Saturday, October 14, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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NBC News: Ann Wagner won’t vote for Jim Jordan on House floor

Daily Mail (U.K.): Josh Hawley calls for DOJ investigation into pro-Palestine groups on college campuses (link via

Southeast Missourian: U.S. Rep. Jason Smith calls Hamas attacks “barbaric, pure and simple” (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Missourinet: Cannabis trade group suing state and St. Louis County over ‘double-taxing’; comments from MoCannTrade’s Jack Cardetti

P-D: Missouri attorney general reignites fight over county health orders (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: ‘Huge’ power line will save Missouri customers $18 billion, regulators say (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Grain Belt Express transmission line wins final approval in Missouri

Columbia Missourian’s Savvy Sleevar: “Those who menstruate” could be reimbursed for sales tax on some period products archives: Search tag: journalists using stilted language to avoid using the word “woman”

9/24/23: Columbia Missourian’s Savvy Sleevar: Mid-Missouri PrideFest brings color and joy to downtown Columbia “in the wake of legislation in Missouri targeting gender-affirming care and transgender athletes”

Washington Missourian: MoDOT seeks funds for possible third daily train

Washington Missourian: County assessors across Missouri consider using drones to evaluate properties

johncombest_com on X, yesterday: Post-Dispatch editorial board fixes mistake, but refuses to acknowledge simple error

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Taum Sauk series, Part 1: Missouri set aside millions for Taum Sauk disaster recovery. Much of it went to insiders (get around stltoday paywall here)

Columbia Missourian op-ed: Area woman cheers “Mizzou Young Democratic Socialits [sic] of America” and Democratic Rep. Kathy Steinhoff for transgender activism

Columbia Missourian letter: Missouri Rural Crisis Center “rural organizer” Jamie Blair wants more people to be “concerned” about Medicaid dis-enrollments 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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