Tuesday, September 19, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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KC Star’s Daniel Desrochers: I tried the Kansas City barbecue that Josh Hawley loves. He’s right: It’s great (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

SNL: Hawley sponsors bipartisan legislation opposing deceptive AI in U.S. elections

P-D: Missouri’s U.S. senators oppose cut to school hunting, archery courses (get around stltoday paywall here)

KWTO: The Elijah Haahr Show: U.S. Rep. Jason Smith on Biden impeachment inquiry

States Newsroom, via Missouri Independent: Higher ed reparations: Biden Administration claims Missouri has underfunded Lincoln University in Jefferson City by $361 million

93.9 The Eagle: Wake Up Mid-Missouri: Missouri Times Publisher Scott Faughn on Mizzou fans rushing the field after beating mid team (2:00); Vivek Malek’s advantages and disadvantages (4:15); charter school industry’s “honey hole” and how it will affect state treasurer race (5:50); Andrew Bailey vs. Will Scharf (6:45); Scharf’s fundraising advantage and the Federalist Society (7:30); Dean Plocher’s Speaker vs. candidate fundraising conundrum (9:00); power of incumbency in AG’s office (10:45); tough choice for charter school supporters (11:40); which statewide slot might be better for Cody Smith (12:00)

St. Louis Public Radio: Jason Rosenbaum’s Politically Speaking podcast: Bill Eigel promises bold conservative agenda in GOP gov race

Jason Rosenbaum’s Politically Speaking podcast on Spotify: Bill Eigel episode

Jason Rosenbaum’s Politically Speaking podcast on Spotify: All episodes

AP: Fact check: Viral video shows flamethrower-wielding Missouri state senators burning empty boxes, not books Fact check: This is NOT a video of 2 Republican state senators burning books in Missouri

Business Insider, via Yahoo News: Flamethrowing Missouri Republicans have wildly different responses to accusations that they were book-burning on a Friday night

KC Star: Bill Eigel, Nick Schroer generate heat with flamethrower video; liberals “incorrectly said the two lawmakers were actively burning books” (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

P-D: Eigel’s comments on book burning generate attention on social media, where he was compared to a Nazi (get around stltoday paywall here)

Southeast Missourian: Cape Girardeau County asks Legislature to ‘revisit’ senior property tax relief law; Rep. John Voss (R-Cape Girardeau) to hold meeting in Scott County next month (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Brownfield Ag News: Missouri State Fair set attendance record this year; Ag Director Chris Chinn explains why

Missouri Independent: Missouri marijuana regulators defend product testing regime in aftermath of recall

Columbia Missourian: Free ride running out for some SNAP recipients

KC Star: In ‘eleventh hour’ move, Evergy asks regulators for changes in new time of use rates (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

JCNT: Ameren Missouri approved to decrease fuel adjustment charge

P-D: Boeing expected to land tax break for its expansion in St. Louis County; Councilwoman Lisa Clancy (D) anticipates “a big win” tonight; Councilwoman Kelli Dunaway (D) will vote ‘no’, calls layoffs provision “a slap in the face” (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT: Missouri Department of Conservation searching for Governor’s Mansion tree

Iowa Capital Dispatch, via Missouri Independent: Iowa doctor who fights COVID-19 vaccine and mask mandates sues Missouri hospital

Missouri Independent op-ed: SLU School of Education Dean Gary Ritter: The challenges of being a teacher in Missouri don’t outweigh the massive benefits

KFVS (Cape Girardeau): After late-night shooting in Cape Girardeau, Moms Demand Action fellowship recipient Leslie Washington says gun control is the answer

Moms Demand Action/Everytown gun control fellowship requirements: Recipients must manufacture and promote five (5) victimhood tales; easy wins can include “speaking with a club/group, testifying, giving media interviews, publishing op-eds or letters to the editor, or meeting with your legislator/local representative.”

Southeast Missourian letter: Moms Demand Action fellowship recipient Leslie Washington says she is enrolled in classes at Southeast Missouri state, is “somewhat afraid of going to school” (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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