Sunday, January 28, 2024 – Missouri political news headlines

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P-D: Squad member Rashida Tlaib helps Cori Bush kicks off reelection campaign in front of 200 supporters; local woman starts “Jews for Cori” group (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

P-D photo gallery: Cori Bush campaign kickoff: “We Banging ‘Til the End” official Cori Bush t-shirt; Harriet Tubman cosplay; Cori Bush’s acrylic nails; morbidly obese androgynous human wears COVID mask in 2024; Rashida Tlaib attempts to use conventional camera; other inspirational images (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

KC Star: MO Capitol riot defendant now a fugitive after failing to appear at DC court hearing; Devin Rossman pleaded guilty to one count of “parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building,” blamed behavior on Donald Trump and Josh Hawley (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

JCNT: Gov. Parson’s budget includes investments in child care, economic development

JCNT: Governor’s plan has increased budgets, money for Lincoln, State Tech projects

Washington Missourian: Four River Career Center student recognized in State of State Address

KMIZ: Gov. Parson proposes $1.4 million for upgrades to crime lab

JCNT: Missouri lawmakers try to alter state standardized test, detach from accreditation process

Missourinet: After last year’s veto, Senate committee passes Blair’s Law proposal; KC lobbyist Shannon Cooper says “amazing” number of people “took it upon themselves to video themselves participating in celebratory gunfire”

Washington Missourian: MoDOT’s McKenna says Franklin County projects are moving

JCNT: Missouri Department of Conservation’s Eagle Days events don’t disappoint

JCNT editorial: Amid legislative chaos, Gov. Parson is right: ‘Put people first’

P-D editorial: Ashcroft’s latest campaign stunts erode Republican values he claims to support (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

KC Star op-ed: Aligned VP Linda Rallo: House Speaker Dean Plocher’s new Missouri education committee is vague; leaders should define what they mean by “education reform” (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

KC Star op-ed: Missouri Budget Project’s Traci Gleason: 30 years of Missouri tax cuts boosted the richest. Regular families are left behind.

SNL letter: Springfield septuagenarian supports death penalty, dislikes Missouri GOP caucus system 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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