Monthly Archives: January 2010

Another day of democracy

During floor time we voted on two interesting bills. Actually every bill is interesting, it’s just that some are more interesting than others (think Animal Farm).  HB 79, “Valid Voter Identification Amendments,” by Rep. Marie Poulson deserves the award for … Continue reading

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They have what it takes

I had the opportunity to meet the Youth Councils for both Bountiful and North Salt Lake cities today. They were at the Capitol as part of some training provided by the Utah League of Cities and Towns. I know many … Continue reading

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A few good bills

We started off the floor time this morning by discussing and voting on a few bills that I think will really make a big difference in the state. Two were sponsored by Rep. Brad Daw and dealt with the Controlled … Continue reading

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‘Twas the first day of the session and all through the House….

As you are probably aware today was the first day of the 2010 legislative session.  The day was spent in the chamber as we began the day with some formal pomp and circumstance including an opening prayer given by Elder … Continue reading

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Town Hall Meeting

Thanks to all the folks who attended the Town Hall meeting on January 20th. A vibrant and passionate crowd of about 150 constituents were in attendance. Rep. Sheryl Allen, Sen. Dan Liljenquist, and I jointly hosted this meeting and shared … Continue reading

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And so it begins….

The Legislature met today in our Appropriations Committee meetings in preparation for the General Session that begins on January 25th.  Each agency was asked to present their proposed budget for FY2011 in light of the following recommendations. The Governor’s recommendation of … Continue reading

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