Author Archives: Becky

Day 36 — Family, Isn’t it about Time…..for Paid Family Leave?

HB 278, Paid family and medical leave, is a bill whose time has come.  We’ve known for years that employees feel loyalty to an employer who supports their need to take care of family members facing emergent medical situations.  That … Continue reading

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Day 35 — Hitting for the cycle

What do Evan Longoria and Cody Bellinger have to do with the 2018 Utah Legislative session? Both of them hit for the cycle during the MLB 2017 season.   “Hitting for the cycle” in baseball means you’ve played a game where you have hit: … Continue reading

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Day 32 — Highlights of Week 5

Every Friday is Educator on the Hill day.  It was a treat to visit with Rachel Wright, left, 4th grade teacher at Odyssey Elementary in Woods Cross, and Chera Fernelius, English teacher at Farmington Jr. High.  They both assure me … Continue reading

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Day 31 — Issues to watch

Bills and issues moving their way through the legislature this week: Resolution honoring Senator Orrin Hatch Senator Orrin Hatch has served the state of Utah for over 40 years as a U.S. Senator. Now that he is retiring from the … Continue reading

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DAY 30 — What to do with $209 million?

Utah’s consensus revenue numbers were released today in cooperation with leaders from the Utah Senate, House of Representatives, Legislative Fiscal Analyst, the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget and Utah State Tax Commission.  We will use this analysis as we … Continue reading

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Day 29 — Hear ye, hear ye

As a state Representative I have always felt one of my most important responsibilities is to hear from my constituents.  During the time of my service this has taken many forms: Nightly blog Weekly newsletter Bagels & briefings each Saturday … Continue reading

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Week FOUR Highlights

Wow, what a whirlwind Week Four has been! So many good things happened, including HCR 7, Concurrent Resolution on Environmental and Economic Stewardship passing out of committee and SCR 1, Concurrent Resolution on Recommending Replacement of Phil Farnsworth Statue in … Continue reading

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Day 26 — A pretty great-great-Grandpa

Just getting a little family history done at work. This is my great-great-grandpa Moroni Price. I’m mighty proud to carry on his legacy. In 1897 he was a member of the Utah House, representing Cache Valley’s District 2. He fought … Continue reading

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Day 25 — A change of climate

Last year I met a group of students from Logan. They had prepared a resolution on our changing climate to be heard in the Utah State legislature.  Through a series of events their resolution ended up in my hands.  With … Continue reading

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Day 24 — #sendMartha

Today was a momentous day for Utah.  The Utah House passed SCR 1, Concurrent Resolution Recommending Replacement of Statue of Philo Farnsworth in United States Capitol, the resolution that moves a statue of Martha Hughes Cannon to Statuary Hall in … Continue reading

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