Thursday, April 27, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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JCNT: Midwest March for Life celebrates ‘post-Roe America’

Southeast Missourian: U.S. Rep. Jason Smith: ‘Balance’ needed when addressing environmental, economic concerns (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: U.S. Senate passes Jana Elementary legislation requiring cleanup and federal review of testing

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri Senate sends nearly $50 billion budget – without protections against DEI – back to House

KC Star’s Kacen Bayless: Missouri Senate passes budget; debate “illustrated an ongoing push by Republican-controlled states to target initiatives designed to attract minority hires” (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL here)

P-D: Missouri Republicans try again to raise bar for constitutional amendments (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT: Missouri House education committee endorses overhaul of school testing system

KC Star: Kansas City charter school keeps up fight, sues Missouri board over ‘unlawful’ closure (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

SNL: Missouri DHSS to open applications for marijuana microbusiness early

St. Louis Public Radio: Judge temporarily blocks Missouri attorney general’s transgender health care restrictions

St. Louis Public Radio: Transgender anxiety meter: Springfield woman unsure “what to anticipate”; abortion industry rep feels that transgenders are “targeted”; St. Louis woman “scared … powerless … even scarier”; Washington University coed “terrified,” anticipates her “mental health is going to plummet really bad [sic]”

Columbia Missourian: Mizzou transgender praises his home state of Illinois, says his fellow transgenders just might leave Missouri

P-D: Judge delays Missouri’s limits on transgender care for all ages until at least Monday (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Video: “Transgender person Geddy Cary-Avery” gives his opinion on transgender case

KC Star: Judge temporarily halts Missouri transgender care restrictions from taking effect (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL here)

KC Star: On eve of trans care restrictions, Missouri AG wants lawsuit moved to federal court (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

KC Star “Service Journalism Team’s” Natalie Wallington: ‘Social contagion’ is not real; debunking transgender care claims in new MO restrictions (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

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.”

johncombest_com on Instagram: Social contagion

Missouri Independent: Judge halts Missouri AG’s rule limiting transgender health care until May 1

Missouri Independent: Judge rejects push by Missouri AG to move transgender care lawsuit to federal court

JCNT: 12 retirees graduate from inaugural volunteer program; Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe delivers keynote

JCNT: Cole County EMS to return nearly $300,000 to state

P-D editorial: Getting through to kids about crime must start by getting through to lawmakers about guns (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D editorial: Bailey bails on court fight with unlicensed gaming figures who donate to him (get around stltoday paywall here)

The Missouri Times op-ed: Jeff Shawan: EPA’s “Good Neighbor Plan” a not-so-neighborly way of harming Missouri and the industrial Midwest

Southeast Missourian op-ed: Jay Ashcroft: It makes no sense to sell our land to China (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

P-D op-ed: KU professor Alexander Williams: Missouri AG Andrew Bailey’s rules will needlessly and callously hurt people (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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