Monthly Archives: January 2015

Day 5 — Issues on the Horizon

This Legislative session I continue to Chair the Economic Development and Workforce Services Committee.  I also serve on the Public Education Appropriations Committee, and the Public Utilities and Technology Standing Committee.   The 2015 Legislature is facing several important issues. … Continue reading

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Day 4 — Breathe

Today the bi-partisan Legislative Clean Air Caucus held a press conference on air quality. Several pieces of legislation dealing with this important issue are being sponsored during this legislative session. I’ll be detailing these, including a complete summary of all … Continue reading

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Day 3 — Oh, the Places You’ll Go

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” –Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!” The above quote seems especially applicable for the youth who were here for … Continue reading

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Day 2 — It’s all about the Kids

I attended my first Public Education Appropriations Committee meeting this morning.  It’s easy to get wrapped up in all the numbers and spreadsheets, but behind every discussion about budget it’s important to remember that in the end, it’s all about … Continue reading

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Day 1 — Off and Running

Today was the first day of the 2015 Legislative Session, and my 7th session serving as Representative for the great District 20 and the areas of North Salt Lake, Bountiful, Woods Cross and West Bountiful.  It is a privilege to … Continue reading

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Real Women Run Training

  I recently joined the Organizing Committee of a fantastic organization called Real Women Run.  Real Women Run is a non-partisan collaborative initiative aiming to empower women to participate in civic leadership through elected public office, engagement on public issues, serving … Continue reading

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Balanced Budget Amendment

This past week Representative Kraig Powell hosted an intimate meeting of Utah legislators with Ohio Governor John Kasich where the Balanced Budget Amendment was discussed.  Gov. Kasich can be seen on the right at the head of far end of the … Continue reading

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Utah State Prison Tour

As part of the monthly Utah Department of Heritage and Arts Multicultural Commission, which occasionally travels to different sites for their meetings, I was able to attend a tour of the Utah State Prison.  One of the items of focus … Continue reading

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Women in Government

Early in January I was sworn in as the Utah State Director of the Women in Government organization, a national non-partisan group working towards all women legislators (a body of 1,785 nationwide) effecting good state policy.  I was able to … Continue reading

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Education Town Hall

2015 brings a new year with all sorts of possibilities and opportunities for learning and growth.  I’ve had several experiences this month that have added to my understanding on important issues.  I’ll address each of these in separate posts.  The … Continue reading

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