Thursday, September 28, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Missourinet: U.S. Rep. Jason Smith releases whistleblower materials in Hunter Biden investigation

Missourinet: Alford says government shutdown appears likely

KC Star’s Daniel Desrochers: How a government shutdown would hurt Missourians

KC Star: Kansas City VA repeatedly sent out the wrong medical records to veterans, Alford says [avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here]

Austin Petersen on Twitter: Video clip: Wake Up America Show celebrates 1 year anniversary

Combest, The Missouri Times, 8/7/23: “How many of you [Republican] statewide candidates, state legislators, and consultants support Missouri’s conservative or libertarian news and opinion outlets? How many of you support Austin Petersen’s Wake Up America show? You can be a Petersen’s Patriot for $17.76 a month. Higher and lower tiers are available.”

Wake Up America: How you can support the show

The Leadership Room with Sen. Travis Fitzwater [R-Holts Summit]: Missouri State Auditor Scott Fitzpatrick on the “start of [Fitzpatrick’s] business, the hardship of the Great Recession, building his company in HS/college, marriage, starting a family and finding out your twins have development disabilities, running a $28 billion+ budget, and the budding relationship between Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift” [Spotify]

Scott Fitzpatrick episode timestamps, via Travis Fitzwater on Twitter: “2:50 – Building company while fighting government regulation was frustrating; 4:05 – Economic struggles led to political involvement; 7:52 – Almost lost the business, work came at the last minute; 13:32 – Met in college, dated during tough times, now a devoted marriage; 15:28 – Strength of marriage sharing worst moments while he contained emotions and she supported through challenges; 20:10 – Stayed in Ronald McDonald House while twins in NICU and finding out hard news; 23:44 – Blessed with family that was there; 26:00 – Challenging, happy kids – counting blessings; 28:51 – Legislative budget committee, asked “dumb” questions no one else would; 31:51 – Leading a supermajority House budget with a Democrat Governor; 39:45 – Excited that the Chiefs are seeing so much success”

The Leadership Room episode on Apple Podcasts [opens in app]

JCNT: Local students join in nationwide ‘See You at the Pole’ prayer event

KWIX/KRES [Moberly]: Sen. Cindy O’Laughlin [R-Shelbina] on Senate not overriding vetoes

Missourinet: Rep. Hannah Kelly [R-Mountain Grove] on solutions to Missouri’s foster care challenges

Washington Missourian: Rep. Brad Banderman [R-St. Clair] says Gov. Parson expects property tax freeze bill to be cleaned up next session

JCNT: State seeking to bolster workforce with older workers

Missourinet: Missouri fights Department of Corrections officer shortages by mobilizing special units

SNL: Springfield Public Schools won’t distribute pocket Constitutions provided by Moms for Liberty

SNL’s Claudette Riley: Hero profiles: Public health student at North Carolina college, local high school students promote their effort to fight Missouri “book bans”; Riley: Nixa conservatives’ “titles targeted and board decisions” have gained national attention; four [4] uses of “target” [avoid News-Leader paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here]

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

Missouri Independent: KC mayor argues police funding mandate should be tossed by Missouri Supreme Court

KC Star: KC mayor says police funding ballot question misled voters. High court hears arguments [avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here]

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri Supreme Court hears arguments over law boosting protections for police

Missouri Independent: St. Louis asks Missouri Supreme Court to overturn police ‘bill of rights’ law

Southeast Missourian’s Bob Miller: Officials address homeless people following a woman and generally being a nuisance across LaCroix Trail; “In Missouri, a law passed last year made sleeping on state-owned land a misdemeanor, but it’s been argued that homeless people exist, and they must sleep somewhere.” [get around Southeast Missourian paywall here]

Missouri Independent: Missouri Supreme Court weighs constitutionality of law banning homeless encampments on public land

Southeast Missourian: State Treasurer Vivek Malek brings unclaimed property auction to Cape [get around Southeast Missourian paywall here]

KWIX/KRES [Moberly]: Missouri Department of Conservation and University of Missouri Extension team up to tackle feral hogs

Spectrum Local News [Charter Communications]: Cori Bush announces that she has China virus

Columbia Missourian: COVID vaccine promo: Come subject yourself and your children to the safe Pfizer, Moderna products

KC Star editorial: Eric Schmitt and Andrew Bailey seem to support Trump’s threat to shut down free speech [avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here]

P-D editorial: Ashcroft is determined to thwart a fair abortion vote any way he can [get around stltoday paywall here]

P-D op-ed: Tyler Curtis: Allowing open enrollment could revitalize Missouri schools [get around stltoday paywall here]

Columbia Missourian op-ed: Bry Mink – who “uses they/them pronouns as a “queer” and “gay and nonbinary” humanoid – says making Columbia an LGBTQ+ sanctuary city would teach the rest of Missouri a lesson

KC Star letters: Smithville octogenarian wants Sam Graves to “grow a backbone” and support government spending for “retired folks”; woman who chooses to live in Kansas disapproves of Missouri’s “Eric Schmidt [sic]” [avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here]

P-D letter: University City octogenarian says Post-Dispatch editorial board is hypocritical on children and abortion [get around stltoday paywall here]

P-D letter: Pittsburg sexagenarian says sending meatpacking waste into Lake Pomme De Terre would “destroy” Missouri tourism [get around stltoday paywall here]

P-D letter: St. Louis City sexagenarian says St. Charles County conservatives challenging explicit library books are “bigots” [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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