Friday, September 15, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Missourinet: Hawley sponsoring bill to fight monopolizing meat industry

Brownfield Ag News: Missouri Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn chosen to serve as Midwestern Director for the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture

93.9 The Eagle: Wake Up Mid-Missouri: Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe on Missouri Times 30 Under 30 event (0:40); crime and inflation (2:55); Boone County Task Force 1 funding and National Guard re-enlistment funding (4:45); thoughts on Missouri Senate filibusters (7:00); personal property tax (8:45); more

The Missouri Times: Jonathan Patterson selected as the new House Speaker

P-D: Video: Missouri House Speaker Dean Plocher discusses veto session

St. Joseph News-Press: Sports gambling in Missouri? Don’t bet on it anytime soon

Spectrum Local News (Charter Communications)/AP: New pushes for legislation and ballot language on Missouri sports betting in 2024

P-D video: Speaker Dean Plocher discusses the effort to legalize sports gambling

Missouri Independent: Lawmakers consider boosting Missouri public education funding by $300 million

Missourinet: Rep. Chad Perkins (R-Bowling Green) on bill classifying 911 dispatchers as first responders

JCNT: Missouri’s cannabis sales dip in August

Missouri Independent: Missouri mental health department urged to abandon at-home care funding freeze

JCNT: State officials optimistic about substance abuse treatment programs

P-D video: Speaker Dean Plocher on urban crime

P-D: Charges in St. Louis more than doubled during new prosecutor Gabe Gore’s first 3 months (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT: Missouri Department of Conservation encouraging hunters to share turkey feathers, deer harvest

SNL: Missouri AG sues Dollar General over price discrepancies

P-D: St. Charles goes to court to bar Ameren from drilling new well near substation (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Missouri lags behind most states for children’s rights, “Human Rights Watch” advocacy group claims UAW stand-up strike starts in Missouri; roundup of local and national coverage

Reuters: Exclusive: Bayer’s new CEO plans to cut jobs in prelude to overhaul

P-D: August 2018: Bayer Crop Science president: “(Missouri) people quickly told me, ‘Please don’t InBev us,'” … So my personal belief is very firmly (that) long-term we will have more jobs here as opposed to less.”

KCUR: COVID vaccine promo: Vaccine “could arrive in the nick of time as cases across the Kansas City metro are starting to tick up”

Columbia Missourian: COVID vaccine promo: MU Health Care to offer drive-thru flu and China virus shots

KC Star editorial: We can’t disagree with Gov. Parson: Missouri Supreme Court must be free of political bias (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

KC Star “Service Journalism Team’s” Natalie Wallington: How to fact-check political campaign fliers before an election; “Beware of charged language ‘nationalizing’ local elections: This may involve accusations of ‘wokeness’ that don’t relate to specific policy platforms, references to contentious topics like abortion or transgender rights”

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.”

Columbia Missourian op-ed: Central Missouri Foster Care and Adoption Association President DeAnna Alonso: New state law will keep children in foster care safe and loved

P-D’s Blythe Bernhard: Missouri approves $1,500 educational grants – but they’ll only go to a small number of children, including charter school students (get around stltoday paywall here)

Chicago Public Radio’s Kristen Schorsch, via P-D: Missouri’s pro-life laws make abortions inconvenient; Missouri woman’s Illinois hospital bill was paid for by local and national abortion tourism funds

Midwest Newsroom’s Holly Edgell, via St. Louis Public Radio: The future of the Midwest includes hazardous heat and most homes aren’t ready; From rural counties to urban areas, governments should change building codes to support climate resiliency 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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