Monthly Archives: February 2009

Budget resources are available

The FY2010 Budget Proposal and Restoration List is online now. The link is: http://www.le.utah.gov/lfa/JML_Restorations_02-26-2009%20Overlay.pdf Staff Budget recommendations: http://www.le.utah.gov/interim/2009/pdf/00000050.pdf Potential State of Utah Proceeds from the Selected American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Programs (i.e. Federal Stimulus Package): http://www.le.utah.gov/lfa/HR1.pdf

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A big thank you shout out

You may notice the great graphic presentation of some of the data from the surveys in an earlier post today. I am so grateful to two constituents whose expertise and efforts have made sharing this information with you possible: Dwight … Continue reading

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Knowledge is power

First off, I’m including two links where you can get your hands on some really great information, possibly more than you may ever wish to have: 1. http://legislature.utah.gov/asp/lfa/lfareports.asp This is the link to the Legislative Fiscal Analyst and it has … Continue reading

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Survey Results

I wanted to begin to post the results from the surveys that over 600 of our constituents returned. Below is a statistical breakdown of Question #1: “In light of the declining tax revenues please rank from 1 to 10 the … Continue reading

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It’s no Harry Potter

Today was a fun day for me because my daughter spent the afternoon at the Capitol with me. Actually, she came first to participate in the “Clean Air” rally at the Capitol at noon. She was there with about 300 … Continue reading

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For mature readers only

In the majority caucus today at noon we discussed the FY10 budget actions by the Appropriations Subcommittees. These numbers are grim. I feel like I should have one of those warning signs posted: “For Mature Readers Only.” I’ll go through … Continue reading

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You asked for it, you got it

On the right side of the blog page you will notice a new feature…a list of bills and resolutions and the vote outcome for each. We’re up and running with this, thanks to David Miller, and each day you will … Continue reading

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Troopers and aerospace and ethics, oh my!

Today was very unusual in that both standing committees I sit on were cancelled. However, there was still plenty going on. During floor time we heard 13 bills. The one receiving the most debate was HB140, sponsored by Rep. Frank. … Continue reading

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Snapshot of what’s hot

While these may not be the hot bills for everyone, these are the bills that I’m receiving the most email feedback on over the past few days: SB48, “Teacher Licensing by Competency Amendments,” Sen. Chris Buttars, allows for someone to … Continue reading

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Half full or half empty?

Well, today was the half way day for the session and we passed some of the most important legislation of the session this morning. The three main health care reform bills were all passed out of the House today and … Continue reading

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