Tuesday, September 26, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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CNBC: Video: U.S. Rep. Jason Smith on government shutdown: Don’t count House Speaker Kevin McCarthy out

Southeast Missourian: Jason Smith confident no government shutdown this week; transcript of CNBC appearance [get around Southeast Missourian paywall here]

St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum: Rep. Mark Alford on potential government shutdown and measure compensating St. Louisans for radioactive waste exposure

P-D: Despite past labor positions, Sen. Josh Hawley pledges autoworker support in Wentzville [get around stltoday paywall here]

KC Star: First lady Jill Biden to travel to Kansas City for campaign fundraiser, will make official taxpayer-funded appearances first [avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here]

93.9 The Eagle: Wake Up Mid-Missouri: Missouri Times Publisher Scott Faughn on how former Speaker Rob Vescovo’s passive-aggressive dislike for then-Rep. Mary Elizabeth Coleman [R-Arnold] led to 2023 dress code brouhaha [0:45]; Fetterman dress code controversy [1:35]; agriculture as Missouri’s top industry, and the soft-handed latte-drinking city boys who chirp otherwise [2:45]; the problem with Missouri Department of Economic Development’s Regional Economic Models, Inc. [REMI] [3:30]; rural Republicans and urban Democrats coalition to leave “nutjobs” behind [3:55]; how Gov. Parson slow-played his GOP critics and what will happen in 2024 legislative session [4:45]; overview of Jonathan Ratliff appearance on This Week in Missouri Politics Mid-Week update and thoughts on Caleb Rowden’s statewide bid, new state Senate candidate from Cape Girardeau County and Stephen Webber’s election [6:00]; how abortion petition initiatives could affect 2024 legislative races [8:30]; Dems’ mistake on Donald Trump [9:45]

KSMU: Agritourism booming in the Ozarks; Extension rep says local communities, chambers of commerce and entrepreneurial farmers recognize tangible economic benefits of agriculture

Southeast Missourian: Photo gallery: Democratic candidate for governor visits Cape Girardeau: Crystal Quade poses with “Moms Demand Action” activists, assorted geriatrics [get around Southeast Missourian paywall here]

Missourinet: Eigel shares thoughts on abortion initiative petitions, says Kehoe would turn pro-life laws “into Swiss cheese”

Missourinet: Cole County judge rewrites ballot language for six abortion proposals, upholds lower cost estimates

SNL’s Susan Szuch: Ashcroft’s biased language struck down by “Judge John [sic] E. Beetem”

KC Star: Judge rules on abortion petitions [avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here]

Missouri Independent: Missouri judge rejects secretary of state’s ‘problematic’ summary of abortion initiative petitions

Southeast Missourian: NPR correspondent Don Gonyea to speak at KRCU fundraiser [get around Southeast Missourian paywall here]

93.9 The Eagle: Gov. Parson highlights economic growth, rail merger and railroad crossings in Missouri Chamber speech

KWTO [Springfield]: Greene County Commissioner Bob Dixon [R] and Rep. Darin Chappell [R-Rogersville] respond to Bill Eigel’s comments about personal property taxes

St. Joseph News-Press: State Treasurer Vivek Malek visits St. Joseph

Columbia Missourian: Columbia Public Schools board to address legislative priorities at October meeting, cuts last year’s COVID language

Southeast Missourian: Former MLB player Kerry Robinson appointed to SEMO Board; pride of Hazelwood East High School sworn in last Friday [get around Southeast Missourian paywall here]

P-D editorial: Tell Eric Burlison and other Republicans to quit playing Russian roulette with America’s economy [get around stltoday paywall here]

KC Star’s Yvette Walker: Dear readers, when we’re wrong, we’ll tell you. This is one of those times; Toriano Porter “lost his temper and shouted at a potential source” [avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here] archives: Search tag: journalists inserting themselves in the story

Missouri Independent’s Annelise Hanshaw: Transgender activists still unhappy with state’s protections for minors; “[S]ome say the provision is reminiscent of laws that for years have targeted access to abortion”

johncombest_com on Instagram, January 2023: Objective, unbiased media agrees: Missouri Republicans guilty of targeting.

“Tradeoffs” podcast content, paid for Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and other advocacy groups, via KCUR: Missouri’s poorest, sickest patients get trapped between Medicare and Medicaid 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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