Monday, July 17, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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This Week in Missouri Politics: House Superminority Leader Crystal Quade (D-Springfield) talks with Scott Faughn about why she’s running for governor (0:30); campaign commercial themes (2:30); why 2024 gov race will be different than Nicole Galloway’s spanking (4:20); why she rejects mainstream liberals’ arrogance about Donald Trump voters (5:40); Jay Ashcroft’s extremism, including opposition to gay marriage (6:40); abortion (8:25); how Bill Eigel feels about being ignored (9:40); how her success resuscitating a moribund House Dem caucus translates to a statewide race (11:00); “Hand-Up” vs. handouts (13:00); winning swing votes (14:15); Rep. Aaron McMullen (R-Independence) on why he’s running for state Senate (16:30); background and family (17:15); top policy issues when he knocks doors (18:30); gas prices (19:40); personal property tax freeze for seniors (20:35); four-day school week and school choice (22;45); I-70 expansion (24:30); urban crime (25:35); energy sources (26:55); more

KCUR: Kansas City Today: Savannah Hawley-Bates recaps Holly Thompson Rehder’s announcement to run against House Speaker “Dan Plocher”; Brian Ellison talks to Crystal Quade about her campaign for governor

KCUR’s Savannah Hawley-Bates (6/9/23): “Blain [sic] Luetkemeyer,” others weigh in on Trump indictment

johncombest_com on Instagram (6/10/23): KCUR featuring Carly Simon: “You’re so Blain [sic]/I bet you think this post is about you, don’t you?”

KCUR’s Savannah Hawley-Bates on Instagram: Bio: “Proudly not related to Josh Hawley”

SNL: Missouri Supreme Court hears abortion ballot initiative case Tuesday

KC Star: Jackson County prosecutor fights Missouri abortion ban’s criminal penalties in court (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Missourinet: Missouri makes one of the largest investments in early childhood education

St. Joseph News-Press: Emergency bill extends Medicaid care for new moms

KC Star: New Missouri law allows high school athletes to cash in on image if they sign to in-state college (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

P-D: Sales taxes at the DMV may become a thing of the past. What will it mean for Missouri drivers with expired tags? (get around stltoday paywall here)

SNL: Missouri to explore plain packaging for marijuana products

KMIZ’s Hannah Falcon: Ashland celebrates Pride after new law restricting transgender treatments signed

KMIZ’s Hannah Falcon: Video: “Ashland celebrates Pride as Missouri enacts anti-transgender laws”

P-D: Missouri requiring wastewater treatment facilities to limit the amount of phosphorus reaching waterways (get around stltoday paywall here)

KCUR: It may take days for Evergy to restore power to all Kansas City customers hit by storm Is the outrage against Evergy justified? A roundup of local coverage

P-D: Sunday’s storm stalls Ameren’s restoration process as thousands lose power again (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D editorial: Bipartisan demands for federal action on St. Louis radiation a welcome break from partisanship (get around stltoday paywall here) KC Rivalry: Congressman Cleaver will NEVER Quit for Mayor Q

Kansas City Beacon’s Stephanie Campbell: Welcome Scott Canon, our new editor in chief; public radio veteran will “shed light on the issues that matter in the health and well-being of Missourians”

Kansas City Beacon’s Maria Benevento: Know your rights: You don’t have to learn English. Your child’s school must communicate in a language you understand 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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