Monday, August 21, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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This Week in Missouri Politics, annual State Fair edition: Gov. Mike Parson talks with Scott Faughn about new tattoo (0:25); State Fair (1:10); I-70 expansion (1:45); legislative wins (3:00); state budget (4:00); tax cuts (4:45); rural and suburban Republicans (6:00); geographic distribution of Missouri Supreme Court judges (7:45); drought (9:00); Gov. Parson, Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn, Missouri Electric Co-ops CEO Caleb Jones and Missouri Cattlemen’s Association Executive Vice President Mike Deering on State Fair infrastructure improvements (13:00); drought (16:00); I-70 expansion and broadband (19:00); suburban Republicans (20:35); what rural Missouri needs (22:30); who won the week: State Fair Director Mark Wolfe, exhibitors, Gov. Parson, Chris Chinn, Kit Bond

Missourinet: Missouri commission to interview Supreme Court candidates this week

SNL: DHSS recalled 60,000 marijuana products last week. Here’s what to know

Southeast Missourian: SEMO offering program to help locals become substitute teachers (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: Rocheport Bridge on track for completion, poised for September demolition

P-D’s Tony Messenger: A Missouri county’s broken system kept him free. Now he’s an accused cop killer. (get around stltoday paywall here)

States Newsroom compendium: Kansas newspaper raid draws plenty of attention, but journalists defy threats across U.S.; editors of progressive blogs describe the hardships they’ve seen; Missouri Independent’s Jason Hancock says Gov. Parson “regularly lashes out with baseless attacks on the media”

P-D’s Lynn Schmidt: I’m a Republican, but disagree with Missouri GOP’s efforts to strengthen voting laws (get around stltoday paywall here)

January 2023: P-D editorial board profiles: Meet Lynn Schmidt, our conservative/libertarian columnist

March 2023: Lynn Schmidt: Missouri Republicans illustrate why it’s too late to challenge Trump and his control of the party and base (get around stltoday paywall here)

December 2022: Lynn Schmidt: I’m not a Democrat, but I wish for a competitive Missouri Democratic Party, ranked-choice voting, and a man like Jon Hamm to run against Josh Hawley (get around stltoday paywall here)

July 2018: Lynn Schmidt: I’m a Republican, but support Claire McCaskill over Josh Hawley

July 2020: Lynn Schmidt: I’m a Republican, but I oppose Gov. Parson and the White House (get around stltoday paywall here)

September 2020: Lynn Schmidt: I’m a Republican, but I oppose Jay Ashcroft’s plan on mail-in ballots (get around stltoday paywall here)

October 2020: Lynn Schmidt: I’m a Republican, but I support Jill Schupp over Ann Wagner

December 2020: Lynn Schmidt: I’m a Republican, but I oppose Donald Trump, Josh Hawley and GOP senators (get around stltoday paywall here)

April 2021: Lynn Schmidt: I used to be a Republican, but not anymore (get around stltoday paywall here)

June 2022: Lynn Schmidt: I’m a Republican, but Eric Greitens’ ad makes me feel unsafe (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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