Saturday, August 19, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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P-D: Hawley, Schmitt, Kehoe, Eigel weigh in on abortion referendum (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missourinet: Fitzpatrick stands by estimate for abortion ballot initiative

johncombest_com on Instagram (yesterday): Every Rose Has Its Thorn (ft. Jay Ashcroft, Bill Eigel, Crystal Quade and Mike Kehoe)

Fox News: Former Sen. Claire McCaskill says 90-year-old Dianne Feinstein staying in office is doing ‘real damage to her legacy’ (link via

SNL: MyPillow’s Mike Lindell thinks U.S. elections aren’t secure. Here’s his plan to secure them

Columbia Missourian: Judge drops Versailles man’s charges related to Jan. 6 Capitol riot

P-D: Realtors group launches campaign to block Missouri GOP on constitutional changes; comments from Sam Licklider (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missourinet: At State Fair, State Treasurer Vivek Malek launches Farm Relief Loan program

CDT: John Martin aims to keep this Boone County House district Republican

Joplin Globe: Proposal would name Joplin park after Ron Richard (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

KSMU/League of Women Voters “Make Democracy Work” series: Silver Hair Legislature’s Dorothy Knowles explains program

Washington Missourian: Robertsville cannabis company sues state

Joplin Globe: Job fair brings hope to displaced Tyson workers (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

St. Joseph News-Press: MoDOT to hold meeting Saturday morning to update Rocheport Bridge progress

JCNT: Capitol Projects sheltered workshop saves energy costs, credits Ameren Missouri program

KCTV: Spire announces 3rd rate increase for Kansas City customers in less than a year (link via

The Missouri Times op-ed: Jay Ashcroft: Next steps for protecting life in Missouri

P-D: Kenneth E. Bentsen: Why we’re suing over Missouri’s restrictions on woke investing (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star’s Toriano Porter: I couldn’t make my son quit skipping school. Missouri made me pay for his misbehavior

P-D letter: Wildwood septuagenarian says Jay Ashcroft, Scott Fitzpatrick and Andrew Bailey have a “mean and short-sighted attitude toward socially aware investing” (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Dublin, Ohio septuagenarian wants Missouri lawmakers to ban paddling (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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