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Day 37 — Philadelphia 2.0

Yesterday we passed H.J.R. 8, Joint Resolution Calling for a Convention to Amend the Constitution of the United States.  This bill is sponsored by Rep. Ken Ivory.    This bill utilizes Article V of the United States Constitution to call for a … Continue reading

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Day 36 — A Super Tuesday

  Today is Day 36 of the legislative session.  It was a super Tuesday.  As I write this at midnight we have 9 days left in the legislative session, 7 of which are working days at the Capitol.  The number … Continue reading

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Day 35 — Today’s Assignment

During the past year I’ve had numerous opportunities to meet with educators from my district.  Repeatedly the message is that the teacher shortage in Utah is at a crisis point.  A recent study conducted by the Utah School Superintendents Association found … Continue reading

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Our Utah State Capitol Turns 100 — Chapter Four

*Thanks to the Capitol Preservation Board for the following information as presented in the special 100th Capitol anniversary exhibit on the 4th floor of the Capitol.  With the land, architectural and engineering plans in place, construction began on the new … Continue reading

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Quality Air Quality (bills, that is)

We continue to discuss ways we can have better air quality.  There are several bills moving through that focus on small adjustments and fixes that could lead to significant change.  The list of bills below was discussed in our majority … Continue reading

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If at First You Don’t Succeed

  For the past several years the Utah State Legislature has been studying the issue of Medicaid Expansion.  In 2015 none of the proposed plans received enough support to pass.  The legislature’s Health Reform Task Force has continued to strive … Continue reading

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The Process Matters

  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 … Continue reading

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My Bills — Where are They Now?

I’m sponsoring 13 bills, one resolution, and am working with my colleagues in theSenate as House sponsor on several bills.  Read a brief description of what each bill hopes to accomplish here. This link includes the full list of the bills I’m … Continue reading

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Day 31 — We’re Listening

Tonight Rep. Ray Ward, Sen. Todd Weiler and I held a mid-legislative session Town Hall.  We joined with around 50 folks from our area to discuss the issues facing us.  While opinions on policy may differ on a particular bill … Continue reading

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Day 30 — I’m Waiting….

  I’m waiting…..for you to tell me what you think! My online survey is ready and I’d love to have you fill it out.  On Day 30 we still have most of the significant issues still ahead of us so … Continue reading

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