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Hello! Just in case you missed the last two newsletters, you can see them here: Week Five Week Six

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Day 43 — Budgets, bills, and brouhahas

Today we began what will be our last three days of the legislative session.  We debated solely Senate bills in the House for close to 8 hours.  As the House sponsor of SB 194, “Medical Waste Incineration Prohibition,” whose Senate … Continue reading

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Day 42 — Kick to the finish

We’ve picked up the pace today as we kicked to the finish of our House bills.  The House was on the chamber floor for almost 10 hours today and we debated the last 63 House bills, leaving only 4-5 on the … Continue reading

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Day 38 — Mostly dead is slightly alive

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9tAKLTktY0 I’m on the job!  HB 121, “Air Quality Amendments” failed to pass out of the Senate Committee today, which essentially killed the bill.  However…… through legislative rule, all is not lost.  After failing to receive a favorable recommendation from … Continue reading

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Day 37 — A clean slate

At the end of our time on the floor tonight, at about 10:15 pm, we had a motion from Rules Chair Rep. Dean Sanpei, to “wipe the board” and return all the bills on the 3rd reading calendar to Rules. … Continue reading

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Day 36 — One step closer

Two of my bills, HB 121 and HB 94, are both one step closer to becoming laws after they passed out of the House this morning.  I’ve written about HB 121, Air Quality Revisions, before and explains how within parameters it … Continue reading

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Day 35 — A day in the life

As the session closes in on the last ten days things start to intensify.  Today was a typical day for this stage of the legislative session.  Here’s a glimpse: 7:00 am  Breakfast meeting with Davis County Chamber of Commerce and … Continue reading

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Day 34 — Count my Vote/Caucus compromise

Today at 4:30 a press conference was held to reveal details of the compromise between the Count My Vote citizens initiative and a Senate bill, SB 54, which addresses elements of election reform.  The entire presser can be seen at … Continue reading

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Day 32 — When is a pie not just a pie

Answer:  when we’re talking pie charts.  Pie charts of the 2014 legislative survey, that is.  Thank you to the 428 people in District 20 who completed the survey I mailed to each household of every registered voter in our District. … Continue reading

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Day 31 — To expand or not to expand

This afternoon Governor Herbert revealed his proposal for an alternative to Medicaid expansion, a Utah model which includes using federal funds to enroll individuals up to 138% of the federal poverty line (around 110,000 people) in the private insurance market.  … Continue reading

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