Thursday, September 14, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Fox News: Claire McCaskill recalls her, other Senators ‘laughing sometimes at Joe Biden’ when he was VP (link via

SNL: Sen. Josh Hawley introduces legislation to cap credit card interest rates

Missourinet: U.S. Rep. Jason Smith chosen to co-chair impeachment inquiry into President Biden

Southeast Missourian: U.S. Rep. Jason Smith announces that Glen Allen victims eligible for buyouts after flooding; commissioner calls timing a ‘miracle’ (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here) KCMO radio host Chris Stigall to work with The Herzog Foundation

Missouri Independent: Governor’s budget vetoes survive despite overrides in the Missouri House

SNL: Despite House efforts, Missouri Senate declines to override governor’s vetoes

JCNT: State Senate stonewalls House veto action

Columbia Missourian: Gov. Parson vetoes survive legislative override session

P-D: Gov. Parson’s vetoes survive as Missouri Senate declines to take up 14 overrides OK’d by the House (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: House votes to overturn 14 of Gov. Parson’s budget vetoes but Senate declines, ending session

AP: A Missouri court upholds state Senate districts in the first test of revised redistricting rules

Missouri Independent: Judge rules against challenge to Missouri Senate district map

Columbia Missourian: Election authorities plan ahead for 2024 presidential race

JCNT: State unemployment rate hits 2.8%; national rate is 3.8%

JCNT: Missouri finally making a dent in internet access problem, Office of Broadband Development Director BJ Tanksley says

Missourinet: Progress is being made in the Missouri Office of Children’s Division; Robert Knodell, Darrell Missey update lawmakers

JCNT: Missouri education department seeking more funding for schools

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri Board of Education requests a 12 percent increase in the K-12 funding formula

SNL: What’s going on with the Missouri marijuana recall? Here’s what’s been happening in court

Columbia Missourian: Solar farms are welcome in Boone County. In Callaway County, not so much; state lawmakers adjourned before taking action on eminent domain legislation

St. Louis Public Radio: Former state Rep. Rasheen Aldridge (D-St. Louis City), who quit to become an alderman, thinks gun-control legislation is “sending Jefferson City a message” archives: Search tag: Tag: lawmakers demonstrating failure of urban schools

Columbia Missourian: MoDOT presents I-70 expansion roadmap to lawmakers

Southeast Missourian: MoDOT to begin work on US 61 soon (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

KSMU: Vaccine rollout promo: COVID-19 vaccines for anyone 5 and older currently unavailable through local health departments as they await DHSS recommendations

KC Star “Service Journalism Team’s” Natalie Wallington: Vaccine rollout promo: Are you scared about getting sick? “Luckily, help is on the way in the form of new COVID-19 booster shots” (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

4/28/22: KC Star “Service Journalism Team’s” Natalie Wallington: Missouri, your anti-LGBTQ laws made me gayer: “With every hateful bill you write, my hair gets shorter and my Doc Martens get chunkier.”

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air: ‘Journalism is not in decline’: Professor cites surge in nonprofit newsrooms

Combest, The Missouri Times, October 2021: “Political journalism in Missouri is not dead — in fact, it’s evolving and following global business journalism trends.”

Missouri Foundation for Health job opportunity: Nonprofit looking to rent journalist to advance policy priorities

Missouri Foundation for Health rent-a-reporter lease agreement: Hired help will advance “health equity” narratives, must possess “commitment to health and racial equity”

St. Louis Public Radio: Event promo: “The Culture: Hip Hop & Contemporary Art” at St. Louis Art Museum; exhibition’s “defiantly beautiful” piece on doo-rags tackles the institutional racism of dress codes, other essential topics

Combest, The Missouri Times, 8/7/23: “Thank God that state-affiliated media isn’t a meritocracy, or (Jason) Rosenbaum might be hosting episodes on ankle bracelets making immigrants’ hair fall out or the institutional racism of public toilets.”

Joplin Globe editorial: Missouri has an obligation to responsible stewards of our water resources, and also to be responsible neighbors to thirsty states (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

Missouri Independent op-ed: Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare CEO Craig Thompson: Missouri’s rural hospitals rely on the 340B drug pricing program

The Heartlander’s John Ransom: Ripe for abuse? Missouri school district uses anonymous reporting systems for ‘racism, bias, sexism, microaggressions’ (link via

KC Star op-ed: Patty Prewitt: Books and magazines aren’t how drugs get into Missouri prisons. The guards, though … (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Missouri Independent’s Allison Kite: Activist groups complain about Missouri employer Bunge over alleged deforestation in Brazil

P-D letter: St. Louis City man dislikes current Missouri Republicans, longs for the days of Jack Danforth (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: St. Louis septuagenarian attorney at Evans & Dixon LLC dislikes Jay Ashcroft and Andrew Bailey steering lucrative law contracts to Graves Garrett LLC (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: St. Louis woman who donates to Ann Wagner’s campaign says congresswoman’s e-mails are good substitute for town halls (get around stltoday paywall here)

Combest, The Missouri Times, 8/7/23: “Special note to the Missouri Republican congressional delegation: I don’t want to see a single news story next year about you taking an international flight to rub shoulders with a global economic cabal BEFORE you hold your first in-district public forum. Some of us are still rooting for you, at least until August 2024. Be better.” 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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