Monday, November 6, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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SNL: Missouri case blocking federal social media influence heads to U.S. Supreme Court

SNL: Community garden group nabs $500k in cash from Biden’s “Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Program” carve-out; group will hire interns to advance “regenerative agriculture, a practice with the goal of lowering carbon emissions and reducing poverty”

JCNT: Israel supporters gather at Missouri Capitol for prayer

KC Star’s Samantha Latson: Hero profile: The 1619 Project creator inspires Kansas City audience with calls for reparations (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Columbia Missourian’s Konrad Strzalka: Hero profiles: Mizzou Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA) focus on preserving transgender rights, with the help of comrade Rep. Kathy Steinhoff (D-Columbia); in 2023, some GOP lawmakers lied and “said they would not target gender-affirming care for adults”

johncombest_com on Instagram, January 2023: Objective, unbiased media agrees: Missouri Republicans guilty of targeting.

This Week in Missouri Politics: Rep. Ashley Aune (D-Kansas City) on building on Crystal Quade’s success and serving as next House Superminority Leader (0:45); Heartland Pod’s Adam Sommer on internal GOP fissures (1:45); Aune and Sommer on how Dems can become more relevant and win seats (2:30); abortion ballot initiative (4:30); Aune on expanding Dems’ tent (5:30); Aune’s advice to Dem statewide candidates (7:30); Dems’ loss in 2024 U.S. Senate race (9:00); Adam Sommer on why he’s the man “Josh Hawley pretends to be” (10:50); Lucas Kunce’s authenticity deficit (11:10); Sommer on hosting a wildly successful fundraiser that “packed the room” for Crystal Quade (12:45); Aune on Quade’s loss to Kehoe and potentially making it competitive against Ashcroft and Eigel (13:15); panel of Jackson County Council’s Manny Abarca (D), state Reps. Keri Ingle (D-Lee’s Summit) and Terry Thompson (R-Lexington), Americans for Prosperity-Missouri’s Ryan Johnson on Plocher brouhaha (15:00); Ingle says issue “pales in comparison” to previous House Speaker scandals (15:15); Wesley Bell vs. Cori Bush (18:55); landfill issue (23:25); who won the week: KC area sales tax supporters, national and state Democrats, Treasurer Vivek Malek, Jeff Roe and Bob Onder, Brian Williams’ son Brock Prime (26:45)

Missouri Independent: Ethics hearing, GOP caucus could determine fate of embattled Missouri House speaker

P-D: Missouri Chamber, other groups want more state spending on child care subsidies

SNL: Drone restrictions could be loosened for Missouri hunters

UPDATED: P-D: Bayer’s dicamba weedkiller is hitting Missouri forests – and killing trees, Missouri Department of Conservation expert warns; no regulatory changes on the horizon in Missouri

Combest, The Missouri Times, 8/7/23: “Let’s be honest with each other. Pesticides are still pesticides, no matter how many times your ol’ pal Johnny Combine repeats the phrase ‘crop protection products.’”

Daily American Republic, via Southeast Missourian: Gov. Parson names Butler County Prosecuting Attorney Kacey Proctor circuit judge

SNL: Branson-based Kanakuk blames insurer for withholding information from sexual abuse victim

P-D letter: Pharmacist responds to message points in last week’s “grassroots” astroturf pharmacy benefits manager industry form letter

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