Monthly Archives: February 2014

Day 31 — To expand or not to expand

This afternoon Governor Herbert revealed his proposal for an alternative to Medicaid expansion, a Utah model which includes using federal funds to enroll individuals up to 138% of the federal poverty line (around 110,000 people) in the private insurance market.  … Continue reading

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Day 30 — Find your voice

I’ve had the pleasure of working with great constituents on a variety of issues through my six legislative sessions.  Most of my legislation has been generated by conversations with folks right in my District who have approached me with an … Continue reading

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Day 29, again — Counting Utah’s future

I was pretty disappointed when I realized today that I had counted President’s Day as one of our 45 legislative days.  So….we’re actually one day behind where I thought we were, which means we’re having a 2nd Day 29. At … Continue reading

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Day 29 — A+ students

Today was “Charter School Day on the Hill” and I had a chance to meet with a great group of students from Legacy Preparatory Academy and some student officers from Spectrum Academy, both of which are located in North Salt … Continue reading

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Weekly Newsletter

Just in case you haven’t been receiving my weekly newsletters, here are the links to them: WEEK ONE WEEK TWO WEEK THREE WEEK FOUR Enjoy!

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Day 27 — Bagels & briefings

We had another great turnout at the Saturday morning Bagels and Briefings at my home.  We covered topics as diverse as the proposed public education modernization bill (placing a computer or tablet in the hands of every junior and senior … Continue reading

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Day 26 — Celebrating clean air

One of my air quality bills, HB 121, “Air Quality Revisions,” passed out of the House Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment Standing Committee.  It now moves on to the House floor for a full debate.  This is great news! This bill … Continue reading

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Day 25 — A picture is worth 1,065 words

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Day 24 — Half full or half empty

This is day 24 of the 45 day session and today at noon marked the half way mark of our actual working days at the Capitol. We are beginning debate of some of the more controversial issues, such as Medicaid … Continue reading

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Day 23 — Heroes among us

Tonight the Woods Cross City Council, along with South Davis Metro Fire Chief Jeff Bassett, honored Jennifer Holmes with the Outstanding Citizen Award. Jennifer noticed a fire in a home as she was driving past. She stopped, knocked on the … Continue reading

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