Tuesday, September 5, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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KC Star’s Daniel Desrochers: Members of Congress have been on recess for “five months [sic]”; a look at the priorities of Hawley, Schmitt, Graves, and Eric Burlison – the “newly christened member of the hardline conservative House Freedom Caucus” (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here) archives: Search tag: (Bryan) Lowry Lite archives: Search tag: journalists refusing to acknowledge errors

JCNT: Missouri Farm Bureau says amended federal water regulation still flawed

Daily Dunklin Democrat: U.S. Rep. Jason Smith, state officials tour Cim-Tek Filtration plant in Kennett

Daily Dunklin Democrat: AG Andrew Bailey on rural industrial development: ‘Come home to the farm’

SNL: Labor Day photo gallery: Rep. Betsy Fogle (D-Springfield) tosses candy

johncombest_com on Instagram: Labor Day Bash featuring St. Louis Public Radio “guild” and real unions

Missouri Independent: New initiative petitions draw criticism from both sides of Missouri abortion debate

West Newsmagazine/Mid Rivers Newsmagazine: Governor signs bill in Chesterfield aimed at amping up state’s entertainment industry; comments from Sen. Denny Hoskins (RWarrensburg), others

SNL: Audit shows Missouri has most generous tax discount for businesses

Missourinet: New Missouri law helps businesses grow through employee retention and training

KCUR: A new Missouri law will help pay back student loans for health care workers; comments from Rep. Kent Haden (R-Mexico)

SNL: “Free expression” activist group Pen America criticizes conservatives in Missouri and other states for “water(ing) down our children’s education for ideological reasons”

Missourinet: Public meetings underway on expanding I-70 to six lanes across Missouri

JCNT: Missouri prisons restrict reading material orders

Daily Dunklin Democrat: Kennett resident receives one of Lt. Governor Kehoe’s “Senior Service Awards”

St. Louis Public Radio: Fast-growing Indian community drawn to St. Louis by its welcoming spirit; International Institute of St. Louis president says immigrants choosing St. Louis County over St. Louis City

Missourinet: Rep. Mitch Boggs (R-LaRussell) celebrates local company’s safety milestone

Columbia Missourian: Missouri Task Force One returns home after Hurricane Idalia

AP: Former Missouri Gaming Commission chief Kevin Mullally to head Gulf Arab nation’s new ‘commercial gaming’ authority

Sikeston Standard Democrat: Missouri Seismic Safety Commission meets in Sikeston to discuss preparation

St. Joseph News-Press: Many Missouri Western State University students aren’t worried as COVID cases see uptick

P-D editorial: Anti-choice Texas traps women within its borders. Some in Missouri would follow suit. (get around stltoday paywall here)

Joplin Globe editorial: Social-emotional standards for kids would be good for schools (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

Missouri Independent op-ed: Missouri Rural Crisis Center’s Rhonda Perry: Time to crack down on Smithfield, JBS and other animal ag players

AP’s Mead Gruver: Conservative book ban push fuels library exodus from national association that stands up for books

P-D’s Aisha Sultan: Times are tough for Missouri women – thanks to state lawmakers and yacht owner Jeff Bezos (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent’s Janice Ellis: As taxpayers, we are the employers of our elected officials

Combest, The Missouri Times, 8/7/23: In praise of Missouri Independent diversity columnist Janice Ellis’ breezy, low-intensity columns

P-D letter: Eureka septuagenarian disagrees with Missouri Republicans on transgender surgeries for children, explicit material in school curriculum and libraries, and video lottery terminals (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Creve Coeur septuagenarian disagrees with Catholic Church and pro-life legislators on abortion (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Clayton septuagenarian disagrees with Catholic leaders on pro-life laws (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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