February 29, 2020

4th Week of the 2020 Session

Here is an update on the bills I have been working on.  This week, I presented two of my bills that had been passed by the House to the Senate Committees to which they were assigned. They were HB 205 Students With Disabilities Amendments and HJR 6 Joint Resolution on the Benefits of Therapy Animals. I am very excited that HB 205 passed unanimously out …

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February 29, 2020

3rd Week of the Session

Check out my Friday Facebook Live (this is a link to my FB page–you can find the video there). Every Friday of the session, I do a Facebook Live to report on the events of the week.This week I explained the budgeting process and three of the bills that we passed through the House.  Mental Health Utah is an amazing place to …

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January 28, 2020

Keeping Up With the Legislature and Clean Air

Keeping Up With the Legislature The state has really great tools to help you know what is going on during the legislative session on the legislative website, le.utah.gov.  You can get a list of all the bills being considered, and there is a tracking service that keep you informed about bills you want to follow closely. If you would like to know the fiscal impact …

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January 21, 2020

Town Hall and Tax Reform

TOWN HALL The Utah Legislature begins its 2020 session on January 27th, and it lasts 45 days until March 12th. Leading up to and during the session I want to keep you informed of the issues the Legislature will be addressing, as well as bills I am working on.    I will be holding a Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, January 23, from …

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December 11, 2019

Tax Reform Special Session

Yesterday, a special session was called by the governor, and the legislature will meet tomorrow (Thursday) to vote on tax reform. There are several parts of this bill that I completely support, and I understand the need to restructure our tax system; however, I will be voting no unless there are some major changes.  Briefly, the parts of this bill …

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September 16, 2019

Special Session and Education Funding Transparency

This is an update as to what is going on in the special session today, and also a link to a great website that shows how money is being spent in our school districts and in the state. SPECIAL SESSION TODAY On Thursday, September 5, Governor Herbert called for a special session to be held today, September 16, at 6:00 pm to address fixes …

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September 16, 2019

Prosecutor Transparency and Agricultural and Open Lands Preservation

Being your representative has been so rewarding, interesting, humbling, and fun! It has also kept me extremely busy! Here is a brief overview of two things I have been working on. (Hopefully I can keep it short–it’s difficult when I feel passionately about something.) Prosecutor Transparency and Oversight Prosecutors are the most powerful actors in the criminal legal system. They decide whom to …

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July 24, 2019

Taxes and Transportation

Tax Restructuring The Utah Legislature Tax Restructuring and Equalization Task Force will be having its eighth and final meeting on July 30th at UVU. The town hall meetings are part of a statewide listening tour being conducted by the task force. It will be live* streamed on le.utah.gov. *If there are technical issues with the live stream, the recording will be …

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March 2, 2019

Week 5

Below are some short summaries of a few of the bills we have passed through the house this week. If you are interested in hearing about more, you can watch my Facebook live video that I recorded on Friday here. I am doing a Facebook live video each Friday afternoon to recap the week, which you can find on my Facebook page. …

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March 2, 2019

Week 3

Here is an update on a couple of bills the House has voted on and a bit about tax reform. Also, every Friday I do a Facebook live video about the week, so check out my Facebook page if you would like to watch.  MedicaidSB 96 passed and was signed by the governor last week. This legislation covers EVERYONE up to 100% of the poverty …

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