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‘Rush Limbaugh Day’ dropped from Missouri Senate bill

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There will be no “Rush Limbaugh Day” in Missouri to honor the conservative radio talk show host, who died earlier this year. 

Missouri lawmakers dropped language from a bill on Wednesday that would have honored the radio star. The language was removed during a conference between state House and Senate negotiators on a broader bill making state designations, according to a report by The St. Louis Dispatch.

The Dispatch said state Democrats opposed the bill, saying various commentaries he made on his radio program over the years were racist, misogynistic and homophobic. 

State House Republicans had passed a bill this month honoring Limbaugh after rejecting the idea of honoring another Missouri native, journalist Walter Cronkite, with a day in his honor, according to the Dispatch. 

Lawmakers approved other billsincluding the creation of “Law Enforcement Appreciation Day,” “Random Acts of Kindness Day” and “Mark Twain Day.” The legislation now heads to Missouri Gov. Mike Parson’s (R) desk. 

Limbaugh died in February at the age of 70 after being diagnosed with cancer.

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