Monthly Archives: February 2017

‘Twas the End of Week Five and All Through the House

A new twitter account @UThappyLeg is creating caricatures of legislators.  Follow them for more fun drawings like this ^^^^ I’ve never looked so good! Congresswoman Mia Love came to the Capitol this week and spoke to the House and Senate. … Continue reading

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Day 33 — The Tax Reform Reality

With 9 working days left in the session comprehensive tax reform seems a pretty big hill to climb.  More on this issue will certainly be coming, with the main focus on building a tax policy that is sustainable, balanced, and … Continue reading

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Day 32 — Voice of the People

This week brought two examples of people speaking out in really personal and impactful ways. First, a group of students came to the Capitol to present their comments about science, climate change, stewardship, and the environment.  SJR 9,  Joint Resolution … Continue reading

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Day 29 — Just What the Doctor Ordered

These pictures tell the story of a wonderful weekend!  Just what the doctor ordered.  

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How are my Bills Coming Along?

Here’s where all my bills stand in the process: HB 34,  Employment Security Act Sunset Extension, passed through the House and Senate. Sent to the Governor for signing. This bill extends the sunset on a pilot program where the Department of … Continue reading

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Day 31 — Federal Field Trips

Each legislative session we have the opportunity to hear from our federal delegation. They give a brief report on their work in Washington, DC, and take questions from the House members.  We are fortunate to have a good working relationship … Continue reading

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‘Twas the End of Week Four and All Through the House…

Fancy Family Night brownies this week for Valentine’s Day!  Two more weeks of Family Night at the Capitol, Feb. 27 and March 6.  Hope to see you there! The view of the Economic Development and Workforce Services Committee from my … Continue reading

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My Bills — Where Are They Now?

I have twelve bills that are currently working their way through the process.  Two additional bills are still being drafted, so I’ll hopefully have language on those bills this coming week that I can share. I’m abandoning one bill that … Continue reading

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Day 26 — New Revenue Numbers

The new revenue numbers are in.  We will use these numbers as we finalize a balanced state budget these next three weeks.  Our work so far in our appropriations sub-committees has been based on revenue estimates made in November. We … Continue reading

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Day 25 — Slicing the Pie

  Each Appropriations Subcommittee has submitted their recommendations for ongoing and one time funding requests.  You can search by subcommittee to see how a program you’re interested in has fared on the prioritization list.  The new budget numbers will be … Continue reading

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