Friday, February 16, 2024 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Official Unauthorized 2024 Missouri Lincoln Days Bingo Card (optimized for smartphone): Affectionate love taps for Hawley, Eigel, Caleb! and more

johncombest_com on Instagram: 2024 Missouri Lincoln Days Bingo Card Obligatory Kansas City gun debate emerges after mass shooting; analysis, plus compendium of local and national news and opinion

KCMO: Pete Mundo Show: Gov. Mike Parson praises parade heroes, says “we can’t let some thugs and criminals take over” (1:00); what he experienced after shooting (2:30); conversations with law enforcement (3:30); expects charges against thugs “fairly quickly” (4:45); reminder to nation that Missouri is not a state of thugs (7:25)

KCMO: Pete Mundo Show: Mayor Quinton Lucas gives words of consolation (1:15); update on victims (5:20); why info on shooters is limited (6:00)

P-D: Missouri GOP leaders dismiss calls for tougher gun laws after KC shooting (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

Missouri Independent: After Kansas City mass shooting, Missouri Democrats demand stricter gun laws

KC Star’s Kacen Bayless: Missouri GOP lawmakers spread debunked claim about Kansas City Chiefs rally shooting (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here) Jason Kander: “I’m so pissed off and upset that I posted on TikTok for the first time”; 2016 U.S. Senate runner-up uses edgy excretory language like “ass” and “crap,” tells gun manufacturers what’s what Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (Franklin/St. Charles/Warren Counties): Friday morning segments: Missouri Legislature taking the week off (Segment A, 1:15); Ameren’s new natural gas plant and angry activists (Segment A, 5:40); Bidenbucks flowing to Springfield and Kirksville (Segment A, 7:30); Gov. Parson uses the word “thugs” and surely someone will have a hissyfit (Segment A, 9:10) Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (Franklin/St. Charles/Warren Counties): Thursday morning segments: Post-Dispatch vs. Gov. Parson on illegal aliens (Segment A, 2:25); NY Times on Cori Bush vs. Wesley Bell (Segment A, 3:30); KC parade fallout and media caterwauling about gun control (Segment A, 4:45)

States Newsroom, via Missouri Independent: U.S. Rep. Jason Smith’s expanded child tax credit could be in place quickly if passed by Congress, IRS chief says

States Newsroom, via Missouri Independent: Biden Administration picks airports for nearly $1 billion in terminal upgrades; Missouri airports in Springfield and Kirksville are slated to get money for improvements

JCNT: House panel considers plan to dock school funds over bullying

Columbia Missourian: House bill would fine school districts for being lax on disciplining bullies

JCNT: Missouri House passes regulatory sandbox bill

P-D: Ameren says it will build a natural gas-fired plant in St. Louis County (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

JCNT: State Supreme Court Judge Robin Ransom: Black History Month matters for everyone

KC Star editorial: Half the KC Chiefs rally shooting victims were kids. Could the Missouri GOP care less?

P-D editorial: Kansas City shooting wasn’t inevitable. America has chosen to live like this. (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

P-D editorial: With a signature, citizens can challenge Missouri’s forced-birth dystopia (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

JCNT editorial: Listening good first step for healing at Lincoln University

St. Louis Public Radio op-ed: Kaiser Family Foundation Health News’s Bram Sable-Smith: Missouri and other states target health insurer ‘prior authorization’ red tape

P-D’s Aisha Sultan: Missouri’s assault on rape victims (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

Missouri Independent op-ed: Saint Louis University assistant criminology and criminal justice professor Kenya Brumfield-Young: The unfinished journey of Missouri’s wrongfully convicted 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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