Monthly Archives: March 2012

Week Seven Legislative Newsletter

  Week Seven Legislative Newsletter

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Week Seven Bills of Interest

Bills of interest from the last week of the session:   HB 272, “Pilot Program for Autism Spectrum Disorders Services.”  A pilot program providing early intervention to 200 children, age 2-6.   HB 15, “Statewide Adaptive Testing.”  This bill would … Continue reading

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My Bills…where did they end up?

My Bills….Where are They Now?  HB 102, Blasting Regulation, failed to make it out of the Natural Resources Committee a second time, even after amending the bill to remove any duplication with federal regulations.  This is a significant issue for the … Continue reading

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Final “Intern’s Corner” post from BYU intern Ryan Spille

Human, or Democrat? As the Legislative session closed at midnight Thursday night, some of the Representatives from the House stood up and gave their farewells to the House members who wouldn’t return the following year.  One farewell in particular that … Continue reading

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Dollars and Cents and a whole lot more

One of the biggest priorities in the last week of the legislative session is finishing work on the final budget.  We were able to address our main priorities, including fully funding education, avoiding tax increases, and paying down our debt. … Continue reading

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Day 43 — Legislators, start your engines

We’re on the floor all day now…from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm.  Things look an awful lot like this most of the day: Today we passed all the base budget bills for appropriations and also for public education.  I’ll put … Continue reading

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Day 42 and on the countdown

This morning was the last official legislative meeting with  the Davis County Chamber of Commerce.  What a great group!  Although our formal interaction concludes after the session ends this group works year round to analyze issues and work for businesses, … Continue reading

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Week Six Legislative Newsletter

Week Six Legislative Newsletter

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Day 38 — In like a Lion

During the session we meet twice a week for lunch as a Majority Caucus.  These are usually open meetings and interested parties, legislative staff, media, and the public can attend.  As the session winds down we begin to meet every … Continue reading

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