Monday, May 13, 2024 – Missouri political news headlines

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P-D: Washington University faculty members criticize school response to Israel protests (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

This Week in Missouri Politics: Senate Majority Floor Leader Cindy O’Laughlin (R-Shelbina) talks with Scott Faughn about passing the budget (0:30); her view of the Freedom Caucus agenda (0:55); federal reimbursement allowance (FRA) debate (2:00); Freedom Caucus not getting their way (3:15); expectations for initiative petition (IP) legislation (4:30); “ballot candy” for IP (5:25); previous question (PQ) (5:55); charter schools and school choice (7:15); Planned Parenthood and Medicaid reimbursement (8:15); statewide abortion vote (9:55); involvement in GOP state Senate primaries (11:30); panel of Dem Rep. Raychel Proudie and GOP Reps. Alex Riley, Cameron Parker, Phil Christofanelli on budget (15:45); IP legislation (19:15); remaining legislation (24:30); who won the week: Cody Smith and Lincoln Hough, Cody Smith, Cody Smith, Cody Smith, Ben Brown (27:10)

St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum: 4 questions as the Legislature heads into its final week of session

Missouri Independent: Child care tax credits, a top priority for Missouri governor, face uphill battle in the Senate

KSHB (Kansas City): Missouri legislators pass a new budget: here’s its impact on Kansas City (link via

Missouri Independent: Last-ditch push to ban child marriage in Missouri must overcome resistance in House

JCNT: Profile: Todd Mayfield, director of administration for Missouri Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe Kansas City LGBT Commish Justice Horn Abruptly Calls It Quits

Springfield Daily Citizen: Half of Springfield dispensaries didn’t pay 3% marijuana sales tax; city official says dispensaries have expressed confusion to the Missouri Department of Revenue

St. Joseph News-Press: Real ID travel requirement looms; Missouri Dept. of Revenue travel requirement looms

St. Louis Public Radio: Interstates could be the highway to health for bee populations in Missouri

Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (WashMo), Friday: (Segment A): Republican candidate “vetting” wins in Vernon County

Brad & John Show, Friday (Segment B): Brad repeats a stupid anti-Monsanto/Bayer myth, gets corrected; which weeds are illegal to have in your lawn in Missouri; why cotton isn’t grown north of the Bootheel; plus the one (1!) secret about “foaming action” weedkillers your neighbor doesn’t know

Flatland’s Mary Sanchez, via KCUR: Missouri protests over Israel-Hamas war echo demonstrations from decades past

Missouri Independent op-ed: Barbara Shelly: In Missouri, defaming immigrants is an elected official’s privilege and duty 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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