Thursday, January 25, 2024 – Missouri political news headlines

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Columbia Missourian: U.S. Rep. Mark Alford takes in business priorities during Columbia visit, Sunday: Columbia Missourian removes inaccurate statement claiming Blaine Luetkemeyer and Mark Alford failed to visit Columbia last year, Sunday: Columbia Missourian Executive Editor Elizabeth Stephens says she’ll run a correction in print edition, will send someone to cover Alford’s event in Columbia this week Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (Franklin/St. Charles/Warren Counties): Tuesday morning: Columbia Missourian executive editor Elizabeth Stevens takes responsibility for error, and why John will never criticize columnist David Webber (Segment B)

KCMO: Pete Mundo Show: U.S. Rep. Mark Alford on being in Columbia and continuing resolution (0:45); thoughts on Mike Johnson (2:45); “Four Corners” of legislators who decide fate of legislation (3:45); more

St. Louis Public Radio: Affinia Healthcare receives $388k federal grant to support Afghan refugee health education

P-D: Eureka musician seeks to take Democrats’ loss to Ann Wagner; John Kiehne lost state legislative races in 2018, 2020 and 2022 (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

The Missouri Times, February 2022: How to earn an election silver medal (without really trying), Part 1: A guide for vanity candidates running quixotic campaigns in unwinnable districts

The Missouri Times: Gov. Parson’s State of the State: summary and full text

Missouri Independent’s Rudi Keller: Budget overview: Gov. Mike Parson proposes record $52.7 billion Missouri state budget

St. Louis Public Radio: Gov. Parson touts reshaping transportation policy and crisis response in last State of the State

JCNT: Gov. Parson’s budget proposal addresses pay raise for state employees

JCNT: Governor lays out plan for increased funding for Missouri teacher pay, Career Ladder, youth apprenticeships

JCNT: Governor cites child care among priorities

P-D: Gov. Parson takes victory lap, outlines $53 billion budget in final State of the State (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

P-D: Gov. Parson seeking more money to raise pay for Missouri state workers (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

Columbia Missourian: Governor presents first draft of state budget

Columbia Missourian: Gov. Parson delivers final State of the State address

Missouri Independent: Gov. Parson’s final State of State touts abortion ban, infrastructure spending

KC Star: ‘That number is zero.’ Gov. Parson touts abortion ban as campaign seeks to overturn it (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

This Week in Missouri Politics Mid-Week Update: Sen. Caleb Rowden (R-Columbia) with Scott Faughn on Freedom Caucus committee chairmanships and parking spots; why actions can be both punitive and justified (10:10), much more

KCMO: Pete Mundo Show: Sen. Mike Cierpiot (R-Lee’s Summit) says Rowden was responding to wishes of the majority of Senate Republicans (1:35); Americans for Prosperity scorecard and why 2022 Conservative Caucus scorecard was biased (2:10); “Facebook senators” (3:00); Eigel “out of his mind” (4:55); skepticism over concurrent majorities for initiative petitions (6:00); chances for IP improvements (6:50); Eigel voted for O’Laughlin, and now is being “selfish”(8:45); why Missouri Right to Life is wrong about their “pro-life” definition (9:45); why Gov. Parson is wise to stay out of caucus fight (10:45)

KCMO: Pete Mundo Show: Sen. Bill Eigel (R-Weldon Spring) Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (Franklin/St. Charles/Warren Counties): Thursday morning segments: Quick hits on Cierpiot and Rowden interviews, John Kiehne vs. Ann Wagner, Columbia Missourian and Mark Alford (Segment A); St. Louis County report lamenting lack of women and minorities in construction jobs (Segment A); Nick Schroer, parking spot silliness and Rowden’s “punitive and justified” position (Segment B, starts at 1:25) 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)

St. Joseph News-Press: Senators renew push for senior property tax relief as hurdles remain

Missouri Independent: Jay Ashcroft seeks $1.2 million to defend anti-ESG investing rules in federal court

P-D: Pro-life lawmakers try new route to defund Planned Parenthood in Missouri (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

JCNT: Missouri House panel considers pros, cons of lowering school starting age

P-D: New bill would require elected library boards across Missouri (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri lawmakers considering bill to stop the sale of invasive plants

Washington Missourian: Bill from Rep. Brad Banderman (R-St. Clair) proposes age verification for adult content

St. Louis Public Radio: How Missouri marijuana cultivators supply the $1 billion recreational market

P-D editorial: Tentative child tax credit deal would help both working families and the economy (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

Daily Signal op-ed: Gregg Keller: Hamas’ savagery unites divided Israelis against common enemy

Washington Missourian’s Geoff Folsom: Hopeful for I-44 improvements

St. Louis Public Radio’s Lacretia Wimbley: American Federation of Teachers Local 420 report proves how tax abatements hurt black and brown students 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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