Monthly Archives: February 2014

Days 20, 21, and 22 — Skiing: just what the doctor ordered

Thank you, Mr. Presidents Lincoln and Washington, for a great holiday weekend with my family!

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Day 19 — Take your kids to work day

I love these two and it was a treat to have them visit today. My son,Matthew, is a Graduate Assistant coach with the BYU football team and a graduate student studying Instructional Psychology. His wife, Bethy, is doing her student … Continue reading

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Day 18 — Leading and Following

Leading by example We’re hearing a lot about the impact the public can have on clean air by changing habits and behaviors. All of that is correct. In addition, however, the state alsoneeds to make efforts to fund and support … Continue reading

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Day 17 — Visitors, old and young

We spent some time this morning in the House chamber honoring Abraham Lincoln. In fact, we had a visit from the good Mr. President himself who shared his Gettysburg Address with us. Check out the video of his recitation here.  It … Continue reading

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Day 16 — Show me the money

Today was all about the ask. I supported and presented two separate appropriation requests today. One request was for $300,000 to go towards the North Salt Lake Springhill Landslide Mitigation project. This money would complete the final stage of hillside … Continue reading

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Day 15 — Works in Progress

Several of my bills are generating some buzz of late. I’ll describe two of them here and would love to hear your perspective and input. 1. Empowering the Division of Air Quality. HB 121, Air Quality Revisions, outlines changes in … Continue reading

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Day 12 — It was 50 years ago today

It seems like just yesterday (pun intended) that the Beatles first performed in the US.  A  lot has changed in the 50 years since that famous British invasion, and some things have remained constant. In 1964: Utah voted Democratic in … Continue reading

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Day 11 — Inquiring minds want to know

  As we consider legislation and work through the appropriations process it is helpful to keep in mind the kinds of questions you ask of all entities with budget requests. As shard in our Higher Ed Appropriations Committee, these questions … Continue reading

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Day 10 — Top 10

Top 10 things that happened on Day 10: 10. Discussed equity and mission based funding in Higher Ed Appropriations. Feeling optimistic about the institutions of higher ed in our state. 9. Recognized, complete with a standing ovation on the House … Continue reading

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Day 9 — Your thoughts?

Amidst all the activity of the legislative session (including passage of the base budget bills this morning), the state is moving ahead on an appeal of Judge Shelby’s decision on the same-se marriage case. The attorney general’s office has filed … Continue reading

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