Tuesday, September 12, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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P-D: Hawley planning ‘progressive’ credit card legislation (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Keep pushing for federal compensation for radioactive contamination here, activists say; Hawley aides attend event in St. Charles (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum: Missouri U.S. Rep. Jason Smith predicts resolution to federal spending fight

P-D: U.S. Rep. Jason Smith seeks answers to rural Missouri’s health care access problem; Rep. Cyndi Buchheit-Courtway (R-Festus), state rep candidate George Hruza attend Crystal City event (get around stltoday paywall here)

The Missouri Times: 2023 30 Under 30 Honorees; updated list includes Sophie Shore, Maddie Green, more

The Missouri Times Capitol Calendar: 30 fundraising events today: Missouri Senate Democrats’ “Majority [sic] Forward” event, Eigel and Kehoe fundraisers; 8 events tomorrow

93.9 The Eagle: Wake Up Mid-Missouri: GOP gov candidate Bill Eigel promises to “bring a reckoning to the Jefferson City swamp”

SNL: What to expect from this week’s veto session

Southeast Missourian: Area lawmakers expect little action in Jefferson City veto session (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Reporter Q&A: Content creator Sarah Kellogg shares her predictions on veto session

AP: Challengers seek rewrite of Missouri abortion-rights ballot measures, calling them misleading

Missourinet: Proposed Missouri abortion initiatives head to court

St. Louis Public Radio: Proposed amendments legalizing abortion in Missouri again in court over wording, cost

Missouri Independent: Cole County judge hears case challenging ballot title for Missouri abortion initiatives

P-D: Washington U. curtails transsexual hormones for minors in response to state law (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missourinet: Washington University “disheartened to have to take this step” to protect minors from puberty blockers

Spectrum Local News (Charter Communications): Washington University stops supplying puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones to minors

New York Times: Washington University stops offering gender medications to minors

Missouri Independent: Washington University the second Missouri provider to stop transgender care for minors

St. Louis Public Radio’s Sarah Fentem: Wash U Transgender Center ends some treatments for minors, citing legal risk; “dozens of other professional medical organizations support age-appropriate gender-affirming care”

Combest, The Missouri Times, 8/7/23: “Do you really think your local public radio reporter was sitting alone at her desk one day, brushing vending machine snack crumbs off her FUPA, and came up with ‘gender affirming care’ on her own?”

P-D: St. Charles County Council approves property tax freeze for seniors; Jefferson County wants state lawmakers to rewrite bill (get around stltoday paywall here)

Spectrum Local News (Charter Communications): St. Charles Co. poised to pass limited property tax freeze for seniors

KSHB: Ordinance to freeze property taxes for seniors in 2023 fails Jackson County Legislature

Missourinet: New Missouri law classifies 911 dispatchers as first responders

KCUR: Missouri 911 dispatchers can now qualify as first responders. Here’s why that matters

JCNT: Capitol master plan tabled

Southeast Missourian: Missouri Department of Conservation’s annual Day on the River returns to Cape Girardeau this weekend (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Washington Missourian: Franklin County Presiding Commissioner Tim Brinker says meth still causing deaths in county

CDT: Profile: Les Bourgeois VP Cory Bomgaar is Gov. Parson’s latest appointee to the Missouri Wine and Grape Board (avoid Columbia Tribune paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here) Kansas City Star begs readers for attention: Did it work?

KC Star op-ed: American Public Square at Jewell 501 (c)(3) Executive Director Claire Bishop: Come to our unbiased “Exploring Gender and Identities: A conversation about rights and perceptions” event Sept. 26, co-hosted by Kansas City PBS; “(W)e see and hear the transgender people and their allies who are feeling increasingly targeted, unsafe and unwelcome in our region”

johncombest_com on Instagram, January 2023: Objective, unbiased media agrees: Missouri Republicans guilty of targeting.

Lee Enterprises “Public Service Journalism Team’s” Emily Hamer, via P-D: Our analysis shows public defenders work 3 times too many cases; state, local governments should spend more money (get around stltoday paywall here)

The Heartlander’s Michael Ryan: Missouri Democrat blocks national school choice expert online but can’t escape public backlash against her anti-choice hypocrisy; Leslie Jones seeks to fill Democratic ballot slot in safe Republican House district 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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