Wednesday, June 12, 2024 – Missouri political news headlines

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Fox News: Eric Schmitt: The Biden administration doesn’t believe in real borders Progressives condemn Senator Hawley for support of Prez Trump tax cuts

States Newsroom, via Missouri Independent: Ann Wagner joins bipartisan U.S. House caucus planning for post-war Middle East

The Missouri Times’ Jarett Lamons: This week in the Missouri governor’s race

KC Star: Husch Blackwell coordinates ethics complaint against Ashcroft’s campaign for MO governor; comments from former Missouri Republican Party Executive Director Jean Evans (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

This Week in Missouri Politics: Sen. Mary Elizabeth Coleman (R-Arnold) on eschewing silly superfluous efforting metrics (0:25); keeping illegals from voting and response to pushback (1:15); actionable way to stop illegals from voting (4:50); being a heat magnet and Palestinian protesters showing up at her house (6:00); flipping a Democrat seat in her first state rep race (9:00); more on Palestinian protesters (9:40); abortion ballot initiative and why it will hurt women (11:20); pushback on abortionists’ rape exception argument (14:00); why Twitter/X “is not a real place” and the difference between her and “primarily online candidates” (17:30); campaign travels (18:25); fair ballot language and Missouri Supreme Court interpretations (24:45); end of session action on initiative petition (IP) legislation (29:50); future of abortion issue and role of IP changes (34:30); High Street office and how to get a 4X8 (39:30); MEC’s son’s 16th birthday and Scott’s promo for TWMP Mid-Week update today with Gov. Parson (40:50)

Jason Rosenbaum’s Politically Speaking: Secretary of State hopeful Mary Elizabeth Coleman says the job fits her goals

Jason Rosenbaum’s Politically Speaking on Apple podcasts: Mary Elizabeth Coleman: why she’s running for secretary of state instead of Congress (2:40); illegals registering to vote (4:30); why current voter ID laws are insufficient (5:50); praise and credit to Sen. Ben Brown for SJR 78 (6:40); plans for business services division (8:10); securities regulation (8:45); library funding why library boards should be elected positions (11:20); paper ballots and hand-counting (14:40); absentee and early voting (16:55); ranked-choice voting (21:00); “all citizens” vs. “only citizens” clarification (21:45); end of session actions on IP legislation (23:35); House Speaker Dean Plocher rejecting IP legislation (26:30); why IP legislation is necessary (29:30); timing of IP changes and abortion vote (33:30); how abortion ballot initiative allows terminating a baby up until birth (35:15)

Jason Rosenbaum’s “The Politically Speaking Hour” podcast on Spotify: Mary Elizabeth Coleman episode

Jason Rosenbaum’s “The Politically Speaking Hour” podcast on Spotify: All episodes

Washington Missourian: Sen. Ben Brown (R-Washington) session recap: Cindy O’Laughlin was considering bringing previous question (PQ) forward herself; Mary Elizabeth Coleman “grabbed the PQ documents off my desk and stormed out of my office” Show-Me Rep. Patty Lewis (D-Kansas City) earning KCFD union support for state Senate

Columbia Missourian: House candidate David Raithel (D) faces assault charges after “heated political exchange”

Brownfield Ag News: Missouri Farm Bureau’s Garrett Hawkins: new electric corridors a private property rights concern

KBIA: Racial criteria already removed by University of Missouri from millions of dollars in student aid

Missouri Independent: Missouri advocates sound alarm after IVF safeguards stymied in Legislature

JCNT: Andrew Bailey sending local town to school on sunshine laws

AP: For shrinking Mississippi River towns, frequent floods worsen fortunes

Columbia Missourian: Statewide I-70 expansion begins Thursday in Columbia Kansas City Mayor Q on losing Chiefs: ‘Everyone should calm down’

St. Louis Public Radio: Business promo: Strands for Trans – “a national directory of queer-friendly hair salons”

AP: Missouri executes man who killed ex-girlfriend and her husband

KC Star: State of Missouri carries out execution of murderer David Hosier (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Missouri Independent op-ed: Missouri Rural Crisis Center’s Rhonda Perry: Farmers and consumers demand country of origin labeling be included in Farm Bill

P-D letter: University City septuagenarian criticizes Hawley and Schmitt for supporting Trump (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

P-D letter: Irvine, Calif. man thinks Missouri should increase teacher pay (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here) 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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