Tuesday, March 28, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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P-D: ‘Parents Bill of Rights’ splits along party lines for St. Louis-area members of U.S. House (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Ann Wagner’s pro-Taiwan bill easily passes U.S. House (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: EPA done looking for radioactive waste at the West Lake Landfill, will hold public hearing today (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: St. Louis election software company expands into new Creve Coeur headquarters, will hold grand opening today; comments from KNOWiNK CEO Scott Leiendecker (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star: Rep. Chris Sander (R-Lone Jack) faces another censure vote from Jackson County GOP over marriage amendment (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! here)

KSDK (St. Louis): Video: Rep. Rasheen Aldridge (D-St. Louis City) says missed House votes not a “make or break”: “I’ve actually axed Crystal Quade to remove me from office … we was just on Spring Break.”

KSDK (St. Louis): Video and text: Missouri House Democrats strip Rep. Rasheen Aldridge of his committee assignments after he missed several key votes in Jefferson City

93.9 The Eagle (Mid-Missouri): Wake Up Mid-Missouri: Sen. Mary Elizabeth Coleman (R-Arnold) on Missouri Independent’s inaccurate blogging (-12:20); prospects for grocery tax cut (-10:40); budget overview (-7:15); open enrollment (-4:50)

KWIX 92.5FM/1230AM (Mid-Missouri): Rep. Peggy McGaugh (R-Carrollton) says open enrollment won’t improve student achievement in her district, explains concerns

Missourinet: Missouri House to debate state budget this week – without governor’s I-70 expansion plans

P-D: Missouri lawmakers once again push for controversial rural tax credit program (get around stltoday paywall here)

SE Missourian: Local lawmakers to all vote ‘yes’ to protect minors from transgender surgery (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: The University of Missouri System cuts diversity statements from its job postings

Missouri Independent: Bill allowing utilities to charge upfront costs to build nuclear plants advances in Missouri House

P-D: Missouri House votes to ease restrictions on nuclear power plant construction costs (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Missouri Senate votes to neuter St. Louis and St. Louis County ordinances on cat declawing (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT: Bare-knuckle boxing bill progressing in House

JCNT: First Missouri State Penitentiary property sale could finalize in June

P-D editorial: Suit alleges Ashcroft is hampering ballot initiatives. He’s done it before. (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent op-ed: EdCounsel LLC’s Duane Martin: It’s time for Missouri lawmakers to respect local control of public schools

KC Star’s Sarah Ritter: KC area teacher punished and denied job for using gender-neutral pronouns; Missouri Republicans push 27 anti-LGBTQ bills this session, including one even worse than Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” law (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! here)

P-D letters: Kirkwood septuagenarian criticizes Missouri Republicans over transsexual surgeries and education issues; St. Louis County Green Party Chairwoman Barbara Chicherio says Missouri CAFOs to blame for Gulf of Mexico seaweed (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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