Friday, April 14, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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St. Joseph News-Press: Hawley’s proposed TikTok ban garners an “OK boomer” response; “When the stress of college life grinds down on (area coed), she reaches for her phone.”

“It has certainly taken up more time than I thought at first. And I’ve pretty much become addicted to Twitter, if I wasn’t already. When I get notifications of a new follower or reply, I feel a rush of dopamine as I open the app and see who or what it is.” – “Tyler,” Chapter 8: “Orient: The Mirage of Control, Security and Approval” by John Combest

P-D: House Budget Chairman Rep. Cody Smith (R-Carthage) signals run for Missouri treasurer (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT: State spring hiring event draws hundreds

Missouri Independent: Missouri uses job fair to tackle vacancy issues plaguing state agencies

JCNT: Missouri celebrates participation in first responder network

Missourinet: Rep. Dan Houx (R-Warrensburg) signals potential breakthrough on sports betting bill

KWIX 92.5FM/1230AM (Mid-Missouri): Bill from Rep. Chris Lonsdale (R-Liberty) would move tax issues to November ballot; Rep. Peggy McGaugh (R-Carrollton) explains her opposition

JCNT: House hears parental bill of rights legislation; bill addresses CRT, curriculum, civics training for teachers

KC Star: Missouri House advances bill to expand self-defense options inside churches and synagogues

Missourinet: Sen. Mike Moon (R-Ash Grove) responds to hubbub over marriage analogy

SNL: Moon clarifies comments regarding marriage age

SNL: Missouri attorney general’s emergency rule appears to halt all experimental transsexual surgeries on minors

Columbia Missourian: Senate, House at odds on health care protections for minors

P-D: Missouri House votes to approve health care protections for minors, sets up showdown with Senate (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star: Missouri House passes health care protections for minors as AG Bailey releases new rules (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Yesterday: KC Star’s Kacen Bayless: Debate over targeting transgender kids features debate between Sen. Mike Moon of “Springfield [sic]” and Dem Rep. “Peter Meredith [sic]” (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here) UPDATE: Piece corrected, with lack of acknowledgment or gratitude

Yesterday: Springfield News-Leader editor Stephen Herzog acknowledges newspaper’s error, thanks reader for constructive feedback

Missouri Independent: Emergency rule seeks to protect minors from transsexual surgeries, drugs

Missouri Independent: Package of health care protections for minors passes Missouri House, setting up possible clash with Senate

St. Louis Public Radio’s Sarah Fentem: Missouri rules protecting minors set to take effect this month; photo of girl “who has been targeted by anti-trans policies, such as Attorney General Andrew Bailey’s limits on gender-affirming care”

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri House passes health care protections for minors

Missourinet: Senate passes bill to prevent cities and counties from banning the practice of declawing cats and other pets

Missouri Independent: Missouri Senate considers ‘Chris Sifford Day’ honoring Carnahan aide who died in plane crash; Razer aide Tyler Travers is a cousin of Sifford

JCNT: Lawmakers, citizens ‘disappointed’ at Rock Island Trail budget shutout

SNL: Conservationists celebrate after zoo-raised hellbender found with nest of eggs in the wild

JCNT: Prosecutor drops sex charges against ex-Agape school doctor

KCUR: Kevin Strickland seeks payday from KCPD

KC Star editorial: Marjorie Taylor Greene selling out Jackson County event reveals dangerous GOP values

JCNT editorial: Mary Russell, Betsy AuBuchon, Gov. Mike Parson, Vivek Malek, Scott Fitzpatrick and Jay Ashcroft inspire Sophomore Pilgrimage attendees

P-D editorial: Mental health is Gov. Parson’s mantra, but it won’t stop mass shootings (get around stltoday paywall here)

Joplin Globe editorial: On the Missouri Department of Conservation, breeding and the hellbender’s message of hope (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

P-D editorial: For defendants who cross paths with Kim Gardner, it’s hurry up and wait for trial (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Missouri needs old-style politics for the Rock Island trail. Everyone would win. (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: St. Charles woman suggests Rep. Justin Sparks (R-Wildwood) wants to see more gun violence (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star letter: Kansas City woman threatens “to move to a bluer state” if Missouri Republicans don’t start treating her right (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 in paperback and Amazon Kindle

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