Monday, January 8, 2024 – Missouri political news headlines

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P-D: After years of testing, Army Corps of Engineers plans to put up signage along Coldwater Creek (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

Fox 2 St. Louis: Jay Ashcroft’s home ‘swatted’ Sunday night

This Week in Missouri Politics with Scott Faughn: Legislative agenda overviews from House Speaker Dean Plocher (0:45), Senate Pro Tem Caleb Rowden (1:30), Senate Minority Floor Leader John Rizzo (2:35), House Superminority Leader Crystal Quade (4:30); Federal Reimbursement Allowance (5:40); Republicans, rural areas and ag (7:00); Rowden says “growing authoritarian streak among some Republicans … is scary” (8:00); Rizzo on why eastern Jackson County has been turning Republican (10:25); Quade on Dems’ rural and suburban strategies (11:15); predictions on number of House Dem pickups in November (12:55); Rowden on GOP Sen. Mike Moon’s abortion/homicide bill (15:45); Quade “still very hopeful” about activists agreeing on pro-abortion initiative petition (16:30); Rizzo says pro-abortion catfight over abortion language could be “a bit of a failure” (17:35); initiative petition legislation (20:00); predictions for legislative successes and failures (25:30); who won the week: KMOX’s Fred Bodimer, summer food program recipients, Freedom Caucus, filibusterers, Dan Hegeman and Francis Slay (27:05) Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (Franklin/St. Charles/Warren Counties): Today’s (Monday morning) segments: Federal pandemic lunch money crooks, MEC for CD3, Biden booted from Missouri ballot (Segment A); which #moleg reporter passes the “Ego Test” (Segment A); Mark Reardon vs. Mark McCloskey (B) Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (Franklin/St. Charles/Warren Counties): Friday morning segments: What was surprising about the Austin Petersen-Bill Eigel interview? What’s the easy mnemonic device to remember “(Austin) Petersen” and “(Camellia) Peterson?” Which two pieces from St. Louis Public Radio AND the Missouri Independent are worth reading? (Segment A); Mark McCloskey makes two (2!) announcements live on the air (Segment C); what does John say about white women and Nelly that might get John hit in the head with a Stanley tumbler? (Segment C)

Instagram: Follow the Brad & John Show for weekday updates on #moleg #mogov #missouri news and show recaps

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri Freedom Caucus may loom large over 2024 legislative session

Missourinet: Legislative preview for the week: guns, veterans, MOBUCK$, child care

Missourinet: Missouri to consider boosting MOBUCK$ funds; thoughts from State Treasurer Vivek Malek

Missourinet: Rep. Brad Hudson (R-Cape Fair) on initiative petition legislation

Missouri Independent: Four-day school week faces scrutiny from Missouri legislature, state education board

KC Star: Should Jackson County elect its assessor? Amid outrage, Missouri lawmakers want a change (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

St. Louis Public Radio: MoDOT say it’s ready for the first big snowfall of the season

SNL: Meatpacker rescinds request to dump wastewater in Pomme de Terre River

P-D: Missouri lawmakers rushing to take up limits on meatpacking sludge (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

SNL: Missouri denied almost 500 vanity plates in 2023. Here’s the full list

JCNT editorial: Legislators, give Missourians some hope

Daily Kos’ Jeff Singer: Missouri Republicans line up for open House seat, but do any live in the district? Recap of original reporting from Jason Rosenbaum, Rudi Keller, others (link via exclusive: Audio clip: Mark McCloskey says he’s considering bid for Luetkemeyer seat, will consult with Freedom Caucus (45-second clip) Seasoned feminist/pro-choice ballot initiative leader Crystal Williams announces her foot/ankle surgery on Facebook, outlines battle to “regain mobility” (1/1/24): Kansas City power player Crystal Williams announces 2024 comeback; sexagenarian Democrat suggests she’ll lead effort to expand abortion, unironically signs pro-choice message “Mama Crystal” 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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