Saturday, October 21, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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St. Louis Public Radio: Schmitt’s Farm Bill forum: Deadline extension considered for 2023 passage, Arkansas’ Boozman says

Columbia Missourian: U.S. Sens. Eric Schmitt, John Boozman hear ag concerns at Farm Bill forum

Agri-Pulse: At Schmitt event, Boozman eyes one-year farm bill extension (get around Agri-Pulse paywall here)

KMOV: Schmitt shares thoughts on Farm Bill, Biden’s foreign aid package

KWTO (Springfield): U.S. Rep. Eric Burlison on “swampy things” from “old guard” to block Jim Jordan (-10:50); John Boehner and other “absurd” names (-8:30); why anti-Jordan faction is illogical (-7:50); the McHenry option (-6:30); Biden’s Israel-Hamas angle on Ukraine money (-3:30); fixing the U.S.-Mexico border (3:00)

Southeast Missourian: Jason Smith issues statement on House Speaker battle (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Photo gallery: Palestinian protests in St. Louis City: Palestinian tot totes a toy gun, “Israel = War Criminal,” “Israel is a bully,” activist Neveen Ayesh points a finger at aldermen, protesters shout at Board of Aldermen staffer, protester gives son a camelback ride, other sights

NPR, via St. Louis Public Radio: U.S. Supreme Court leaves Missouri gun law blocked and in limbo

Missouri Independent: U.S. Supreme Court temporarily blocks order in Missouri social media lawsuit

KC Star: U.S. Supreme Court weighs in on Second Amendment Preservation Act, social media suit

Missouri Independent: Ashcroft says initiatives seek to ‘nullify Missouri laws protecting the right to life’

The Missouri Times: Missouri DHSS’ Division of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) under fire for poor performance, overstepping authority; business owners question leaks to left-wing blogs like Missouri Independent

P-D: Pandemic shift to home-schooling goes mainstream in Missouri (get around stltoday paywall here)

JCNT: MO ABLE program charts continued growth

St. Louis Public Radio: Event promo: Planned Parenthood vasectomy bus on a roll

12/20/22: NPR’s Sarah McCammon, via KCUR: In Missouri and other states with oppressive anti-choice laws, Planned Parenthood finds success with vasectomy campaigns

KC Star: DeValkenaere to wait in Missouri prison while court decides if he can go free on appeal (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

P-D editorial: In Missouri, as in Washington, political extremism thwarts good public policy; Sen. Caleb Rowden (R-Columbia) and Missouri Chamber of Commerce’s Dan Mehan are right, Sen. Bill Eigel (R-Weldon Spring) is wrong (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio’s Sarah Kellogg and Rachel Lippmann: It’s been a year since St. Louis City school shooting – and Missouri Republicans are still blocking vital gun violence legislation

March 2023: St. Louis City Mayor Tishaura Jones says Chicago’s strict gun laws don’t deter gun violence

SNL’s Greta Cross: Hero profile: LGBT History Month was founded by a Missouri educator in 1994. Today, he finds “Missouri’s bans on both gender-affirming health care and prohibitions against transgender girls and women participating in female sports, ‘disappointing,’ ‘distressing’ and ‘disturbing.'”

5/12/23: Springfield News-Leader’s Stephen Herzog: Congratulations to our Greta Cross for winning Missouri Press Association award; content creator says she’s proud of expanding promotion of LGBTQIA+ community, is currently working on a podcast celebrating rural Missouri drag shows

P-D letter: St. Louis sexagenarian expresses anger at U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner, says he finds Jim Jordan “scary” (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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