Monday, December 11, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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P-D: Tensions rise as counterprotest turns up alongside Jewish Federation march

P-D photos: Israeli supporters rally against Hamas in St. Louis

P-D video: Protesters rallying for Israel sing National Anthem

This Week in Missouri Politics: Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe talks with Scott Faughn about ag issues (1:15); Karla Eslinger as DESE chief (2:45); previous successful sessions and upcoming session (4:50); Federal Reimbursement Allowance (FRA) (6:30); crime (7:35); education savings accounts and school choice (9:30); ag as Missouri’s biggest industry (10:50); why he’s the best gov candidate (13:00); Tightline Public Affairs’ Jack Cardetti (D) and GOP Sen. Karla Eslinger’s Chief of Staff Will Wheeler on Eslinger and DESE challenges (16:00); I-70 and female judges (20:00); marijuana industry (21:45); sports betting (24:00); 2024 legislative session (24:30); GOP gov primary (25:30); who won the week: marijuana expungement and circuit clerks, Missouri public school students, Missouri Governor’s Mansion’s Shari Childs (27:00)

Missouri Independent: Planned Parenthood Great Plains Votes endorses Crystal Quade

Missourinet: MO HealthNet Director Todd Richardson gives overview on enrollment versus expenses

Missourinet: Rep. Brad Pollitt (R-Sedalia) does not think bills to restrict four-day school weeks will get traction

Washington Missourian: Rep. Kyle Marquart (R-Washington) releases District 109 Day schedule; Kehoe, Ashcroft, Malek will address attendees

SNL: Meet Clif Smart’s heir apparent John Jasinski

Missourinet: Missouri State Highway Patrol using home geneology testing to solve crimes

KSDK (St. Louis): Gun control activists gather in St. Louis City, complain about GOP state lawmakers

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Harvest numbers for Missouri fall firearms deer season similar to years past

Southeast Missourian: State audit of City of Kennett begins

Missouri Independent’s Janice Ellis: What Christmas presents does the Missouri legislature need this season? One-sentence recaps of 11 2023 Missouri Independent stories

Missouri Independent’s Janice Ellis, 11/27/23: 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.”

FAQ for readers and journalists John Combest: Stalking, Harassment, Internet Trolling: A Guide to Recovering and Rebuilding After Online Attacks – available in paperback and Amazon Kindle