Sunday, January 7, 2024 – Missouri political news headlines

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P-D: If Trump is kept off ballots, Republican states could bar Biden, too, Missouri’s Ashcroft says (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

P-D: St. Louis man was riding in luxury. Then the feds found out where he got the money; prosecutors say Howard Hughes III scored $1.4 million from pandemic food program (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

8/27/22: P-D editorial: Missouri’s worst-in-the-nation stinginess toward poor kids speaks volumes; suspecting foul play in federal food program is nonsense (get around stltoday paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: State Sen. Mary Elizabeth Coleman (R-Arnold) announces run for Missouri congressional seat

JCNT: Missouri business groups wary of early legislative fireworks

SNL: Missouri Senate leaders hope for productive session despite division; Freedom Caucus outlines goals

P-D: Photo gallery: “Missouri Legislature kicks off 2024 session. Get your popcorn ready.”

JCNT: Missouri education advocates identify priorities, including teacher retention, school funding, opposing vouchers

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Rep. Tim Taylor (R-Bunceton) files bills related to safety requirements for horse-drawn vehicles, state codes for fireworks

JCNT: State employee profile: DHSS health program manager Erin Struemph

P-D: AG Andrew Bailey’s lawsuit against Wentzville Board of Education will proceed; closed session focused on allowing boys in girls’ bathrooms (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

Columbia Missourian Darkow cartoon: Foreign farmland, with attempted punchline of “Kansas”

johncombest_com on X: Four easy steps to avoid the Co. Missourian editorial cartoon paywall on your phone

KC Star letters: United WE’s Wendy Doyle supports Biden’s call for $16B (billion) in “child care aid”; Wentzville man – whose son was killed in Biden’s Afghanistan debacle – responds to Jason Kander’s campaign pitch for Lucas Kunce; Liberty sexagenarian expresses emotions about Jan. 6, vows to vote against Josh Hawley and Sam Graves

P-D letter: Kirkwood septuagenarian lists her grievances with conservatives over abortion, “LGBTQ rights, trans rights, racial equity, and other critical cultural issues,” says voters elect too many men (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here) 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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