Saturday, October 7, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum: During DNC speech in St. Louis, Harris blasts states like Missouri with abortion bans; comments from House Superminority Leader Crystal Quade [DSpringfield]

Spectrum Local News’ Gregg Palermo: Vice President Harris ties re-election to selling popular policies during DNC meeting in St. Louis

P-D: VP Kamala Harris revs up Democrats in St. Louis appearance: ‘We’re going to win’ [get around stltoday paywall here]

Missourinet: U.S. Rep. Eric Burlison on Speaker of the House vote, why he voted against continuing resolution sham, potential Speaker candidates Steve Scalise, Jim Jordan and Donald Trump, and what to expect next week

KWIX/KRES [Moberly]: U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer on why hes supporting Steve Scalise for Speaker, how Trump’s involvement would lead to “a circus … stirs it all up, makes it chaotic”

Washington Missourian: Sen. Ben Brown [R-Washington] on COVID “loophole,” property tax freeze, initiative petition changes, and revisiting the SAFE Act in 2024

P-D: Group that sued Missouri to stop COVID-19 health orders wants to drop its lawsuit [get around stltoday paywall here]

P-D: Missouri DHSS defends posts telling vaccine skeptics to ‘just keep scrolling’ [get around stltoday paywall here]

Yesterday: After Combest callout, Post-Dispatch changes “pregnant people” headline and story content to “pregnant women”

Washington Missourian: State, county ahead of U.S. in manufacturing growth; Missouri Department of Economic Development’s Jeff Pinkerton speaks at summit

Missourinet: Missouri’s retail theft is gouging over $1B from stores; Missouri Retailers Association’s Dave Overfelt says prosecutors and judges need to hand down stiffer penalties

johncombest_com on Twitter: St. Louis City Democrats Megan Green, Rasheen Aldridge and Alisha Sonnier should get their paid campaign operative Jeromeca Barnes the legal and rehabilitative help she needs after Chesterfield retail 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?”

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Missouri wants to teach students to be better humans through social-emotional learning; interview with DESE’s Chrissy Bashore and work group co-chair Jen Foster

Missourinet: Rep. Mike Haffner [R-Pleasant Hill] on 2024 foreign farmland bill [0:25], ESG schemes [5:00]

Brownfield Ag News: Drought to stick around in Missouri

Brownfield Ag News: Meet Jason Moore, the new Missouri State Fair director

P-D: St. Louis marijuana dispensaries use live events to grow their customer base [get around stltoday paywall here]

Columbia Missourian: Columbia urbanite accused of unlawfully receiving over $19,000 in SNAP handouts

KCUR: Critics say Missouri’s parole practices are unconstitutional. A federal appeals court agrees

Southeast Missourian op-ed: “Former newspaper editor” Art Wallhausen: “Jason Smith’s words on speaker ouster our [sic] deceptive” [get around Southeast Missourian 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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