Wednesday, September 27, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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KCMO: Pete Mundo Show: Details on First Lady Jill Biden’s visit to Kansas City for political fundraiser, and taxpayer-funded “official” appearances [17:45]

Politico: How a cannabis bill stopped being about weed; GOP Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer plays key role [link via Eapen Thampy on Twitter]

97.1 FM [St. Louis]: Marc Cox Show: Former state Sen. John Lamping [R-Augusta] on government shutdown [2:45]; Hawley standing with “the UAW members, not the UAW leadership” and the evolving battle between populists and establishment [4:15]

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Local UAW capo promotes strike

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Former NPR correspondent Mara Liasson, in town for United WE gals’ event, on Trump and the hope for Democrats

This Week in Missouri Politics: Mid-Week Update: Scott Faughn on Missouri Independent’s anti-Plocher piece [1:00]; Dave Portnoy and the right way to handle activist journalist hit pieces [5:45]; what Portnoy could learn from Faughn’s spanking of Jack Suntrup [6:40]; Dana Rademan Miller [7:50]; broad ideological support for Fireside constituent contact software including Missouri Independent heroine Cori Bush and Jason Smith [10:30]; Lauren Boebert promoting the arts [27:50]; preview of Show Me Missourah’s next episode featuring Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Rhodes Russell and Missouri Supreme Court Clerk Betsy AuBuchon [30:00]

April 2021: Video: Watch the livestream of Scott Faughn confronting Post-Dispatch reporter Jack Suntrup via phone; Suntrup takes a powder

97.1 FM [St. Louis]: Marc Cox Show: St. Louis Area Young Republicans Chairman Frank Catanzaro promotes FreedomFest BBQ Sunday, October 8

SNL: New initiative petitions look to legalize sports betting in Missouri

Missouri Independent: Majority of all Missouri Medicaid terminations in last three months have been adults

AP: Missouri’s GOP attorney general sues school for closed-door debate on high school boy using girls’ restroom

P-D’s Ethan Colbert: Missouri AG sues Wentzville schools over transgender bathroom, locker room discussions; bill from state Sen. Nick Schroer [R-St. Charles County] “would require transgender students to use restrooms and locker room showers that match the gender they were assigned at birth” [get around stltoday paywall here]

Combest, The Missouri Times, 8/7/23: How to respond to journalists’ advocacy phrases like “align with the gender identity on their birth certificate”

SNL’s Greta Cross: Event promo: Art museum’s new exhibit addresses decades-long LGBTQ blood ban; sculpture features actual blood “from 59 gay, bisexual and transgender men”

johncombest_com on Twitter: How the Washington University Transgender Center could best apply Missouri’s new name, image and likeness [NIL] law to Mizzou football

AP: More Missouri schools are adopting 4-day weeks. For parents, the challenge is day 5

KMOX: United WE’s Wendy Doyle says child care top economic issue for women

KSMU: Girlboss profile: Owner of Cassville Dispensary describes hardship of selling drugs in conservative southwest Missouri, says she endures “scowls” at Walmart

Missouri Independent: Opposing sides of Missouri marijuana recall to face off in administrative hearing

Missourinet: DESE’s Megan Wadley explains new testing option to get a high school diploma

JCNT: State investing in Missouri’s tech sector at higher rate

JCNT: Ameren Missouri outlines 20-year sustainability, affordability plans

P-D: Ameren wants to build two gas power plants; Renew Missouri, Natural Resources Defense Council have ‘concerns’ [get around stltoday paywall here]

Missouri Independent: Ameren Missouri plans new natural gas plants along with clean energy additions

P-D: Gun control advances in St. Louis County despite GOP opposition; Councilwoman Lisa Clancy [D] points to Kansas City as shining example of effective gun laws [get around stltoday paywall here]

KRES [Moberly]: Sen. Cindy O’Laughlin [R-Shelbina] concerned about Macon City Council’s oversight of the Board of Public Works

SNL: Stricter fall turkey hunting regulations could be coming to Missouri. Here’s why

P-D: 4 more KDHX DJs resign as uproar over firings increases [get around stltoday paywall here]

Southeast Missourian: Despite occasional flare-ups, COVID cases remain low in Cape Girardeau County; new public health director compares COVID to basic maladies like the flu and RSV [get around Southeast Missourian paywall here]

St. Louis Public Radio’s new “Next Generation Radio”: Hero profile: Area man perfects drag queen stripper schtick at urban bar, home to “many wayward queers of the St. Louis underground”

Joplin Globe editorial: It’s time to change Missouri’s Constitution to include the Sunshine Law [get around Joplin Globe paywall here]

johncombest_com on Twitter: St. Louis City Democrats Megan Green and Rasheen Aldridge should get their paid campaign operative the legal and rehabilitative help she needs after Chesterfield larceny arrest

Combest book: “‘Where are my friends to take up this battle with me?’ [the female protagonist] asks herself each day. She sees her political allies and … elected officials going about their usual business … as if the world isn’t off its axis. Don’t they see she’s in pain?” 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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