Friday, April 12, 2024 – Missouri political news headlines

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SNL: U.S. Rep. Eric Burlison reflects on trip to Israel, rebukes call for ceasefire

States Newsroom, via Missouri Independent: Small business owners ask U.S. House tax writers to extend Trump-era deductions; comments from House Committee on Ways and Means Chairman Jason Smith

KC Star: ‘Shockingly bad’: U.S. Senate Democrats beat up on Missouri-created student loan provider MOHELA (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL here)

Missouri Independent: U.S. Senate committee critical of MOHELA after widespread complaints

St. Louis Public Radio: Missourians likely won’t vote on abortion legalization until November

KCUR’s Savannah Hawley-Bates: Movie promo: Rent or buy “Food Inc., 2” on Hulu; film promotes union’s campaign to organize KC fast-food workers

P-D: Committee spoils plan for Missouri House speaker’s victory lap. Ethics investigation ‘ongoing.’ (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

The Missouri Times’ Scott Faughn, Monday: It takes 6.5 months to conceive, carry, and birth a wombat. Thanks to the House Ethics Committe, the Plocher drama has dragged on for 7 months.

Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (Franklin/St. Charles/Warren Counties), Friday morning: Overview of St. Louis City cannabis store opening across the street from school; Dean Plocher inquisition; Eric Burlison insights from trip to Israel

Brad & John Show, Friday morning: Should candidates and issue groups include radio ads in their paid media mix? Constructive resolution to kvetching/bellyaching argument (Segment B, 11:00)

USA Today: Weekly update: Unemployment claims in Missouri declined last week

KWIX (Moberly): Rep. Louis Riggs (R-Hannibal) pleased with many elements of budget bill, including broadband

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri Senate passes bill barring 16- and 17-year-olds from marrying

Missourinet: Missouri Senate makes final changes to child marriage bill

Missourinet: Planned Parenthood funding battle heads back to the Missouri House

Missourinet: Rep. Justin Sparks (R-Wildwood) explains Valentine’s Law

Missouri Independent: After Missouri Senate filibuster, KC landfill critics hope to cut a deal with developers

JCNT: Missouri recruitment, training division offers new programs

P-D: Missouri lawmakers consider billions in incentives for ‘megaprojects’ (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

Missourinet: Rep. Brad Christ (R-St. Louis County) proposes tax credit package for manufacturing

JCNT: Capitol Commission sets budget for renovation master plan

P-D: A school tried to stop a cannabis dispensary near Soulard. It opens tomorrow. (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

KC Star: Which Evergy rates save Missourians money in summer? How to adjust your time-based plan (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

SNL: Missouri’s spring turkey season begins April 15. Here’s what to know

P-D: Rockwood school board member who mocked disabilities, Pride flags and ‘libtards’ will move out of district, resign (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here) Top 5 ideas for blighted Kansas City Star building after stadium tax FAIL

KC Star’s Joel Mathis: Eric Schmitt only pushes sham Mayorkas impeachment to boost Trump (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

AP’s Heather Hollingsworth: A Missouri father pushes past his prejudice, supports son’s desire to use girls’ school bathroom

P-D op-ed: St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones and Greater St. Louis, Inc. CEO Jason Hall: Response to Wall Street Journal piece on downtown’s decay (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

Brad & John Show, Thursday morning: Wall Street Journal holds a mirror up to St. Louis. Yikes! (Segment A, 12:45) 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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