Wednesday, April 5, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Politico: Roy Blunt makes next move: joining Husch Blackwell Strategies

KC Star’s Daniel Desrochers: ‘It’s ridiculous.’ New Yorkers push back on Hawley comments about NYC crime rate (avoid Kansas City Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Sunday: KC Star’s Daniel Desrochers: Breaking down Josh Hawley’s masculinity posturing: Expert analysis on Lucas Kunce’s “male bravado,” Eric Schmitt’s knowledge of the infield fly rule, “homophobia,” Hawley’s status as graduate of KC’s “Rockford [sic]” high school; highlights from six (6) minute interview; more (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL here) UPDATED at 8:50 AM Central Sunday without gratitude

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P-D: Missouri Senate set to restore funds to public libraries cut from House spending plan (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Controversial rural tax credit program gets OK in Missouri Senate (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Open enrollment gets hearing in Missouri Senate

Columbia Missourian: House open enrollment bill gets Senate hearing

Fox 2 St. Louis: Missouri Senate hears legislation allowing open enrollment

Missouri Independent: Lawmakers weigh removing abortion language from Missouri bill extending postpartum care

Columbia Missourian: Diaper debate reveals irreconcilable opinions; Sens. Lauren Arthur vs. Bill Eigel wordplay arouses red faces and impatient foot taps

Missourinet: Rep. Hannah Kelly (R-Mountain Grove) proposes “Do Not Resuscitate” orders for children

Columbia Missourian: Vaccine exceptions get Senate hearing; comments from Missouri Hospital Association’s Dave Dillon, others

P-D: Missouri House moves to keep population tallies on welcome signs (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D editorial: Sens. Josh Hawley and Eric Schmitt, Gov. Mike Parson and Rep. Ann Wagner need to be reminded of Donald Trump’s sleaze (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D editorial: Legislature’s priorities are to prevent diversity, punish libraries and shortchange teachers. (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star editorial: Missouri human rights chair opposes LGBT protections. Parson must ask him to resign (avoid Kansas City Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

JCNT editorial: Wildlife legislation misses mark; bill on deer collisions offers too many unintended consequences

The Missouri Times op-ed: Dr. Timothy Faber: Sports betting is contrary to the Missouri Republican Party platform

KC Star op-ed: Ashland University’s Kelly Howery: Education helps Missouri’s incarcerated women rebuild their lives

St. Louis Public Radio’s Sarah Fentem: Missouri Republicans are attacking health care options for transgender minors in the state – so here are the facts about gender-affirming care

P-D letters: Lake Saint Louis sexagenarian pines for the days of Tom Eagleton, John Danforth and Stuart Symington, criticizes Josh Hawley and Eric Schmitt; Ste. Genevieve octogenarian couple compares Missouri House to the Taliban (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star letter: Liberty sexagenarian says only Republicans are divisive, accuses Kansas City Star Editorial Board of having “rubber backbone 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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