Monday, March 25, 2024 – Missouri political news headlines

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KZRG (Joplin): U.S. Rep. Eric Burlison: Budget a “Democrat love fest bill”

Missourinet: Delegation responds to RECA bill being left out of House budget Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (Franklin/St. Charles/Warren Counties): Friday morning show, Segment A: Cori Bush and Stacey Abrams need some big seats; Francis Howell parents defeat white-guilt curriculum; setback for St. Louis area radiation fund

Brad & John Show on Instagram: Friday show summary

Fox News: Fox and Friends: Schmitt: Liberals used to believe in free speech, but now they have ‘lost the plot’

Fox Business’s Kudlow show: Schmitt on free speech case: “The government exists to protect our rights, not infringe on them”

KC Star: U.S. Supreme Court to hear abortion pill case – how it will affect Missouri (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

The Missouri Times’ Scott Faughn on X: Speaker Dean Plocher “seriously considering” filing for secretary of state

Instagram reel: Valentina Gomez, an immigrant mob and Home Depot garden fencing (ft. Philly’s Most Wanted)

97.1 FM (St. Louis): Mark Reardon Show: Sen. Mary Elizabeth Coleman (R-Arnold), Rep. Steve Butz (D-St. Louis City) and Jane Dueker on immigration (5:00); Coleman on need to “arrest and deport” illegal immigrant criminals (6:45); juvenile crimes and lack of oversight of juvenile judges (9:00); St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones’ “regional crime plan” that ignores policing (14:00); Coleman on people spreading rumors about Kate Middleton (21:00); budget and Federal Reimbursement Allowance (FRA) (21:30); initiative petition legislation (22:05); Butz on urban trash cleanup (31:00); squatters at Spring and Chippewa (37:00)

St. Louis Public Radio: 4 things on deck in the second half of the 2024 Missouri legislative session: Budget, IP, education, FRA

Missouri Independent: Second-half preview: Budget, IP, education, FRA

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Rep. Peggy McGaugh (R-Carrollton) on election bill, plus measure regarding harassment of election officials and judges

Combest book: “(She) didn’t mind being criticized for her political views … she knew that politics was a rough-and-tumble business. But these attacks were more about personality than policy.” – page 8

Brad & John Show: Monday morning, Segment A: Election official harassment law (4:30); potential Plocher SOS campaign (10:00); Springfield Queer-Leader on LGBTQIA+* heroes and TikTok (11:15)

Missourinet: Bill from Rep. Melanie Stinnett (R-Springfield) allows more four-year universities to offer certain doctorate degrees

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri and southern Illinois towns are eager for April’s solar eclipse tourism

JCNT: Missouri Department of Conservation: Missouri wild turkey population stabilizing

JCNT: Dorsey appeals again after Missouri Supreme Court denies petitions

Chicago Tribune Olivia Olander and Rick Pearson: Illinois House Speaker orders Democrat caucus to not speak to reporter; former St. Louis Public Radio statehouse reporter Jaclyn Driscoll (D) lies about Tribune reporter, refuses to apologize: “I don’t see how (an apology) is beneficial” (avoid Chicago Tribune paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

St. Louis Public Radio’s Jaclyn Driscoll (12/15/20) on refusing to cover Missouri House committee hearing: “Had a few reach out asking Qs about events in the MO statehouse yesterday. Of course I monitored, but feel very strongly that the press has a responsibility in not perpetuating fictitious claims harmful to our nation & the process of a free & fair election #CountryOverClicks”

St. Joseph News-Press’ Alonzo Weston: “Valentine’s Law” might “crack down on the road idiocy in our city”

SNL’s Greta Cross and Kelly Dereuck: TikTok is improving the lives of Springfield residents, but some federal lawmakers want to ban it; “Queerly Caffeinated” owner Aaron Schekorra claims “75%” of supposed sales come from TikTok; statements from LGBTQIA* content creators Mak and Mattea Ingemi

SNL’s Greta Cross (11/3/23): LGBTQIA* hero profile series: Aaron Schekorra’s latest venture, Queerly Caffeinated, blends love of coffee, LGBTQ advocacy; area queer rationalizes why he resells generic coffee from a California dealer rather than from a Missouri company

SNL, 8/30/23: LGBTQIA* activist resigns from Springfield-Greene County Health Department; Public records request from The Elijah Haahr Show contributor Brother Noah showed Aaron Schekorra spent taxpayer money on “Ally” sponsorship of Pridefest

SNL’s Greta Cross (6/22/22): Hero profile series: TikTok creators Makeala “Mak” and Mattea Ingemi produce brave LGTBQIA+ content

Missouri Independent diversity columnist Janice Ellis: Where would women’s history and societal history be without motherhood? Zero (0) mentions of Missouri

Combest, The Missouri Times (8/7/23): “I grew up reading my grandma’s issues of Arthritis Today and AARP The Magazine, so I have a soft spot for breezy, low-intensity nostalgia … Can you imagine if the (Missouri Independent’s) diversity slot was occupied by a strong voice on Missouri issues?”

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