Friday, September 8, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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P-D: Josh Hawley calls for ‘fresh evaluation’ of St. Louis transgender center after recent report (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Plaintiffs suing over Missouri transgender law want new judge. Not so fast, AG says. (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Mail-in ballots, ranked-choice voting part of Missouri Democrat plan for presidential primary; Party Chairman Russ Carnahan says cash-poor party has donors ready to underwrite heavy cost of holding election with polling sites in every county

P-D: Cori Bush chief of staff leaves post, cites ‘urgent family matter’ (get around stltoday paywall here)

This Week in Missouri Politics: Wake Up America Show’s Austin Petersen and Scott Faughn discuss libertarianism (0:45); Trump (1:45); what expressing independent, contrarian opinions will earn you from 93.3 FM in St. Louis (5:15) and (40:30); DeSantis and Disney (24:00); what the Wake Up America Show is all about (35:45); why Camellia Peterson is the best of what Missouri has to offer (44:00)

Combest, The Missouri Times, 8/7/23: How many of you statewide candidates, state legislators, and consultants support Austin Petersen’s Wake Up America show?

St. Louis Public Radio: Sen. Bill Eigel set to make Missouri GOP gubernatorial primary a three-way contest

St. Louis Public Radio: Jason Rosenbaum’s Politically Speaking podcast: Rep. Paula Brown (D-Hazelwood) praises GOP Rep. Mark Matthiesen (5:15); Coldwater Creek (7:45); not endorsing in the Democratic U.S. Senate primary (30:30); Democrats falling only 49 votes short in unseating incumbent GOP Rep. Adam Schwadron, and optimism in House Dems picking up four seats in 2024 (33:00)

Spotify: St. Louis Public Radio: Jason Rosenbaum’s Politically Speaking podcast

P-D: State budget funds new mental hospital for children and adolescents in St. Louis region (get around stltoday paywall here)

Washington Missourian: Rep. Brad Banderman (R-St. Clair) reflects on first legislative session: property tax freeze for seniors, transgender issues, more

Southeast Missourian: 10 area counties among Gov. Parson’s request for federal disaster declaration (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Southeast Missourian: Mineral Area College, Doe Run Co. partner for job retention training (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

SNL: Financial planner, veterinarian appointed to MSU board by Gov. Parson

P-D: ‘Debt-free’ education: No more student loans in Washington U. financial aid packages

St. Louis Public Radio: Washington University to replace undergraduate federal loans with scholarships and grants

Missourinet: Missouri Department of Revenue looking to shorten lines at license offices

Missourinet: Missouri PSC argues optional time-of-use rate plan saves money

Brownfield Ag News: MO Ag Director Chris Chinn: Missouri River okay, Mississippi River will have challenges this fall

Columbia Missourian: Prison officials restrict access to books to stop contraband; activists object

Columbia Missourian: MoDOT: I-70 expansion will require some property easements

Missouri Independent op-ed: Missouri Alliance for Home Care’s Carol Hudspeth: Medicare cuts to home health impede patient care for Missouri seniors 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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