Missouri fails to pass ‘Rush Limbaugh Day’ bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An effort to make Jan. 12 “Rush Limbaugh Day” in Missouri has failed.

The Republican-led Legislature ended its annual session last week without passing the bill.

 

Several Missouri state lawmakers had proposed honoring the late Limbaugh every year on his birthday. But the measure was stripped from several bills after being deemed too controversial.

The Cape Girardeau native gained national fame before he died in February at age 70 after a battle with cancer. Supporters say Limbaugh was a conservative icon worthy of the honor and opponents slammed his rhetoric as divisive.

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