Friday, December 8, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Missourinet: Hawley blasts removal of payments to radiation victims from defense bill

St. Louis Public Radio: Radiation exposure funding isn’t in the final defense bill. What’s next for St. Louisans?

Missouri Independent: Compensation for St. Louis victims of nuclear waste stripped from federal defense bill

Missouri Independent: Missouri AG alleges federal involvement in Washington University investigation

Missouri Independent: Campaign cash continues to flow from Missouri low-income housing tax credit industry

Fox 2 St. Louis: House Superminority Leader Crystal Quade removes Rep. Sarah Unsicker (D-Shrewsbury) from House committees

KSDK’s Mark Maxwell on X: Quade strips Unsicker of committee assignments, could boot her from caucus

Rep. Sarah Unsicker on X: Crystal Quade never sent me a letter – I received it from a journalist

johncombest_com on X: Then vs. now: Crystal Quade on “tak(ing) people’s voices out of the conversation here in Jefferson City” (ft. Spongebob Squarepants French narrator)

KCUR’s Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Gov. Mike Parson on KCPD detective case, Royals and Chiefs, new biography

Columbia Missourian: Governor announces initiative to combat maternal morbidity

Columbia Missourian: Missouri is a leading state for infant mortality. What can be done to curb it?

Kansas News Service (public radio), via KCUR: Kansas abortion clinic touts increased termination tourism numbers; Wichita’s “Trust Women” clinic snuffs out 40-50 unwanted/inconvenient babies per day

KC Star: Missouri Republicans propose bills to allow murder charges for people who get abortions; pro-life icon Sam Lee and Missouri Right to Life oppose legislation (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Missourinet: State Rep. Dan Houx (R-Warrensburg) lays odds on 2024 sports betting legislation

Missourinet: Open enrollment bill to return in 2024 session; thoughts from state Rep. Brad Pollitt (R-Sedalia)

KMZU (Carrollton): Missouri Farm Bureau annual meeting recap: Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe praises Ag Director Chris Chinn and MFB President Garrett Hawkins; AG Andrew Bailey on eminent domain and “coastal elites”; more

Missourinet: Missouri Farm Bureau backs I-44 expansion, I-57 improvements

Missourinet: Missouri Ag Director Chris Chinn wants Legislature to fund more meat and poultry inspections

Missourinet: Missouri peanut production booming; Ag Director Chris Chinn wants state funding to help operate state’s three regional inspection offices

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Missouri Farm Bureau President Garrett Hawkins recalls journey to advocacy

Columbia Missourian: Broadband gains traction in Boone County; insights from Missouri Office of Broadband Development’s BJ Tanksley

P-D: Missouri readies to spend millions on electricity upgrades

KCUR’s Kavahn Mansouri: Local legislators preview 2024 priorities; 2023 General Assembly saw “a year of legislation targeting the rights of transgender Missourians”

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

St. Louis Public Radio’s St. Louis on the Air: How LGBTQ+ friendly is St. Louis, and how is the Missouri Legislature hurting queers? Expert insight from “St. Louis Queer Support Helpline,” “Midwest Rainbow Research Institute,” and St. Louis City’s “LGBTQIA+ and Arts Liaison”

P-D editorial: Josh Hawley and other Republicans risk national security with their isolationism on Ukraine

Joplin Globe editorial: A victory for pregnant women, mothers in Missouri

KC Star op-ed: The Center Square’s David Mastio: All-or-nothing approaches to abortion won’t work in Missouri. Let’s find a compromise (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Missouri Independent op-ed: Teach for America reps: Retaining teachers is the best gift we can give Missouri kids this year

P-D op-ed: Missouri State “assistant professor of human geography” Emily Frazier and grad student Genevieve Stark: Rep. Chris Dinkins (R-Lesterville) stance on Gaza immigrants is “irresponsible,” “xenophobic” and “contributes to the dehumanization of refugees” 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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