Sunday, April 16, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Brownfield Ag News: More WOTUS legal action to come; comments from AG Andrew Bailey Jackson County Democrats denounce Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene

P-D: Transgender rally in downtown St. Louis draws hundreds (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT: Missouri Senate expecting busy final month: Sens. Rowden, OLaughlin, Beck on working relationships, DEI language, protecting minors, more

KWIX 92.5FM/1230AM (Mid-Missouri): Little Dixie Regional Library Director Rachel Grime worried about library funds removed from House budget

Springfield Daily Citizen: Police chief among those urging state to subsidize child care (get around Springfield Daily Citizen paywall here)

JCNT: MO Healthnet eligibility checks are under way

P-D: Ameren customers paid $1.8M for Blues promotion. Only a fraction went to charity, state says. (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT: Missouri State Penitentiary hospitality plans boosted by state grant

KMOV (St. Louis): MoDOT, IDOT to outline summer construction plans

SNL: Chronic wasting disease spreads to nine more Missouri counties

CDT: MU virologist: How COVID-19 still lingers in Missouri, but can be less harmful

Business Insider’s Ethan Dodd: Heritage Foundation report outlines GOP divisions: “National conservatives” like Josh Hawley vs. “libertarian conservatives” like Rand Paul

P-D’s Kevin McDermott: The Republican war on cities; Missouri voters elect Republicans “due in large part to ruthless gerrymandering” (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT letter: Jefferson City octogenarian reflects on Jack Danforth, Kit Bond, and Clarence Thomas

P-D letter: St. Peters man responds to Tony Messenger’s Bud Light piece, wonders if columnist would be okay with gun-themed can (get around stltoday paywall 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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