Wednesday, January 24, 2024 – Missouri political news headlines

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St. Louis Public Radio: U.S. Rep. Jason Smith pushes bipartisan deal to expand child tax credit, business incentives

Missourinet: Graves and Cleaver call for USPS to halt future rate increases

Missourinet: Missouri Department of Agriculture nabs $6.9 million USDA grant to help bolster state food supply chain; interview with Chris Chinn

Brownfield Ag News: Ahead of State of the State, Gov. Parson and Lt. Gov. Kehoe preview state of agriculture at Cattlemen’s convention

KC Star: As Missouri Gov. Mike Parson enters final year, his political legacy remains uncertain; thoughts from lawmakers, former Missouri Republican Party Executive Director Jean Evans, others (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here) Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (Franklin/St. Charles/Warren Counties): Tuesday morning segments: Missouri State Auditor Scott Fitzpatrick vs. Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, news regarding the 3rd Congressional District featuring Mary Elizabeth Coleman and Travis Fitzwater, plus Josh Hawley vs. electric vehicle mandates (Segment A, begins at 3:20); why John will never criticize David Webber (Segment B); the softer side of Donald Trump and Bill Eigel (Segment C, begins at 1:45)

KCUR’s Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Planned Parenthood Great Plains CEO Emily Wales and ACLU attorney Tori Schafer promote “Missourians for Constitutional Freedom” pro-abortion initiative

Midwest Newsroom, via St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri unions see 1% decline in membership

KC Star: Jay Ashcroft slams scathing audit as ‘political opinions’ (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Missourinet: Ashcroft suggests state audit is ‘deep state’ political attack

Missouri Independent: Jay Ashcroft accuses Missouri auditor of political attack over criticism in new report

The Missouri Times: Scott Faughn’s This Week in Missouri Politics column: How Thursday went down and led to today

Missourinet: Rowden boots ‘swamp creatures’ from committee, yanks their parking spots

KC Star: ‘Swamp creatures.’ Top MO Senate Republican strips hard-right senators of leadership posts (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Missouri Independent: ‘Freedom Caucus’ leaders ousted from Senate chairmanships over stall tactics

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri Senate leader strips Freedom Caucus members of committee chair positions

Pete Mundo on X: GOP Senators on air live to discuss Tuesday fight and fallout: Bill Eigel at 7:05 a.m., Mike Cierpiot at 9:05 a.m. (listen live here)

Scott Faughn on X: Caleb Rowden to appear on Mid-Week Update today at 1 p.m. Central (watch live at 1 p.m. here) Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (Franklin/St. Charles/Warren Counties): Wednesday morning segments: Labor stats, Ashcroft vs. Fitzpatrick, and Caleb Rowden vs. Freedom Caucus (Segment A)

P-D: Abortion opponents push to make it harder to change Missouri Constitution (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

Missouri Independent: GOP renews push to make it harder to amend Missouri constitution by initiative petition

Missouri Independent: Bathroom protections for girls added to Missouri ‘parents bill of rights’

Missourinet: Sen. Karla May (D-St. Louis City) wants to extend law enforcement “stress management” program to firefighters

Missourinet: Rep. Sean Pouche (R-Kansas City) explains epipen and insulin legislation

P-D: Could Jefferson County get a new courthouse? Rep. Renee Reuter (R-Imperial) hopes to drum up support (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Protesters demanding Israel-Hamas cease-fire disrupt St. Louis County Council

KCUR’s Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Hero profile: “Racial healing counselor” helps blacks cope with “crippling” “racial wealth gap”

Missouri Independent relabels adult industry commentary after yesterday’s Combest headline tweak and tweet: “This story was updated after publication to label it as a commentary upon discovery that the author has been a donor and volunteer to an organization advocating on behalf of the adult entertainment industry.” (see yesterday’s headlines here)

johncombest_com on X, yesterday: “Missouri Independent: Adult industry rep vs. #moleg”

Missouri Independent “social services and poverty” content creator Clara Bates: Poor Missourians face hurdles accessing Medicaid 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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