Monday, January 22, 2024 – Missouri political news headlines

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P-D: Missouri GOP prepares for March 2 caucus; Democrats plan for March 23 primary (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here) Columbia Missourian removes inaccurate statement claiming Blaine Luetkemeyer and Mark Alford failed to visit Columbia last year Columbia Missourian Executive Editor Elizabeth Stephens says she’ll run a correction in print edition tomorrow, will send someone to cover Alford’s event in Columbia this week

This Week in Missouri Politics: Sen. Bill Eigel (R-Weldon Spring) talks with Scott Faughn about governor’s race and outraising Jay Ashcroft (0:30); whether or not voters are “angry” (1:45); using gubernatorial appointments as “pressure points” (3:15); difference between previous Conservative Caucus and new Freedom Caucus (4:30); call for new leadership “in the middle of our caucus” to replace Caleb Rowden and Cindy O’Laughlin (7:05); praise for Sen. Sandy Crawford (8:20); allegation that O’Laughlin “came unglued” on Senate floor (8:45); Rowden and Federal Reimbursement Allowance (FRA) (9:20); panel of Dem Reps. Aaron Crossley, Betsy Fogle, Chantelle Nickson-Clark and GOP Rep. David Casteel discuss abortion petitions (12:55); rural hospitals and FRA (19:15); education legislation and DESE (22:30); LaDonna Applebaum for breast cancer, Jon Patterson, women (abortion), people who don’t want their catalytic converter stolen, David Gregory (26:45) Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (Franklin/St. Charles/Warren Counties): Friday morning segments: Wacky MoDOT road sign punchlines going away, Bill Eigel’s strategy on leadership changes, Missouri presidential primary and Democratic Socialists of America (Segment A, begins at 4:00)

SNL: State lawmakers want to expand charter schools, with one sponsor calling it ‘only a start;’ thoughts from ArmorVine’s Gail Griswold, others

Missouri Independent: Lawmakers poised for debate over open enrollment, private school scholarships

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis City and St. Louis County NAACP launch effort to raise black kids’ literacy rates

Southeast Missourian: Bill from Rep. John Voss (R-Cape Girardeau) aims to modify terms relating to marijuana use, workers’ compensation (avoid Southeast Missourian paywall by reading Combest-archived version here) Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (Franklin/St. Charles/Warren Counties): Friday morning segments: marijuana industry’s victory lap and workers’ comp, News-Leader coverage of Missouri governor’s race fundraising, Jay Ashcroft’s campaign manager, Cori Bush and reparations (Segment A, starts at 4:20); Missouri Senate Republican overview (Segment B, starts at 5:00)

SNL: Springfield Rep. Stinnett seeks health care improvements in trio of bills

JCNT: Deer hunters post record season

P-D: Brace for an icy commute in the St. Louis area Monday, MoDOT warns (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

KC Star: 60 Missouri prison staffers advocate for commuting man’s death sentence

KCUR’s Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Kansas City woman says long COVID ‘turned my entire world upside down’; a local occupation therapist says she can help battle “brain fog,” other crippling symptoms 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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