Thursday, January 11, 2024 – Missouri political news headlines

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KC Star: Missouri AG Bailey, testifying to Congress, urges impeachment of Biden cabinet secretary (avoid KC Star paywall by reading Combest-archived version of syndicated story)

States Newsroom, via Missouri Independent: U.S. House impeachment proceedings against Mayorkas over immigration feature state AGs

AP: Missouri lawsuit accusing China of hoarding pandemic gear can proceed, appeals panel says

SNL: Missouri’s lawsuit against China to proceed on grounds that it hoarded PPE during COVID-19

St. Louis Public Radio: “Our ecosystem is at its capacity”: Refugee aid groups worry about “gaps” in services if illegals are shipped to St. Louis from Chicago; 6-year-old drives her battery-powered Humvee around kitchen; well-fed 8-year-old stares at smartphone screen, with a second smartphone in lap; other economic hardship images Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (Franklin/St. Charles/Warren Counties): Thursday morning segments: St. Louis Public Radio profiles starving, destitute immigrants and their electronics (Segment A); Andrew Bailey and Will Scharf jockey for national news (Segment A); gratitude for listener feedback and spreading the word about this show (Segment B); the old GOP party system in Missouri is dead (Segment B); Donald Trump as Oli Marmol (Segment B); four-day school weeks and modern reality (Segment B); meat shields and f*ck trophies (Segment C)

St. Louis Public Radio: Washington University professor sounds the alarm on climate change: “It’s a political challenge, not a technological one.”

P-D’s Joe Holleman: Campaign roundup: 2016 U.S. Senate campaign runner-up Jason Kander’s “Let America Vote” group endorses Lucas Kunce; Build-a-Bear founder Maxine Clark’s husband promotes Wesley Bell event (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

Missouri Independent: Can Ashcroft boot Biden from Missouri’s ballot? A 2014 appeals court ruling says ‘no’

Instagram reel (26 seconds): Aaliyah’s “Try Again” featuring Jay Ashcroft (before and after sleep) Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (Franklin/St. Charles/Warren Counties): Wednesday morning segments: Jay Ashcroft’s TV redemption, Mary Elizabeth Coleman’s fundraising, Blaine Luetkemeyer and Jonathan Ratliff on This Week in Missouri Politics (Segment A); the one part of Jay’s swatting story that doesn’t make sense (Segment A); how to handle deranged creepy social media trolls and the CHRIS model (Segment B); grown men talking about going to MMA practice (Segment C); the time Stone Cold Steve Austin called John at John’s parents’ house (Segment C)

FREE PREVIEW via (Click “Look Inside”): Combest book: Your least favorite social media trolls follow the CHRIS model: Cowardice, Heaviness, Resentment, Isolation, Selfishness. A step-by-step guide to counter each toxic trait without being consumed by angst and hatred.

LibsOfTikTok: “(F)ar left activist and failed candidate for Missouri State Rep” Jess Piper found guilty of campaign finance violations

KCUR: Missouri Chamber of Commerce says state is outpacing its neighbors in tech job growth

JCNT: Sen. Mike Bernskoetter (R-Jefferson City): Hopes high for unemployment bill

P-D: Hard-liners in new Missouri Freedom Caucus fall short in bid for rule change (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

Delta Dunklin Democrat: Sen. Jason Bean (R-Holcomb) shares goals, outlook for new year with Kennett Lions

Missourinet: Missouri open enrollment bill gets early start

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri House again considers open enrollment bill for public schools

Missouri Independent: Open enrollment is the first education bill considered this year by Missouri House

JCNT: Early session education bills focus on school choice in Missouri

Missouri Independent: Senate panel debates expanding tax credit scholarships for private school tuition

Missourinet: Legislature considering tax credit package to boost access to child care; thoughts from Rep. Brenda Shields (R-St. Joseph)

JCNT: Providers, business leaders support Missouri childcare tax credit proposals

JCNT: Missouri legislators dig back into regulatory sandbox proposal

Missourinet: Missouri House renews debate to allow guns on public transportation

Southeast Missourian: Moms Demand Action fellowship recipient Leslie Washington brainstorms ideas to celebrate National Gun Violence Survivors Week (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

Moms Demand Action/Everytown gun control fellowship requirements: Recipients must manufacture and promote five (5) victimhood tales; easy wins can include “speaking with a club/group, testifying, giving media interviews, publishing op-eds or letters to the editor, or meeting with your legislator/local representative.”

Missourinet: MoCannTrade’s Jack Cardetti gives update on Missouri’s “self-contained” seed-to-sale process

JCNT: Missouri Highway Patrol opens applications for Accelerated Academy

KSMU (Springfield): After recent controversies, Willard city officials to undergo Missouri Sunshine Law training from AG’s office

KC Star: Martin Luther King III, son of famed civil rights leader, to speak at Kansas City event (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

P-D editorial: Fake police calls are cowardly, dangerous and should mean serious prison time (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

KC Star op-ed: State-sanctioned killing is always wrong. Missouri can’t use death penalty even more

St. Louis Public Radio’s Chad Davis: Hero profile: Woman who lives in Francis Howell district urges voters to throw out conservative school board members, promotes petition about black history and literature classes

Combest, The Missouri Times, 8/7/23: “Remember that fact this fall, when you’ll read stories lambasting parents and school board members who stand up to racism by fighting DIE mandates and race-shaming curriculum.”

JCNT letter: Seasoned Democrat Sue Gibson bids Blaine Luetkemeyer “good riddance”

P-D letter: Rock Hill sexagenarian supports St. Louis City earnings tax, says state Legislature’s “(a)rrogant right-wing reactionaries should bug off” (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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