Wednesday, October 4, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum: Missouri Republicans in Congress decry McCarthy ouster

Southeast Missourian: Jason Smith discusses Kevin McCarthy’s ouster [get around Southeast Missourian paywall here]

Rolling Stone: Politico reporter says McCarthy vote brought Ann Wagner to tears

Fox News: Hawley introduces bill to help key border states fight back against illegal immigration [link via]

St. Joseph News-Press: Hawley proposes cap on credit card interest

AP: Missouri shifts to Republican presidential caucuses

KSDK [St. Louis]: Mayor Tishaura Jones’ office says shooing away the homeless from City Hall has nothing to do with VP Kamala Harris’ appearance at Democratic National Committee meeting this week

P-D’s Joe Holleman: Urban politicians weigh in on Mayor Jones’ move to clear homeless encampment “to tidy up the neighborhood before conventioneers hit town” [get around stltoday paywall here]

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis City officials clear City Hall encampment; thoughts from Rep. Kimberly-Ann Collins [D-St. Louis]

KC Star: Missouri lawmakers push to get KCK Underground Railroad site more resources [avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here]

P-D: Rep. Cori Bush says St. Louis jail’s medical provider has never been effective or responsible [get around stltoday paywall here]

This Week in Missouri Politics Mid-Week Update: Scott Faughn on yet-to-be-named sportsbook and Mizzou vs. LSU line [2:45]; Rex Sinquefield’s operation, from Mary Ellen Ponder to the present day [11:00]; Andrew Koenig [Victory Enterprises], Cody Smith [Axiom], Vivek Malek [James Harris], and which one will drop from the treasurer’s race [17:00]; the operational efficiency of Jim Lembke’s statewide slate [19:30]; Denny Hoskins vs. Shane Schoeller vs. Caleb Rowden [21:00]; the Larry Pleus Principle of campaign winners [25:00]

KWTO [Springfield]: Bill Eigel on why Mike Kehoe and Jay Ashcroft represent “The Swamp” [-11:30]; how to make personal property tax cuts work [-9:50]; Tennessee as a model for state taxation [-8:00]; real estate property taxes and personal property taxes [-7:00]; waste in state spending [-1:45]

Missouri Independent: St. Louis megadonor drops $425K into Missouri campaigns in last week; Rex Sinquefield contributes to Mike Kehoe, Denny Hoskins, Andrew Koenig, Cody Smith, Caleb Rowden, Tony Luetkemeyer, Phil Christofanelli, Chris Dinkins

JCNT: State awards Missouri’s first cannabis microbusiness licenses; no locals win first round

SNL: Federal food program used by Life360 under scrutiny by state auditor

Missourinet: New director chosen for Missouri State Fair

JCNT: New funding year begins for state’s energy assistance program

St. Joseph News-Press: Drought Assessment Committee set to meet to discuss ways to respond to statewide drought conditions

Southeast Missourian: Drought exits tri-county area [get around Southeast Missourian paywall here]

St. Louis Public Radio: Former state Supreme Court Judge George Draper joins staff of St. Louis circuit attorney

P-D editorial: Government is still running – no thanks to Eric Schmitt and Eric Burlison [get around stltoday paywall here]

P-D editorial: Hawley’s labor conversion should be judged not by what he says, but what he’s done [get around stltoday paywall here]

Southeast Missourian editorial: Unclaimed property auction highlights huge state-held bounty [get around Southeast Missourian paywall here]

JCNT editorial: Sunshine Law’s intent clear: be transparent

KC Star op-ed: Joel Mathis: Sen. Eric Schmitt blames Democrats, but then votes against preventing the shutdown [avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here]

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Bounty hunter kidnapping verdict sends a message: Reform the cash bail system [get around stltoday paywall here]

Missouri Independent op-ed: Phill Brooks: The legacy of Missouri’s 2023 legislative session

Missouri Independent’s Annelise Hanshaw: Capitol renovation plan mentions accessibility. But does this include reporters?

johncombest_com on Twitter, 9/14/23: How to address content creator complaints about climbing twenty-seven [27] steps: A modest proposal

Jonathan Shorman, 5/24/14: The hardships of working at the Missouri Capitol for a portion of the year: “I spent the last two weeks of session in a frenzy,” sometimes working a whole “12,14 or 16 hours”; one time, “I was at the capitol working until about 3 a.m., only to return about 9 a.m.” archives: search tag: journalists complaining about the profession they chose

P-D letter: Desloge septuagenarian says Lucas Kunce influenced Josh Hawley’s stance on unions [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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