Tuesday, May 14, 2024 – Missouri political news headlines

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P-D’s Joe Holleman: Josh Hawley, Elizabeth Warren join forces on airline legislation (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

P-D’s Joe Holleman: Ann Wagner slams Biden over Israel (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

AP: Missouri, other states sue Biden Administration and California over rules on gas-powered trucks

P-D: Jennifer Coolidge complains about climate change, women’s rights at Washington U. graduation lecture. About 50 protest outside ceremony (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Pro-Palestinian protests mark Wash U graduation ceremony, weeks after campus arrests Chiefs Kicker Harrison Butker Grad Speech Slams Prez Biden

AP: Chesterfield 20-year-old Sai Varshith Kandula, who crashed a truck into barriers near the White House, pleads guilty to felony

KZRG (Joplin): Jay Ashcroft on gov campaign, illegal immigration, voter ID laws

This Week in Missouri Politics Mid-Week Update: Sen. Jill Carter (R-Granby) on passing budget, final week of session, Freedom Caucus, much more

Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (WashMo), Monday: (Segment A): Brad calls Mark McCloskey live on the air to disagree about Republican candidate vetting “purity test”; plus recap of Cindy O’Laughlin on Scott Faughn’s “This Week in Missouri Politics,” more

Brad & John Show on Instagram: Monday show recap

Brad & John Show, Tuesday morning (Segment A): Pocahontass (Elizabeth Warren) teams up with paleface Josh Hawley on airports; Wash U/Stifler’s mom recap; Biden and EV mandate

Brad & John Show, Tuesday morning (Segment B): Brad wants to annoy Bill Eigel, John vetoes the call; why county GOP central committees are flexing; herbicide application tip

P-D: Missouri Senate debates push to make constitutional amendments more difficult (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

Missouri Independent: Democrats pull all-night filibuster of bill making it harder to amend Missouri Constitution

JCNT: Jefferson City fares well in state budget plan

JCNT: State Tech to expand heavy equipment program with state funding

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

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri House committee advances FRA

KC Star: ‘Couldn’t help myself.’ Missouri lawmakers poke fun at KU ahead of games at Arrowhead (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version at Yahoo! News here)

The Telegraph (Martin City & South KC): Former Sen. Greg Razer (D) says GOP transgender legislation makes people cry (link via

SNL: Missouri judge ruled HIPAA restricts access to trans patient data. Both sides are unhappy

AP: Abuse victim advocates pushing Missouri AG to investigate Christian boarding schools

JCNT: First female floor layer graduates from state apprenticeship program

JCNT: Jefferson City officials hopeful about new Missouri State Penitentiary plans

St. Louis Public Radio: An especially wet April is improving drought conditions in Missouri

Brownfield Ag News: Cattle industry continues to look for signs of expansion; insights from Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Tony Hancock

KC Star editorial: teens can’t make lifelong commitments. Missouri must ban marriage under age 18 (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version at Yahoo! News here)

St. Louis Public Radio “race, identity & culture” content creator Andrea Henderson: Student leaders at SLU call for the university to reconcile its history of slavery

Missouri Independent op-ed: “Freelance journalist” Debra Chandler Landis: Missouri attorney general opposes St. Louis prosecutor’s push to free murderer Christopher Dunn 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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