Monday, December 4, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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St. Louis Public Radio: Pro-Palestine student groups at Washington University, UMSL and SLU want schools to sever ties with Boeing over Israel

Columbia Missourian: Tension in Gaza spills onto Speaker’s Circle with student vandalism

This Week in Missouri Politics: Sen. Lauren Arthur (D-Kansas City) talks with Scott Faughn about Mun Choi and Mizzou’s ascendance (1:00); what legislation is doable in the education realm (2:45); what she says to Missourians who have had their Cornman moment (4:00); accountability for bad superintendents (5:00); what’s wrong with “let the money follow the student” argument (5:30); DESE’s shortcomings (7:00); criteria for next DESE commissioner and whether she’s interested (7:40); expectations for Senate’s 2024 legislative session (8:15); “the nonsense and the noise” from some colleagues (9:30); credit to Gov. Parson for leadership on child care funding (10:10); Panel of Rep. Barry Hovis (R-Jackson), Hannah Beers Sutton of Axiom’s Clout Public Affairs, Rep. Sarah Unsicker (D-Shrewsbury) and Wake Up America host Austin Petersen on initiative petition changes (12:55); GOP county committees vetting who can run as Republicans (16:00); Unsicker on why she’s running for attorney general (18:35); GOP governor primary (20:00); House investigation of Dean Plocher issues (22:30); education legislation (23:55); who won the week: Hunt Institute; Axiom clients Jamie Burger, Cameron Bunting Parker, Donnie Brown; GOP Sen. Jason Bean for hiring Kyle AuBuchon; Henry Kissinger; Eric Schmitt and Kansas City; Evergy’s Kevin Gunn (26:50)

SNL: Christian County Republicans adopt vetting process for candidates; Greene County Republican Central Committee Chair Danette Proctor calls the vetting process “dangerous”

104.5FM (Washington): The Brad (Hildebrand) and John (Combest) Show Instagram reel: Should county committees in Missouri be allowed to reject candidates that don’t meet certain GOP criteria? B-roll featuring Eric Greitens, GOP Sen. Ben Brown and members of the Franklin County Republican Central Committee

KC Star’s Kacen Bayless: “Reality Check” series: Will Missouri vote on abortion rights in 2024? Pro-choice groups in catfight over competing proposals

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): GOP candidates for governor – and even Democrat Crystal Quade – address Missouri Farm Bureau meeting attendees

Brownfield Ag News: Missouri Farm Bureau’s Garrett Hawkins says freedom to operate issues continue to affect Missouri farmers and ranchers

P-D: Two former Democratic state legislators were once powerful allies. Records detail their falling-out; County Councilwoman Rita Days allegedly frowned upon Maria Chappelle-Nadal’s need for an “emotional support dog” at work

JCNT: Sweeping $755M master plan for Capitol in limbo

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis City educators see silver lining in new enrollment numbers but still expect decline

Missouri Independent: Unions begin push to recruit cannabis dispensary workers

P-D letter: Lake Saint Louis septuagenarian demonstrates ability to read minds, says immigration proposals from Rep. Chris Dinkins (R-Lesterville) and conservative St. Charles County Council members are actually motivated by “white nationalist” racism 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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