Thursday, May 30, 2024 – Missouri political news headlines

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Missouri Independent: U.S. House speaker reverses on radiation compensation bill that excluded Missouri; comments from Ann Wagner Kansas City Mayor Q HUD audition cont’d

Columbia Missourian: New climate-smart farming projects launching in Missouri, with federal funds

States Newsroom, via Missouri Independent: Funds for electric school buses coming to hundreds of districts, White House says; “In Missouri, the funding will go to 17 school districts and a charter school (receiving) $18.1 million to replace 56 buses”

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

KC Star: Missouri man pleads guilty to assaulting an officer, other offenses in Jan. 6 case (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

KC Star: Boilermakers’ ousted president stole millions from KC-based union and scored 19-year-old Ukrainian wife, court filing alleges; former consigliere sings to prosecutors, details boss’ lavish lifestyle (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Missouri Independent: Democrat Jane Dueker’s complaint alleges Jay Ashcroft campaign letter runs afoul of ethics law

KC Star: Ashcroft’s campaign for Missouri governor faces Democrat complaint (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Washington Missourian: Ray Hartmann speaks to Franklin County Democratic Central Committee about race to fill Democrats’ ballot slot; Riverfront Times founder calls 2nd Congressional District “*very* much a purple district … *very* winnable”

Southeast Missourian: Democratic secretary of state candidate Barbara Phifer says office has become “*very* politicized,” making her feel “*very* concerned”; Cape Girardeau County County Democratic Party chairman Andy Leighton said fundraiser went “*very* well,” crowd “*very* engaged” (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

P-D, yesterday: Alderwoman Cara Spencer calls earning tax ruling “*very* alarming”; Alderman Rasheen Aldridge calls ruling “*very* concerning”

Brad & John (Combest) Show, Wednesday (Segment A): Writing and speaking tip – eliminate “very.”

Kansas City Beacon: Missouri lawmakers passed 48 bills this year. Here’s a list of potential new Missouri laws

JCNT: Grant to fund cannabis impairment ID training in Missouri

SNL: Exit interview: Missouri State’s Clif Smart on legacy, future, not running for mayor

Washington Missourian: After Union Expressway dies, Highway 47 questions remain

JCNT: News Tribune demolition scheduled to begin Monday

St. Louis Public Radio: The St. Louis Reparations Commission is working on a draft of the final harm report Kansas City Star pens love letter to Reparations Coalition chair

Brad & John Show (Thursday morning) Segment A: St. Louis and KC reparations silliness, Boilermakers boss scoring a Ukrainian chick, Ann Wagner and RECA

P-D’s Daniel Neman: Celebrate Pride Month with 18 St. Louis festivals and events: “Preserving Queer History”; two morbidly obese drag queens in St. Charles; “Queer Writes” literary reading; gay crafts for kids age 5 and up (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

SNL op-ed: Actor Matthew Modine: Time is running out for American victims of nuclear tests. Congress must do what’s right. 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.)

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