Monday, November 27, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Hill: The 5 U.S. Senate races most likely to flip: Missouri not among them

Missouri Independent: Missouri rape hotline reporting requirement in abortion-rights petition draws criticism

Missourinet: Gov. Parson promotes pre-sales for his biography, “No Turnin’ Back” (pt. 1)

SNL: Group seeking to minimize gun violence acknowledges reality: “”(A) legislative approach is not what we need right now.”

JCNT: Missouri minimum wage increasing in 2024

P-D: Video gambling machines jump fivefold in St. Louis; St. Louis Alderman Rasheen Aldridge threatens to introduce non-binding resolution to tell Torch Electronics what’s what

KSDK (St. Louis), 3/27/23: Video: Rep. Rasheen Aldridge (D-St. Louis City) says missed Missouri House votes not a “make or break”: “I’ve actually axed Crystal Quade to remove me from office … we was just on Spring Break.” archives: Search tag: lawmakers demonstrating failure of urban schools

St. Joseph News-Press: Local lawmakers speak out on school funding; thoughts from GOP Sens. Rusty Black and Tony Luetkemeyer, highlights from Cindy O’Laughlin’s warning shots to DESE via 93.9 The Eagle in Columbia

93.9 The Eagle (11/9/23): 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)

Missourinet: Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development schedules FAFSA events to help students get financial aid for college

P-D: These Missouri inmates run their own corner of the prison. The warden is OK with that.

104.5FM (Washington): Instagram reel: Brad Hildebrand and John Combest on St. Louis City’s marijuana tax incompetence

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KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: “Environmental justice efforts have gained renewed relevance as a result of unprecedented funding offered by the Biden Administration”; local group explains its brave fight against “urban heat islands” and other topographical atrocities

St. Louis Public Radio: Lincoln University scores $10 million from Biden Administration to help overcome institutional farm racism

Columbia Missourian: USDA grant provides $25 million for Missouri farmers to adopt climate-smart practices

Columbia Missourian: Farmers adopt practices that improve their land, support environment; insights from MU Center for Regenerative Agriculture’s Kelly Wilson

Missouri Independent’s Janice Ellis: Resolution of the abortion issue will be a seminal test for our democracy; diversity columnist mentions Missouri three (3!) times

Combest, The Missouri Times, 8/7/23: “The Independent has published 25 of (diversity columnist Janice Ellis’) columns in the past 12 months, and one (1) was exclusively focused on Missouri issues.”

KC Star op-ed: SLU Prison Education Program Director Mary Reising: Missouri prison education program proves that everyone has the ability to learn John Combest: Stalking, Harassment, Internet Trolling: A Guide to Recovering and Rebuilding After Online Attacks – available TODAY in paperback and Amazon Kindle

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