Wednesday, December 6, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Brownfield Ag News: Barry Bean says reference price increases are a must for new farm bill

Missourinet: U.S. Rep. Sam Graves says Missouri will see a lot of defense dollars coming its way

Fox News: Video: Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley blows up at FBI Director Christopher Wray over anti-Catholic memo (link via Show-Me Sen. Hawley standoff against FBI over alleged anti-Catholic targeting

93.9 The Eagle: Wake Up Mid-Missouri with guest co-hosts Scott and Millie Faughn: House Superminority Leader Crystal Quade on visit to Missouri Farm Bureau (2:02:45); House Dems and rural issues (2:03:30); House Dems picking up five (5) seats in 2024 election (2:04:30); Teamsters endorsement (2:04:45); child care legislation (2:05:40); funding for Medicaid (2:07:10); Ethics Committee investigation into Dean Plocher (2:07:45); praise for Karla Eslinger as DESE head (2:10:00); GOP gov primary, and how she can “kick my feet up and just watch” (2:12:40); quick jabs at Jay Ashcroft (2:13:30)

Missourinet: Gubernatorial candidates weigh in on foreign ownership of Missouri farmland

93.9 The Eagle: Wake Up Mid-Missouri with guest co-hosts Scott and Millie Faughn: AG Andrew Bailey on Eric Schmitt endorsement (1:02:00); Biden student loan lawsuit (1:02:40); WOTUS, border wall, Big Tech (1:03:55); 295-year prison sentence for sex assailant (1:05:30); Consumer Protection Division (1:08:45); contrast with Will Scharf’s “Wall Street mommy and daddy money” (1:10:45); Mizzou vs. TOSU (1:12:30)

Missouri Independent: Wash U alleges Missouri AG illegally sought patient records from transgender center

The Missouri Times’ Scott Faughn: 2024 Statewide Bench: The top Republicans and Democrats not on the statewide ballot

SNL’s Kelly Dereuck: Book promo: Gov. Mike Parson’s “No Turnin’ Back” reflects on accomplishments, looks to life after politics

JCNT: State senator named new education commissioner; Eslinger to take reins in June

Missourinet: Eslinger chosen to serve as next DESE commissioner

SNL: Missouri’s next commissioner of education is state senator, former school superintendent

P-D: Republican state senator named commissioner of Missouri education department

KCUR: Republican state senator Karla Eslinger, a former teacher, will be Missouri’s next education chief

Missouri Independent: Karla Eslinger announced as Missouri’s next commissioner of education

Springfield Daily Citizen: Ozark County state senator named Missouri’s head of K-12 education

JCNT: Mid-Missouri lawmakers pre-file dozens of bills

Missouri Independent: Missouri child welfare agency reports increased efforts to find missing foster kids

Springfield Daily Citizen: 20-plus Missouri cannabis licensees ready to sue regulator over recall

KSMU: Missouri DSS report shows jump last year in infants who died from sleep-related suffocation

KC Star: Is the Missouri House violating transparency requirements? Appeals court will decide

Harvest Public Media, via KCUR: Flee to safety: Some Missouri counties around Lake of the Ozarks saw sharp population increases between 2020 and 2022

KC Star: Are you on the right Evergy time-based rate plan? How to check, switch and save money (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Joplin Globe editorial: Lead pipes should go; we applaud Christie Barnhart and Missouri American Water for their effort

P-D’s Kurt Erickson: “Hard-right conservative” Denny Hoskins “wants to require ballots to be counted by hand, mirroring unfounded allegations of election fraud pushed by former President Donald Trump and his allies”

Riverfront Times’ Sarah Fenske: Democratic state rep and AG candidate Sarah Unsicker proudly shares lemonade with “conspiracy-minded local” Eric Garland and “Holocaust denier” Charles Johnson

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Ex-state employee says Missouri cheated her out of prize money

Kaiser Family Foundation op-ed, via St. Louis Public Radio: Samantha Liss and others: Legal Services of Eastern Missouri complains about Missouri Medicaid

Kaiser Family Foundation op-ed, 11/2/23: Samantha Liss and others: Medicaid ‘unwinding’ breeds chaos in Missouri, other states

Springfield Daily Citizen’s Steve Pokin: Moms Demand Action quizzes reporters about domestic violence in Greene County 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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