Good Friday, April 7, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Southeast Missourian: Bollinger County tornado victims identified; Hawley attends Marble Hill prayer vigil (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

KC Star: Officials at Lake of the Ozarks won’t answer ATF questions about local gun businesses (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Springfield Daily Citizen: Crystal Quade “absolutely” considering run for governor (get around Springfield Daily Citizen paywall here)

AP: Republican Jay Ashcroft enters race for Missouri governor; reaction from Sen. John Rizzo (D-Independence), House Superminority Leader Crystal Quade’s campaign team

SNL: Greene County Clerk Shane Schoeller (R) asks election judge to remove MAGA hat

JCNT: Missouri Chamber celebrates 100th anniversary

Missourinet: Rep. Hannah Kelly (R-Mountain Grove) wants to remove tax credit limit for adoption expenses

P-D: Missouri Senate votes to end sales taxes on diapers, feminine products, guns (get around stltoday paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: Senators pass tax relief bills, discuss sports betting and VLTs

St. Louis Public Radio: Briefs: Sales tax debate, sports betting and VLTs

Missouri Independent: Missouri House approves legislation seeking to boost minimum teacher salaries

Missourinet: Bill from Rep. Rodger Reedy (R-Windsor) would require driver’s education courses in high school

KCUR’s Jodi Fortino with St. Louis Public Radio‘s Kate Grumke and Sarah Kellogg: Education legislation update: Republicans target transgender youth; open enrollment; teacher pay; more

St. Louis Public Radio’s Sarah Kellogg, 3/29/23: 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, January 2023: Objective, unbiased media agrees: Missouri Republicans guilty of targeting.

KC Star: Gov. Parson fills open seat on Kansas City police board, but some are critical of the pick (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

P-D: New high school construction budget spurs state audit of Francis Howell School District (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D editorial: Ashcroft’s bid for Missouri governor promises to amp up the ideological extremism (get around stltoday paywall here)

Joplin Globe op-ed: Film subsidy not the best use of Missouri’s money (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

Washington Missourian editorial: Missouri lawmakers correct to address veteran suicides

P-D op-ed: Show-Me Institute’s James Shuls: Open enrollment in St. Louis Schools, 55 years in the making (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star’s Kacen Bayless: Missourians want stricter gun laws, but Missouri Democrats get extreme pushback from Republicans

The Missouri Times letter: St. Louis County GOP activist Maryann Manion: GOP Sens. Bill Eigel, Denny Hoskins, Mike Moon, Rick Brattin, Ben Brown, and Jill Carter stand in the way of “tort reform” 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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