Author Archives: Becky

Day 37 — We’re Not in Kansas Anymore

This is my 9th session in the Utah House.  Prior to this session I had served on three different appropriations sub-committees (Transportation, Higher Ed, Public Education) and five different standing committees (Political Subdivisions, Education, Natural Resources, Agriculture and the Environment, … Continue reading

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Day 36 — A Clean Slate

At the end of our time on the floor this afternoon we had a motion to “wipe the board” and return all the bills on the 3rd Reading Calendar to the Rules Committee.  Then a motion was made to lift the “following … Continue reading

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Day 35 — Homelessness

Homelessness Proposal Readers of my blog will be aware that I’ve spent significant time over the past few years working on increasing the availability of affordable housing as a complement to the homelessness efforts that have been also been underway … Continue reading

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‘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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