Tuesday, January 30, 2024 – Missouri political news headlines

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Sedalia Democrat’s Chris Howell: Republican caucus training prepares for 2024 election; “Chandler Hayes [sic],” Trey Faucheaux, and Carla Young lead session (avoid Sedalia Democrat paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Randolph County Republican Central Committee’s Jim Bratcher gives overview of caucus system

Missouri Independent: Missouri social media lawsuit will be heard by U.S. Supreme Court on March 18 Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (Franklin/St. Charles/Warren Counties): Monday morning segments: Cori Bush campaign kickoff, including acrylic nails and amorphous androgynous human in a COVID mask (Segment B, starts at 6:45 mark); statewide candidates treating state legislators like precinct captains (9:00); John was wrong about “live boy/dead girl” theory (Segment B, 12:00); what happens to people like Cori Bush between winning an election and their early ascent (Segment C, 7:15); dilemma for Democratic campaign staff (Segment C, 7:45); Bill Clay Sr. putting 17-year-old punk John Combest in his place (Segment C, 11:45)

Missourinet: Missouri Democratic Party endorses abortion ballot measure

Scott Faughn on X: Sen. Denny Hoskins to appear live on This Week in Missouri Politics Mid-Week update at 9:30 a.m. Central (stream will be available at 9:30 a.m. here) Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (Franklin/St. Charles/Warren Counties): Tuesday morning segments: St. Louis City earnings tax, GOP caucus trainings, Denny Hoskins on TWMP Mid-Week Update (Segment A, 1:20); female kissing assault and Morganna the Kissing Bandit (Segment A, 9:00); how lovers kill attraction and build resentment (Segment A, 13:30); St. Louis Lambert Airport study built on make-believe Boeing and Bayer numbers, and the tough spot Carnahan confidant Tony Wyche is in (Segment B, 9:00); how a $200,000 sculpture will save North St. Louis City (Segment C, 1:30)

KFRU (Columbia): Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch (R-Hallsville): “We get our work done in the House to go die over in the Senate” (1:10); “Republicans not doing Republican things” and why Republicans should follow GOP platform (1:50); examples of school transfer/open enrollment and initiative petition legislation dying in the Senate (2:40); Boone County Commission and property tax freeze for seniors (4:35); Columbia Public Schools and why she’s sponsoring charter school legislation (9:45); tax breaks for livestock trailers (15:10); why Legislature should work five days a week and forego Spring Break (16:00)

johncombest_com on X: Chim Chim Cheri (Toalson Reisch) featuring Stephanie Bell, Trey Faucheaux and Method Man

P-D: St. Louis City and St. Charles counties charter school measure advances (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

P-D: Another day, another delay in the Missouri Senate as Mike Moon holds up appointments (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri lawmakers eye higher pay for state Children’s Division workers

JCNT: Missouri House Republicans raise concerns over governor’s budget plan

Missouri Independent: Legislation aims to stop Missouri from seizing federal benefits owed to foster kids

Missourinet: Sen. Jason Bean (R-Holcomb) says Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development will be in Portageville to help former Magnitude 7 Metals employees

P-D: Reps. Jim Murphy (R-St. Louis County), Steve Butz (D-St. Louis City) team up to exempt low-income workers from St. Louis earnings tax (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

Missouri Independent: State lawmakers seek to ban child marriage without exception

SNL’s Kelly Dereuck: “Missouri House Emerging Issues committee already has passed along four bills targeting the transgender community in the state.”

johncombest_com on Instagram, January 2023: Objective, unbiased media agrees: Missouri Republicans guilty of targeting.

P-D: Harris-Stowe teacher training program loses national accreditation (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

AP: Wesley Bell seeks to overturn the conviction of man who stabbed Post-Dispatch reporter to death

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis County prosecutor files motion to throw out conviction of Marcellus Williams

Murderpedia: Marcellus Williams broke into Post-Dispatch reporter Felicia Gayle’s home in University City, waited until she emerged from the shower, then stabbed her 43 times, “twisting the knife” inside her neck

P-D editorial: Dueling (literally?) in the Missouri Senate (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

KC Star op-ed: Rep. Doug Richey: New DESE commissioner has huge mistakes to fix

Southeast Missourian letter: Cape Girardeau Democrat Central Committee’s Andy Leighton – who lost 2022 state rep race to John Voss in a 34-point nailbiter – calls Missouri GOP presidential caucus system “dreadful” 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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