Thursday, August 10, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Southeast Missourian: U.S. Sen. Eric Schmitt in southeast Missouri for Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo and other events; senator shares thoughts on federal spending, defense bill, Trump, more (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

P-D: Ann Wagner supports Josh Hawley’s push for St. Louis-area nuclear waste compensation (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missourinet: Energy Secretary Granholm visits St. Louis; “No comment” on radiation exposure bill

johncombest_com on Instagram: Watch: Biden’s energy secretary thanks Cori Bush for voting for bill she voted against (featuring Ricky Gervais and WWE’s Kharma)

KWTO: State Auditor Scott Fitzpatrick on lawsuit over fiscal note summary

93.9 The Eagle: Wake Up Mid-Missouri: Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft on Ohio vote (1:00); why “simple majority” is undermined by low turnout (1:45); where to find all 130+ initiative petition filings (3:15); former Dem state rep candidate’s abortion tweet (5:15); why Tyson left Missouri and where Missouri leaders went wrong (6:35); how debate over books affected local library tax increase votes (8:45); Missouri’s gas tax increase (9:30); what “Day One” as governor would include (9:50); thoughts on not taking politics personally (11:00); no plans to see Barbie movie (11:45)

Joplin Globe: Groups rallying to help Tyson employees in Noel who will lose jobs in October (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

P-D: After Ohio vote, Sen. Caleb Rowden (R-Columbia) doubts plan to limit voters’ say over constitution (get around stltoday paywall here)

Southeast Missourian: Local party leaders react to Ohio constitution vote (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here) National MSM moves against Missouri GOP abortion petition resistance

St. Louis Public Radio: Jason Rosenbaum’s “Politically Speaking” podcast: Sen. Andrew Koenig on campaign for state treasurer, priorities, initiative petitions including abortion measure, tax cuts, Gov. Parson vetoes, more

Combest, The Missouri Times, 8/7/23: “Since (Jo) Mannies’ semi-retirement Rosenbaum has quarterbacked the (Politically Speaking) operation with the assistance of various interchangeable seatwarmers.”

The Missouri Times Capitol Calendar: Upcoming fundraisers: Brad Christ, Mary Elizabeth Coleman, Phil Christofanelli, Aaron McMullen, others

Spectrum Local News (Charter Communications): Gov. Parson: Missouri school districts will follow the law on girls’ sports safety “or there is going to be a price to pay”

93.9 The Eagle (Mid-Missouri): Gov. Parson to sign I-70 legislation next week in Columbia

Missouri Independent: Bypass under rail line would replace crossing site of deadly Missouri Amtrak crash

Southeast Missourian: MoDOT to replace one-lane bridges near Gordonville (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Missourinet: Final recommendations out to help improve Missouri teacher working conditions

JCNT: Summer lottery jackpots generate $27M for Missouri schools

JCNT: Missouri maternal mortality sees significant increase

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Missouri Public Service Commission’s Scott Rupp says Evergy’s time-of-use plan will help consumers save money

JCNT: Missouri DNR tackles soil contamination with ‘risk-based’ approach

JCNT: State takes contol of insurance provider

KBIA “Health and Wealth Desk” content creator Rebecca Smith: The way Missourians interact with ticks is changing: temperature fluctuation is one of many factors

KC Star: Tick disease causing allergy to red meat on the rise in Missouri; Missouri Department of Conservation gives tips on avoiding – or, if necessary, killing – dangerous bloodsuckers

Video: 9 years ago yesterday: Convenience store security camera shows Michael Brown reaching across counter to steal cigars, pushing minority businessman after theft

P-D: Photo gallery: Gathering marks 9-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s attack on police officer Darren Wilson

P-D: Michael Brown’s family seeks hearing from “Inter-American Commission on Human Rights” (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio “race, identity & culture” content creator Andrea Henderson: Michael Brown anniversary rally: “The unarmed black 18-year-old was shot and killed by Wilson, who is white.”

Fox News: Cori Bush blasted for ‘hoax’ after blaming Michael Brown death on ‘white supremacy’

P-D editorial: Democracy is delayed (again) in Missouri, but Ohio offers a hopeful path (get around stltoday paywall here)

KCUR’s Bek Shackelford-Nwanganga: Urban shooting shows why Missouri needs stricter gun laws; to help, you can sign activists’ petition

Missouri Independent op-ed: Empower Missouri Criminal Justice Policy Manager Gwen Smith: Governor’s veto shows we can’t settle for piecemeal changes to Missouri expungement process

P-D letter: St. Louis County sexagenarian says Jay Nixon is getting “played” by No Labels group (get around stltoday paywall here) 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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