Friday, February 2, 2024 – Missouri political news headlines

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Fox Business News: Schmitt: New California speeding proposal “one of the stupidest ideas I’ve ever heard”

Fox News’ Ingraham Angle: Schmitt says Biden has ability to end border problem ‘right now’

P-D: Gov. Mike Parson, 13 Republican governors to visit Texas for border security briefing (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

JCNT: Gov. Parson to visit Texas border amid ‘crisis’

NPR, via St. Louis Public Radio: U.S. House passes bipartisan tax bill to expand child tax credit; Missouri’s Jason Smith led negotiations

Brownfield Ag News: U.S. Rep. Mark Alford’s FAIR Labels Act would require imitation meat labels

KC Star: Overview of Missouri’s presidential caucus (R) and primary (D) (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

KC Star’s Daniel Desrochers: Lucas Kunce has raised millions to take on Josh Hawley, but the money may not matter

johncombest_com on X, 1/25/24: Why I change some newspaper headlines from tepid leading questions to simple declarative statements

P-D: Cori Bush campaign erases debt, but raises less than Wesley Bell in late 2023 (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

97.1 FM: Marc Cox Show: Bob Onder announces bid for 3rd Congressional District

Hannibal Courier-Post: Riley Gaines advocates for fairness in women’s sports during HLGU visit

P-D’s Katie Kull: Missouri AG previews legal fights over transgender issues in St. Louis; Andrew Bailey “smiled and shook hands with former University of Kentucky swimmer Riley Gaines, who has campaigned nationwide against allowing transgender athletes to participate in women’s sports” (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

SNL’s Tony Madden: Crystal Quade secures endorsement from state LGBTQ+ advocacy group in gubernatorial bid; “This year, the Missouri House Emerging Issues committee has already advanced four bills targeting transgender Missourians;” “PROMO is currently tracking 39 bills that target LGBTQ+ Missourians”

Missouri Ruralist: Missouri women take on ag association positions; Renee Fordyce leads the Missouri Soybean Association; Clarissa Cauthorn serves AFBF Young Farmers & Ranchers; comments from Ag Director Chris Chinn

Missouri Independent: Dean Plocher dismisses questions about ongoing ethics probe, fired House staffer

KC Star: Missouri Speaker Dean Plocher sought exemptions from House policies on travel expenses; Plocher requested a Southwest Airlines Business Select accommodations, which includes early boarding (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Missouri Independent: Missouri Supreme Court hears challenge to state Senate district map

Washington Missourian: Sen. Ben Brown (R-Washington) responds to Cindy O’Laughlin comments, says he was never a member of Freedom Caucus or Conservative Caucus

SNL: Legislature makes little progress in first month. Initiative petition debates await (link via Sen. Denny Hoskins on X)

Missourinet: Bill from Rep. Jim Murphy (R-St. Louis County) would create new requirements for immigrant workers; Rep. Marlon Anderson (D-St. Louis City) says measure would hamper ability to hire illegal aliens for day labor Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (Franklin/St. Charles/Warren Counties): Friday morning segments: Jim Murphy, E-Verify and illegal aliens doing day labor (Segment A, 3:00); Riley Gaines in Missouri (Segment A, 8:30); Eric Schmitt on San Francisco’s Scott Wiener proposal (Segment A, 12:00); Bob Onder’s 3rd Congressional District announcement (Segment A, 15:20); Dean Plocher flying luxurious Southwest Airlines (Segment A, 17:00); Jane Dueker’s 1970s family disco (Segment B, 1:00); millennial and Gen Z women’s solopsism and inability to post vacation pictures without thirst trapping (Segment B, 8:15); Mark Reardon demonstrates personal growth, learns to take a compliment, weighs in on Jay Ashcroft (Segment B, 11:15); Brad touting Brian Nieves to the owners of 93.3 FM in St. Louis (Segment C, 1:15); lonely liberal women disqualifying men who voted for Trump (Segment C, 5:15); reminder of the vast amounts of love and positivity in the universe (Segment C, 12:30)

Missouri Independent: Lawmakers grill treasurer over interest earned on I-70 funds

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Rep. Tim Taylor (R-Bunceton) on $92 million federal grant for I-70

JCNT: State treasurer stops at Moniteau courthouse for Unclaimed Property Day Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (Franklin/St. Charles/Warren Counties): Thursday morning segments: Ozempic gluttons (Segment A, 1:45); recap of Mary Elizabeth Coleman on Reardon’s show (7:15); Reardon’s refusal to accept positive feedback from listeners, including Brad (11:15); Brad and John disagree about Mark McCloskey’s efforting metrics, and whether Eric Schmitt and Billy Long are like Garry Templeton or Ozzie Smith (12:30); Hawley vs. Zuckerberg (15:20); Brad on how to buy radio ads for St. Charles County and Franklin County (Segment B, 11:15)

Missouri Independent: Lawmakers hope to block Missouri water from being exported to other states

Daily American Republic: Neelyville teacher and student honored at State of the State address

Missouri Independent’s Phill Brooks: An uncharted path for Missouri’s legislature John Combest: Stalking, Harassment, Internet Trolling: A Guide to Recovering and Rebuilding After Online Attacks – available in paperback ($12.99) and Amazon Kindle ($7.99)

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