Monthly Archives: February 2016

Our Utah State Capitol Turns 100 — Chapter Four

*Thanks to the Capitol Preservation Board for the following information as presented in the special 100th Capitol anniversary exhibit on the 4th floor of the Capitol.  With the land, architectural and engineering plans in place, construction began on the new … Continue reading

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Quality Air Quality (bills, that is)

We continue to discuss ways we can have better air quality.  There are several bills moving through that focus on small adjustments and fixes that could lead to significant change.  The list of bills below was discussed in our majority … Continue reading

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If at First You Don’t Succeed

  For the past several years the Utah State Legislature has been studying the issue of Medicaid Expansion.  In 2015 none of the proposed plans received enough support to pass.  The legislature’s Health Reform Task Force has continued to strive … Continue reading

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The Process Matters

  The Utah State Legislature has a very clear process for how bills are considered and move through to passage.  As each bill moves through that process there are many sets of eyes on each bill, including those from members of … Continue reading

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My Bills — Where are They Now?

I’m sponsoring 13 bills, one resolution, and am working with my colleagues in theSenate as House sponsor on several bills.  Read a brief description of what each bill hopes to accomplish here. This link includes the full list of the bills I’m … Continue reading

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Day 31 — We’re Listening

Tonight Rep. Ray Ward, Sen. Todd Weiler and I held a mid-legislative session Town Hall.  We joined with around 50 folks from our area to discuss the issues facing us.  While opinions on policy may differ on a particular bill … Continue reading

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Day 30 — I’m Waiting….

  I’m waiting…..for you to tell me what you think! My online survey is ready and I’d love to have you fill it out.  On Day 30 we still have most of the significant issues still ahead of us so … Continue reading

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Day 29 — Dave Was One of Us

This tender and tragic story puts a face on the issues of homelessness and affordable housing.  Dave was one of us, a parishioner of the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Centerville, and homeless to his last day on New … Continue reading

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Day 28 — And Now the Numbers We’ve All Been Waiting For

  Today the final revenue numbers were released, enabling the legislature to complete one of our main responsibilities, that of balancing our state budget.  These are consensus numbers between the House of Representatives, Senate, and the Governor’s Office of Management … Continue reading

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Intern Corner, by Julie Lund

Beehive Billing As the session progresses and bill after bill is set in motion, within the clockwork of the legislative body some bills are noticed more than others. HB 134 is hoping to make Utah the first state in the … Continue reading

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