Wednesday, September 20, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Delta Dunklin Democrat: Profile: Woman seeking to fill Democratic ballot slot for Jason Smith’s re-election archives: search tag: quixotic congressional candidates running vanity campaigns in unwinnable districts

P-D: Unions behind new program to lure more Latino immigrants to St. Louis (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Parents urge St. Charles County libraries to ban two gay-sex instructional books (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missourinet: Interview: Sen. Bill Eigel (R-Weldon Spring) officially launches campaign for governor, explains priorities

Fox 2 St. Louis: Jake Jackson’s video of Bill Eigel and Nick Schroer goes viral for liberals’ false “book burning” allegation; on-camera responses from House Superminority Leader Crystal Quade, Bill Eigel, Nick Schroer

KCMO: Pete Mundo: Bill Eigel on viral flamethrower video and liberals meltdown

johncombest_com on Instagram: Bill Eigel and Nick Schroer’s Eternal Flame: Featuring House Superminority Leader Crystal Quade, a masked cuckface soyboy and Miss Piggy (with music from The Bangles)

KC Star: Chiefs, Royals back sports betting petitions in Missouri (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

KWTO: Rep. Bishop Davidson (R-Republic) on whats next for Second Amendment Preservation Act (SAPA) (10:00), 2024 pro-gun legislation, more

JCNT: Missouri Auditor Scott Fitzpatrick finds errors in state agency finances

Missouri Independent: Evergy withdraws request to make time-of-use pricing optional in Missouri

JCNT: Missouri State Fair sees increased attendance

Missouri Independent: Missouri Department of Mental Health decreases wait times for criminals’ court-ordered mental health services

JCNT: Federal grant to provide Missouri student support services

KC Star: Will wife of accused Missouri boarding school abuser testify against him? AG offers deal (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

P-D: Boeing gets tax breaks from St. Louis County; County Councilwoman Lisa Clancy (D) says state needs to “make some economic concessions” (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis County approves $155 million in tax breaks for Boeing expansion at Lambert

CDT: School districts prepare for new state regulations for lead in drinking water

P-D editorial: Book-burning threat in Missouri race cannot be separated from its horrifying history; “Sen. Bill Eigel, R-Weldon Springs [sic], crossed a smoldering rhetorical line” (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star editorial: KC Chiefs, Royals, KC gals’ “professional” soccer team want sports betting. Missouri lawmakers drag their heels

Southeast Missourian’s B Magazine op-ed: Former SEMO TV/film professor Jim Dufek: Revival of film tax incentive on ‘Gone Girl’ 10-year anniversary (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

KC Star op-ed: Cooperating School Districts of Greater Kansas City Executive Director Kenny Southwick: New “Our Kids, Our Communities, Our Future” campaign fights back against critics of public schools (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL here)

Missouri Independent op-ed: Renew Missouri’s James Owen: Evergy backtracks on its commitments to renewable energy

Side Effects Public Media, sponsored by Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation: Content creator Alex Li: Missouri in the thick of a ‘synthetic drug crisis’ that’s killing thousands; data from “Missouri Department of Health and Seniors [sic] Services”

KC Star letter: Pleasant Valley man wonders why KC Star editorial board didn’t acknowledge Missouri Supreme Court’s new female majority (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

P-D letter: St. Louis City man says AG Andrew Bailey and state lawmakers should give in to Mayor Tishaura Jones’ gun-control demands (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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