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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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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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