Monthly Archives: February 2011

Interview with Councilman Carlton Christensen

Council Member Carlton Christensen Interviews Representative Becky Edwards, District 20 Here is an interview I did with SLC Councilman Carlton Christensen a few weeks ago as he met with elected officials who represent different parts of Salt Lake City.

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Immigration

Today was the first of many immigration bills to be debated on the House floor. HB 70, Rep. Sandstrom, is primarily an enforcement bill. Let me first say that I have tremendous respect for Rep. Sandstrom and the way he … Continue reading

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Jumping the First Hurdle

I have 8 bills making their way through the process and I am House sponsor on two Senate bills. Here are the titles of the bills I’m working on. Some have public language and the rest have protected language that … Continue reading

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I’ve been Romneyed

Tonight I had the opportunity to attend a reception at the Capitol for Mitt Romney. He is in town visiting his 16th grandchild and made time to come visit (and gather support from) legislators and elected officials. Mitt spoke briefly … Continue reading

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Bagels and Briefings

Reminder about the Bagels and Briefings 10:00 am, Saturday, Feb. 12. 1121 Eaglewood Loop, North Salt Lake. Bring a friend and your ideas. See you there.

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Fireworks

Tonight was the annual Speaker’s Dinner. This is an opportunity for all House members and their spouses or guests to get together, leave all the politics behind, and enjoy each other. I have the responsibility this year to work with … Continue reading

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Point of Personal Privilege

As allowed in House Rules, I’d like to ask for personal privilege here. I sing with Utah Voices, a fantastic community choir based in Davis County. We are privileged to have Dr. Michael Huff as our director, assisted by Kelly … Continue reading

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Notes from Town Hall meeting

If you’d like a copy of the notes from the Jan. 26 Town Hall meeting please email me. Paul Reimann of Bountiful made careful notes during the meeting and I can copy and send you what he was able to … Continue reading

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Power in the process

We have a lot of visitors to the Capitol during the legislative session and many of them make their way to the chamber galleries to watch the action on the House and Senate floors. This is where bills are passed … Continue reading

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The cat in the House

Tomorrow HB 210 will be heard in committee. This is the infamous feral cat legislation by Rep. Oda. If you want a good laugh, sign on to twitter and begin to follow “@UTferalcat.” The twitter account, written by “Snowball,” the … Continue reading

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