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Day 28 — Utah’s Got Talent

The Senate sponsored an art competition for Utah students, grades 7-12.  Over 200 entries were submitted, and following the decision of a judging panel of five, 24 winners were announced.  Winners received scholarship awards ranging from $300 to $5000.  These … Continue reading

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Day 26 — A Constitutional Convention: A Bad Idea Whose Time Has Come?

This year our Utah legislature is considering a resolution to address the ever escalating US debt, currently at $18 trillion, with a proposal in favor of the adoption of a Convention to Propose Amendments to the US Constitution.   I … Continue reading

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Day 25 — Let’s Talk

Every day at the Capitol brings an opportunity to meet with people who care enough about an issue or idea that they make the trek up to visit with legislators.  One of the most helpful things for me when considering bills … Continue reading

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Day 24 — Crime and Punishment

Early last year the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice partnered with the Pew Public Safety Performance Project of the Pew Charitable Trusts and the U.S. Department of Justice as part of the Justice Reinvestment Initiative to examine Utah’s criminal … Continue reading

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Day 23 — Don’t Stop Believin’

Today at noon we hit the half way mark for the legislative session.  This post begins the “where are we now” series on some of the biggest issues still facing the legislature.  These are all complex.  Many may wonder if … Continue reading

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Day 22 — Utah Legislature 101

Everything you’ve always needed to know about the Legislature, even if you didn’t know you needed to know it.  All in one place, easy peasy.    * Much of this is borrowed from the Utah Senate site, who states they … Continue reading

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Day 20 & 21 — Just What the Doctor Ordered

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Day 19 — A Great Start

HB 226 is off to a great start after today’s unanimous vote in the House Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environmental Quality committee.  I think it may have had something to do with these three 3rd graders who asked that, “Grownups … Continue reading

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Day 18 — If It’s Good Enough for the Boy Scouts

At a pre-Valentines dinner with our kids, and niece, in Provo tonight.  From top left, our daughter Jayne, niece Ellie Goldrup, our son Matthew and his wife MaryBeth.   The Scout motto is “Be Prepared.”  If it’s good enough for … Continue reading

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Day 18 — If It’s Good Enough for the Boy Scouts

At a pre-Valentines dinner with our kids, and niece, in Provo tonight.  From top left, our daughter Jayne, niece Ellie Goldrup, our son Matthew and his wife MaryBeth.   The Scout motto is “Be Prepared.”  If it’s good enough for … Continue reading

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