Friday, December 1, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Missourinet: Hawley ‘supporting’ Trump for president but hasn’t endorsed him yet

Brownfield Ag News: Hawley bill would defend Missouri against California’s animal welfare laws

KC Star: Mark Alford teams up with Kansas Democrat on bill to help veterans start businesses (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

KCUR: Missouri Republican and Kansas Democrat team up to help veterans become business owners

Kansas Reflector, via Missouri Independent: Mark Alford, Sharice Davids lead bipartisan effort for bill aimed at helping veterans launch small businesses

104.5 FM (Washington): The Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show Instagram reel: Male-presenting human and BIPOC woman confront Eigel for Governor campaign manager Sophie Shore, get put in their place

This Week is Missouri Politics Mid-Week Update: Senate Budget Chairman Lincoln Hough (R-Springfield) on I-70 (1:15); Missouri State University and Clif Smart’s (4:00); considerations for statewide bid (7:15); lieutenant governor decision not dependent upon whether Bob Onder’s brother Jim “tries to buy it for (Bob)” (10:00); why he’s supporting Mike Kehoe for governor (10:55); Scott Swain’s “Billy Beer” mug (14:20); budget situation and tax cuts (15:15); Kelton walking the plank on Saturday (19:30); Georgia vs. Alabama (20:00); Stein of Knowledge accurately predicting Rob Vescovo would become a lobbyist (23:30); Kelton marriage kayfabe (30:10)

93.9 FM (Mid-Missouri): September 2022: Video: Missouri Times’ Scott Faughn on Rob Vescovo: “Last year I spent more money on spilled liquor in bars from Caruthersville to Carthage than Rob Vescovo made” (2:18:35)

93.9 The Eagle: Wake Up Mid-Missouri with Stephanie Bell: State Treasurer Vivek Malek on MOSERS money in China (1:00); legislative approach (3:15); MOBUCK$ (5:15); Malek discovering he had more cash in unclaimed property than he had when he came to America (7:35)

USA Today, via Columbia Tribune: Unemployment claims in Missouri declined last week

JCNT: Pre-filing to bring rush of activity to Capitol today

93.9 The Eagle: Wake Up Mid-Missouri with Stephanie Bell: State Sen. Mike Bernskoetter (R-Jefferson City) on state employee pay raise and Capitol improvements

Brownfield Ag News: Missouri DNR Director Dru Buntin gives drought, river update

JCNT: Gov. Parson names Travis Foley acting prison director

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Missouri DED helped with Moberly EquipmentShare location; sound bites from DED Acting Director Michelle Hataway

Missouri Independent: Bailey set to finally start work on public records requests submitted this year

Fox4 KC: American Lung Association ranks Missouri as one of the worst states in the nation (No. 45) for rate of new cases of lung cancer (link via

KCUR’s Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Film promo: Check out “Let Us Prey” docuseries highlighting abuse at Circle of Hope and Agape Boarding School in Missouri

St. Louis Public Radio’s St. Louis on the Air: Monthly “Legal Roundtable” feature: Trio of liberal lawyers discuss lawsuit from two parents raising their teenage daughters as boys

P-D: Activist group says Missouri has long history of racial discrimination in death sentences

P-D: MoDOT announces delays on I-55 bridge improvement project

Joplin Globe editorial: Missouri Department of Conservation delivers good news on hellbenders

The Heartlander’s Michael Ryan: ‘Pretty cool’?: Washington University in St. Louis shows little outrage at professor’s support for harassing Jewish American, Hawley says Mary Sanchez Explains Kansas City metro reaction to Israel Vs. Palestine Hamas war

The Heartlander’s Michael Ryan: KC mayor’s attorney using police images in campaign materials, despite the mayor questioning a Tony Luetkemeyer’s legality for doing same

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Missouri man with an expunged pot case asks for a more just sentence

KC Star opinion editor Yvette Walker: Overrepresentation of white victim cases’ is why Missouri uses death penalty so much (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL here) archives: Search tag: diversity hires unironically complaining about diversity

KC Star’s Katie Moore: Just 5 states carried out executions in 2023 as public support wanes; even Missouri Republican Tony Lovasco is introducing legislation to curb death penalty (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL here)

St. Louis Public Radio “race, identity and culture” reporter Andrea Henderson: Ferguson’s Jamaa Birth Village to open satellite midwifery sites across Missouri in 2024; CEO inspired by “terrifying birthing stories” from black mothers forced to interact with “white (health care) providers” 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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