Tuesday, October 3, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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93.9 The Eagle: Wake Up Mid-Missouri: U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer says Matt Gaetz left draft of “motion to vacate” proposal on men’s restroom floor last week [0:45]; why “nobody” takes Gaetz seriously anymore [1:10]; how Luetkemeyer would cast his vote for Speaker if he was a Democrat [2:15]; Freedom Caucus threatening shutdown to raise online contributions [2:45]; MU Columbia Research Reactor expansion [5:15]; illegal immigration through Mexico border and its effect on fentanyl smuggling [7:30]; U.S. debt downgrade [10:30]

93.9 The Eagle: Wake Up Mid-Missouri on YouTube: Studio feed of Luetkemeyer [via phone] conversation

93.9 The Eagle: Wake Up Mid-Missouri on YouTube: Missouri Times Publisher Scott Faughn on Biden’s senility and Matt Gaetz’s “punchable face” [1:04:30]; Lincoln Hough, Eric Burlison and Freedom Caucus [1:05:30]; thoughts on shutdown [1:07:00]; Jay Nixon and Rock Island Trail [1:11:40]; the Missouri Independent’s anti-Dean Plocher piece [1:13:10]; Show Me Missourah episode featuring Mary Rhodes Russell and Betsy AuBuchon [1:14:30]

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Thoughts on shutdown and spending plan: U.S. Reps. Mark Alford, Emanuel Cleaver, Sam Graves

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouris congressional delegation offers statements on short-term spending plan

Missourinet: VP Kamala Harris to speak at Democratic National Committee’s fall meeting Friday in St. Louis

KSDK’s Mark Maxwell on X [formerly Twitter]: “Mayor [Tishaura} Jones’ orders to remove [the homeless] come on the same week top Democratic officials and dignitaries will come to St Louis to prepare for the 2024 DNC. It has the appearance she’s sweeping an eyesore from a prominent place to avoid embarrassment.”

JCNT: State auditor looking into federal food program

P-D: Missouri auditor begins formal probe of troubled federal food program [get around stltoday paywall here]

P-D editorial, 8/27/22: Missouri’s worst-in-the-nation stinginess toward poor kids speaks volumes; suspecting foul play in summer lunch program is nonsense [get around stltoday paywall here]

KWTO [Springfield]: Elijah Haahr Show: Rep. Cody Smith [R-Carthage] on state revenues “cooling off” [-17:00]; how cutting income tax helps the economy [15:45]; overview of state budget process and consensus revenue estimate [-14:30]; legacy as budget chair and legislative accomplishments [12:45]; spending COVID relief money [-10:15]; why Legislature should pass tax rebate in 2024 [-7:45]; his plan to sponsor tax rebate bill [-7:00]; why he’s running for state treasurer [-5:20]; school choice [4:20]

93.9 The Eagle: Wake Up Mid-Missouri: Gov. Parson warns of continuing drought

93.9 The Eagle: Wake Up Mid-Missouri: House Veterans Committee Chair Rep. Dave Griffith [R-Jefferson City] remains disappointed over Gov. Parson’s veto of National Guard bill

Columbia Missourian: MU takes steps in research reactor expansion; Gov. Mike Parson, U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer and UM System President and MU Chancellor Mun Choi speak at event

Missourinet: DESE’s Mallory McGowin explains state’s “Close the Gap” grant program

JCNT: 16 local schools, districts among latest school safety grant recipients

KSMU: Springfield, Joplin, Ozark and Republic Public School Districts receive maximum award from the Missouri School Safety Grant Program

Missouri Independent: Judge tosses Torch lawsuit seeking to block Missouri Highway Patrol gambling investigations

P-D: Missouri judge dumps slot machine company’s lawsuit against state police [get around stltoday paywall here]

Missouri Independent: Gaming parlors are popping up across Missouri. Courts have yet to determine if they are illegal

P-D: Missouri announces winners of 48 cannabis ‘microbusiness’ licenses [get around stltoday paywall here]

Washington Missourian editorial: Congratulations to us for winning Missouri Press Association awards

KC Star’s Dan Kelly: As libraries face ‘frightening’ situation, this new Kansas City event celebrates books; “far-right Republicans in the Missouri state legislature … have looked to defund and demonize libraries” [avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here] Journalism: Newspaper Book Report Slams Missouri GOP To Start 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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