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On January 2nd Senator Ed Emery (r) made a request of constituents about their wish(es) for the new session of the General Assembly:

Ed Emery ‏@edemery

If you could choose one piece of legislation for the Missouri Legislature to pass this year, what would it be? Leave a comment below. 11:30 AM – 2 Jan 2015

Much social media hilarity ensued:

Jake McDaniel ‏@jacobmcdan

@edemery Medicaid expansion 11:55 AM – 2 Jan 2015

That’s never going to happen. Especially if Senator Emery (r) has a say.

Hal Higdon ‏@HalHigdon

@edemery Badly needed equity funding for community colleges. Thanks 12:50 PM – 2 Jan 2015

Probably not going to happen.

Andrew Shaughnessy ‏@andrewshag

@edemery Missouri Nondiscrimination Act (MONA) 12:50 PM – 2 Jan 2015

Probably not going to happen.

David Johns ‏@davidjohns11

Repeal of the death penalty. [….] 12:54 PM – 2 Jan 2015

Definitely not going to happen.

John Jackson ‏@JumpinJezebel

@edemery @eyokley Ethics, followed by a manditory redistricting committee for 2020 of neutral members with charges to encourage competition. 2:23 PM – 2 Jan 2015

Definitely not going to happen.

Darrell Boyer ‏@MrDBoyer

@edemery I would like to see only law makers that have taught to create legislation impacting education. 8:18 PM – 2 Jan 2015

That’s never going to happen.

rebecca l. gorley ‏@rebeccalgorley

@edemery Medicaid expansion for 300,000 Missourians! #MOMedicaid #moleg 9:38 AM – 5 Jan 2015

Brian K ‏@Briligerent

@edemery Missouri Medicaid Expansion. Thank you for asking.10:14 AM – 5 Jan 2015

Glic ‏@Glic

@edemery #MOmedicaid expansion 10:19 AM – 5 Jan 2015

Alison Dreith ‏@alidreith

Medicaid expansion! @edemery #moleg #MOMedicaid 10:21 AM – 5 Jan 2015

Seth Bundy ‏@SethBundyMO

@edemery – closing the coverage gap, strengthening rural hospitals & bringing our tax dollars home through #Medicaid expansion & reform 10:23 AM – 5 Jan 2015

Jillian Adams ‏@JillianRAdams

This Missourian wants #MOmedicaid expansion, @edemery. #moleg 10:55 AM – 5 Jan 2015

Jennifer Bernstein ‏@JenKBernstein

@edemery Please pass Medicaid Expansion this session. Lives are on the line. 11:09 AM – 5 Jan 2015

He did ask.

Sadly, Senator Emery (r) pre-filed the following bills before he asked that question of his constituents:

SB 27 – Emery – Modifies provisions relating to elementary and secondary education

SB 28 – Emery – Requires the State Board of Education to develop a simplified annual school report card for each school attendance center using a letter grade of A to F

SB 29 – Emery – Modifies provisions relating to the employment of teachers in school districts

SB 64 – Emery – Requires the State Board of Education to classify the school districts as either unaccredited, provisionally accredited, accredited, or accredited with distinction

SB 65 – Emery – Creates the Equal Opportunity Scholarship Program to grant scholarships to students from unaccredited school districts for certain educational costs

SB 66 – Emery – Requires the Senate to try all impeachments except for the impeachment of the Governor, which shall be tried by the Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court

SB 85 – Emery – Authorizes certain social workers and licensed professional counselors to provide behavioral health services in the MO HealthNet program

SB 86 – Emery – Allows a court to place a person on electronic monitoring with victim notification if a person has been charged with, or found guilty of, violating an order of protection

SB 87 – Emery – Requires persons who submit petitions for political subdivision audits to reside or own property in the subdivision and allows for signatures to be rescinded

SB 92 – Emery – Modifies bond requirements for certain county offices

SB 93 – Emery – Creates the Campus Free Expression Act to protect free expression on the campuses of public institutions of higher education

SB 94 – Emery – Modifies retirement benefits for newly elected members of the General Assembly and statewide elected officials

SB 98 – Emery – Exempts capital gains on gold and silver from income tax and authorizes the storage of gold and silver in private repositories

SJR 4 – Emery – Requires the Senate, beginning January 1, 2017, to try all impeachments except for the impeachment of the Governor, which shall be tried by the Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court

Nope, nothing about expanding Medicaid in there.