Friday, November 10, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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97.1 FM (St. Louis): Mark Reardon Show: Sen. Eric Schmitt on campus anti-Israel protests, Stop Woke Investing Act and more

93.9 The Eagle: Wake Up Mid-Missouri: Guest host Scott Faughn talks with U.S. Rep. Sam Graves about new U.S. Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (0:40); importance of federal transportation bill (1:40); why funding for Jefferson City tri-level isn’t a top priority (3:00); I-70 project (5:15); border funding, Israel-Hamas war, and Ukraine (7:10); Mizzou’s ascendancy and Mizzou vs. Tennessee (8:30)

johncombest_com on Instagram: Reel: “Waterfalls” by TLC, featuring Lucas Kunce and Michael Kelley, with cameos from Mark Bruns and Trudy Busch Valentine

KC Star: Event promo: Come support “legal” Latino artists who snuck into the United States; Mexican man complains about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), says living in America is “like we’re in a cage” (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

KC Star: Missouri military veteran, FAA worker gets probation for role in Jan. 6 Capitol riot (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

KC Star: Ex-Kansas City bank manager pleads guilty in $12.4M COVID fraud scheme, feds say; Urbanite scored Kansas City Chiefs playoffs tickets, a brand-new SUV and more (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

KCTV: ‘Missouri is not Ohio’: Opponents predict 2024 abortion rights measures will fail in Missouri (link via Sam Lee on Twitter)

P-D: Missouri Democrats cheer Ohio abortion vote, but hurdles remain in Show-Me State; comments from Abortion Action Missouri’s Mallory Schwarz, Campaign Life Missouri’s Sam Lee (avoid stltoday paywall by reading free syndicated version at the Columbia Missourian)

KWTO: Greene County Clerk Shane Schoeller (R) on his qualifications for secretary of state (-15:20); declining to run a negative campaign (-12:50); campaign pitch (-1:30)

Missouri Independent: Missouri House GOP caucus sticks with Plocher as speaker – for now

Missouri Independent: Rod Jetton’s political career ended in scandal. Now he’s Dean Plocher’s chief of staff

93.9 The Eagle: Wake Up Mid-Missouri: Sen. Cindy O’Laughlin (R-Shelbina) on changes at DESE (0:30); search for new “reform-minded” board members and new DESE commissioner (1:20); pass-the-buck mentality at DESE (2:30); how Missouri schools became “a psychobabble institute” (3:35); excuses administrators use for four-day school weeks (4:20); school districts spending money on “football fields and all-weather tracks” instead of teachers (6:30); DESE asking for additional $250 million and why she’ll oppose it (7:20); dealing with her “favorite senator” Bill Eigel (R-Weldon Spring) next session (8:20)

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis Public Schools Board of Education asks court to block new charter high school

93.9 The Eagle (Mid-Missouri): Missouri House Workforce and Infrastructure Development Committee Vice Chair Rep. Willard Haley (R-Eldon) optimistic about passing bipartisan child care tax credit next session

Southeast Missourian: Zonta Club to honor former state Rep. Kathy Swan (R-Cape Girardeau)

KMBC: Missouri expunges nearly 100,000 marijuana convictions in year since constitutional amendment approved

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Missouri legalized recreational marijuana 1 year ago – what’s happened since? Missouri Independent content creator Rebecca Rivas on special minority license handouts: “What we’re hoping is that it does what it was expected to do, which was to provide some equalization to provide some — you know — healing.”

Combest, The Missouri Times, 10/21/21: Marijuana victimhood angle to watch: “Victim archetype: Henny Loc and Bootney Lee Farnsworth dumped their combined life savings into their $20 Sack Pyramid storefront location before trying to secure a vendor license, and they find the application process to be tedious and therefore unfair. Even worse, they see other urban entrepreneurs profiting from the cannabis market and suspect foul play.”

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air: Event promo: Come watch area transgender “sound healer” use his “tuning forks, chimes and Tibetan singing bowls to bring peace” to local queers

Combest, The Missouri Times, 8/7/23: “Thank God that state-affiliated media isn’t a meritocracy, or (Jason) Rosenbaum might be hosting (St. Louis on the Air) episodes on ankle bracelets making immigrants’ hair fall out or the institutional racism of public toilets.”

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri one of only four states with a significant rise in infant deaths; analysis from “Generate Health STL, a St. Louis-based group that advocates for policies that help the region’s black people” archives: Search tag: childbirth is racist

P-D editorial: Censure over anti-Israel rhetoric is a crucial show of bipartisan support against Rashida Tlaib and her fellow radical leftists in Congress, including Cori Bush

Missouri Independent op-ed: Jeff Smith: Praise for Rod Jetton

P-D op-ed: Georgetown University coed: I’m a queer Missouri native. I want to return to my state one day. But it seems not to want me.

Combest, The Missouri Times, 8/7/23: “When you see another ‘transgender heroes threaten to leave Missouri’ headline, don’t just chuckle and keep scrolling … of the tiny minority of transformers/stage moms that follow through on their threats to leave Missouri, what exactly helped them take that final step to leave our state?”

Columbia Missourian’s Evy Lewis: Empower Missouri highlights how Missouri’s housing discrimination costs state $500,000 annually

KC Star letters: Man who chooses to live in Kansas criticizes pro-Hawley op-ed, offers script for teaching cross-dressing to young children: “Sometimes boys dress like girls, and sometimes girls dress like boys”; Greater Kansas City Women’s Political Caucus urges more gals to run for office (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here) 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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