Monthly Archives: January 2017

Day 8 — A Capitol Riddle

Riddle of the day:  What is 100 years old and looks even better than it did at the beginning?  The Utah State Capitol!   Built in 1916 the Utah State Capitol is a shining gem among the 50 capitols across … Continue reading

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Day 6 — The People of the People’s House

A lot of great moments made up by a lot of great people.  Some of the highlights of Week One….. My parents have been in the gallery for the first day of each of my nine legislative sessions.  I am … Continue reading

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Day 5 — What a Week it Was

Five productive days makes us 1/9 of the way through the session.  Seems kind of hard to believe, actually. This week included dozens of: meetings with constituents, legislative colleagues, staff attorneys/analysts, lobbyists, students, and advocates on bills, both mine and others hours … Continue reading

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Day 4 — The State of Our District

Over the past two weeks we have heard the State of the Legislature, aka Speaker Hughes’ remarks on the Opening Day of the 2017 Session, Governor Herbert’s State of the State last night, and President Trumps Inauguration Speech. **links to … Continue reading

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Day 3 — Dollars and Sense

*** photo of my desk in our Social Services appropriations subcommittee meeting this morning   The Utah State Legislature is unique in that every legislator sits on an appropriations subcommittee that make budget decisions and standing committees that make policy … Continue reading

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Day 2 — House 2 Home

  The word for Day Two is HOME and directly from the Utah HOUSE I present three items from today that have to do with HOMES.  HOUSE 2 HOME, get it? First, 1st Sub. HB 36, my bill on affordable HOMES, aka affordable … Continue reading

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Marching Forward on Day One

Welcome and thanks for following my legislative blog.  In January 2009 I began writing nightly during the session as a way to keep people up on what was going on and to give snapshots of behind the scenes at the … Continue reading

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