Wednesday, May 29, 2024 – Missouri political news headlines

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Fox News: Trump attorney Will Scharf: the jury witnessed a ‘systematic dismantling’ of the prosecution’s case

CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper: Trump attorney Will Scharf on closing arguments

Washington Examiner: Josh Hawley snubbed by UAW in Missouri Senate race after rallying with striking workers; UAW capo says incumbent senator not “pro-worker”

Midwest Newsroom, via KCUR: Emanuel Cleaver, other Democrats want stricter energy-efficiency regulations; KC congressman says “black and brown people … are the primary victims” archive: Search tag: heat is racist

Missouri Independent: U.S. House may consider extending nuclear weapons damages program without Missouri

States Newsroom, via Missouri Independent: Missouri residents affected by radiation exposure push Congress to extend benefits

P-D: Complaint alleges Jay Ashcroft violated Missouri campaign fundraising laws; Democrat Jane Dueker alleges Jay Ashcroft PAC split cost of a mailer with his personal campaign account (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

JCNT: Missouri to see two amendments on August ballot

KC Star: Gov. Parson puts KCPD funding measure on August ballot, sidestepping Supreme Court opinion (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Missourinet: On Missouri’s primary ballot: tax breaks for child care centers, KC police funding

Missouri Independent: Governor sets vote on tax exemption for child care centers, Kansas City police funding

P-D: Tax breaks for child care facilities to be on August ballot in Missouri (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

JCNT: Rudy Veit uncontested in race for state representative

KC Star’s Jonathan Shorman and Kacen Bayless: “Reality Check” advocacy series: Missouri lawmakers leave loose gun laws unchanged after Chiefs rally shooting (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here) Kansas City Star sells confusion and “fear of gun violence” Kansas City Star pushes digital subscriptions as print edition burns out

P-D: St. Louis loses earnings tax appeal. Could cost city millions of dollars. (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Court denies St. Louis earnings tax appeal, exempting work done outside city

Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (WashMo), Wednesday (Segment A): #stl city earnings tax; union capo vs. Hawley; Emanuel Cleaver vs. climate change racism

Missouri Independent: Bill designed to lower suicide rate of Missouri veterans awaits action by governor; ‘Magic mushrooms’ legislation stalled out

Missouri Independent: Legal cannabis in Missouri has generated $19 million for veterans, treatment, public defenders

Missouri Independent: Appeals court rules Torch Electronics had no grounds to sue over Missouri gambling enforcement

Brownfield Ag News: Missouri AG Andrew Bailey intervenes in Grain Belt Express lawsuit

Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (WashMo), Tuesday (Segment A): Tracy McCreery’s cyberstalking legislation; Ann Wagner’s help for Coldwater Creek/RECA; Ben Baker tragedy; recycling inefficiency, the bull case for copper, more

Instagram reel: Stop trolls, harassers and creepers from causing you angst on social media (60 seconds) John Combest: Stalking, Harassment, Internet Trolling: A Guide to Recovering and Rebuilding After Online Attacks – available in paperback and Amazon Kindle (NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.)

JCNT: State looks to transfer Binder Lake ownership to city

KC Star’s Melinda Henneberger: It’s kind to show up in court for a friend. But Eric Schmitt and Eric Burlison were still wrong (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

The Missouri Times op-ed: Jesse Keyser: House Ways and Means Chairman Jason Smith should keep de minimis system as it is

P-D letter: Ballwin septuagenarian opposes ban on ranked-choice voting (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

P-D letter: Webster Groves septuagenarian opposes Missouri restrictions on late-term abortions (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

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