Tuesday, August 15, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Brownfield Ag News: Timing, conservation and farm safety net at focus of farm bill roundtable

Brownfield Ag News: U.S. House Ag Committee chairman says farm bill will need more time

KWIX/KRES (Mid-Missouri): House Ag Chairman collects comments during farm bill session at Missouri State Fair

Columbia Missourian: Missouri farmers give input on farm bill, hear update on progress

KC Star: At Missouri State Fair, Gov. Parson calls for Congress to address drought in farm bill

P-D: Food stamps to stay in farm bill, Pennysylvania rep says at Missouri State Fair (get around stltoday paywall here)

93.9 The Eagle: Wake Up Mid-Missouri: Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe on State Fair fun (0:45); taking negative campaigning in stride (4:15); praise for State Fair fire department (5:15); Missouri Department of Agriculture & FFA’s Drive to Feed effort (6:30); drought (9:25); why farmers’ and ranchers’ input costs matter to all Missourians (11:00)

Brownfield Ag News: Gov. Parson, Ag Director Chris Chinn say Tyson was happy with how the state supported its business

93.9 The Eagle: Wake Up Mid-Missouri (8/9/23): Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft on why Tyson left Missouri and where Missouri leaders went wrong (6:35)

johncombest_com on Instagram: Dem Demotivational Quotes: Boone County Democrats’ pep talk: “Get up and lose.”

johncombest_com on Instagram: Dem Demotivational Quotes: Missouri House Democratic Campaign Committee redefines “winning”

SNL (8/14/23): Missouri Democrats, Republicans work to recruit candidates, fill ballots for 2024; Boone County Democratic Central Committee’s Lyra Noce offers pep talk: “It is something where you just have to get up and lose sometimes”; House Democratic Campaign Committee’s Alex Johnson: “Losing isn’t exactly losing if we redefine what a win is.”

Show Me Missourah: Video: Gov. Matt Blunt talks with Scott Faughn (Part 1)

Show Me Missourah: Episode list

P-D’s Joe Holleman: Former state Rep. Bruce Franks (D-St. Louis City) tied to Arizona political scandal; Ferguson riot superstar allegedly took $25k from county Dems for mailers, never did the work then falsified mail records; Franks still owes $89k to Missouri Ethics Commission (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D editorial (5/7/23): Outsourcing government work to nonprofits carries risk of fraud, mismanagement; former state Rep. Bruce Franks (D-St. Louis City) forged timesheets and got paid for hanging out with Black Lives Matters pals at shopping mall (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Feds lean on Hazelwood firm to help pay for cleanup of Manhattan Project waste (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Here are 8 things we know about the Boeing deal in St. Louis County (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: State auditor launches inquiry into Missouri marijuana program

P-D: Missouri recalls cannabis products for Franklin County company (get around stltoday paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: Road work to restrict highways in mid-Missouri starting Monday

Missourinet: Bill from Rep. Dave Griffith (R-Jefferson City) establishes Stars and Stripes Historic Region of Missouri

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air: Black Business Expo promo: “how ‘buying black’ helps communities across the region, and what a culturally responsive and radically inclusive pharmacy looks like”

Combest, The Missouri Times, 8/7/23: “Thank God that state-affiliated media isn’t a meritocracy, or (Jason) Rosenbaum might be hosting (St. Louis on the Air) episodes on ankle bracelets making immigrants’ hair fall out or the institutional racism of public toilets.”

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: COVID cases rose this summer. Here’s what doctors say about the new variant and risk in Kansas City archives: Search tags (found at top of page each day): journalists cheering new COVID variants

P-D editorial: Raid of Kansas newspaper is a chilling example of what America must not become; “Missouri has recently seen … dystopian situations” (get around stltoday paywall here)

SNL op-ed: Show-Me Institute’s Susan Pendergrass: Gov. Parson’s cherry-picked data can’t hide the truth about Missouri’s workforce

P-D letter: Clayton septuagenarian says Jay Ashcroft and Andrew Bailey are scared of a 2024 abortion vote (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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