Monday, February 5, 2024 – Missouri political news headlines

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Missourinet: U.S. Rep. Jason Smith pursuing efforts to reopen Magnitude 7 Metals aluminum plant

JCNT: Israeli diplomat to address Missouri lawmakers

Missourinet: Gov. Parson says Missouri will work with Operation Lone Star to help fight illegal immigrant invasion

JCNT: Gov. Parson attends southern border security briefing

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Rep. Danny Busick (R-Newtown) on cracking down on illegal aliens working in Missouri

This Week in Missouri Politics: Gov. Mike Parson talks with Scott Faughn about State of the State and accomplishments (1:20); I-70 project (2:45); pro-life laws (3:35); FRA debate and Planned Parenthood (4:20); praise for Kit Bond (4:45); abortion initiative petition (5:20); initiative petition proposals and concurrent majorities (7:00); rural Missouri’s interests and protecting Missouri’s largest industry (9:30); filling appointments (11:15); picking up the pieces from Greitens team (13:20); autobiography, available March 1 (14:00); panel of state Reps. Rudy Veit (R-Wardsville), Cyndi Buchheit-Courtway (R-Festus) and Steve Butz (D-St. Louis City) on presidential caucuses and return to primaries (18:20); open enrollment (23:20); Women’s Legislative Caucus auction and where to find more info (26:25); who won the week: Gretchen Bangert for County Council, Caleb Rowden, Missouri Corn Growers Association’s Brad Schad and Missouri Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (MARF) CEO Erika Leonard (27:15)

KCMO: Pete Mundo Show: Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe on official and campaign visit to KC (0:30); campaign pitch (2:00); Missouri’s pro-business environment (2:45); endorsements (3:40); fentanyl, Mexico and illegal aliens (4:45); Gabe Gore doing an “awesome” job in St. Louis City (6:20); Eric Devalkenaere case and protecting law enforcement (7:15); World Cup (8:30); KC stadium (10:55); offer to come to KC for Mundo’s “Politics and a Pint” event (11:20)

Combest, The Missouri Times, 8/7/23: “KCMO’s Pete Mundo brings together listeners and top-notch speakers for fun and fellowship at his Politics and a Pint events … If you live anywhere west of Jefferson City, why haven’t you made the drive to one of his events?” Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (Franklin/St. Charles/Warren Counties): Monday morning segments: Bob Onder announcement and Mary Elizabeth Coleman opening mid-Missouri campaign office (Segment A, 3:45); Tony Botello on fentanyl and KC Chiefs fans deaths (Segment A, 6:35); Gov. Parson at the border (Segment A, 8:30); Brian Nieves tips Brad off to the guys making a radio station lessee big mad (Segment B, 1:15); favorite local radio shows (Segment B, 7:45); KC fentanyl death case (Segment B, 11:00); Gov. Parson on This Week in Missouri Politics, and whether or not Greitens staffers should have stayed on board for Gov. Parson (Segment C, 1:15) 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 being “boring” (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)

Missourinet: This week’s legislative calendar: ESAs and charter schools; initiative petitions; child care subsidies; term limits; psilocybin; State of the Judiciary

SNL: Overview: Missouri initiative petition legislation

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Rep. Tim Taylor (R-Bunceton) on consent bills regarding political party central committees and emergency response commission fees

Missouri Independent: State still hasn’t implemented law aimed at helping Missourians transition off public benefits

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): MoDOT Northeast District Engineer Emily Edgar recaps January storms and agency’s response

KC Star: ‘We want to claim the Chiefs’: Kansas governor makes the most of Missouri team’s success (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

KC Star: All this KC man wanted was bloody revenge. Here’s what changed his mind, and his life (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Combest book: FREE PREVIEW at “Chris had already abandoned his own child, stole from his own mother, and was in deep debt to state officials.” What was keeping him from going on another rampage? 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)

P-D editorial: Hawley should acknowledge “his own culpability in stoking the populist rage that helped fuel the Jan. 6, 2021, mob assault on the U.S. Capitol” (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

P-D op-ed: Liberal dark money group WorkMoney Inc. messaging, attributed to St. Louis woman Kamesha Scott: Hawley and Schmitt should support more government spending (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

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