Tuesday, May 30, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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P-D: Where’s the beef in Missouri? Check the state budget (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent’s Rebecca Rivas: New rules stir fear black Missourians will once again lose out in marijuana licensing

Combest, The Missouri Times, October 2021: Missouri media’s top victimhood angle for 2023: “Missouri voters approved recreational marijuana in 2022, but experts are worried that minorities will be left out in the cold … Victim archetype: Henny Loc and Bootney Lee Farnsworth dumped their combined life savings into their $20 Sack Pyramid storefront location before trying to secure a vendor license”

KC Star: KC Mayor Quinton Lucas says police funding ballot question misled voters. Could lawsuit overturn result? (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

KC Star, 10/30/22: Should mostly white Missouri even get to vote on KC police spending?

Southeast Missourian: More court records soon available to public online; “The aim is transparency. The risk is exposing personal information to cybercriminals.” (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Combest book: “Within hours, the case appeared on the state’s court database website. Chris signed up for database email alerts years prior … After years of digging around in the mud, Chris had finally struck paydirt with something of substance to post to his hate blog.” – page 24. John Combest: Stalking, Harassment, Internet Trolling: A Guide to Recovering and Rebuilding After Online Attacks – available in paperback and Amazon Kindle

Missourinet: KC circuit court judge says Missouri AG’s office had no authority to rescind mask mandates

Missourinet: Rolling on with new CDL paperwork options; thoughts from Missouri Trucking Association’s Tom Crawford

Missourinet: Ant-death penalty group wants governor to block execution

P-D editorial: Theocracy’s foot in the door; Missouri lawmakers pass unnecessary legislation (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Chesterfield octogenarian says Fauci’s Wash U. lecture shows pro-choice hypocrisy on science (get around stltoday paywall here)

johncombest_com on Twitter yesterday: Missouri Independent and “Tan Terra [sic]” Update: Missouri Independent makes correction, refuses to acknowledge error

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