Sunday, March 17, 2024 – Missouri political news headlines

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CNN, in partnership with “investigative watchdog and journalism project” Documented: Missouri’s Jay Ashcroft and Scott Fitzpatrick wrong to fight “woke” agenda; conservative group Foundation for Government Accountability ghostwrote Ashcroft’s anti-ESG op-ed published in National Review

JCNT: State pension fund faced volatile years, but could improve

JCNT: Legislative spring break comes just in time to disrupt dysfunction

P-D: Elementary school students at North St. Louis County’s Riverview Gardens School District ate cannabis edibles, thought they were candy (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

P-D editorial: Rep. Justin Hicks (R-Lake Saint Louis) put a veil on court records. This can’t stand. (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

JCNT editorial: Plan for old shoe factory inspiring, insightful

SNL op-ed: Show-Me Institute’s David Stokes: Pot taxes can help municipal kettles get into the black

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Grocery worker who faced armed man sees larger issues. ‘There’s no decency.’; brief recap of Maurnice Declue’s attack on Kaylee Gain, Jennings student’s stabbing death (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

KC Star op-ed: Brother of Rep. Jamie Ray Gragg (R-Ozark): My brother’s anti-grooming bill is really all about hate

JCNT letter: Missouri Right to Life’s Vic Rackers: Decline to sign abortion petition 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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