Tag: Sen. Ed Emery

Senate finds compromise during 24-hour-filibuster, perfects Emery’s utility bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — After a grueling 24-hour filibuster, Sen. Ed Emery’s SB 564 is advancing in the Missouri Senate. A small group of senators tied up the state’s upper legislative chamber for more than a day, filibustering against legislation that would change utility regulations for utilities looking to invest in their infrastructure. But the real story is the work of the senators, lobbyists, and staff off the floor. While the filibuster may get the […]

Senate finds compromise during 24-hour-filibuster, perfects Emery’s utility bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After a grueling 24-hour filibuster, Sen. Ed Emery’s SB 564 is advancing in the Missouri Senate. A small group of senators tied up the state’s upper legislative chamber for more than a day, filibustering against legislation that would change utility regulations for utilities looking to invest in their infrastructure. But the real story is the work of the senators, lobbyists, and staff off the floor. While the filibuster may get the […]

Schaaf, Libla lead filibuster against Emery’s ‘utility tax’ bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Sen. Ed Emery has been pushing forward with utility legislation for years now, and the Republican from Lamar is doubling down in his latest attempt. The senator on Wednesday night presented a substitute version of the so-called “rate-cap bill,” which sought to address some of the issues his fellow senators have discussed, but one provision, in particular, caught the eyes of many across the state. An amendment to SB 564, would […]

Emery’s utility bill passes committee with 9-1 vote

Romine, Libla still opposing JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Legislation regarding utilities is moving forward, with the latest news Wednesday afternoon that Sen. Ed Emery’s SB 564 had passed out of its first Senate committee. Just last week, the committee heard hours of testimony on whether the bill should advance, debating the merits of what Emery called a more simplified version of the previous year’s utility bill, SB 190. The bill seeks to push utility companies […]

How should Missouri assess state utility regulation?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Are the rankings of state utility commissions by the Regulatory Research Associates (RRA) still a valid assessment of the state’s regulation? That was the question Sen. Ed Emery posed to the Midwest Energy Consumers Group (MECG) in a letter back in late November. Earlier in 2017, the RRA lowered its assessment of Missouri regulation, dropping the state’s credit profile down two notches from an A2 (average) to BA1 (below average). The […]