Saturday, December 23, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Missourinet: No Labels’ Jay Nixon: January 6 “looked like an insurrection to me”

KC Star: Biden reduces sentence of Kansas City crack dealer (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

SNL: Bill from Rep. Eric Burlison aims to bolster school choice policies

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Former Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce expects Congress to pass a new Farm Bill early next year TKC EXCLUSIVE: Kansas City Public Radio & Public TV confront demands to unionize; St. Louis Public Radio created a “STLPR Guild” club this year

Columbia Tribune: MU journalism professor using NIH grant to develop warning labels for marijuana products

P-D: Feds back Boeing expansion at Lambert, OK razing of historic factory (NEW: get around stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version at

P-D: Missouri AG Andrew Bailey’s PAC gets big donation from the Sinquefields (NEW: get around stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version at

P-D: Senior property tax break stalls in Jefferson County; councilman says state lawmakers “need to be a little more clear on what they want us to do” (NEW: get around stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version at

Missourinet: Bills from Rep. Patty Lewis (D-Kansas City) would boost access to birth control, telehealth reimbursements

AP: Missouri, other states are trashing troves of masks and “pandemic” gear as huge, costly stockpiles linger and expire

Missourinet: Rep. Jamie Gragg (R-Ozark) sings the praises of “Springfield-style Cashew Chicken”

Missourinet: Silver Dollar City designers bring Christmas magic to Missouri Governor’s Mansion

Washington Missourian: Clearview Elementary students enter MoDOT trash can decorating contest

States Newsroom’s Elaine Povich, via Missouri Independent; Flagship public universities likely to cut more humanities, staff – especially in rural states; Missouri Western “has eliminated dozens of majors and minors including English, history, philosophy, political science, economics, sociology, art, Spanish and French”

States Newsroom’s David Montgomery, via Missouri Independent: Solar energy and its cheaper bills are coming to more disadvantaged communities; Missouri among states “seeking grants of $250 million each to expand solar access to disadvantaged residents”

KBIA’s Health and Wealth Desk content creator Rebecca Smith, sponsored by Missouri Foundation for Health: Former guests of Missouri Department of Corrections hold reunion in north St. Louis County; Missouri’s Senate Bill 590 in 2016 gave path to freedom

CDT’s Charles Dunlap: Columbia fights back against state’s “anti-trans health care law” as LGBTQ sanctuary city ordinance makes progress

JCNT letter: Seasoned Democratic activist Sue Gibson wants to know if Blaine Luetkemeyer supports Obamacare

P-D letter: Manchester woman expresses anger over Missouri’s “crazy” pro-life laws, says pro-choicers are fleeing the state (NEW: get around stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version at 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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