Tuesday, May 7, 2024 – Missouri political news headlines

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NPR, via KCUR: Atomic vets may lose their federal benefits. Sen. Josh Hawley is pushing Congress to help

KCMO: Pete Mundo Show: Tony Botello of Tony’s Kansas City on illegal aliens being processed through KC airport and media ignoring the story (4:30); stadium debates and Royals/Chiefs history (7:25); little-known facts about KC’s role in Cinco de Mayo’s growth (2:15); Palestinian protests (13:05); KC police drama (17:10) (5/1/24): House Report Reveals ‘Inadmissible Aliens’ Transported Through KCI

Lake Expo: High drama at Missouri Republican Convention as grassroots boots leadership

SNL: Springfield Public Schools board member elected to Republican National Committee vows to fight ‘socialist agenda’; Maryam Mohammadkhani says state convention fight was “the establishment versus the little people”

Austin Petersen’s Wake Up America Show: Camellia Peterson on her “mostly objective” view of what happened at the Missouri Republican State Convention

Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (WashMo), Tuesday morning (Segment A): Springfield News-Leader and other coverage of Missouri State Convention fracas; Where is Kim Gardner? Hawley optimistic about RECA prospects; more

Brad & John Show on 104.5 FM (WashMo), Monday morning (Segment A): Jill Carter exits Missouri Freedom Caucus; Bally’s casino submits signatures for Lake of the Ozarks casino; Missouri media can’t be bothered to attend Missouri Republican State Convention; Brad baffled by show clip, so John recaps the caption

Brad & John Show, Monday morning (Segment B): Mad about the GOP state convention? Tell your side of the story; Brad disagrees with KWTO’s Garett Bowles about outcome of 2024 abortion ballot initiative; from Bob Griffin to Mike Johnson, the burden of legislative majorities and “factions”

Columbia Missourian: Signatures for four ballot initiatives submitted to secretary of state

Brad & John Show on Instagram: Monday show recap

KWTO: Americans for Prosperity’s Camellia Peterson; mini-bio and what AFP does (1:00); initiative petition changes (10:35); (12:05); Americans for Prosperity’s gas discount event (17:00)

P-D’s Joe Holleman: Where’s Kim Gardner? Missouri state auditor asks public to help find her (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri auditor says he can’t find former St. Louis prosecutor Kim Gardner

P-D: Missouri lawmakers sound off on Megan Green during debate on Israel support (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

Brad & John Show, Monday morning (Segment C): Graduation empathy for SLU, Wash U., Jon Hamm and the broad from American Pie; Chicago teachers union demands; one way to profit from rising commodity prices; more

Missouri Independent: House leader says discussion of alleged staff intimidation will wait for session’s end

Missouri Independent: Senate stalls out quickly on return after 41-hour filibuster

Columbia Missourian: Senate wastes another day as clock ticks toward deadline to pass $53 billion budget

P-D: Dysfunction in the Missouri Senate puts passage of the state budget in limbo (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

P-D: Erin Brockovich opposes plan to protect Bayer from cancer lawsuits in Missouri (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

Missouri Independent: Gov. Mike Parson signs bill to kill south Kansas City landfill

P-D: Missouri’s major water users for farming would get anonymity under proposed legislation (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

SNL: Missouri Commissioner of Education Margie Vandeven to speak at Missouri State commencement

SNL: John Jasinski to remain provost of Missouri State for one year, pending board approval

This Week in Missouri Politics Mid-Week Update (2/29/24): Jason Klindt responds to Missouri State University presidential finalist John Jasinski’s allegations that Klindt acted vengefully about a fraternity decision

SNL: Ex-park ranger sues Missouri Dept. of Natural Resources for discrimination; lesbian had contact with “a male coworker’s genitals as part of the Department of Natural Resources self-defense training”

Columbia Missourian: Deadly ‘tranq’ drug spreads nationwide, now detected in Missouri

KCTV: says Missouri among states with highest drug usage (link via

P-D editorial: Missouri lawmakers have accomplished almost nothing beyond harassing poor women (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

KC Star’s Joel Mathis: The last thing Kansas and Missouri need is a new Chiefs-Royals border war (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Kansas City Beacon’s Josh Merchant and Meg Cunningham: The Missouri Legislature is cutting local governments’ power to pass their own laws

NPR’s Katia Riddle, via KCUR: Pregnant women in Missouri can’t get divorced – and Missouri’s pro-life lawmakers have made the situation worse 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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