Monday, October 30, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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97.1FM (St. Louis): Mark Reardon Show: Gregg Keller (R), Jane Dueker (D) and Megan Shackelford (D) on Matt Gaetz vs. Jason Smith (9:20); Speaker brouhaha (11:40)

Southeast Missourian: SEMO economist thinks US GDP report is ‘impressive’

Southeast Missourian: Lucas Kunce visits Cape Girardeau union hall

This Week in Missouri Politics: Sen. Caleb Rowden (R-Columbia) talks with Scott Faughn about campaign for secretary of state (0:30); getting permission to run (1:00); why his campaign won’t seek to “scare people” (2:30); “governing conservatives” like him versus “campaign conservatives” (4:00); 2024 legislative session agenda and why he won’t “punish” Denny Hoskins (6:30); why next DESE commissioner needs to “ruffle some feathers” (7:45); Faughn on administrators passing the buck on incompetent Cornmen (8:30); unfilled gubernatorial appointments (11:30); Mizzou’s ascendancy (13:30); Panel of Ellinger Bell’s Marc Ellinger, lobbyist Sharon Jones and Palm Strategic Group’s Jonathan Ratliff on Dean Plocher’s staff and campaign reimbursement issues (16:00); Caleb Rowden’s campaign for secretary of state (23:45); three-way primary between Hoskins, Schoeller and Rowden (25:30); who won the week: Mike Kehoe, Holly Rehder, Caleb Rowden, Branden Rathert (27:10)

Last week: johncombest_com on Instagram: Caleb Rowden is surprised!

Last week: johncombest_com on Instagram: Dean Plocher is live, pal!

P-D: Missouri Green Party fights for space on state’s 2024 ballot

Missouri Independent: Missouri lawmaker calls for investigation into ‘fraudulent activities’ in cannabis program

P-D’s Michele Munz: Program that helps those with severe mental illness get jobs expands across Missouri; comments from “Department of Health’s [sic]” “Rose [sic] Anderson-Harper

UPDATE (9:20 a.m. Central): johncombest_com on X: Michele Munz corrects two errors, forgets her manners

Combest, The Missouri Times, 8/7/23: “It’s been a hard couple of years for health reporters … (t)he best of the bunch is the Post-Dispatch’s Michele Munz.”

Missourinet: Office of Broadband Development’s BJ Tanksley gives progress report

St. Louis Public Radio: Rep. Jim Murphy (R-St. Louis County), who leads earnings tax review committee, expects better information in St. Louis meeting

Missourinet: State Auditor Scott Fitzpatrick says Chariton County failed to craft accurate budgets, could use $8 million cash reserve to lower property taxes

Southeast Missourian: Missouri State Archives produces video series on preserving photographs

SNL: From the Darkroom: League of Women Voters getting out the vote in 1955; 4 out of 9 feminists manage to smile archive: search tag: feminist rage

St. Louis Public Radio’s Sarah Fentem: Queer community mourns loss of ‘Rocky Horror’ after church buys Tivoli Theatre

P-D letter: University City septuagenarian praises Joe Holleman’s column on Cori Bush and Israel 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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