Monday, July 10, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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KC Star’s Daniel Desrochers: Months into Senate term, Eric Schmitt’s biggest political wins have come from his last job; thoughts from top GOP consultant John Hancock, former Missouri Republican Party Executive Director Jean Evans, and spokesman Chris Nuelle (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

SNL: Thanks to Eric Schmitt, Springfield barbeque restaurant serves 90 pork steaks to U.S. Senators in Washington D.C.

KC Star: U.S. Rep. Mark Alford, Kansas Democrat team up on bill to help veterans own businesses (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

JCNT: Real IDs continue to be a ‘real pain,’ residents complain

St. Louis Public Radio: Democratic State Sen. Karla May will enter Missouri’s U.S. Senate contest

P-D: Charles Quincy Troupe, influential black ex-state legislator and St. Louis City alderman, dead at 87 (link via Dave Drebes’ MOScout 6/8/23 – subscribe for only $1,155/year here) Quincy Troupe obituary and arrangements

St. Louis Public Radio: House Superminority Leader Crystal Quade makes it official: She’s running for Missouri governor

P-D (yesterday): House superminority leader releases video announcing Missouri governor run; Crystal Quade emphasizes abortion rights, criticizes Jay Ashcroft (get around stltoday paywall here)

August 2019: P-D: Democrat releases video announcing Missouri governor run; Nicole Galloway’s path to victory paved by support for abortion rights, criticizing establishment politicians

AP: Democrat Crystal Quade shows off roller derby skills in Missouri governor campaign launch video

johncombest_com on Instagram (6/11/23): Crystal Quade’s campaign ad (parody)

SNL (6/11/23): Pridefest fashion and fun: Morbidly obese drag queen gives child sucker; Springfield’s Party for Socialism and Liberation marches; House Superminority Leader Crystal Quade wows in a blue dress and rainbow armband; Rep. Betsy Fogle (D-Springfield) sports a braid with colorful summer dress; lonely juggling clown holds his balls; children hand dollar bills to dancing drag queens; drag queen maintains hold on cash while performing handstand; pink-haired human teaches special-needs infant to tip drag queen; other inspirational images

johncombest_com on Instagram (4/7/23): Governor Crystal Quade, Peter Merideth and those dang lawmakers running for higher office

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri lawmakers upset over budget vetoes may override Gov. Parson in September

Missourinet: Missouri to resurrect film tax credits, offer incentives to music industry

Missourinet: Missouri Science & Technology to spend $1.3 million MoDOT grant providing transportation training and course work to city and county government workers

P-D: St. Louis biosciences group offers free training, child care to fill hundreds of jobs; cash comes from Missouri Department of Economic Development grant, awarded to Missouri Biotechnology Association and others (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missourinet: Missouri DNR offering low-interest loans for energy-saving projects

JCNT: Missouri adopts texting while driving ban

P-D: Missouri attorney general looks to ‘reset’ anti-human trafficking efforts (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D editorial: Less than a year after Missouri’s big tax cut, crucial spending is being nixed. (get around stltoday paywall here)

Joplin Globe editorial: Missouri’s Board of Accountancy corrects itself after ruling; Josh Hawley owes Missourians – especially Nicole Galloway – an apology (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

Missouri Independent’s Annelise Hanshaw: Deconstructing the Stanley M. Herzog Charitable Foundation’s money tree: “a constellation of political action committees and nonprofits”

KC Star’s Jonathan Shorman, Kacen Bayless and Glenn Rice: Kansas City is ‘awash in firearms’ but Missouri bans local leaders from regulating guns; Sensible Missouri campaign provides workable solution (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

KSDK’s Mark Maxwell (7/6/23): In private text message with top advisors, St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones says Chicago’s strict gun laws don’t deter violence 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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