Wednesday, March 20, 2024 – Missouri political news headlines

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KC Star: Josh Hawley says Trump shouldn’t issue blanket pardon of Jan. 6 defendants (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

JCNT: Jobs, China major concerns for U.S. Senate candidates

Fox News: Sen. Eric Schmitt dismisses concerns over skeptical justices in censorship Supreme Court case

KCMO: Pete Mundo Show: AG Andrew Bailey recaps X Spaces conversation with Elon Musk about Big Tech, Biden Administration and collusion

SNL: “Patriot Front” stickers appear again in Springfield. Here’s what the Southern Poverty Law Center says

Austin Petersen’s Wake Up America show (July 2023): Gavin McInnes on literally unmasking and exposing Patriot Front as feds

Missourinet: Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe recaps trip to U.S.-Mexico border Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (Franklin/St. Charles/Warren Counties): Tuesday: ¡Ayyye ese! An illegal got stabby in O’Fallon! (Segment A, 8:15)

Brad & John Show, Tuesday morning: Caleb Rowden, Twitter soliloquies and meat shields (Segment A, 2:00)

Brad & John Show on Instagram: Tuesday show summary

Missourinet: House Budget Committee Chairman Cody Smith (R-Carthage) unveils plan to fund rebuilding and widening of I-44

SNL: Proposal includes state funding for I-44 improvements, widening

Joplin Globe: Smith earmarks $727 million to I-44 reconstruction (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

Missourinet: Missouri House budget proposal scales back state funding to boost Missouri child care access

Missourinet: Senate’s education bill restricts 4-day school weeks; reaction from Independence School District Superintendent Dale Herl

Missourinet: Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development’s Samantha Dickey on state’s plan to help more adults access to apprenticeships, certificates, and two- and four-year degrees

KC Star: You can get married in Missouri as young as 16 – for now. It used to be even younger (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

P-D: More than 1,000 apply for St. Louis senior tax freeze (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

P-D: St. Louis County senior tax freeze won’t happen this year if cash not approved, councilman says (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

Kansas City Beacon: Missouri considers banning county jails from shackling some pregnant inmates

P-D: McCluer North ‘resets’ as school districts grapple with student violence; DESE data shows post-pandemic increase in local school discipline cases (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

JCNT: Missouri House cuts funding for $50 million MSP project

JCNT: Jefferson City man charged with harassment, stalking

Combest book: FREE PREVIEW at “Chris had already abandoned his own child, stole from his own mother, and was in deep debt to state officials.” What was keeping him from going on another rampage?

JCNT editorial: Time for break at Missouri Statehouse

Columbia Missourian: Missouri Rural Crisis Center’s Jamie Blair: Congress should pass American Beef Labeling Act, Missouri Legislature should ban foreign corporate ownership of Missouri farmland

Kaiser Health News’ Bram Sable-Smith and Rachada Pradhan, via KCUR: Missouri’s pro-abortion ballot initiative turning into a national election issue; thoughts from GOP mastermind Gregg Keller, Missouri Catholic Conference Executive Director Jamie Morris

KC Star op-ed: Bobby Bostic: I’ve changed since my crimes at 16. Other Missouri prisoners deserve a second chance (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

SNL’s Greta Cross: 4/20 is one month away. Here are 9 marijuana-friendly events happening around Springfield

P-D letter: Fenton sexagenarian expresses anger at Republican state lawmakers over 2nd Amendment freedoms, says Missouri is now “the Wild West” (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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