Tuesday, March 7, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Eagle 93.9 (Mid-Missouri): Video clip: Blaine Luetkemeyer: U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz “is not who we need to be like”

Eagle 93.9 (Mid-Missouri): Video clip: In response to Stephanie Bell’s question, Luetkemeyer says some GOP colleagues were grandstanding for C-SPAN cameras and got “a hill of beans” after Speaker vote

Eagle 93.9 (Mid-Missouri): Audio: Blaine Luetkemeyer on Wuhan lab leak, flood insurance, C-SPAN cameras, GOP reps showboating for the cameras, Matt Gaetz

Matt Gaetz on Twitter: Blaine Luetkemeyer “a foolish husk of a human” who “acts like a dog on a leash for the very banks and financial institutions that crush regular folks”

johncombest_com on Instagram: Tony Montana on Blaine Luetkemeyer vs. Matt Gaetz war

Eagle 93.9: Wake Up Mid-Missouri: Branden Rathert, Stephanie Bell, Brian Hauswirth, John Marsh, Hannah Adkisson discuss yesterday’s Luetkemeyer interview, Jay Ashcroft vs. JJ Rizzo, more (live)

Excerpt from John Combest’s book, via Amazon: “Chris created an anonymous ‘Mobile Payment News Service’ website dedicated to harassing …”

Free Beacons Andrew Kerr: Meet the anti-Semitic spiritual guru on Cori Bush’s payroll; Nathaniel Davis, who claims he’s 109 trillion years old and that Jews control the world, has received $137,000 from Bush since 2020

The Missouri Times: “Statesman of the Year” event, honoring Sen. John Rizzo (D-Kansas City): Tonight, March 7, 6 p.m. at Missouri Farm Bureau

P-D: Wellston job center operator loses St. Louis County contracts amid state investigation; group allegedly forged timesheets, took government money for employees who don’t exist (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Federal subpoenas target records of Missouri nonprofits that allegedly defrauded child nutrition program

8/27/22: P-D editorial: Missouri’s worst-in-the-nation stinginess toward poor kids speaks volumes; suspecting foul play in summer lunch program is nonsense (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Ashcroft announces that Missouri is pulling out of Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC)

AP: Missouri pulls out of effort to thwart voter fraud

NPR’s Miles Parks: On key voting partnership, Missouri caves to sustained misinformation campaign from the far-right

JCNT: House considers safeguards against discriminatory statements for Missouri higher ed (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

P-D: Missouri Republicans go after diversity, equity and inclusion statements at universities (get around stltoday paywall here)

SNL: 175 Missouri school districts pass resolutions against open enrollment

Missourinet: House passes bill from Rep. Brenda Shields (R-St. Joseph) to ease burden on women getting breast cancer screenings

P-D: Missouri House approves state takeover of St. Louis Police Department; Senate next (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star: Missouri House approves putting St. Louis police back under state control — just like KC

P-D: Remington/Missouri Scout poll shows majority of city residents support AG Andrew Bailey (R) removing Kim Gardner (D) from office; SLU’s Ken Warren (D) says whites overrepresented in poll (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D, August 2016: SLU’s Ken Warren on Kim Gardner’s election: “I really do think that a black prosecutor, finally, is good for the city and image of St. Louis … The prosecutor’s office is a very visible and symbolic position and has always been held by a white. Because crime is such a big thing in the city, to give a black the opportunity will be interesting.” (get around stltoday paywall here)

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Rep. Tony Lovasco (R-O’Fallon) seeks to legalize hallucinogenic drug for medicinal use

Missourinet: Bill would legalize ‘magic mushrooms’ for certain health conditions

Columbia Missourian: Cybersecurity expert outlines worries to House committee

SNL: Spam calls outpace all other complaints to attorney general’s office

P-D editorial: Missouri GOP lawmakers go off the rails in the name of gun freedom (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D editorial: State control of St. Louis policing? Be careful what you wish for. (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D op-ed: St. Louis Regional Freightway Executive Vice President Mary Lamie: Missouri and Illinois demonstrate unprecedented collaboration on highways (get around stltoday paywall here)

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