Monthly Archives: February 2010

Striving for Balance

As you know the Utah State Legislature is mandated to achieve a balanced budget. In the past few years this has required a lot of difficult decisions and cuts to programs. This year is no exception. The entire Republican caucus … Continue reading

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12 Angry Men

I’ll bet that title got your attention. It’s not a description of the legislature today….although it could be. My husband and I went to see “12 Angry Men” at PMT at the UofU tonight. It was an amazing performance and … Continue reading

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If Wishes Were Fishes

Rep. Paul Ray’s HB 196, “Tobacco Tax Revisions,” passed out of committee and is headed to the House floor. I am inclined to support this bill. As background, the tobacco tax is now 69 cents and this bill would increase … Continue reading

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HJR 24

HJR 24 “House Joint Resolution on Equal Treatment by Government” While at face value this resolution appears to simply promote equality, the reality is more complex than that. More time is needed to analyze the impact this would have on … Continue reading

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The Future Is Coming — Let’s Plan for It

By 2030, population and employment are projected to increase substantially in South Davis County, resulting in an almost 200% increase in total daily transit trips. The highest demand for travel will be between Salt Lake City and North Salt Lake, … Continue reading

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90 Years Old and Still Going Strong

Join me in celebration of the 90 year anniversary of the League of Women Voters of Utah.  I applaud their consistent efforts to encourage people to be active and informed citizens participating in their government. They have a great website with … Continue reading

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“I’m from the Federal Government and I’m here to help”

Congressman Jim Matheson visited the House chamber yesterday and began his comments to us with the line, “I’m from the Federal Government and I’m here to help.” That garnered a lot of laughter as his visit followed an intense debate we … Continue reading

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What a Difference Five Minutes Makes

I am the House sponsor of SB 85, “Utah Construction Trade Licensing Act Amendments,” by Sen. Scott Jenkins. It came to the floor of the House this morning and I had a chance to present the bill. Immediately prior to … Continue reading

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What Would George Washington Do?

In consideration of the President’s Day holiday weekend coming up we will not be holding a “Bagels and Briefings” this Saturday.  Somehow the holiday entirely slipped my mind.  Enjoy spending some time with your family, stimulating the economy by spending … Continue reading

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Works in Progress

Work continues to be go forward on the following bills of mine. It is a process of compromise and not sacrificing good for perfect. I feel good about the direction all of these are heading. To read the text or … Continue reading

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