Wednesday, May 8, 2024 – Missouri political news headlines

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Fox News: Will Scharf: The New York DA’s strategy is to ‘pollute’ the Trump trial

KCTV: Schmitt’s bipartisan bill creates resource database for those with disabilities

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

KWTO (Springfield): Elijah Haahr Show: Rep. Ben Baker (R-Neosho) on what happened at the Missouri State Convention

Brad & John Show, Wednesday morning (Segment B): We’ve heard from relevant voices like Bill Eigel, Ben Baker, Camellia Peterson, and Aaron Baker about the state convention – now schlubs, pipsqueaks and dorkchops will pile on

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, Wednesday morning (Segment C): The Tortured Politicians Department – which is a Jay Ashcroft quote and which is a Taylor Swift lyric? Plus Cindy Christofanelli is proud of Phil; the Hoffmanns business case study and why wealthy businesspeople must hire government relations teams; landing strips vs. fully-paved terrain

SNL: These 4 initiative petitions could end up on the November ballot

KC Star: In MO abortion rights fight, Biden and Trump can now raise unlimited cash. Here’s how; comments from pro-life icon Sam Lee, others (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

NPR’s Katie Riddle, via St. Louis Public Radio: For many Missouri Catholics, abortion rights means choosing between faith, politics

SNL: Republican vetting process goes to trial, decision expected by Friday

Brad & John Show, Wednesday morning: Surprise call to Mark McCloskey – live on air – to explain his side of candidate vetting lawsuit; Brad and John disagree about 4-day school week and modern workplace expectations; 15-second recap of Will Scharf on Fox News; where “the straw that stirs the drink” sports phrase came from

This Week in Missouri Politics Mid-Week Update: Axiom Strategies’ Aaron Baker talks with Scott Faughn about 2024 Missouri Republican State Convention, county GOP committees’ vetting process, statewide GOP primaries, and GOP state Senate primaries

This Week in Missouri Politics Mid-Week Update: Jesus Osete talks with Scott Faughn about campaign for circuit judge in Boone and Callaway counties, background in private and public sectors, arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court, more

Southeast Missourian: Public voting machine demonstrations scheduled for Friday at Osage Centre (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

JCNT: Governor signs Missouri education legislation into law

P-D: Missouri governor signs massive education bill that includes voucher expansion (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

KC Star: Gov. Parson signs sweeping education bill targeting 4-day weeks, boosting private schools (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Missouri Independent: Missouri governor signs $468M education bill that boosts teacher pay, expands charters

Arkansas Advocate, via Missouri Independent: Missouri joins five other states in federal lawsuit over protecting girls’ sports

P-D: Bill moving in Missouri House would do away with youth work permit rule (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

Missouri Independent: Fate of ‘game changer’ women’s health care bill in hands of Missouri Senate

Missouri Independent: Bill protecting rural neighbors from meatpacking sludge nears passage

JCNT: MoDOT says U.S. 54 widening project more than halfway done

P-D op-ed: Washington University writing lecturer Eileen G’Sell: Why I’m disillusioned with Washington University’s leadership (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

The Missouri Times op-ed: Secretary of State candidate Adam Schwadron: Missouri Republicans need to wake up and wise up: “we cannot sit idly by or else we run the risk of letting Bill Eigel and his group drive our party straight into the ground”

The Missouri Times op-ed: Associated Industries of Missouri’s Ray McCarty: Bayer pesticide liability bill would protect American food supply

SNL’s Kelly Dereuck and Tony Madden: White supremacist, antisemitic, anti-LGBTQ+ activity on the rise in MO; Republican state lawmakers like Rep. Jamie Gragg (R-Ozark) to blame; insights from brave freedom fighters like Daniel Bogard, others

The Heartlander, 4/18/23: Trans activist Daniel Bogard calls for Missouri Republicans to be ‘driven out’ of civil society for supporting ‘ethnic cleansing’ with restrictions on trans procedures (link via 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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