Friday, August 11, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Reuters: Missouri v. Biden: Court weighs curbs on administration’s social media contacts

Missouri Independent: Appeals court weighs limits on Biden administration contact with social media platforms; AGs in Missouri, Louisiana filed suit last year

Missouri Independent: Biden supports expanding compensation to radiation victims in Missouri, New Mexico

KWTO: Wake Up Springfield: Sen. Bill Eigel (R-Weldon Spring) on why he opposes economic development packages (-9:45); how to keep companies like Tyson from leaving Missouri (-8:30); criticism of Gov. Parson’s spending (-6:45); Gov. Parson’s “pork barrell spending projects” (-3:15); foreign farmland (-1:15)

This Week in Missouri Politics Mid-Week Update: NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri’s Mallory Schwarz (she/her) on abortion ballot initiative and lawsuits (2/23/23): Pro-Choice Missouri’s “Reproductive Freedom Organizer” Kennedy Moore: “It’s Ash Wednesday and all the anti choicers in this hearing have their weird ass cross on their head from their church looking like the spawn of the devil.” (with photo of female Senate staffer in replies) UPDATE: tweet unavailable

Gregg Keller on Twitter: Screenshot of NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri’s anti-Catholic tweet

Sophia Shore on Twitter: “God fearing, baby loving women = spawns of the devil. Quite a take.” Show-Me Guv Parson’s Chiefs tattoo

Missourinet: Missouri Employment First Act from Rep. Melanie Stinnett (R-Springfield) helps disabled adults get jobs

Southeast Missourian: First woman to head state gaming commission, new statistics released (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

P-D: Financial industry group sues Jay Ashcroft over Missouri’s new ‘anti-woke’ investment rules (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Tired of long waits at the DMV? Missouri’s top revenue official is on the case. (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Missouri colleges say their undergraduate admissions never used affirmative action

KC Star: Nine more Missouri school districts will have 4-day weeks this year. Here’s where (avoid KC Star paywall by reading syndicated version on stltoday here)

Columbia Missourian: MoDOT invites public to meetings on ‘Improve I-70’ plans; comments from MoDOT’s Lairyn McGregor

St. Louis Public Radio: Biden Administration criticizes Missouri for length of time Medicaid recipients have to wait on the phone

Missourinet: Drought conditions improve in Missouri

Southeast Missourian: Drought conditions ease in Southeast Missouri (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Missourinet: Military comfort home opens at Truman VA Hospital in Columbia

Brownfield Ag News: Smithfield closures not expected to have big impact on state hog production; insight from Missouri Pork Association’s Don Nikodim

SNL’s Greta Cross: Branson passes ordinance that restricts drag shows to downtown, prohibits minor attendance

Springfield News-Leader’s Stephen Herzog (5/13/23): Congratulations to our Greta Cross for winning Missouri Press Association award; content creator says she’s proud of expanding promotion of LGBTQIA+ community, is currently working on a podcast celebrating rural Missouri drag shows

P-D editorial: Always ready with a solution in search of a problem, Ashcroft goes after ESG policies (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Joseph News-Press editorial: Marijuana revenue should go to drug problems

KC Star editorial: Missouri Supreme Court, look at new evidence in Nathan Hawkins’ murder conviction 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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