Wednesday, August 16, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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SNL: Farm Bill forum: Drought, labeling of alternative ‘meat’ and ‘milk’ among Missouri farmers’ concerns; U.S. Reps. Mark Alford, Blaine Luetkemeyer, Jesse Jacksons son strike a pose

Combest, The Missouri Times, 1/2/23: 10 Things to Quit in 2023: Fig leafing

Brownfield Ag News: Drought program updates requested for farm bill

JCNT: Governor: ‘More is needed’ to respond to drought in Missouri

Fox News: Ingraham Angle: Hawley says Georgia indictment a recipe for one-party rule

St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum: Bailey details why Missouri should help build wall between ‘tech and state’

Springfield Daily Citizen: Mike Lindell returns to Springfield for ‘Election Summit’ (to avoid Springfield Daily Citizen paywall, open new browser window in “Private” or “Incognito” mode, then Google the article headline)

This Week in Missouri Politics Mid-Week Update: GOP stalwart and Chief of Staff to Sen. Lincoln Hough (R-Springfield) Pat Thomas and Scott Faughn discuss I-70 improvements (3:00); how the I-70 funding came together (6:00); role of Sen. Travis Fitzwater (R-Holts Summit) (7:20); Sen. Bill Eigel (R-Weldon Spring) and personal property tax cut (14:15); the value of well-run government (19:15); how Phil Christofanelli will perform as a state senator (30:25); GOP gov primary (33:00); Andrew Bailey vs. Will Scharf (38:05); unsettled fields in lt. gov race, secretary of state and treasurer primaries (38:45)

Webster-Kirkwood Times: Rep. Barbara Phifer (D-Kirkwood) won’t run again; Kirkwood School Board member Mark Boyko (D) to run (link via Dave Drebes’ MOScout 8/15/23) (subscribe for only $1,155/year here) Fading Kansas City Star now advertising coverage on local TV news websites

Columbia Missourian: Gov. Parson signs $2.8 billion I-70 expansion bill into law

Columbia Missourian: Gov. Parson signs NIL bill, issuing in new era of in-state recruiting

SNL: More than 21,600 fail to meet Medicaid renewal requirements

SNL: DESE’s Margie Vandeven: First look at Missouri student scores for last year ‘deflating’

P-D: 7 school districts in St. Louis area to move away from annual standardized tests (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Washington University charter school for girls in St. Louis closes due to low enrollment; “Nearly all students are black and qualify for free or reduced lunch” (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: All-girls urban charter school – sponsored by Washington University – announces closure

KC Star: Missouri Supreme Court upholds law allowing jailing of parents over kids’ missed school (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Missouri Independent: Parents can face jail time over unexcused school absences, Missouri Supreme Court rules

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri Supreme Court gives counties the right to defend state health regulations

Missouri Independent: Missouri Supreme Court says counties can appeal ruling striking down COVID orders

P-D: Missouri counties get another shot at restoring health restrictions (get around stltoday paywall here)

Combest, The Missouri Times, 10/21/21: COVID “expanded the victimhood narrative beyond the usual winners (e.g., people who check multiple diversity boxes) to literally everyone in the state”

Washington Missourian: Officials discuss future transportation infrastructure plans

P-D: MoDOT closes part of Carondelet Connector trail in St. Louis until 2025 (get around stltoday paywall here)

Washington Missourian: Missouri pregnancy mortality report released

JCNT: Missouri DHSS issues recall for Delta Extraction marijuana products

Missouri Independent: State faces pushback from Missouri marijuana industry over product recall

P-D: Who stole the server? Burglary frustrates Missouri investigation into cannabis company; comments from Delta Extraction LLC COO Rachael Herndon (get around stltoday paywall here)

Washington Missourian: State recalls Robertsville company’s marijuana products

KSMU (Springfield): Recall issued for marijuana products sold in Missouri

Southeast Missourian: Briggs & Stratton layoffs announced (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

P-D: St. Louis County Council advances Boeing tax break deal (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D’s Tony Messenger: From Missouri to Georgia, the Big Lie infected American democracy (get around stltoday paywall here)

Kansas City Beacon op-ed: University of Missouri graduate student Dan Mika: In minority neighborhoods, crypto ATMs are the new payday loans; how “more highly regulated online exchanges” and state government education programs could help

Missouri Independent’s Annelise Hanshaw: Community uproar leads St. Charles County to admonish library to be ‘non-political’ 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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