Thursday, January 18, 2024 – Missouri political news headlines

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KC Star: Emanuel Cleaver undecided on tax credit plan to help 295,000 MO kids in poverty (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

KC Star: After city breaks homicide record, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas in D.C. for conference of mayors; VP Harris to make appearance at forum (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

This Week in Missouri Politics Mid-Week Update: Sen. Cindy O’Laughlin (R-Shelbina) talks with Scott Faughn about Sen. Bill Eigel’s approach (2:30); root of voters’ anger (3:30); Rule 72 (4:30); Missouri Republican Party platform (7:30); why she opposes Eigel’s personal property tax bill (9:00); why Brattin’s landfill bill would fare better being carried by Sen. Mike Cierpiot (11:15); what Karla Eslinger brings to DESE (16:00); Faughn on his Cornman moment (17:00); accreditation and private school testing vs. public school testing (19:30); Missouri Republican Party platform position on tort reform (25:15); O’Laughlin’s podcast (26:00); education legislation (27:30); Sen. Curtis Trent as O’Laughlin’s “support animal” and Eigel “a bully” (29:00); initiative petition changes (30:10); Missouri REALTORS (33:45); “great relationship” with Sen. Rizzo (36:00); Sen. Koenig’s statement about “leadership that gives a damn” (37:30); thoughts on Freedom Caucus’ goals (38:30); predictions for specific legislation passing (40:30); more

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri abortion rights advocates launch another, more expansive, legalization push

Missouri Independent: Abortion-rights coalition launches campaign to put “viability” language amendment on Missouri ballot

SNL: Abortion rights group launches signature collection campaign

Southeast Missourian: Photo: Sen. Brian Williams (D-University City) speaks at Martin Luther King Jr. event (avoid Southeast Missourian paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

Missouri Independent: Sen. Brian Williams (D-University City) curses at female witness at Senate hearing; senator apologizes, says young son is depriving him of sleep Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (Franklin/St. Charles/Warren Counties): Thursday morning segments: Let’s show Sen. Brian Williams some grace – a white man cursing at a black woman would surely enjoy the same privilege (Segment A); Adam Schnelting vs. Phil Christofanelli for Eigel’s seat (Segment A); more money will fix KC urban behavior (Segment A); today’s Francis Howell School District walkout stunt (Segment B); why “Moms Demand Action” is a fitting label for many suburban women (Segment B); never trust a woman in flats (Segment B); Gregg Keller is right about a certain men’s footwear peeve (Segment B); NRA leadership squabble (Segment C)

JCNT: Missouri House committee advances child care tax credits

P-D: Lawmakers want charter schools in St. Charles and St. Louis counties (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

JCNT: Missouri Senate education panel considers bills to alter accreditation, misconduct reporting

97.1 FM (St. Louis): Rep. Adam Schnelting (R-St. Charles) on Post-Dispatch bias, says bill would define a man and woman to help protect girls’ sports, keep boys out of girls’ locker rooms and bathrooms (2:10); thoughts on Sen. Lauren Arthur’s bill and liberals’ use of “gender-affirming care” euphemisms (3:30); the problem with Missouri Non-Discrimination Act (4:25); why you shouldn’t “put too much stock” in Patterson’s reticence (7:10)

P-D: Lawmakers again push restrictions aimed at transgender Missourians (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

P-D video: Washington University whistleblower Jamie Reed: ‘It is not kind, not compassionate’ to switch a confused child’s gender

P-D video: PROMO Executive Director Katy Erker-Smith (she/them) gives his thoughts on success of legislation in persuading transgenders to leave Missouri, weeps, says lawmakers use “traumatic” language

KC Star’s Kacen Bayless: Transgender bills “part of an onslaught of legislation filed this year that would regulate the community … conservatives targeting LGBTQ issues” (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

St. Louis Public Radio’s Sarah Kellogg: Missouri lawmakers consider further restrictions on transgender health care and gender policies; three (3) uses of “gender-affirming care”

Combest, The Missouri Times, 8/7/23: “Do you really think your local public radio reporter was sitting alone at her desk one day, brushing vending machine snack crumbs off her FUPA, and came up with “gender affirming care” on her own?”

Missouri Independent: Missouri lawmakers debate permanent ban on transsexual transitions for minors

Southeast Missourian: Jackson mayor expresses concerns about food sales tax bills in Missouri Legislature (avoid Southeast Missourian paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

JCNT: Regulatory sandbox bill voted out of Missouri House committee

JCNT: Bernskoetter again defends bill to limit parole for juvenile offenders in Missouri

Missouri Independent: Missouri courts request $3.7 million to continue arduous marijuana expungement process Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (Franklin/St. Charles/Warren Counties): Wednesday morning segments: Missouri marijuana expungements, and how to profit from cannabis expansion without buying weed stocks (Segment A); Coldwater Creek geography (Segment A); Missouri’s 3rd Congressional District primary (Segment A); nuclear energy and a uranium ETF (Segment B); Dr. Drew and a marijuana medical study (Segment B); Joy Reid’s comments on Nikki Haley, and why being “colorblind” ignores “generational traumas” (Segment C)

JCNT: Lincoln University students continue protest tied to administrator’s suicide

KOMU’s Isabelle Marak (Columbia): Video: Students protest university president; male denounces “the corrupt systems that’s [sic] been going on”; females tape their own mouths shut; other efficacious acts

St. Louis Public Radio: Lamar Johnson sues over his time in prison

P-D: Man wrongfully imprisoned for nearly 30 years sues St. Louis, police detectives

KC Star’s Toriano Porter: Lincoln University president must resign immediately (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News 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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