Tuesday, February 6, 2024 – Missouri political news headlines

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97.1 FM: Marc Cox Show: U.S. Rep. Eric Burlison says immigration bill “the most absurd proposal I’ve every seen” (1:30); Nikki Haley “doing tryouts for MSNBC and CNN” (3:15); thoughts on Mayorkas and U.S. Rep. Ken Buck (4:15); why he voted against child tax credit bill (5:00); praise for Bob Onder (6:30); thoughts on GOP Senate leadership “jumping the shark” by stripping Freedom Caucus chairmanships and parking spots (7:45)

97.1 FM: Marc Cox Show: Gov. Mike Parson on what he saw at Mexico border (1:20); what Missouri can provide to Operation Lone Star (2:20); Biden’s lack of leadership (4:45); why new federal legislation doesn’t matter (5:30); fentanyl coming through Mexico (6:50); putting Mayor Tishaura Jones in her place regarding recent attempted mask mandate (8:15) Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (Franklin/St. Charles/Warren Counties): Tuesday morning segments: Sen. Tracy McCreery’s stalking and harassment task force proposal, St. Louis City Reparations Commission, Burlison on Marc Cox’s show (Segment A, 1:35); special guest Bill Eigel and Brad squash Brad’s (real or imaginary?) beef (Segment B, 1:15); Eigel’s fond reflections upon military service (Segment B, 5:45); rationale behind slowing down some Senate legislation (Segment B, 11:25); response to criticism of personal property tax proposal (Segment B, 14:15); discussion about Phil Christofanelli’s mom (Segment C, 3:45); Brad not impressed with Bob Onder’s comments on Reardon’s show about switching from lieutenant governor to congressional race (Segment C, 6:00); Post-Dispatch quoting John Lamping on Hoffmanns exiting August properties (Segment C, 8:45) 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)

Washington Missourian: Franklin County Clerk Tim Baker on Ashcroft’s withdrawal from Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC): “I think we should be in something”

JCNT: Missouri Senate bill would open voting machine code to public

P-D: Missouri abortion rights campaign faces tight deadline as it kicks off canvassing efforts (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

Missouri Independent: As few as 1 in 5 voters could defeat initiative petitions under Missouri Senate proposal

Washington Missourian: Area educators, legislators oppose open enrollment

P-D: Video: Senate Republicans preview week’s action

P-D: Sen. Denny Hoskins (R-Warrensburg) on sports betting, casino profits, problem compulsive gambling, and sports teams’ ballot initiative; response from Caleb Rowden

Brownfield Ag News: Missouri Corn Growers want eminent domain bill passed in state legislature

P-D: Anti-cyberstalking task force proposal again before Missouri lawmakers; Sen. Tracy McCreery (D-Olivette) continues work started by her predecessor, former state Sen. Jill Schupp (D-Creve Coeur)(avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

Combest book: “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?

P-D: Missouri lawmakers asked to fund program to help state mental health workers who face trauma (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

Columbia Missourian: Regulatory Sandbox Act gets House OK again

JCNT: Missouri lawmakers considering workforce housing development incentives

Missouri Independent: Missouri bill would give custody of disputed embryos to person likeliest to create child

JCNT: MoDOT reports decrease in roadway fatalities in 2023

Washington Missourian: Sign of the times: MoDOT will review, not ban, clever highway messages

P-D: Nearly all Hoffmann shops in Augusta now up for sale as sell-off continues; thoughts from former state Sen. John Lamping (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

JCNT: Lincoln University alumni planning Capitol protest to complain about white university president

P-D’s Monica Obradovic: Francis Howell eyes revised black history, literature, drops ‘social justice standards’; critical race theory is “a once-obscure academic concept that’s become a lightning rod of right-wing scrutiny in recent years”; Southern Poverty Law Center is “a nonprofit legal organization that specializes in civil rights litigation” (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

St. Louis Public Radio “race, culture and identity” content creator Andrea Henderson: “These decisions are really weighty”: Reparations Commission proposes harm report focused on six areas

Joplin Globe editorial: Time to boost Missouri’s tobacco tax

KC Star op-ed: Lee’s Summit septuagenarian: Response to Gov. Parson touting pro-life accomplishments! “Ha! The joke’s on him” as women travel to Kansas, other states to snuff out unwanted children; pro-life lawmakers are “male chauvinists who treat women like nothing but breeding livestock” (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

KC Star’s Kacen Bayless: Missouri Gov. Parson wants ‘boots on the ground’ at southern border – but Missouri National Guard is already there; governor makes “vague announcement,” “didn’t provide specifics and his office didn’t respond to questions Monday” (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here) 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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