight back against Missouri Republicans “targeting drag” at drag queen solidarity march Saturday in St. Louis City

johncombest_com on Instagram, January 2023: Montage: Newspapers and progressive content creators agree – Missouri Republicans guilty of “targeting”

KCMO: Pete Mundo Show: Sen. Caleb Rowden (R-Columbia) gives overview of Senate bills to defend girls’ sports and protect minors from transgender surgeries and puberty blockers (0:45); expectations of House (1:10); debunking the narrative around sporting events potentially avoiding Missouri (2:45); sports betting (4:35); video lottery terminals and “one or two” senators holding up sports betting for “their little pet project” (5:00); Missouri sports execs supporting sports betting (6:00); “irresponsible” view of senators tying sports betting to VLT oversight (8:20); potential tax cuts (9:25)

SNL: Sports betting passes Missouri House, but fate in Senate is again in question

AP: Missouri House sends sports gambling bill to Senate, but its prospects there are uncertain

St. Louis Public Radio: Sports betting legalization wins approval from Missouri House

Missouri Independent: Missouri House Republicans scramble for slice of governor’s I-70 money for other projects

P-D: Missouri House endorses crackdown on ‘woke’ investing (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT: House panel considers changes to Missouri’s school funding formula

Columbia Missourian: Legislation would bar suspension of K-3 students

Columbia Missourian: Effort begins for return of presidential primaries to Missouri

P-D: Chairs of Missouri Republican and Democratic parties ask lawmakers to reinstate presidential primary (get around stltoday paywall here)

The Missouri Times: Child Advocacy Day held at Capitol; comments from Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe, Kids Win Missouri’s Brian Schmidt

JCNT: Nurses again ask for autonomy from physicians; Gov. Parson hosts hundreds of nurses gathered for advocacy day

Missouri Independent: Legal questions, inquiries intensify around rural Missouri hospital closures

Missouri Independent: Missouri House committee rejects call for recount in close St. Charles County district; Incumbent Adam Schwadron (R) defeated Cindy Berne (D) by 99 votes, or less than 1%

KC Star: Missouri bill would allow people with permit to carry guns into churches; comments from legislators, pro- and anti-gun control advocates, transgender-surgery activist (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Missouri Independent: Missourians with developmental disabilities languish in hospitals, jails, shelters

P-D: Pelvic exams on unconscious patients could be banned in Missouri (get around stltoday paywall here)

AP: House Budget Chairman Cody Smith (R-Carthage) moves to strip library funding

Columbia Missourian: House approves ATM “smash-and-grab” bill

SNL: Circle of Hope Girls Ranch now faces 6 civil lawsuits in federal court; then-Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s office assisted local prosecutor in 2021 investigation

P-D editorial: Legislature is right to tweak (at least) the Missouri law that closed records (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D op-ed: Parents As Teachers CEO Constance Gully: Missouri Legislature should subsidize doulas for black mothers (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star letter: Former Sen. Bob Johnson: I’m a Republican, but oppose initiative petition changes (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL here)

Joplin Globe, August 2018: Bob Johnson: I’m a Republican, but support Clean Missouri (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

St. Joseph News-Press op-ed, October 2022: Bob Johnson and Tom Coleman: We are Republicans, but support Trudy Busch Valentine for U.S. Senate

Columbia Missourian’s Brooke Muckerman: Students, teachers, faith leaders speak out against pro-gun legislation

Columbia Missourian letter: PETA Foundation (Norfolk, VA): Missouri Department of Conservation’s free fishing day promotes cruelty to the “sensitive, complex beings” called fish 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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