Wednesday, November 22, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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This Week in Missouri Politics Mid-Week Update: Scott Faughn and John Combest discuss website background and how it works (0:15); favors for progressive content creators (3:45); Chris Koster, his mom, and why John improves media headlines (4:15); Missouri Independent (6:40); conservatives and libertarians building their own news outlets (13:45); early announcement of new radio show with St. Louis Radio Hall of Famer Brad Hildebrand in Freedom Lovin’ Franklin County (14:25); why Combest book on social media is the perfect holiday gift for the politico in your life (16:00); Courtyard by Marriott vs. that decrepit conference center (19:00); Faughn and Kelton Turner vs. Combest on Mizzou-Arkansas (20:00); Combest’s illegal 1995 sportsbook (24:00); Wesley Bell vs. Cori Bush (24:45); Koko B. Ware and Austin Petersen’s shirt (27:00); Ashcroft vs. Kehoe vs. Eigel (28:55); why Dean Plocher needs to lovingly fire his treasurer and hire a Missouri-based accounting firm (31:30); the Speaker’s HB1, appropriating money to create the Public Lookup of Conference & Hotel Expense Reports (PLOCHER) Portal (32:40); red pills of truth cause a brief glitch in the Internet matrix (33:00); Rehder vs. Plocher vs. Onder (36:45); the value of Jim Lembke’s machine, plus Denny Hoskins vs. Shane Schoeller vs. Caleb Rowden (37:30); modern right-wing Republicans vs. Chamber of Commerce Republicans (38:45); Vivek Malek vs. Cody Smith vs. Andrew Koenig (40:20); Andrew Bailey vs. Will Scharf and Scharf’s Trump card (42:15); the Eric Schmitt model for Andrew Bailey and Vivek Malek (44:45)

KWTO: The Elijah Haahr Show: Americans for Prosperity-Missouri’s Camellia Peterson on school choice obstacles in the state Legislature (-17:30); a certain governor not leading aggressively (-16:25); how AFP defines “education reform” and emancipating people from “socialist” system (-16:00); why education savings accounts are the best solution (-12:35); how an ESA is like a 529 (-11:00); open enrollment (-7:55); other states as models (-6:45); Hazelwood School District and “educational larceny” (-5:30); compensating teachers for performance (-3:10); forecast for legislative success and why the next governor will be better (-2:15)

KWTO: The Elijah Haahr Show: Sen. Curtis Trent (R-Springfield) on 2024 education legislation (-14:30); likelihood of open enrollment passage (-12:45); overview of budget and overall session (-11:45); budget process specifics (-10:30); initiative petitions (-8:50); filibusters (-8:00); more

St. Louis Public Radio: Jason Rosenbaum’s Politically Speaking podcast: Rep. Ian Mackey (D-Clayton) on adult transsexuals; why he’s not calling for House Speaker Dean Plocher to step down; Crystal Quade vs. Mike Hamra; Cori Bush vs. Wesley Bell

Jason Rosenbaum’s Politically Speaking podcast on Spotify: Ian Mackey episode

Jason Rosenbaum’s Politically Speaking podcast on Spotify: All episodes

SNL: While one abortion legal saga ends, other advocates launch signature collection campaign

P-D: Missouri high court rules on abortion initiatives. Can activists unify behind one?

SNL: Greene County lawmakers give thanks, share hopes for 2024 Legislature

CDT: Boone County lawmakers give thanks, share hopes for legislative action

P-D: Sports betting in Missouri takes another step forward

Missourinet: Missouri’s Chief Justice Mary Russell on female Supreme Court majority: “It’s something that I never thought I would see in my professional career.”

JCNT: Missouri cannabis sales hit $1B in 2023

P-D: Missouri to boost opioid treatments with money from painkiller settlements

JCNT: Missouri children under 5 eligible for monthly books through Imagination Library

JCNT: Missouri State Highway Patrol advises caution over holiday weekend

KC Star: KC filmmaker’s docuseries shines new light on Missouri boarding schools, church abuses

P-D: Gay instructional book to be removed from St. Charles City-County Library; “Bang Like a P*rn Star” gives ins and outs of colorectal copulation

Washington Missourian op-ed: Sen. Eric Schmitt: Congress can rid the government of poisonous DEI policies

KC Star editorial page editor Yvette Walker: Star opinion readers wonder: Just who are liberal Joel Mathis and conservative David Mastio, anyway? (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Missouri Independent op-ed: Phill Brooks: Does power corrupt in the Missouri House?

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Expungement snafu costs Missouri corrections worker a job opportunity

Side Effects Public Media, sponsored by Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation: Content creator Elizabeth Gabriel: Mental health advocates attempt to guess the cost of untreated mental illness and systemic mental health racism; how more funding can fix the problems

St. Louis Public Radio’s St. Louis on the Air: Event promos: Come support the new “Missouri Justice Coalition” roadshow, coming soon to a town near you

P-D’s Jane Henderson: Missourians ‘imagine ourselves not to be Indian Country,’ but we are 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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