Thursday, May 16, 2024 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Hill: Cori Bush sends letter to all House members urging support for radiation compensation law; Senate bill is sponsored by Hawley and Schmitt

States Newsroom, via Missouri Independent: U.S. Senate GOP tries to block states from spending some of their COVID relief cash

Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (WashMo), Wednesday: (Segment C): The Tortured Politicians Department – can you tell the difference between Mike Kehoe quotes and Taylor Swift lyrics?

#TTPD playlist: Mike Kehoe, Jay Ashcroft, Crystal Quade, Bill Eigel

This Week in Missouri Politics Mid-Week Update: John Combest talks with Scott Faughn about Scott’s new Cornman display piece (0:30); Scott on Kit Bond (4:50); media shifts, including video (7:15); Missouri Independent (11:05); Jason Rosenbaum (12:30); Scott’s update on real-time Senate debate (14:40); Dean Plocher investigation (24:45); secretary of state primary (25:30); GOP gov primary; (29:45); John on working with Brad Hildebrand (32:45); more

The Hill: Dems blast Missouri GOP secretary of state candidate Valentina Gomez over ‘don’t be weak and gay’ video

Northeast News: Three file for Greg Razer’s state Senate seat (link via

St. Louis Public Radio: In a win for abortion advocates, Missouri Senate Dems block initiative petition changes

P-D: Missouri Senate blockade ends without vote on plan limiting constitutional amendments (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

Missouri Independent: 50-hour filibuster forces more negotiations on GOP-backed initiative petition changes

P-D: Missouri lawmakers send key tax renewal to governor (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

SNL: Missouri House passes federal reimbursement allowance, sending to Gov. Parson for approval

St. Louis Public Radio: Legislature passes tax that funds roughly one-third of Medicaid program

Missouri Independent: House sends bill to governor renewing taxes critical to funding Missouri Medicaid

JCNT: Missouri unemployment rate rises slightly

JCNT: OA, lawmakers clash over Missouri State Penitentiary funding

JCNT: State budget includes mental health funding for Lincoln University Fmr. KCPD Detective’s Wife To Guv Parson: ‘Do The Right Thing Now’

Brad & John Show, Wednesday morning (Segment A): Recap of Camellia Peterson’s Mother’s Day piece; Tishaura Jones touts St. Louis City’s “renaissance”; Kit Bond endorses Lincoln Hough; Brad vs. John on naming buildings and bridges after Kit Bond, Roy Blunt, Jay Nixon

JCNT: Missouri seeing improved drought conditions

KC Star: With trial looming, Jackson County executive urges Missouri AG to drop assessment lawsuit

P-D editorial: A St. Louis ‘renaissance’? Not without more and better policing (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

The Heartlander’s Michael Ryan: As federal spending runs off the rails – and the Biden administration wants to spend more – Missouri Sen. Eric Schmitt steps in front of the gravy train

Southeast Missourian letter: Cape Girardeau septuagenarian wants Missouri, Illinois and feds to fund east-west corridor from SEMO to southern Illinois (avoid Southeast Missourian paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

P-D letter: St. Charles man says Gov. Parson should be focused on Missouri, not illegal immigrants in Texas (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here) 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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