Thursday, March 30, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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KC Star’s Daniel Desrochers: Despite growing support in Congress for a TikTok ban, Hawley fails to force his bill forward (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL here)

KC Star: Senate approves Sam Graves’ bill to block Biden administration’s new water rules (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

P-D: Flee to safety: New census estimates show more population loss in St. Louis City and St. Louis County, gains in St. Charles, Jefferson, Franklin, Lincoln and Warren Counties (get around stltoday paywall here)

This Week in Missouri Politics Mid-Week Update: Scott Faughn on House budget debate (0:15); video lottery terminals (2:40); Sens. Doug Beck and Brian Williams vs. Bill Eigel and Rick Brattin (5:20); “drag show Johnny Cash” Corey DeAngelis and “anthem of cuckery” (13:30); much more

KWTO: Wake Up Springfield with Cass Bowen Anderson: Former Sen. Bob Onder (R-Lake Saint Louis) on protecting womens’ sports and protecting minors from gender reassignment (-20:10); two “enormous loopholes” in Senate’s SAFE Act (-17:50); how “RINO Senate leadership” like Caleb Rowden undermines bills (-17:00); Rowden’s campaign contributions from Washington University PACs (-16:25); the problem with fashionable Missouri Nondiscrimination Act (MONA) legislation (-14:00); necessary asterisks to Reagan’s 11th Commandment (-11:20); Dean Plocher’s contributions from Washington University RightPath PAC (-10:35); 1,000 – 2,000 minors currently subjected to cross-sex hormones at Washington University Transgender Center (-9:45); detransitioners’ experiences (-8:50); more

KOMU (Columbia): LGBTQ+ organizations rally at Capitol

Fox 2 St. Louis: Hundreds protest legislation to protect girls’ sports and protect minors from gender reassignment

P-D: Opponents of bills to protect girls’ sports and protect minors from transgender surgery rally at Missouri Capitol (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Transgender rally video: Young man tells story of starting puberty blockers at age 12, dressing up as a girl, currently using pronouns “they/them”

P-D: Photo gallery: Transgender rally at Capitol; non-binary says it is raising its 7-year-old as a nonbinary too; man drapes 5-year-old in transgender flag; other inspirational images

JCNT: Hundreds rally at Capitol to support transgender surgeries, puberty blockers for minors

St. Louis Public Radio’s Sarah Kellogg: Protesters gather in Jefferson City to oppose bills targeting trans youth

St. Louis Public Radio’s Sarah Kellogg, 3/24/23: Missouri Senate votes out a pair of bills targeting transgender youth

St. Louis Public Radio’s Sarah Kellogg, 3/21/23: Senate gives first-round approval to bills targeting transgender minors and athletes

St. Louis Public Radio’s Sarah Kellogg, 3/20/23: Second-half legislative preview: Conservatives “targeting transgender rights”

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

KC Star: Leader of Missouri Human Rights Commission opposes adding “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” victimhood status to law (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL here)

Missourinet: MONA backers to try again: Comments from Sen. Greg Razer (D-Kansas City), AIM’s Ray McCarty, others

SNL: House debates child care, schools, “DEI” discrimination, I70, death penalty in budget. Here’s what was cut, added

JCNT: House advances bill reinstating presidential primary

Missouri Independent: Democratic filibuster blocks vote on bill making it harder to amend Missouri Constitution

SNL: Bill from Sen. Bill Eigel (R-Weldon Spring) to ban federal “red flag” laws killed by Sen. Lincoln Hough (R-Springfield)

St. Louis Public Radio: Bid to ban red flag laws defeated in Missouri Senate committee

Missouri Independent: Missouri House backs bill requiring state research on psychedelics to treat depression, PTSD

JCNT: House panel hears bill to reduce annual teacher training requirements

Columbia Missourian: Indian Casino raises fault lines in Lake Ozark

St. Joseph News-Press: Missouri legislation, mental health experts put focus on social media dangers for kids

Excerpt from Stalking, Harassment, Internet Trolling: “(The newspaper reporter) never identified as obsessive-compulsive, but he realized he is obsessed with (online criticism) and his (Twitter scheming) is compulsive behavior.” (p. 20) John Combest: Stalking, Harassment, Internet Trolling: A Guide to Recovering and Rebuilding After Online Attacks – available TODAY in paperback and Amazon Kindle

P-D editorial: In Nashville, as in St. Louis, a red flag law could have saved lives (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D editorial: Respecting the doctor-patient relationship – as long as the patient is a cat (get around stltoday paywall here)

Investigate Midwest’s Johnathan Hettinger, via Missouri Independent: Bayer sues Missouri Bootheel farmers for illegally spraying dicamba, saving and replanting seeds

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