Author Archives: Becky

Day 38 — You Can’t Always Get What You Want

Where I speak in favor of the motion to place Healthy Utah to a vote by the full House.     Where the vote on that motion ended up.  Hmmm.     What I learned.  

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Day 37 — Some Good Bills Go to Heaven

Three big issues got significant play today.  I’m pleased with the direction that two of the three issues are headed, while being deeply disappointed in the failure of SB 164, Healthy Utah, to make it out of committee this evening.  … Continue reading

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Day 36 — Thanks for the Hustle

  An issue as big as healthcare reform has a lot of moving parts.  For us here in Utah the debate on how to address that reform has come down to two proposals: Healthy Utah and Utah Cares.  Due to … Continue reading

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Day 35 — Keep Calm/Can’t Keep Calm

  Enough said. Four of my bills saw committee action today and all passed out favorably.  They will head to House and Senate floors now. HB 229, Air Quality Modifications Passed out of the Senate Committee this afternoon with a unanimous … Continue reading

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Day 33 & 34 — Part-time Legislator, Full-time Mom

On Friday I had a surprise visit at the Capitol from my youngest daughter, Jayne, who is a student at BYU.  It was a treat to have her spend a few hours with me, sitting on the chamber floor and … Continue reading

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Day 32 — Running on Empty

While it seems all we’ve heard about the past few weeks is Medicaid Expansion and Healthy Utah, there are other big issues out there that deserve and require our attention these last few days of the session. One of those … Continue reading

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Day 32 — Running on Empty

  While it seems all we’ve heard about the past few weeks is Medicaid Expansion and Healthy Utah, there are other big issues out there that deserve and require our attention these last few days of the session. One of … Continue reading

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Day 31 — The Crucible

My husband and I have season tickets to the Pioneer Memorial Theatre at the University of Utah. A few seasons ago we saw the play “Twelve Angry Men” one evening during the session. This play depicts the deliberations of a … Continue reading

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Day 30 — Vox Populi

Hanging above the chair of the Speaker of the House in our Chamber is the phrase, “Vox Populi.” When I give tours of the Chamber I always ask if anyone knows what that phrase means. Occasionally, someone knows and shares … Continue reading

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Day 29 — Utah’s Mighty Four, in Search of a Five

The Mighty Five is a tourism campaign encouraging folks to visit and enjoy Utah’s five national parks.  Well, I have my own Mighty Five, which is a list of the five biggest issues we are facing this session.  We have 16 days … Continue reading

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