Monday, August 7, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

Published in Missouri Political News - Daily Headlines. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Help cover the funeral expenses of Casey Burns’ uncle and grandmother, who died unexpectedly last week (organized by Victory Enterprises Brett Dinkins, with help from Enterprise Holding’s Josh Foster) Obituary for Casey Burns’ grandmother, Joy Thurston Obituary for Casey Burns’ uncle, Pete Selzer

KSMU: Jim Kreider, last Democrat to serve as Missouri Speaker, dies at 68 Jim Kreider obituary (link via KSMU)

This Week in Missouri Politics: Sen. Bill Eigel (R-Weldon Spring) talks with Scott Faughn about governor’s race and not running for lieutenant governor (0:45); what Missouri voters want (3:15); Missouri’s “center-left coalition” (4:15); state and local governments having plenty of money (5:15); why Jay Ashcroft’s name ID is overrated (7:15); Mike Kehoe “moving to the left” (8:40); rural and suburban priorities (10:00); siding with Missourians versus Bayer and “a few powerful corporate special interests” (10:55); Gov. Parson and Sen. Lincoln Hough (R-Springfield) “betraying every single Republican in the state” (12:00); Panel of Riverfront Times founder Ray Hartmann, Rep. Chantelle Nickson-Clark (D-Florissant), Rep. David Casteel (R-High Ridge) and GOP consultant David Barklage on GOP governor primary (16:20); Nickson-Clark says Crystal Quade is a “progressive leader” (20:45); presidential primaries (22:40); who won the week: Ray Hartmann and former SEMO prof Harley Rutledge, Jay Nixon, Crystal Quade, Coldwater Creek activist Dawn Chapman, Joy Thurston (26:00)

P-D: Black activists say their alignment with Russians is protected political speech. The feds disagree. (get around stltoday paywall here)

Kansas City Beacon: Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft reins in environmentally minded investing; comments from Missouri Chamber of Commerces Phillip Arnzen, others

KCUR: Shoppers take advantage of Missouri’s tax-free weekend before kids go back to school

P-D: Child exploitation cases up 50% in eastern Missouri. Experts call it ‘epidemic of our time.’ (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missourinet: Missouri activates emergency plan to help communities recover from severe weather

KSMU: Recreational marijuana sales taxes on many southwest Missouri ballots for August election

Washington Missourian: Ameren seeks federal funds to upgrade Franklin County sites

Southeast Missourian: Southeast Missourian editor arrested for DWI (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Combest book: Chris, a child-abandoning deadbeat stalker, pounces on imaginary enemy’s DWI (p. 24-26)

P-D editorial: Kehoe’s openness to a rape exception is a rare GOP nod to Missouri’s mainstream. (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D editorial: Fully a third of rural hospitals in Missouri could close, part of a national crisis (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star op-ed: Sen. Eric Schmitt: The National Defense Authorization Act is a win for Missouri. Here’s what I fought for in Washington (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Missouri Independent op-ed: Carly Graf: The newest form of school discipline in Missouri and other states: Kicking kids out of class and into virtual learning is extra racist 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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