Thursday, March 7, 2024 – Missouri political news headlines

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Fox News’ Ingraham Angle: Sen. Eric Schmitt on what to expect from Biden’s State of the State tonight

Teamsters on X: International Brotherhood of Teamsters applaud U.S. Senator Josh Hawley for introducing bill on China electric vehicles

Missouri Independent: UAW organizing workers at Troy-based Toyota plant

KC Star: Missouri man going to prison for Capitol riot says Donald Trump, Josh Hawley incited him (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL here)

P-D: Federal regulators to Spire: You made this mess. You clean it up. (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Groundbreaking study from Missouri Foundation for Health suggests taking on huge debt can lead to stress; proposal from urban alderman would transfer money from St. Louis City’s abortion tourism fund to “forgive” medical debt

Missouri Foundation for Health rent-a-reporter lease agreement (posted with job listing, Summer 2023): Hired help will advance “health equity” narratives, must possess “commitment to health and racial equity”

Southeast Arrow (SEMO), via Southeast Missourian: Profiles: SEMO College Republicans & College Democrats (avoid Southeast Missourian paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

Obituary: Joe Knodell, father of DSS Director Robert Knodell; funeral today in Poplar Bluff (link via Dave Drebes’ MoScout)

KCMO’s Pete Mundo on X: Mundo becomes a father of three (3!) daughters; photo of proud papa wading in estrogen Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (Franklin/St. Charles/Warren Counties): Wednesday morning show: Eric Schmitt versus the ChiComms, Quinton Lucas & KC government’s transchild book advocacy, Post-Dispatch “queer” singer promo (Segment A)

Brad & John Show – Wednesday show summary (via Instagram)

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Missouri Independent: Bill Eigel returns to work in Missouri Senate after health scare; campaign manager Sophia Shore says Eigel “will be back to fighting the swamp in no time”

Brad & John Show: Thursday morning: Bill Eigel’s esophagus, solar panels on Missouri farmland, and Josh Hawley Hoffa (Segment A); Adam Schnelting vs. Phil Christofanelli and how MATA enlightened Republicans on “tort reform” (Segment B)

P-D: Attorney for Dean Plocher rebuffed by ethics panel (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

Missouri Independent: Ethics chair decries ‘theatrics’ after Dean Plocher’s lawyer seeks to attend closed meeting

Missouri Independent: Missouri House gives initial approval to bill banning political deepfakes

Missouri Independent: Three-day hearing reveals behind-the-scenes details of Missouri marijuana recall

Missouri Independent: Restrictions on drag performances debated by Missouri House committee; men with kayfabe names “Maxi Glamour,” “Autumn Equinox” wear full female cosplay to testify

Washington Missourian: Bill from Rep. Kent Haden (R-Mexico) would limit farmland used for solar energy

JCNT: Advocates push for child care priorities at Missouri Capitol

JCNT: Rep. Brenda Shields (R-St. Joseph) seeks extension of teacher externships

P-D: Missouri plan on city limit signs leads to tense talk in House on race, roadways (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

JCNT: Bill seeks to ease concerns around Rock Island Trail development

Missouri Independent: Lawmakers consider bill to raise training standards for Missouri coroners

KC Star: Free federal COVID tests end Friday – how to get yours, and the latest data in Kansas City (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

AP: Gov. Parson offers ‘deepest sympathy’ after reducing Reid’s DWI sentence

KC Star op-ed: League of Women Voters of Missouri President Marilyn McLeod: Republican Jay Ashcroft wrong on Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL here)

The Missouri Times publisher Scott Faughn: This Week in Missouri Politics column: Gov. Parson and Britt Reid: Blessed are the merciful

KC Star’s Jonathan Shorman and Kacen Bayless: Missouri Gov. Mike Parson got Chiefs coach’s son out of prison. Ex-KC detective – who shot a black man – may be next. (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

The Missouri Times op-ed: Sen. Nick Schroer (R-Defiance): The hill I am willing to die on: education choice

P-D op-ed: St. Louis Democrat activist Alex Murray (he/him): U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner, House Speaker Dean Plocher should support gun control laws (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

Washington Missourian letter: Washington sexagenarian urges Missourians to “decline to sign” abortion petition

P-D letter: Sikeston septuagenarian wants Gov. Parson to resign over Britt Reid commutation (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

johncombest_com on X, yesterday: Jason Kander stars in “How do you do, fellow kids?” 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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