Wednesday, October 18, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

Published in Missouri Political News - Daily Headlines. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Show-Me Senator Josh Hawley pushing back on trans trouble for lady sports

Missouri Independent: Cost of Coldwater Creek radioactive waste cleanup tops $400M, federal agency finds

Washington Free Beacon’s Joseph Simonson and Andrew Kerr: Anti-Israel Democrats, including Cori Bush, face campaign finance woes and primary challenges; “Bush’s financial woes … include falling behind on paying office rent, legal bills, and fundraising consultants” (link via Gregg Keller on X)

SNL: Kehoe outpaced Ashcroft, Eigel and Quade in 3rd quarter gubernatorial campaign fundraising

Washington Missourian: Former GOP state Rep. John Simmons announces 2024 bid; Rep. Kyle Marquart (R-Washington) beat Simmons by 168 votes in 2022 GOP primary

This Week in Missouri Politics Mid-Week Update: Sen. Cindy O’Laughlin (R-Shelbina) talks with Scott Faughn about Margie Vandeven’s resignation (0:45); qualifications for new commissioner (2:15); Faughn on Kennett’s well-run district vs. Poplar Bluff School District’s incompetent superintendent (3:30); educrats’ pass-the-buck and cover-your-*ss system (4:30); top candidates for DESE gig, including former Jennings Superintendent Tiffany Anderson and former Richland Superintendent Frank Killian (6:40); social justice warriors’ education propaganda, from “multiculturalism” to “inclusion” (9:45); birthday wishes and good riddance to Missouri Public Service Commission’s Scott Rupp (11:05); the problem with time-of-use rates (11:05); why Missouri’s next governor shouldn’t just talk a big game (16:05); qualities of next Senate floor leader (17:00); “like each other, hate each other” relationship with Bill Eigel (18:50); Faughn on good school administrators vs. spineless superintendents (23:10); Doug Libla and Gary Romine story (27:45)

P-D: Missouri education commissioner to resign in July (get around stltoday paywall here)

SNL: Margie Vandeven announces plans to step down as MO Commissioner of Education

Missouri Independent: Missouri commissioner of education announces resignation

SNL: Facing opposition, Missouri school board will not adopt social-emotional learning standards

KCUR’s Jodi Fortino: Social-emotional learning “one of the latest targets of conservatives”

4/7/23: KCUR’s Jodi Fortino with St. Louis Public Radio‘s Kate Grumke and Sarah Kellogg: Education legislation update: Republicans target transgender youth

johncombest_com on Instagram, January 2023: Objective, unbiased media agrees: Missouri Republicans guilty of targeting. archives: search tag: Jodi Fortino: Greatest hits including “targeting” updates, Republicans “banning (transgenders) from sports,” Kevin Strickland fundraising pitch, more

P-D: Sen. Caleb Rowden (R-Columbia) hires former Plocher aide Kenny Ross; reaction from former House Speaker Elijah Haahr (R-Springfield) (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Missouri House Speaker Dean Plocher fires his chief of staff

P-D: St. Louis region’s Planned Parenthood doctor named a finalist for EU’s top humanitarian prize (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missourinet: Missouri’s Office of Broadband Development BJ Tanksley on improving connectivity

JCNT: Lincoln University administrator added to state broadband council

St. Louis Public Radio: Thanks to Missouri General Assembly, St. Louis County Council approves scaled-down senior property tax freeze

P-D: Thanks to new state law, St. Louis County seniors will get a property tax break – if county exec endorses new plan; former state Sen. Rita Heard Days (D) votes with Republicans, while Lisa Clancy (D) is absent (get around stltoday paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: Property tax relief may be coming to seniors next year – but it will take another vote in Boone County

P-D: State Auditor Scott Fitzpatrick finds couple bilked sewer district in Missouri Bootheel of more than $160,000 (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT: Police, EMS: Fentanyl cases on downswing

Missouri Independent: Proposed Missouri silica sand mine loses appeal of its denied permit

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Washington University in St. Louis Professor of sociology and vice dean of faculty development and diversity Adia Harvey Wingfield on systemic workplace racism

P-D editorial: Missouri funds ‘bleeding control kits,’ but still won’t control the shooting (get around stltoday paywall here) Should Guv Parson pardon convicted former Kansas City detective?

St. Louis Public Radio’s Eric Schmid: Pew Charitable Trusts explains why repaying student loans is bad for state economies

KC Star “Service Journalism Team” content creator Natalie Wallington: Where to get your new COVID-19 vaccine: Side effects “generally mild and fade within a day or two” (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News 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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