Friday, March 24, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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93.9 The Eagle: Wake Up Mid-Missouri: Mark Alford says Donald Trump is “calm and resolute” (-13:30); how Alford predicted Trump would become president (-11:15); how Trump helps point out blatant media bias (-10:45); prospects for Whiteman and Fort Leonard Wood (9:20); KC-Raymore landfill issue (-6:45); how the Fed created banking crisis (-3:15)

P-D: Hazelwood has ‘no expectation’ for Jana Elementary to open after radioactivity report; Hawley has introduced “Justice for Jana Elementary Act” (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air hero profile: St. Louis activist explains decision to let 9-year-old daughter dress up like a boy, shares heartbreaking quote: “Daddy, are Missouri Republicans going to make me grow breasts?”

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske hero profile: Kansas City activists discuss anti-trans bills in the Missouri Legislature; Couple describes transitioning their daughter from girl to boy at age four (4), and its current status as a 15-year-old “nonbinary”

The Dana Show with Dana Loesch: Video: AG Andrew Bailey explains his emergency regulation on gender transition interventions for minors

St. Louis Public Radio’s Sarah Kellogg: Missouri Senate votes out a pair of bills targeting transgender youth

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

Missouri Independent: Missouri Senate advances bill to protect minors from transgender surgeries, puberty blockers

Columbia Missourian: Legislative roundup: Protecting minors from transgender surgeries; sports betting

93.9 The Eagle: Wake Up Mid-Missouri: Rep. Dan Houx (R-Warrensburg) on House sports betting vote (15:30); compulsive gambling “guardrails” (-12:45); video lottery terminals (-11:25); next steps (-10:20)

Southeast Missourian: Sports betting gets House OK though Rep. Herman Morse (R-Cape Girardeau) balks (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

St. Joseph News-Press: Sports betting gets another chance in Missouri Legislature

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri House approves cut to state’s income and corporate taxes

Missourinet: Missouri House passes $1 billion tax cut plan

SNL: Missouri House passes new round of tax cuts on income, corporate rates

P-D: Missouri House cuts taxes, launches budget debate (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Push to spend $900M to help Missourians with developmental disabilities voted down

KC Star: Despite warnings from Democrats and budget experts, GOP-controlled Missouri House further lowers the state income tax rate cuts taxes for companies (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Missourinet: Rep. Kent Haden (R-Mexico) proposes loan forgiveness for health workers serving underserved areas of Missouri

P-D: Grain Belt Express, a four-state power line project, may finally pass in Missouri (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT: Dozens testify against bill allowing weapons in churches

P-D: St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner to rally supporters Tuesday; Performance to showcase “current challenges and opportunities” followed by a roundtable with “local leaders and stakeholders” (get around stltoday paywall here)

Brownfield Ag News: Missouri Supreme Court says state CAFO statutes are constitutional

P-D editorial: Plaintiffs are confronting video lottery terminals because Missouri politicians refuse to; “Instead of serving Missouri taxpayers, whose pockets are being picked by these machines, they’re all serving Steve Tilley, the former state House speaker turned high-powered lobbyist.” (get around stltoday paywall here)

Combest, The Missouri Times, 10/20/21: Steve Tilley could become Missouri media’s new top villain

The Missouri Times op-ed: Rep. Ed Lewis (R-Moberly): Missouri First Transmission Act will protect Missouri farms, private property

P-D’s Michele Munz: World’s leading transgender health experts poke holes in AG Andrew Bailey’s proposed restrictions (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star’s Kacen Bayless and intern Maia Bond: Missouri Republicans still want to restrict Medicaid money to Planned Parenthood after abortion ban (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL here)

KC Star’s Kacen Bayless and Sarah Ritter: GOP lawmakers move to strip public library funding in retaliation over book ban lawsuit

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Hazelwood dad worries about school-to-prison pipeline after son, 6, is suspended; DESE says long-term suspensions should be last resort (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letters: University City septuagenarian wants St. Louis City mayor to fix Gardner’s office before state steps in; Sierra Club’s “Beyond Coal” organizer Sara Edgar criticizes Ameren; Festus sexagenarian says children should be spared from watching cross-dressers (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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