Friday, April 19, 2024 – Missouri political news headlines

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KCMO: Pete Mundo in the Morning: U.S. Rep. Eric Burlison on filling Billy Long’s colorful shoes (1:05); passenger rail red tape and potential effects on Springfield and Kansas City (1:25); what Burlison’s legislation would do (4:30); why he “doesn’t recognize” Speaker Mike Johnson after Johnson’s major pivots and whether Johnson is an alien (6:10); wait-and-see approach on vacating the Speakership (7:30)

CNN: Senate kills the articles of impeachment against Alejandro Mayorkas; pre-vote comments from Eric Schmitt

KCMO: Pete Mundo in the Morning: KC Mayor Quinton Lucas on welcoming migrants to KC

Missouri Independent: Federal campaign finance roundup: Hawley’s re-election, Wesley Bell vs. Cori Bush, Bob Onder vs. Kurt Schaefer, Ann Wagner vs. Ray Hartmann

Brad & John Show: Brad’s new tribute song to Jay Ashcroft

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri legislature passes expansive K-12 education bill that includes raise for teachers

KC Star: Lawmakers pass massive education bill targeting 4-day weeks, boosting private schools (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

JCNT: House narrowly passes vast education bill; legislation now heads to governor

Columbia Missourian: Sports betting advocates claim 300,000 signatures for initiative

Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (Franklin/St. Charles/Warren Counties), Thursday morning: Sports betting, $FLUT and $DKNG, and how stocks are like women; St. Louis City earnings tax; KC migrant invasion; Brad debuts his new Jay Ashcroft tribute song

Missouri Independent: Missouri House narrowly sends private-school tax credit, charter expansion to governor’s desk

Brad & John Show, Friday morning: Recap of Eric Burlison on potential space alien Mike Johnson; House passes SB 727; monkey-branching; Brad’s new song in honor of whiny teachers

P-D: Missouri House speaker mum on ethics probe, ends press conference after two questions (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

KC Star: After Raymore deal, Missouri Senate passes bill to block controversial KC landfill (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Missouri Independent: Legislation designed to kill Kansas City landfill clears hurdle in Senate, nears final passage

SNL: Lawmakers seek to expand powers of Missouri state auditor

Missouri Independent: Missouri bill would let private contractors assist in child abuse investigations

KSDK’s Mark Maxwell: St. Louis City officials brace for ‘worst-case scenario,’ warn earnings tax losses could blow $25.9 million hole in budget; Mayor Tishaura Jones “unfriends” aldermen who vote against her

Brad & John Show, Friday morning: Why Tishaura Jones was smart to “unfriend” pedestalizing pawns & spineless simps, and how they’ll react this summer

Columbia Missourian: House gives initial OK to Bayer bill protecting pesticide-makers

Columbia Missourian: Missouri DNR offers three proposed permits for land application of sludge

JCNT: Gold, silver currency bill perfected by Senate

JCNT: Rotary Club treats students to a taste of state government

Southeast Missourian: Marie Watkins Oliver bust unveiled at Capitol (avoid Southeast Missourian paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

P-D: Reactions mixed to Wentzville superintendent’s $1 million buyout (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

Brad & John Show, Tuesday: Don’t cry for Wentzville superintendent Danielle Tormala, she’ll be just fine.

KC Star editorial: Oh so now Eric Schmitt and Josh Hawley are concerned about impeachment, Constitution? (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News 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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