Monday, April 24, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Southeast Missourian: U.S. Rep. Jason Smith: Republicans, Democrats need to negotiate on debt ceiling (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

CNN: House Republicans punt on national abortion ban amid fears of 2024 backlash; comments from Sen. Josh Hawley

This Week in Missouri Politics: Rep. Maggie Nurrenbern (D-Kansas City) talks with Scott Faughn about taking over for Sen. Lauren Arthur (D-Kansas City) in 2025 (0:25); “red flag” laws (3:00); DEI language in budget (4:00); libraries (5:30); charter schools (6:30); “Parents’ Bill of Rights” (8:30); 2024 campaign themes (11:30); state Reps. Anthony Ealy (D-Grandview), Jeff Farnan (R-Stansberry) and Mike Haffner (R-Pleasant Hill) and Heartland Pod’s Adam Sommer discuss mRNA legislation (16:15); state budget and DEI (19:45); foreign ownership of farmland (24:00); who won the week: library funding, Rep. Kevin Windham (D-Hillsdale) and Ralph Yarl, farmers, Connie Cierpiot, Derek Spencer (27:00)

JCNT: Birthright of Mid-Missouri celebrates 50 years

KMIZ: Transgender ban tales: Transgender couple claims they’ll leave Missouri as soon as they save enough money; man who started testosterone blockers last year says his 11-year-old daughter wants to be a transgender now too; Columbia woman says 16-year-old daughter “leans non-binary, transmasculine and genderfluid”

KC Star Service Journalism Teams Natalie Wallington: Missouri’s gender-affirming care rules start Thursday. What that means for KC patients

4/28/22: KC Star “Service Journalism Team’s” Natalie Wallington: Missouri, your anti-LGBTQ laws made me gayer: “With every hateful bill you write, my hair gets shorter and my Doc Martens get chunkier.”

St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum: Missouri attorney general alarms LGBTQ community with trans health care restrictions on adults; 17-year-old boy “one of hundreds of transgender Missourians who have been targeted by anti-trans policies from Jefferson City”

AP: GOP lawmakers push for state control of St. Louis police

Missourinet: Rep. Lane Roberts (R-Joplin) explains special prosecutor bill

P-D: Lake sturgeon are endangered in Missouri. But they’re spawning again. (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D editorial: Missouri Republicans offer every remedy to school shootings but the obvious one (get around stltoday paywall here)

SNL op-ed: Cameron Eoff: Preoccupation with victim culture, “safe spaces,” virtue signaling are destroying Springfield schools – and neighboring districts should beware

Columbia Missourian’s David Webber: Thinking about banning books with ChatGPT’s help

Kansas City Beacon’s Meg Cunningham: Librarians still working to inform Missourians about hostile political landscape

Missouri Independent op-ed: New York City’s “Center for Policing Equity” VP Hans Menos: Missouri state lawmakers should stop their racist power grab of St. Louis City police

P-D letters: St. Louis woman compares adult sex-change operations to snuffing out inconvenient babies; Clayton man wants Kim Gardner to resign; Florissant sexagenarian objects to Joe Holleman’s use of “Democrat” over “Democratic” (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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