Tuesday, May 9, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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P-D: Cori Bush calls for ethics rules, bigger Supreme Court (get around stltoday paywall here)

SNL: In Missouri, 13K+ teachers, others approved for student loan forgiveness

KC Star’s Daniel Desrochers: Biden wants Republicans to pass gun control measures. Missouri’s senators, KC-area Republicans, and even Emanuel Cleaver ignored my questions. (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis City police to increase patrols after 5 killed in weekend shootings

johncombest_com on Instagram: Video clip: Rep. Deb Lavender (D-Manchester): St. Louis City Mayor Tishaura Jones doing “a great job” on crime

SNL: Officials hope for increased interest in hunting permits as Missouri’s wild black bear population grows

This Week in Missouri Politics Mid-Week Update: Rep. Brad Pollitt (R-Sedalia) with Scott Faughn

The Missouri Times: Recap: Brad Pollitt talks about future ESA expansion on TMWP Midweek Update

KC Star’s Kacen Bayless and intern Maia Bond: Here are the 5 issues to watch the last week of session

Yesterday: St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum: Here are the 5 major issues Missouri lawmakers might tackle this week

Yesterday: Missouri Independent’s Jason Hancock: Here are the 5 issues to watch this week

JCNT: Biweekly state employee pay passes both chambers

CDT: Columbia school board member resigns, citing state legislation attacking LGBTQ+ families; Katherine Sasser weeps, says she’s leaving Missouri to go somewhere else at some point

Columbia Missourian’s Max Dike, Sarah Rubinstein and Sofi Zeman: Columbia school board woman throws in the towel; Katherine Sasser’s “voice quavered [sic?!?] as she recounted horrors of GOP legislation

Missouri Independent: Bill exempting Social Security from Missouri income tax heading to governor

KC Star: Retirement benefits would be exempt from MO income tax under bill headed to Parson’s desk

Missourinet: Tax relief plan for Missouri senior citizens heads to governor’s desk

AP: Missouri lawmakers pass tax breaks for seniors

P-D: Missouri Legislature approves tax breaks for seniors (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Legislature passes bill that eliminates state tax on Social Security

Southeast Missourian: Film tax credit bill gets to the finish line in Missouri Legislature; thoughts from former Rep. Kathy Swan (R-Cape Girardeau) (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Missourinet: Upskill credentials bill is close to the finish line

The Missouri Times: Senate Hour by Hour for Monday, May 8

Missourinet: Sen. Bill Eigel (R-Weldon Spring) sponsors bill on electric brain stimulation to treat PTSD, other health conditions

JCNT: Missouri lawmakers pursuing semi-closed presidential primary

KWIX 92.5FM/1230AM (Mid-Missouri): Rep. Tim Taylor (R-Bunceton) says state spending on I70 and education “quite impressive, really”

St. Louis Public Radio: Politically Speaking podcast: Sen. Lauren Arthur (D-Kansas City) on state spending, day care centers, open enrollment, protecting minors from transsexual surgeries and puberty blockers

KCUR’s Noah Taborda: Missouri Legislature “trying to prevent anti-racism training for health care providers”; states should subsidize “culturally-competent doulas that reflect the communities they serve”

Combest, The Missouri Times, October 2021: How to profit from Missouri media’s future victimhood angles: Health care hustlers should “insist that programs hire workers to ‘resemble the communities they serve’”

Missouri Independent: Marijuana industry, state regulators at odds over rules targeting packaging aimed at kids

St. Louis Public Radio: Wash U. English professor Carl Phillips handed Pulitzer Prize for race victimhood poems

KC Star: Missouri man’s execution should be stopped because juror could not read, lawyers say (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

KC Star editorial: Trump late to right-wing attack on Missouri employer in passé Bud Light ‘controversy’ (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

P-D editorial: Trend toward loosening child-labor laws is a dangerous ploy by Missouri Republicans and others to tamp down wages (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent op-ed: Teach for America’s Elizabeth Bleier and Julie Gronquist-Blodgett: Missouri teachers deserve better pay and sufficient support

P-D op-ed: SLU law visiting professor of “reproductive rights”: AG Andrew Bailey and GOP lawmakers acting like bullies with transgender policy (get around stltoday paywall here)

Kaiser Health News’ Bram Sable-Smith, via Missouri Independent: Can a mere fetus be an employee? States are testing the boundaries of personhood after ‘Dobbs’

P-D letters: Ellisville man dislikes GOP initiative petition proposal; St. Louis County man praises Andrew Bailey; Eureka septuagenarian mocks Mike Moon’s defense of “fetuses” (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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