Thursday, November 30, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times’ Scott Faughn: 2024 Statewide Tip Sheet

This Week in Missouri Politics Mid-Week Update: Axiom Strategies’ Aaron Baker on Eric Schmitt (1:30); Lee’s Summit devolving into wokeness (5:50); Aaron McMullen winning state Senate primary (6:10); GOP gov primary and Jay Ashcroft why “impractical conservative” approach to abortion issue is backfiring (7:15); Dean Plocher vs. Holly Rehder vs. Bob Onder (16:45); Vivek Malek vs. Cody Smith vs. Andrew Koenig (19:30); Denny Hoskins vs. Shane Schoeller vs. Caleb Rowden (21:00); Andrew Bailey vs. Will Scharf (23:10); what makes Axiom different (26:30); Schmitt’s blowtorch and softball ads (30:00); Doug Richey vs. Kurtis Gregory (33:20)

P-D: Washington University professor defends post backing anti-Israel protest

KMOV (St. Louis): Washington University professor under fire for ‘anti-Israel bias’ after social media post; Bret Gustafson called protests at AIPAC president’s home “pretty cool”

Student Life (Washington University): College Democrats and College Republicans debate immigration, free speech on campus, and the Israel-Hamas War

Student Life (Washington University): Chabad and Hillel hold event to raise awareness about hostages held in Gaza

Spectrum Local News’ Gregg Palermo: Brian Williams mum on 1st Congressional District Democratic primary bid; Plocher calls recent controversies a “sideshow,” previews urban crime legislation; Gov. Parson on initiative petition threshold

St. Louis Public Radio: Jason Rosenbaum’s Politically Speaking podcast: State Auditor Scott Fitzpatrick on abortion ballot initiative battle against Andrew Bailey, more funding to hire auditors, auditing the state’s marijuana programs, and 2024 GOP primaries

Jason Rosenbaum’s Politically Speaking podcast on Spotify: Scott Fitzpatrick episode

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

KFEQ (St. Joseph), via Missourinet: State Treasurer Vivek Malek says drought, interest rates dry up funds for MOBUCK$

P-D: Cortex nets $7 million in state funding to boost tech training in Missouri; comments from Missouri Chamber of Commerce’s Dan Mehan

Columbia Missourian: State revokes license from marijuana manufacturer Delta Extraction

P-D: Aldermen share blame for marijuana tax miscue in St. Louis, says mayor’s aide

JCNT: Missouri attorney general opposes proposed federal rule supporting LGBTQ foster kids

JCNT: MoDOT ‘held line’ against roadkill, director says

P-D: Former state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D-University City) settles lawsuit against St. Louis County government, says she faced discrimination over her “mental disability”

Columbia Missourian columnist/American Atheists’ Missouri State Director David Rosman: We must stop the Franklin County Republican Central Committee’s plan to vet GOP candidates “(a)s Christian nationalists seek to take over our secular government at local and federal levels”

Columbia Missourian columnist/American Atheists’ Missouri State Director David Rosman (11/15/23): At least Dean Plocher isn’t “a white Christian nationalist like U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson”

P-D letter: St. Louis woman disagrees with state abortion laws, suggests children conceived from non-consensual sex aren’t entitled to life 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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