Friday, August 18, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Southeast Missourian: On Trump indictments, U.S. Rep. Jason Smith unmoved by Dems’ latest “witch hunt” attack (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Washington Missourian: Nixon discusses ‘No Labels’ affiliation

SNL: Highlights from Mike Lindell’s Election Crime Bureau event: U.S. Rep. Eric Burlison, state Sen. Bill Eigel (R-Weldon Spring); Lindell criticizes “(a) guy named Shane Schoeller or something”

P-D: Missouri politicians ham it up at State Fair, marking unofficial start of 2024 campaign; Gov. Parson not pleased with Eigel’s “cheap shots” (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D photo gallery: Governor’s Ham Breakfast: A cavalcade of political stars: former state Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls (D-Kansas City) embraces U.S. Senator Eric Schmitt; a single red rose makes Jay Ashcroft and Bill Eigel smile; one (1) Democrat also-ran

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri’s 2024 candidates seek to differentiate themselves during Governor’s Ham Breakfast

Brownfield Ag News: Ham Breakfast highlights growth at State Fair

KRCG (Jefferson City): Gov. Parson hosts 70th Ham Breakfast

johncombest_com on Instgram (yesterday): State Fair H.A.M. Breakfast hype video

This Week in Missouri Politics Mid-Week Update: Sen. Karla Eslinger (R-Wasola) talks with Scott Faughn about the state of public education (2:15); thoughts on 2022 congressional map debate (9:15); the potential end of Senate hostage-taking in 2025 (12:30); initiative petition changes (15:30); why national Democrats wrote off Missouri (20:00); Stephen Webber’s election (22:30); competitive state legislative races (24:30); more

St. Louis Public Radio: “Politically Speaking” podcast with Jason Rosenbaum: GOP Rep. Melanie Stinnett on postpartum Medicaid benefits, initiative petitions, 2024 GOP legislative primaries

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air: Event promo: “Bawdy Positivity” features obese performers seeking to make burlesque “more queer, more feminist”; event will also highlight “nerdlesque” and “draglesque”

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.”

Columbia Missourian: Columbia business owner John Martin announces run for Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch’s open House seat

The Missouri Times: Department of Revenue faces lack of License Offices bids for the first time ever

Washington Missourian: Medicaid cleanup will affect Washington area, Mercy says

AP: As Missouri and other states clean up Medicaid rolls, officials deal with complaints about call center wait times

Missouri Independent: Paperwork issues meant over 16,000 Missourians lost Medicaid coverage in July

Washington Missourian: Law enforcement report: Franklin County 7th highest in state for overdose deaths

Missourinet: Missouri leaders push for permanent teacher pay raises

P-D’s Blythe Bernhard: No action by Francis Howell school board as anti-racism resolution on track to expire; “The all-white school board has since turned over to a conservative majority.” (get around stltoday paywall here)

Combest, The Missouri Times, 8/7/23: “We can still act in a positive, constructive way to counter (mainstream media’s) vitriol and conflict-baiting. Remember that fact this fall, when you’ll read stories lambasting parents and school board members who stand up to racism by fighting DIE mandates and race-shaming curriculum.”

Missourinet: MoDOT wants to share their plan on I-70s third lane

Washington Missourian: City officials discuss future MoDOT infrastructure plans

P-D editorial: State gun laws help, but cross-state trafficking shows need for federal action (get around stltoday paywall here)

KSDK’s Mark Maxwell (7/6/23): St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones says Chicago’s strict gun laws don’t deter violence

Missouri Independent op-ed: Former Missouri Ethics Commission Executive Director Julie Allen: Library tax vote in Cole County shows why Missouri campaign disclosure laws are vital

KC Star letter: Parkville sexagenarian says Hawley’s hallway jog showed lack of manliness (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Southeast Missourian letter: Cape Girardeau septuagenarian dislikes Trump and Hawley, as well as U.S. Rep. Jason Smith’s district newsletter (get around Southeast Missourian 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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