Friday, March 15, 2024 – Missouri political news headlines

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Brownfield Ag News: Schmitt: Foreign ag land ownership still important policy at federal level

St. Louis Public Radio: Journalist Ray Hartmann enters the race to try to unseat U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner

P-D: Former St. Louis publisher Ray Hartmann running for Congress; hopes to defeat Ann Wagner (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here) Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (Franklin/St. Charles/Warren Counties): Friday morning show: How the Ray Hartmann campaign will fare, and Ann Wagner’s retirement timetable (Segment A, 14:30)

Southeast Missourian: Cape Girardeau County GOP proposes amendments to state party platform (avoid Southeast Missourian paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

Daily American Republican: Butler County Democratic Central Committee isn’t technically dead, but it does appear to be on life support Brad and John on Jay Ashcroft’s “Red Print” plan and the new limey #mogov poll (Segment B, 2:00)

Missouri Independent: GOP state rep candidate Max Calfo says Justin Hicks is suing him over disclosure of court records Thursday morning show: Olivia Rodrigo concert and conservative misinformation about Plan B (Segment A, 3:00); attractive Olivia Rodrigo fans seek to be put in their place (Segment A, 9:30); John impersonates an Indian call center scammer/Blaine Luetkemeyer scammer (Segment A, 11:00); TikTok and why John is long $META (Segment A, 15:00)

Missouri Independent: House Budget Chairman Cody Smith (R-Carthage) trims $2 billion from governor’s proposed spending plan

JCNT: House budget chair releases spending plan; Democrats complain

St. Louis Public Radio: Legislative session hits halfway mark with must-pass items like budget remaining

JCNT: Senate passes education omnibus before scattering for spring break

P-D: Missouri education plan calls for hundreds of millions more dollars for public education (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

P-D: Pre-K expansion effort falters in Missouri Legislature as school voucher bill advances (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

JCNT: Child care tax credit package green-lit for Senate debate

Missouri Independent: Bipartisan push for tax break to expand Kansas City nuclear weapons facility

St. Louis Public Radio: State Rep. Scott Cupps (R-Shell Knob) calls treasurer’s decision to place ads on gaming machines foolish

Dana Loesch Show: AG Andrew Bailey on brutal beating of female Hazelwood East student and why attacker should be tried as adult

St. Louis Public Radio’s Jeremy Goodwin: Bailey calls for state lawmakers to make more criminal charges trigger hearings on whether juvenile defendants should be tried as adults John on why Jeremy Goodwin is a good sport (Segment C, 1:00)

KCMO: Pete Mundo Show: Mayor Quinton Lucas says Missouri should drop lawsuit on Second Amendment Preservation Act (2:30); race group’s lawsuit over KC police board (6:30) Kansas City Men Confront Fed Gun Charges After Mass Shooting Kansas City Super Bowl Rally Shooters Were 16: Why Not Charge Them As Adults?!?

JCNT: Ameren Smart Energy presentation on tap next week

JCNT: State to focus on preservation, energy efficiency at old shoe factory

Missouri Independent: Missouri doulas give up wages to serve women on Medicaid. Legislators hope to fix that

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis region falls behind Charlotte and Orlando in latest census estimates Kansas City Earns Ranking On Top U.S. Obese City List

Brad & John Show: Thursday morning (Segment B): St. Louis hipster clothing brand Arch Apparel closing stores and liquidating inventory – which legacy brand should buy them (1:00); Brad talks to foreign scammer live on the air (11:00); tornado sirens are useful for women and children (12:00); how women screen out weak men/inferior sperm (13:30)

JCNT editorial: Helmet law’s repeal carries high cost

P-D’s Michele Munz: Missouri takes steps to improve its dismal maternal mortality rate. More is needed. (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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