Saturday, April 15, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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SNL: U.S. Rep. Eric Burlison talks to students, citizens about ‘getting in the way to get things done’

SNL: Mike Lindell of MyPillow plans return to Springfield for “Election Crime Bureau Summit”

Missouri Independent: Vivek Malek reports $1.2 million haul for Missouri treasurer campaign

Daily American Republic: Poplar Bluff native to serve on Judicial Circuit; Gov. Parson appoints Derek Spencer

SNL: Former GOP state Rep. Patricia Derges reports to federal prison in Kentucky

Joplin Globe: At “eggs and issues” breakfast, GOP legislators Sen. Jill Carter and state Reps. Dirk Deaton, Ben Baker, Lane Roberts, Bob Bromley and Cody Smith talk state budget, tax cuts, urban crime, more (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

Washington Missourian; At trustees meeting, East Central College gives brief overview of property tax legislation

Missourinet: Proposal from Sen. Doug Beck (D-Affton) would protect 5-day school week in urban areas

AP: Transgenderism and autists: 23-year-old autistic man says he is now nonbinary and might leave Missouri; Autistic Kansas City man says he has been stockpiling hormones: “They know a lot of us are autistic”

P-D: Transgender adults face ‘egregious’ barriers to care under new Missouri rules, advocates warn (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star: Children’s Mercy sues Missouri AG Bailey over investigation into transsexual surgeries and hormones (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Missouri Independent: Missouri lawmakers take aim at unregulated ‘delta-8 THC’ hemp products

Washington Missourian: Marijuana tax fight looming; comments from Legal Missouri 2022’s John Payne, local officials

P-D: New rule to block Missouri library funding set to go into effect May 30 (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missourinet: Bill from Rep. Jerome Barnes (D-Raytown) seeks to protect sports referees

P-D: Attorney quits Kim Gardner’s office, cites ‘toxic work environment,’ ‘untenable’ workload (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Missouri hoping to net results with new invasive carp removal program (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: 20-plus-year effort to boost hellbender populations in Missouri hits major milestone

P-D’s Aisha Sultan: On the debate between state legislators Mike Moon and “Peter Meredith [sic]”; “the public shaming of Moon’s public statement has been oddly comforting” (get around stltoday paywall here)

SNL’s Andrew Sullender: Check the satirical website mocking Mike Moon – and send some money to the comedian who created it John Combest: Stalking, Harassment, Internet Trolling: A Guide to Recovering and Rebuilding After Online Attacks – available in paperback and Amazon Kindle

P-D letters: Lake Saint Louis septuagenarian – who lost 2016 state rep race in a 36-point heartbreaker – says Sens. Hawley and Schmitt are racists; Kirkwood septuagenarian wants more gun control, attempts “Shoot-Me State” punchline; Maplewood man responds to Messenger column, says cross-dressers are like “womanface minstrel shows”

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