Saturday, February 24, 2024 – Missouri political news headlines

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KOMU (Columbia): Low voter turnout expected at Missouri Republican caucuses (link via Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (Franklin/St. Charles/Warren Counties): Friday morning segments: Lincoln Hough for lieutenant governor and Brad’s thoughts on Paul Berry III and Tim Baker (Segment A, 1:30); Missouri’s ethanol blend (Segment A, 8:00); Schmitt on Biden and student debt (Segment A, 11:00); live on-air interview with Taylor Burks regarding 3rd Congressional District bid and Brad’s idea for Taylor Swift tie-ins (Segment B, 1:30); John will not enable Brad’s “Low Self-Esteem Theatre” (Segment B, 15:30): McCaskill vs. NY Times (Segment C, 5:30)

Brad & John Show on Instagram: Friday show summary

St. Louis Public Radio’s Sarah Fentem: Crystal Quade attends SEIU rally in St. Louis City; highlights of report from “Missouri Department of Health and Human [sic] Services” UPDATE: Corrected at 8:20 a.m. with accountability note from Digital Editor Brian Heffernan

johncombest_com on X: Tip for health reporters: there is no “Missouri Department of Health and Human Services.”

JCNT: Eigel takes shots at Parson’s budget with proposed joint resolution

P-D: AG Bailey warns Webster Groves, Wentzville school districts on DEI hiring discrimination, boys in girls’ restrooms (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

P-D: Missouri treasurer doubles down on gas station gambling machine ads (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

Missouri Independent: State treasurer fires back at critic of ads on unregulated slot machines

JCNT: MOBUCK$ cap increase passes Missouri House

JCNT: Cannabis sales hit $2B after a year of recreational sales

Missouri Independent: House unanimously passes bill aimed at reducing veteran suicide

Missourinet: Rep. Ashley Aune (D-Kansas City) files bill to allow pregnant women to finalize divorce

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Director of Little Dixie Regional Libraries dislikes library board elections bill from Rep. Tony Lovasco (R-O’Fallon)

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Rep. Danny Busick (R-Newtown) discusses Rural Workforce Housing Investment Act, prefers grants over tax credits

Missourinet: Hundreds of students celebrate FFA Week at Capitol

Missourinet: Missouri launches interactive map to help broadband connectivity

JCNT: State agency says callers required to use 10-digit local dialing

Missourinet: Former Missouri corrections officer awarded $1 million in racial discrimination lawsuit Another crowdfunding effort emerges for 2nd Kansas City mass shooting suspect

KC Star: ‘Not a monster’: Family of Lyndell Mays, charged in Chiefs rally shooting, speaks out (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

KC Star: 3 years before Kansas City mass shooting, suspect Lyndell Mays drew gun at rec center basketball game (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL here)

KC Star’s Toriano Porter: These Missouri senators helped get an Olathe man death threats. They need to apologize (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL here)

Wichita Eagle’s Dion Lefler, via KC Star: Guns have made Missouri lawmakers stupid (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL 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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