Day 6 — Bringing the People’s House to a home and hospital near you

Weekly Saturday morning “Bagels and Briefings” in my living room is a tradition that has been going strong for ten years now. This session we’re trying something new and joining our neighbors for our Saturday events, taking turns at the homes of Rep. Ray Ward, Sen. Todd Weiler, and myself.

The format of informal discussions of the session remains the same. Please join us and bring your concerns, questions, and ideas for solutions. Here is the schedule for future Saturday events, all beginning at 10:00:

  • Saturday, Feb. 3, Edwards home, 1121 Eaglewood Loop, NSL
  • Saturday, Feb. 10, Weiler home, 1248 W. 1900 S., Woods Cross
  • Saturday, Feb. 17, Ward home, 954 E. Millbrook Way, Bountiful
  • Saturday, Feb. 24, Edwards home, 1121 Eaglewood Loop, NSL
  • Saturday, March 3, Weiler home, 1248 W. 1900 S., Woods Cross

Today we met at Rep. Ward’s home and had a good discussion of the following issues:  

  • Air quality
  • Law enforcement/warrants
  • Vehicle emissions
  • Opioids
  • State growth
  • Transit, including bus rapid transit system considered in Bountiful

It is always a treat to be invited to attend the LDS Hospital Legislative Update Panel, organized by Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck and sponsored by LDS Hospital.  The event was recorded and you can watch it here and hereEach of the 8 legislators there had a chance to share some of the bills and issues they are working on and then we took questions, which included:

  • Prison move
  • Affordable housing
  • Death with dignity
  • Domestic violence
  • Working families
  • Martha Hughes Cannon statute
  • LGBTQ issues
  • Redistricting
  • Decline of voter engagement
  • Toll Roads
  • Homeless resource centers
  • Clean air

 

Also, back by popular demand, on Monday, Jan. 29th, I’ll be hosting the first Family Night at the Capitol for this legislative session. We’ll continue on Feb. 5, 12, 26, and March 5th. Our time at the Capitol will include a behind the scenes tour starting in the Rotunda, a discussion about our government, and of course we’ll end with family night treats! This is a great way to introduce your children and grandchildren to the Capitol and what happens here.

Each Monday will be limited to 10 families, so email me at beckyedwards@le.utah.gov to reserve your spot and a brownie!

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