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Week Three Highlights

Jevonne Tanner and Alicia Mercer brought their Girl Scout troop from Bountiful to the Capitol for a tour this week.  Rep. Ray Ward and I loved spending time with them.  They also brought letters and illustrations showing their support for … Continue reading

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Day 19 — Calendars, websites, and bills…..oh my!

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 the … Continue reading

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Day 18 — Ask and maybe you shall receive

Each appropriation subcommittee conducts budget discussions, hears proposals for funding requests, prioritizes all budget items and requests, and votes on the final prioritized list.  Any additional revenue coming in to the subcommittee will be distributed as per the prioritization of … Continue reading

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Day 17 — They do more than just sell cookies

Some young, and very determined, constituents visited the Capitol yesterday with a mission.  They came as a Girl Scout troop, along with leaders Alicia Mercer and Jevonne Tanner, for a tour of the Capitol and to learn about the way … Continue reading

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Day 16 — Lobbying the powers of Heaven

Each day our floor time in the House begins with a prayer and the pledge of allegiance given by guests of legislators, often family members or religious and civic leaders.  I love listening to the sincerity of those sharing their … Continue reading

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Day 15 — All about that base budget

We are in the midst of finalizing the budget for the 2018 session, but to give you an idea of what that may look like, here is an outline of what happened with the state budget during the 2017 session. … Continue reading

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‘Twas the end of Week Two and all through the House

It was a treat to speak to the 4th grade students from Woods Cross Elementary.  They were on a field trip to the Capitol and were excited to learn about the government.  Talking to school groups is one of my … Continue reading

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Day 11– Go to jail

There’s been a lot of talk recently about the prison relocation.  Questions remain as to what the real cost will be to move the prison and how we balance that with the anticipated economic benefits to the existing Draper site … Continue reading

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Day 10 — Tending to others

Today was AmeriCorps Day on Hill.  With me at the Capitol was LaDawn Stoddard, Director of UServeUtah, Lt. Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism, and many of the AmeriCorps program directors who were engaged in training and public outreach and … Continue reading

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Day 9 — Best nine

  As we close down Day 9, we mark the fact that 20% of the legislative session is behind us.  Nine special moments during these first 9 days are depicted above and 9 important issues are highlighted below.  Two more … Continue reading

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