Tuesday, February 27, 2024 – Missouri political news headlines

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This Week in Missouri Politics Mid-Week Update: U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner on “taking the gloves off” against Cori Bush (1:00); praise for AG Andrew Bailey (3:30); telling Janet Yellen what’s what (4:30); praise for Blaine Luetkemeyer (7:15); criticisms of Joe Biden (9:00); White House “insulating” the decrepit president (14:15); Missouri GOP presidential caucus system makes her feel “a little irritated” (15:45); more Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (Franklin/St. Charles/Warren Counties): Monday morning segments: Mary Elizabeth Coleman on 3rd Congressional District; moving into the district; advantages over other candidates; how she got involved in politics; how the mainstream media intentionally distorts the Texas abortion law; more (Segment B) Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (Franklin/St. Charles/Warren Counties): Handicapping the 3rd Congressional District primary (Segment C, 1:30 – 6:00) Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (Franklin/St. Charles/Warren Counties): Tuesday morning: Dr. Bob Onder on passing immigration and sanctuary cities legislation in the Missouri House (2:15); accomplishments as state senator (3:15); why he’s running for Congress (3:55); early work on illegal immigration (4:30); sanctuary cities (6:45); why he’s the best fit for the 3rd Congressional District (8:30); childhood and growing up boxing against Jim Onder (11:00); decades living and working in the 3rd District and plans to move back into district (15:45) Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (Franklin/St. Charles/Warren Counties): Monday morning segments: Gov. Parson’s “Biden sucks, Governor’s great!” slate vs. Freedom Caucus “Everything sucks!” slate (Segment A, 3:00); Missouri Farmers Care’s Mike Kehoe ad (Segment A, 5:00); gov candidates and name ID (Segment A, 6:30); Bob Onder on Mark Reardon’s show (Segment A, 7:00); media’s same song about pro-choice voters defeating pro-life candidates (Segment A, 8:00); USA Today confirms that #mogov race is noncompetitive (Segment A, 10:00)

Combest: How to earn an election silver medal (without really trying): A guide for quixotic candidates running vanity campaigns in unwinnable districts, Part 1 (February 2022)

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Mike Kehoe earns Missouri Farm Bureau endorsement for governor

Missouri Independent: Gov. Parson seeks $2.2M to send Missouri troopers, soldiers to Texas for border duty

Columbia Missourian: Gov. Parson requests $2 million to send National Guard to Texas

Southeast Missourian: Arrest made in Cape Girardeau stabbing murder; Ariel G. Escobar-Soler charged with murder and armed criminal action, Marcos Lopez charged with tampering with evidence (avoid Southeast Missourian website by reading Combest-archived version here)

NY Times: As Medicaid shrinks, clinics for the poor are trying to survive; Texas doctor feels “worried”; third-party quotes from health care advocacy organizations, Washington University health care policy analyst @jeffreyjonesmo Timothy McBride (avoid NY Times paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

The Missouri Times: Combest: 20 for 20, Part 4 (10/21/21): Missouri media’s top victimhood angle 1H 2022: Missouri expanded Medicaid in 2021, but experts are still “worried”; “Media coverage to include third-party quotes from health care advocacy organizations, ironically overweight health care policy analysts from liberal universities”

Missouri Independent: Missouri auditor declares victory after plaintiffs drop suit over cost of abortion petition

P-D: Alabama Supreme Court IVF decision reverberates in Missouri (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

The Missouri Times’ Scott Faughn: This Week in Missouri Politics column: How initiative petition legislation moved forward in the Senate; Jamie Burger’s fundraising success in Senate District 27

Columbia Missourian: Bill from Rep. Doug Richey (R-Excelsior Springs) would reimburse parents for private education

Columbia Missourian: DEI in state government: Taxpayers fund a “director of diversity and inclusion” at Missouri DNR; Department of Revenue forces hearing officers to sit through annual “diversity, inclusion and implicit bias training;” more

KCUR: Profile: Madeline Romious is Gov. Mike Parson’s newest pick for the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners

St. Louis Public Radio’s Danny Wicentowski: St. Louis on the Air: Transgender journalists explain how Missouri became America’s ‘ground zero’ for anti-transgender legislation; “Missouri’s bans have inspired bills in other states, and even other countries”; Erin Reed says his “eyes are on Missouri”

Combest, The Missouri Times, 8/7/23: “When you see another ‘transgender heroes threaten to leave Missouri’ headline, don’t just chuckle and keep scrolling … of the tiny minority of transformers/stage moms that follow through on their threats to leave Missouri, what exactly helped them take that final step to leave our state?” Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (Franklin/St. Charles/Warren Counties): Tuesday morning: St. Louis Public Radio celebrates Missouri’s success protecting children from transgender surgeries and hormones (Segment A, 2:30); KCUR on black roller skating heroes (Segment A, 5:20); anti-agriculture mainstream media ignoring Missouri Farm Bureau endorsement (Segment A, 7:55); how other gov candidates should respond to Farm Bureau endorsement (Segment A, 10:30); most interesting tidbits from Ann Wagner’s interview with Scott Faughn (Segment A, 12:00); where to find Missouri GOP caucus information (Segment A, 13:30); Bayer’s “Dynamic Shared Ownership” layoff program and how Germany successfully protects its jobs and borders (Segment C, 4:15)

JCNT: DHSS holds first town hall on state aging plan

The Missouri Times: Some Missouri households in danger of losing affordable internet access

JCNT: Ice company calls for more regulation on industry

KCUR’s Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Pregnant women in Missouri can’t get divorced. Rep. Ashley Aune (D-Kansas City) hopes to change that

JCNT: State, Corps of Engineers looking at options for flood resiliency

P-D: House moves to regulate meatpacking sludge that has roiled rural Missouri (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

Missouri Independent: Meatpacker that sought to dump wastewater into river will shut down facility – for now

Iowa Public Radio’s Natalie Krebs, via KCUR: “Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform” claims 54% percent of Missouri rural hospitals don’t offer OB services

Kaiser Health News’ Bram Sable-Smith, via KCUR: Missouri and other states target health insurance red tape of ‘prior authorization’

Missouri Independent’s Jason Hancock: ‘Longshot’ lieutenant governor candidate Dean Plocher remains indignant as ‘dark cloud’ hangs over Missouri House

KC Star op-ed: Lawrence, KS resident mocks cursive-writing bill from Rep. Gretchen Bangert (D-Florissant) (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL here)

johncombest_com on X, yesterday: Missouri Independent diversity columnist Janice Ellis says Missouri Republicans have “deft [sic] ears”; progressive blog makes correction with no acknowledgment or gratitude, then finally adds acknowledgment

P-D letter: O’Fallon sexagenarian expresses outrage over GOP Sen. Sandy Crawford’s comments on value of every human life (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here) John Combest: Stalking, Harassment, Internet Trolling: A Guide to Recovering and Rebuilding After Online Attacks – available in paperback and Amazon Kindle

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