Friday, May 10, 2024 – Missouri political news headlines

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Missourinet: Hawley wants investigation into ‘dark money’ to fund campus protests

KC Star: Hawley, Schmitt have opposed most Biden judicial nominees. Can they agree on Missouri judges? (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here) On Pete Mundo’s show, Kansas City Mayor Q Doesn’t Exactly Deny HUD Secretary Opportunity

P-D: Washington University administrators grilled by faculty members over protest response

SNL: Judge sides with Republican committee, orders removal of eight candidates from ballot

KC Star: 8 GOP candidates can’t run as Republicans, MO judge rules. They’d refused morals test (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Brad & John Show, Wednesday morning: Surprise call to attorney/natural bodybuilder Mark McCloskey – live on air – to explain his side of candidate vetting lawsuit

Brad & John Show, Friday morning: Vernon County candidate vetting – current upside, future downside

Missouri Independent: Senate avoids impasse over budget to make constitutional deadline

Columbia Missourian: Senate approves budget; House must act by 6 p.m. today

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri Senate passes budget for next fiscal year

St. Louis Public Radio: Gov. Parson signs bill barring Medicaid reimbursements from going to Planned Parenthood

KC Star: Gov. Parson signs law blocking payments to Planned Parenthood amid Senate GOP infighting (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Missouri Independent: Missouri Planned Parenthood clinics remain ‘open to all’ despite new Medicaid restrictions

JCNT: MOBUCK$ cap increase signed into law

Missouri Independent: Ethics complaint unanimously dismissed against lawmaker who investigated Dean Plocher

KC Star: Missouri ethics panel rejects complaint into lawmaker who investigated top Republican (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri social services director plans investigation changes after child fentanyl deaths

SNL: Gov. Parson signs bill funding MO National Guard at Texas border

P-D: Missouri governor bound for Italy on trade mission archives: Search tag: journalists complaining about elected officials’ travel

Brad & John Show, Thursday morning: Recap of Cheri Toalson Reisch’s floor speech; Post-Dispatch job opening as gay social justice warrior Kevin C. Johnson leaves; Ric Flair’s drinking problem and his inner circle

Brad & John Show on Instagram: Thursday show recap

P-D: No ‘free pass’ for politicians, Parson says of three lawmakers accused of defamation

P-D: Legislature passes meatpacking sludge regulations

KC Star: Bill to ban all child marriages runs into resistance from Missouri House Republicans (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

SNL: MoDNR to plug abandoned Vernon County oil wells with $5 million grant

Missourinet: Profile: Missouri Department of Conservation Director Jason Sumners

Missouri Independent: Federal court rules Missourians were illegally denied food aid by the state

Missourinet: More than two-thirds of Missouri no longer in drought

St. Louis Public Radio’s St. Louis on the Air: Event promo: Come hear the “Immigrant Song” concert, inspired by Donald Trump’s immigration policy; woman claims she copes with “a fair share of racism, ignorance and prejudice because I look different, sound different, smell different”; male music director talks about being gay archive: Search tag: St. Louis Public Radio liberal event promos

Brad & John Show, Friday morning: Let’s ride the Soul Train to Maplewood to watch St. Louis Public Radio-approved “Immigrant Song” caterwauling

The Nation’s John Nichols: Abortion issue in Missouri could make Joe Biden’s reelection bid in the state competitive, flip Hawley’s Senate seat, and help gov candidate Crystal Quade give Democrats control of the Missouri House (link via

Kansas City Star’s Jason Hancock and Crystal Thomas (8/9/19): Analysis: Nicole Galloway running for governor, may get national support; “(H)er interest in the race peaked when Parson signed legislation banning abortion in Missouri after eight weeks of pregnancy.”

P-D’s Jack Suntrup (8/12/19): Democrat Nicole Galloway’s path to victory in gubernatorial campaign paved by support for abortion rights (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

Kaiser Family Foundation’s Julie Rovner and Rachana Pradhan, via St. Louis Public Radio: Medical residents are starting to avoid states with abortion bans like Missouri

Columbia Missourian letter: St. Louis woman wants Hawley and Schmitt to support Rep. Jason Smith’s Child Tax Credit and tax relief act 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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