Tuesday, February 20, 2024 – Missouri political news headlines

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St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum: Missouri Republicans ponder the impact of crowded and testy primaries

P-D: Missouri’s Josh Hawley calls GOP leadership in US Senate ‘an embarrassment’ (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

Spectrum Local News’ Gregg Palermo: Lincoln Days notebook: Hawley on GOP’s “deep bench”; Gov candidate forum; Bailey digital ad vs. Scharf; Hoskins brushes off hotel-floor flyer

KWTO (Springfield): Missouri GOP Political Director Chandler Haynes on diverse county Lincoln Days celebrations (-13:30); attendance anecdotes (-12:15); how state party drove new and “organic” attendance (-11:30); how Kristi Noem was selected (-10:20); what rookie staffers should expect at county Lincoln Days (-7:45); more

KWTO (Springfield): The Elijah Haahr Show: Elijah and Producer Garett on Lincoln Day fashion faux pas, what to wear and not wear on the campaign trail, alternatives to the fig-leaf pose, what to purge from your closet

St. Louis Public Radio: Former Boone County Clerk Burks enters race to succeed Luetkemeyer in Congress

P-D: Republican Taylor Burks joins 3rd Congressional District race (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

Missouri Independent: Central Missouri Republican joins race for 3rd District congressional seat

SNL: Ten years after Hailey Owens’ death, Hailey’s Law helps find kidnapped California child; former Eric Burlison staffer Josh Schisler went on to found US.Watch

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Rep. Peggy McGaugh (R-Carrollton) on initiative petition legislation

P-D: Missouri Senate GOP again pushes for conservative district buy-in to amend constitution (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

Missourinet: Missouri House passes crime-fighting legislation

Columbia Missourian: Democrats break House decorum over gun legislation; comments from “Rep. Johnathan [sic] Patterson”

JCNT: Missouri Democrats, Republicans clash on gun laws after KC shooting

P-D: Wide-ranging crime bill passes Missouri House amid Democrats’ calls for gun control (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

Missourinet: Patterson will delay two gun bills

Missouri Independent: Democrats hope to put gun safety measure on ballot following Kansas City mass shooting

KC Star: Kansas City could have more say over guns if Democrat legislation succeeds (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here) Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (Franklin/St. Charles/Warren Counties): Tuesday morning segments: Missouri Democrats flex on guns and initiative petitions (Segment A, 2:30); Taylor Burks (Segment A, 8:00); Lincoln Days recaps (Segment A, 13:00)

Missourinet: State Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven on four-day school week study

St. Louis Public Radio’s St. Louis on the Air: “Prosocial” program focusing on “empathy” gets $8 million in Bidenbucks, will spread to more Missouri schools

Missourinet: Bill from Rep. Greg Sharpe (R-Ewing) would create a workforce housing grant program in rural communities

JCNT: Missouri lawmakers consider workforce housing grant proposal Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (Franklin/St. Charles/Warren Counties): Monday morning segments: Cori Bush/Megan Green’s St. Louis Democratic Socialists of America vs. Wash U. (Segment A, 6:00); GOP Rep. Jim Murphy vs. petty thieves (Segment A, 11:30); more on Quinton Lucas vs. word “thug”(Segment A, 15:30); Brad and John disagree about fate of Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce (Segment B, 1:00); some women’s addiction to “fixing” men (Segment B, 5:30)

Columbia Missourian: MoDOT releases flyover video modeling proposed plans for I-70 improvement project

Missouri Independent: House bill would allow further testing for St. Louis radioactive waste

Columbia Missourian: Columbia declares itself a “safe haven” for LGBTQ+ residents 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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