Author Archives: Becky

Day 17 — Artsy Smartsy

Every season or so the Capitol installs a new art exhibit in the 4th floor gallery.  The exhibit running right now features Utah artists and their works of Utah lands.  There are some beautiful pieces that depict this wonderful place … Continue reading

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Day 16 — Tax Facts

We’re closing in on Day 16 of the session and with all the discussions in our appropriations committees these past few weeks, it will be helpful to have an understanding of where all that revenue comes from.  And the answer? … Continue reading

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Day 15 — The Ask

One of the legislature’s duties is to balance the budget.  Each area of the state budget is overseen by an appropriations committee.  In lean revenue times those appropriations committees must make cuts or reallocation of funds to make ends meet. … Continue reading

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Legislative Calendars

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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What, Where, and Why of my 2017 Legislation

I have nine bills that are currently working their way through the process.  Six additional bills are still being drafted, so I’ll hopefully have language on those bills this coming week that I can share. HB 34,  Employment Security Act … Continue reading

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Day 11 — Week Two Photos

It was Career & Technical Education Day at the Capitol and these amazing FFA officers who are studying horticulture made me a beautiful wrist corsage.  Feeling pretty fancy! As a senior at Timpview High School in Provo I served as … Continue reading

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Day 9 — Martha Hughes Cannon Caucus

About a year and a half ago Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck and I formed the Martha Hughes Cannon Caucus, made up of current and former Utah women legislators.  Our intent was to honor and celebrate Mattie Cannon, the namesake of the caucus, while … Continue reading

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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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