Wednesday, April 24, 2024 – Missouri political news headlines

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St. Louis Public Radio: Hawley, Schmitt vote against foreign aid bill; Cori Bush only local House member to vote against aid to Israel

St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum: Book promo: NPR’s Sarah McCammon’s anti-Trump “The Exvangelicals” archive: Search tag: St. Louis Public Radio liberal book promos

NPR’s Fresh Air: An ‘exvangelical’ on loving, leaving and reporting on the culture of Christianity; McCammon says terror of watching January 6 Capitol riot inspired her to pen anti-Trump book Mayor Quinton Lucas should admit he misspoke; Top 5 reasons why rescinding the NYC open invite is the right move

This Week in Missouri Politics Mid-Week Update: Rep. Alex Riley (R-Springfield) talks about Clif Smart’s departure (0:30); education omnibus and how coalition came together (1:55); Bayer bill sponsored by Rep. Dane Diehl (R-Butler) and why glyphosate (Roundup) is critical to farmers’ success (6:25); floor leader race (8:30); “a lot of extremely competitive seats” in November (11:30); how he’ll emphasize policy over “petty personalities” (13:20); how he’ll contend with the Senate (14:40); more

KC Star: ‘Mishandled.’ Top Missouri Republican attempts to discredit ethics investigation (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

The Missouri Times: Video: Plocher attorney David Steelman holds press conference to discuss Missouri House Ethics Committee investigation

Missouri Independent: Attorneys for embattled Missouri House speaker criticize ethics investigation

Listen live, 7 -8 a.m. Central: Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (Franklin/St. Charles/Warren Counties): Passionate. Heartfelt. A little dramatic. Can Brad guess which powerful punchlines are from Bill Eigel, and which are from Taylor Swift’s “The Tortured Poets Department?”

Brad & John Show, Wednesday morning (Segment C): The Tortured Politicians Department Challenge: Can you guess which lines are from Bill Eigel and which are from Taylor Swift? PLUS: Scott Faughn tribute rap and Crystal Quade’s roller derby kayfabe

Brad & John Show: Brad’s rap tribute to Scott Faughn

Brad & John Show, Tuesday morning (Segment A): Valentina Gomez at SLU; GOP Rep. Justin Sparks’ Valentine’s Law; Quinton Lucas walks back migrant comments; Brad annoyed by Jack Cardetti

Brad & John Show, Tuesday morning (Segment B): Brad dislikes Missouri sports betting messaging; John’s 2-minute mini-bio of Jack Cardetti

Brad & John Show, Tuesday morning (Segment C): Should the guys have Eapen Thampy and Jack Cardetti as guests? Plus, speculation on the St. Louis Cardinals’ stadium subsidy campaign

Brad & John Show on Instagram: Tuesday show recap Show Me Political B&J Winning: A shout out to the Brad & John Show

Missouri Independent: Match rules limit spending of Missouri’s federal infrastructure funds as deadlines loom

P-D: Missouri Senate weighs in on budget, adds highway funding and raises for low-income workers (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

JCNT: Senate progresses on Missouri budget amid growing pressure

Missouri Independent: Bill to stop Kansas City landfill clears Missouri House, heads to governor

JCNT: Missouri House bill seeks to change school accountability system

P-D: Missouri lawmaker wants to start conversation with ‘kidfluencer’ legislation (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

JCNT: Law enforcement, advocacy groups hold vigil for crime victims

Missouri Independent: Tech glitch on 4/20 caused Missouri cannabis businesses to lose sales

Brad & John Show, Wednesday morning: Cannabis sales system crashes – can potheads survive? Plus Cori Bush vs. Israel; the #moleg “Kidfluencer” legislation

JCNT: State awards show appreciation to volunteers

JCNT: Missouri Department of Mental Health parts ways with reprimanded physician

P-D editorial: Missouri’s Freedom Caucus means freedom from rational governance (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

Missouri Independent op-ed: Kaiser Family Foundation’s Jordan Rau: Feds set higher nursing home staffing mandates. Many Missouri facilities don’t meet them

P-D letter: St. Louis man wants AG Andrew Bailey to focus on gun control rather than transgender issues (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

P-D letter: St. Louis City septuagenarian says strict gun control laws would help prevent urban shoplifting (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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