Saturday, March 25, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times: Photo gallery: 2023 Statesman of the Year event honoring Sen. John Rizzo (D-Kansas City); Gov. Jay Nixon, Victor Callahan, Mike Gibbons, Jeff Shawan, Jeremy LaFaver, Jamilah Nasheed, Jake Hummel, Margie Vandeven, Mary Rhodes Russell, Tommy Robbins, Austin and Stephanie Petersen, Peggy McGaugh, Jessica Pabst, many more

JCNT: 10 honored as Missouri Women of Achievement

SNL’s Greta Cross: Come support Springfield’s first ever three-day Transgender Day of Visibility event series next week; hear from House Superminority Leader Crystal Quade (D-Springfield) and Rep. Betsy Fogle (D-Springfield) and learn how you can fight back against Republicans’ “anti-transgender legislation”

P-D: Legislation to protect youth from transgender surgeries could help convince some activists to flee Missouri (get around stltoday paywall here)

KCUR: Nonbinary student teacher seeks payday from Fort Osage District; Humanoid says it suffered “severe emotional distress” after administrators didn’t honor its “they” and “Mx.” pronouns

Fox4 KC: Marijuana expo in Kansas City helping Missouri businesses meet demand (link via

Washington Missourian: State Treasurer Vivek Malek meets with St. Louis Federal Reserve officials; Area bankers say crisis unlikely to impact local institutions

Missourinet: Bill from Rep. Brenda Shields (R-St. Joseph) requires insurance companies to pay for follow-up breast exam diagnostics

Washington Missourian: Former Sen. Dave Schatz (R-Sullivan) on sports betting and video lottery terminals: “You wouldn’t believe how much money is going into these (VLTs) every day”

JCNT: Gov. Parson’s office says Jefferson City to receive more than $2.1 million in neighborhood revitalization grants

P-D: Missouri edges closer to outsourcing more state operations to private companies (get around stltoday paywall here)

Kansas City Beacon: Move underway to put St. Louis City police under state leadership

KC Star: KC police critic says attorney general’s office won’t enforce ban on ticket quotas: “This is a systemically racist country, Missouri [sic]”; response from AG Andrew Bailey’s spokeswoman Madeline Sieren (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Columbia Missourian: University of Missouri System scrapping diversity statements for job applicants

JCNT: Columbia man sues Ashcroft over petition allegations

Joplin Globe editorial: Gov. Parson’s I-70 plan not road tested – and why is I-70 more important than I-44? (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

P-D editorial briefs: Missouri marijuana sales take a bite out of Illinois revenue; vote against this candidate for the “Parkland [sic]” school board (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star’s Glenn Rice: After KCPD accused of illegal ticket quotas, Missouri says it will enforce ban. But how? (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News 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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