Capitol Reports | Ed Emery for State Senate 31

Universities

Universities

“Let every student be plainly instructed, and earnestly pressed to consider well, the main end of his life studies is, to know God and Jesus Christ which is eternal life.” – Harvard University Original Mission Statement, 1636 During this legislative session, as seen with passing both the student transfer bill and the Common Core bill, education was a top priority for the General Assembly. As the graduation season is upon us, many students will...

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Politics of Impeachment

Politics of Impeachment

“Little boldness is needed to assail the opinions and practices of notoriously wicked men; but to rebuke great and good men for their conduct, and to impeach their discernment, is the highest effort of moral courage.” - William Lloyd Garrison A prior Capitol Report described Senate Joint Resolution 34, which would move impeachment trials back to the Missouri Senate. They were moved from the Senate to the Supreme Court in 1945. This past week,...

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Park the Plane

Park the Plane

Since the Senate passed Senate Bill 509, the biggest story in state politics has been the governor’s almost immediate decision and announcement to veto the legislation just as he did with last year’s tax cut bill. However, this year’s legislation is much different from last year’s bill, but his reasons for a possible veto are largely the same. He has made consistently false statements in the media and to countless citizens of this great state....

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Bring Missouri’s Criminal Code to the 21st Century

Bring Missouri’s Criminal Code to the 21st Century

Last week the Missouri Senate perfected and passed SB 491, a major update of Missouri’s criminal code. Representative Chris Kelly, with whom I served in the Missouri House, has written an excellent account of the process and product encompassing SB 491 and HB 1371(the House version of SB 491). The remarks that follow are either quotes from Rep. Kelly’s letter or are summarized from them. Rep. Kelly’s comments are needed when evaluating the...

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Honoring Others

Honoring Others

Today (4-14), the 97th General Assembly hosted a Memorial Service to honor former state senators who have passed away since the last such ceremony in May 1987. It will be the first time in nearly 30 years an event like this has been held. Together, with the families of the former senators, we celebrated the lawmakers’ lives and legacies and remembered their dedicated service. This event honored not only those men and women who served in what is...

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Convention of States

Convention of States

“All of us came here because we knew the country couldn’t go on the way it was going. So it falls to all of us to take action. We have to ask ourselves if we do nothing, where does all of this end. Can anyone here say that if we can’t do it, someone down the road can do it, and if no one does it, what happens to the country… ask yourselves if not us, who, if not now, when?” - Ronald Reagan   Citizens who pay attention are becoming...

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Paid for by Citizens for Ed Emery - Rex Rector, Treasurer