Sunday, December 17, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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AP: Missouri’s Jeff Roe resigns from DeSantis-backing super PAC with less than a month before Iowa caucuses

NBC News: Ron DeSantis’ super PAC loses Jeff Roe in latest sign of turmoil

Washington Post: Ron DeSantis wanted to change the way campaigns were funded. Then the fights started; Never Back Down vs. Fight Right, no Axiom-branded clothing in the office, more (requires functional e-mail address to read full article)

Fox News: Video: Sen. Eric Schmitt on why Israel-Hamas and Ukraine-Russia deserve separate debates; open border; rise in antisemitism on college campuses

NBC News’ Jo Yurcaba (they/them): From drag bans to sports restrictions, 75 anti-LGBTQ bills have become law in 2023; Missouri woman – who began turning her teenage daughter into a boy at Washington University’s transsexual clinic last year – says state lawmakers’ actions made her cry, claims she will sue Francis Howell School District if boys are kept out of girls’ bathrooms; parents teach school district a lesson by having their daughter skip spring semester; ten (10) uses of “target”

NBC News’ Jo Yurcaba (they/them) on X: Insights on “gender-neutral honorific ‘Mx.’”, the dangers of LibsofTikTok, female cross-dresser’s role in high school musical production, other vital journalism

Combest, The Missouri Times, 8/7/23: “When you see another ‘transgender heroes threaten to leave Missouri’ headline, don’t just chuckle and keep scrolling … of the tiny minority of transformers/stage moms that follow through on their threats to leave Missouri, what exactly helped them take that final step to leave our state?”

JCNT: 2024 bills renew focus on teacher recruitment, retention

SNL: Springfield teachers’ union organizes Tuesday protest over student discipline issues; Springfield NEA president Laura Mullins says state lawmakers have pledged support

JCNT: Fentanyl-related deaths in children rising; comments from Children’s Trust Fund’s Emily von Schenkhof, others

JCNT editorial: State workers’ generosity inspires again

P-D editorial: After years of dysfunction, city prosecutor’s office is being quietly restored by Gov. Parson appointee 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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