Monday, March 18, 2024 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Mirror (UK): Missouri teen Kaylee Gain’s GoFundMe hits $300k as teen fights for life 7 days after head smashed announcement: now directs to Kaylee’s GoFundMe

KC Star: Missouri says the Biden administration censored speech. The Supreme Court will judge; comments from Schmitt, Hawley (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

AP: Supreme Court to hear free speech case brought by Missouri and Louisiana

Missouri Independent: SCOTUS to hear case alleging federal government bullied social media into censoring content

Brownfield Ag News: At annual fly-in, Missouri Farm Bureau members discuss estate tax and more

This Week in Missouri Politics: Sen. Curtis Trent (R-Springfield) on education bill (0:45); panel of state Reps. LaKeySha Bosley (D-St. Louis City) and Cameron Parker (R-Campbell), along with Eslinger Chief of Staff Will Wheeler

St. Louis Public Radio: Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer (R-Parkville) on sports betting, public safety, property tax for seniors, more Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (Franklin/St. Charles/Warren Counties): Monday morning show: Segment A: Elementary schoolers snack on cannabis edibles; Republicans returning to presidential primaries; Jay Ashcroft op-ed how to avoid being in the next CNN or Missouri Independent Sunshine Law request story 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) Segment B: Brad’s reaction to Andrew Bailey’s media tour; John on Ashcroft’s “Red Print” plan and the SLU/YouGov poll John on why St. Louis Public Radio’s Jeremy Goodwin is a good sport (Segment C, 1:00)

Listen live 7-8 a.m. Central: Brad & John Show on 104.5 FM (Franklin/St. Charles/Warren Counties): government officials and staffers can avoid annoying Sunshine Law hit pieces with this *one simple trick*

SNL: State Senators approved an omnibus education package with expanded school choice program Segment B: John reports on corrections from Sen. Mary Elizabeth Coleman on initiative petition legislation status and Eapen Thampy on Delta-8; Brad the Kraut and John the Mick turn heel on the Irish; Joe Biden likes a wide box; more

Missourinet: Bill from Rep. Kemp Strickler (D-Lee’s Summit) would punish unlawful tracking of a vehicle

Columbia Missourian: MoDOT gives positive timeline for eastbound Rocheport Bridge completion

Brownfield Ag News: Southeast Iowa fertilizer spill reaches Missouri

St. Louis Public Radio: Race groups criticize Wesley Bell (D), say St. Louis County prosecutor hasn’t been progressive enough

Joplin Globe editorial: It’s clear GOP voters want return to primary; bill from Sen. Jill Carter (R-Granby) would ditch caucus system (avoid Joplin Globe paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

KC Star op-ed: Kansas City’s Digital Equity Program Office Executive Director Tom Esselman, with KC Public Library’s Carrie Coogan: Thanks to Cori Bush and Emanuel Cleaver for spending on urban Internet access (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here) The positive attribute of KSDK’s Mark Maxwell (Segment C, 12:00) 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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