Monthly Archives: March 2014

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

It’s that time of year where candidates are gearing up for the County and State party Conventions.  While I am running for re-election, I do not have a Republican opponent and as a result I have become the Republican candidate … Continue reading

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End of Session Newsletter

Everything you’ve always wanted to know about legislation, appropriations, and policy process, all in one place:  Week Seven — End of the Legislative Session Newsletter. Over the next few weeks I’ll be posting an in-depth analysis of the Top Ten legislative … Continue reading

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Day 45 — Playing favorites

My favorite constituent spends the last night of the legislative session with me up at the Capitol.

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Day 44 — Goodnight moon

Catching moonlight at the beginning and end of your work day tells you one thing…..it’s the last week of the session.  Enough said.

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Newsletters

Hello! Just in case you missed the last two newsletters, you can see them here: Week Five Week Six

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Day 43 — Budgets, bills, and brouhahas

Today we began what will be our last three days of the legislative session.  We debated solely Senate bills in the House for close to 8 hours.  As the House sponsor of SB 194, “Medical Waste Incineration Prohibition,” whose Senate … Continue reading

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Day 42 — Kick to the finish

We’ve picked up the pace today as we kicked to the finish of our House bills.  The House was on the chamber floor for almost 10 hours today and we debated the last 63 House bills, leaving only 4-5 on the … Continue reading

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Day 38 — Mostly dead is slightly alive

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9tAKLTktY0 I’m on the job!  HB 121, “Air Quality Amendments” failed to pass out of the Senate Committee today, which essentially killed the bill.  However…… through legislative rule, all is not lost.  After failing to receive a favorable recommendation from … Continue reading

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Day 37 — A clean slate

At the end of our time on the floor tonight, at about 10:15 pm, we had a motion from Rules Chair Rep. Dean Sanpei, to “wipe the board” and return all the bills on the 3rd reading calendar to Rules. … Continue reading

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Day 36 — One step closer

Two of my bills, HB 121 and HB 94, are both one step closer to becoming laws after they passed out of the House this morning.  I’ve written about HB 121, Air Quality Revisions, before and explains how within parameters it … Continue reading

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