Friday, November 17, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Washington Missourian: Federal, state, local leaders weigh Farm Bill concerns

SNL: How streamlined FAFSA financial aid form will help more Missouri students pay for college

P-D: Cori Bush, fellow ‘Squad’ members, facing $100M in opposition money next year

KC Star: Feds say St. Louis City postal clerk stole checks from Missouri mail; Porcia Rhodes allegedly ganked 21 checks – including a birthday check from a granny to a grandson

Missouri Independent: Jay Ashcroft to appeal abortion ballot summary ruling to Missouri Supreme Court

P-D: Missouri AG lawyers argue abortion bans aren’t inherently religious

Missourinet: Liberal groups’ suit against Missouri voter ID laws begins today

P-D: Missouri revokes license for Franklin County-based cannabis products manufacturer

Missouri Independent: Cannabis regulators to revoke license of Missouri company at center of recall

Washington Missourian: Franklin County nearing 3,000 marijuana expungements

Missouri Independent: Activists sue University of Missouri for refusing puberty blockers, hormones; teenage girls listed as plaintiffs

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri to keep kids enrolled in Medicaid for 12 months starting next year; comments from Legal Services of Eastern Missouri’s Joel Ferber, Washington University health care policy analyst Jeffrey Jones

The Missouri Times: Combest: 20 for 20, Part 4 (10/21/21): Missouri media’s top victimhood angle 1H 2022: Missouri expanded Medicaid in 2021, but experts are still “worried”; “Media coverage to include third-party quotes from health care advocacy organizations, ironically overweight health care policy analysts from liberal universities”

P-D’s Kurt Erickson: After years of fighting Obamacare, Missouri’s GOP leaders now cheer Medicaid expansion

JCNT: Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Missouri Grown Holiday Gift Boxes now available

Southeast Missourian: MoDOT receives input on potential US 61 plans

Southeast Missourian: Chaffee finishes second in MoDOT bridge-building contest

Missourinet: Missouri Public Service Commission’s protections for utility bill deadbeats in effect through March 31

St. Louis Public Radio: Union organizes Starbucks employee stunt

P-D: Union organizes ‘Red Cup Rebellion’ stunt at several St. Louis-area Starbucks locations

P-D protest photo: BBW, who chooses to wear horizontal stripes, barks at Starbucks drive-thru customer

P-D video: Starbucks employee introduces itself with “they/them” pronouns, rationalizes why higher cost of labor is better for company

P-D: St. Louis City reparations commission called out for poor public participation

St. Louis Public Radio: Evanston, Ill., reparations champion says repayment is happening and hopes St. Louis City is next

St. Louis Public Radio’s St. Louis on the Air: Urban psychologist’s advice for dealing with the thin-skinned at holiday events: Turn off television “news playing in the background because that can be triggering”

Southeast Missourian editorial: Wayne Wallingford, others with area ties inducted into state Veterans Hall of Fame

P-D editorial: Eigel’s scoffing dismissal of civility shows what’s wrong with his party

St. Joseph News-Press editorial: Missouri’s Wayfair legislation helps local governments more than local businesses

SNL’s Marta Mieze: Springfield scores better than last year on LGBTQ equality, still lags behind state

KC Star letter: Ladue School Board member Peter Gariepy (D) wants Missouri to adopt Detroit-style split-rate property tax 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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