Monday, May 27, 2024 – Memorial Day – Missouri political news headlines

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This Week in Missouri Politics: Panel of Rep. Jim Schulte (R-New Bloomfield), Democratic strategist Jack Cardetti, Lincoln Hough’s Chief of Staff Pat Thomas, and Ellinger Bell partner Marc Ellinger on initiative petition changes (0:45); abortion vote and Ashcroft’s decision (5:00); state budget and supplemental budget (8:15); GOP governor primary (16:00); GOP attorney general primary (23:45); who won the week: Kansas City Chiefs and John Rizzo, Lincoln Hough, Kansas City Democrat state Senators, Dean Plocher, John Rizzo (26:15)

KC Star: Missouri spends millions on abortion alternatives, and the federal government could crack down (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

JCNT: Jason Sumners to start as new Missouri Department of Conservation director Evergy still works to reconnect thousands in Kansas City metro after weekend storms

P-D editorial: Emboldened by Roe’s overturn, anti-choice forces in Missouri and other states are coming for contraception (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

KC Star op-ed: U.S. Rep. Mark Alford: SNAP has ballooned out of control. The farm bill needs to rein it in (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Columbia Missourian op-ed: Missouri Prairie Foundation’s Carol Davit: Federal farm bill should spend more money on Missouri prairies and grasslands

Columbia Missourian letter: Columbia sexagenarian criticizes Andrew Bailey and Will Scharf, cheers Elad Gross John Combest: Stalking, Harassment, Internet Trolling: A Guide to Recovering and Rebuilding After Online Attacks – available in paperback and Amazon Kindle (NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.)

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