Saturday, September 2, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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KY3: Jay Ashcroft: ‘We haven’t considered’ Trump’s disqualification in 2024 election; some states consider kicking Trump off ballot

P-D: Bill Eigel’s campaign has thousands of donors, but some say they don’t know who he is; Virginia-based Targeted Victory uses Trump’s name in fundraising solicitations (get around stltoday paywall here)

Fox 2 St. Louis: Historic state spending on colleges, universities is helping retain students

Missourinet: Sen. Cindy O’Laughlin (R-Shelbina) explains her opposition to utilities’ time-based rate programs, with specific criticisms of Missouri PSC Chair Scott Rupp’s arguments

KSMU: Ozark Schools, other area districts granted Innovation Waivers

KBIA “Health and Wealth Desk,” sponsored by Missouri Foundation for Health: Childhood immunization rates fall, religious exemptions rise among Missouri kindergarteners

Fox 2 St. Louis: Rep. Chantelle Nickson-Clark (D-Florissant) sponsors Gov. Mike Parson’s breast cancer awareness bill

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air sidebar (bottom of page for smartphone users): Tell us how the Missouri Legislature’s restrictions on transsexual surgeries and gender-affirming care for children has hurt you

Combest, The Missouri Times, 8/7/23: “Do you really think your local public radio reporter was sitting alone at her desk one day, brushing vending machine snack crumbs off her FUPA, and came up with ‘gender affirming care’ on her own?”

KCUR: Business promo: Come check out Kansas City’s new square-dance venue; at queer-centered space,” a man in a dress replaces exclusionary “ladies and gents” with “larks and robins”

KC Star: Interested in working for Missouri? Check out these 8 unusual state government jobs (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

St. Joseph News-Press: Law enforcement hopes new state law regarding fentanyl test strips will make a difference

Stateline, via Missouri Independent: Some states follow Missouri’s lead in ensuring truthful marketing of lab-grown meat

Missouri Independent: Judge bars Missouri from moving ahead on Randolph County waste lagoon permit

P-D: Missouri meatpacking plant backed by governor faces opposition over pollution concerns (get around stltoday paywall here)

SNL: Missouri attorney general files fraud charges against Nixa contractor

P-D: Washington University’s “Cure Violence” program helped cut violent crime in only 1 of 3 affected St. Louis areas, new study finds (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D editorial: Earnings tax isn’t perfect, but talk of nixing it without replacement funding is reckless. (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D op-ed: OB-GYNs from Seattle, Wash. and Kansas: Missouri activists must not compromise on abortion rights (get around stltoday paywall here) Newsflash: Kansas City Star rejects conservative op-eds

Joplin Globe op-ed: Robert Scott: Jasper and Newton counties need to act to protect seniors under recent Missouri law (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

Southeast Missourian letter: Cape Girardeau septuagenarian disagrees with Sen. Eric Schmitt on Bidenflation (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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