Thursday, November 16, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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KCMO: Pete Mundo Show: Gov. Mike Parson on “Disagree Better” campaign (1:40); status of Missouri-Kansas “border war” (3:00); message for Bill Eigel (5:00); potential executive commutation for Eric DeValkenaere and how Jean Peters Baker set a “poor example” of playing politics with justice (6:30)

P-D: Eigel blasts Gov. Mike Parson for promoting civility in politics

This Week in Missouri Politics Mid-Week Update: Scott Faughn and Casey Burns talk with former state Sen./current St. Francois County Clerk Kevin Engler about “litigation nightmare” of personal property tax freeze for seniors (2:45); lawsuits over property tax legislation and speculation on Eigel’s legislative strategy (10:00); thoughts on Dean Plocher and Rod Jetton (12:00); who he supports in GOP gov primary and why (14:15); abortion ballot initiative (22:30); Mizzou vs. Florida and more

Missourinet: Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe represents Missouri in his first-ever trade mission overseas

Columbia Missourian: Caleb Rowden hosts launch event for secretary of state bid

SNL: 2024 attorney general primary overview: Andrew Bailey vs, Will Scharf; Elad Gross vs. Sarah Unsicker

P-D: Missouri House Democrats watch speaker drama unfold, question resignation calls

KC Star: Gov. Parson criticizes DeValkenaere prosecutor, laying groundwork for potential clemency (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

JCNT: Missouri unemployment rate above 3 percent

Missouri Independent: Challenge to Missouri voter ID law focuses on excuses about the old, handicapped

Missouri Independent: Missouri legislators criticize regulations targeting cannabis packaging aimed at kids

Columbia Missourian: Missouri cannabis social equity licensees face funding hurdles; Colorado lawyer says state subsidies would help

JCNT: Graduated Driver License (GDL) laws help Missouri reduce teen crashes

KC Star: MoDOT urges motorists to use ‘zipper merge’ when approaching closed lanes (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

P-D’s Blythe Bernhard: Conservative issues stall after backlash in St. Charles County; LGBTQIA* activist raising daughter as a boy vows to “turn the heat up” against school board members

Combest, The Missouri Times, 8/7/23: “We can still act in a positive, constructive way to counter (mainstream Missouri media’s) vitriol and conflict-baiting. Remember that fact this fall, when you’ll read stories lambasting parents and school board members who stand up to racism by fighting DIE mandates and race-shaming curriculum… or a teacher harassed by alphabet groups for using an incorrect pronoun.”

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air: Event promo: New play explores “a pivotal moment in St. Louis labor history” and the fight against “systemic” poverty and “wealth disparity” archives: search tag: St. Louis Public Radio liberal event promos

P-D editorial: Missouri House speaker has repeatedly shown awful judgment. Remove him, already.

Columbia Missourian columnist/American Atheists’ Missouri State Director David Rosman: At least Dean Plocher isn’t “a white Christian nationalist like U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson”

The Missouri Times op-ed: Rep. Melanie Stinnett (R-Springfield): Prioritizing postpartum care: A transformative step toward a healthier Missouri

KC Star’s Melinda Henneberger: ‘I know every fact’ of KC cop who shot black man, says Democrat Jean Peters Baker. It’s Gov. Parson who does not (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

KC Star letter: U.S. Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau admin Gina Rodriguez: As Missouri is showered with Bidenbucks, let’s support girls-only apprenticeships (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL 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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