Posts made in March, 2015

The gas tax: What’s the word?

The gas tax: What’s the word?

The gas tax. Everyone’s been talking about it, but still many people don’t really know what’s up. Here’s a quick synopsis of the issue, the tax, and what it means for you.   The Rundown Starting January 1st, 2016, the gas tax Learn more
Utah’s FY 2016 budget made easy. And bubbly. Check it out.

Utah’s FY 2016 budget made easy. And bubbly. Check it out.

This year, the Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst is excited to introduce a new, interactive tool that will allow you to filter their data online and see both the big picture and specific details on each funded item. Learn more
Do you miss us yet? Senate Journal: Friday March 20th, 2015

Do you miss us yet? Senate Journal: Friday March 20th, 2015

Do you miss us yet?  Learn more
Top Issues of the 2015 Legislative Session

Top Issues of the 2015 Legislative Session

Here’s a breakdown of some of what went down this session. More to come… we’re getting really sleepzzzzz.zzzzz….. Nondiscrimination and Religious Freedoms Amendments What does the bill do? SB 296 may have been the most anticipated, debated, and broadcast piece Learn more
Senate Journal: March 12, 2015

Senate Journal: March 12, 2015

And we’ll be singin’ “Sine Die” Miss American Pie… (we’ve been waiting to do that for a while.) Today on the Hill… We’re counting down the hours! With a lot of big issues still on the table (gas tax, medicare, criminal justice reform, Learn more
Senate Journal: March 11, 2015

Senate Journal: March 11, 2015

It’s the end of the session as we know it, and we feel fine! Today on the Hill: it’s been a long day of floor time! We kicked things off at 9 this morning… (well… more like 10). Senate President Learn more
A plan to help low performing schools comes to the Senate.

A plan to help low performing schools comes to the Senate.

Each time school grades are released, some schools celebrate their success, while other schools and school boards turn back to their desks and continue working to improve their school. Learn more
Senate Journal: March 10, 2015

Senate Journal: March 10, 2015

Day 43 = 2 days left. With all these late nights and early mornings, you may as well consider yourself at home, consider yourself one of the family. (Cheesy? Yeah.) Today on the hill… We started with committee meetings, then we Learn more
The Firing Squad: History and Happenings

The Firing Squad: History and Happenings

Adapted from the House floor debate on the bill. House Bill 11 (sponsored by Representative Ray, Senate sponsored by Senator Hinkins) is a proposed law that would allow the state to carry out a capital sentence by means of a Learn more
Op-ed: Utah can move past ‘lock ’em up’ prison mentality

Op-ed: Utah can move past ‘lock ’em up’ prison mentality

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Welcome to the New Senate Site!

Welcome to the New Senate Site!

Dearest Utah Citizens, It’s the end of an era – and the beginning of another.  Learn more
Senate Journal: March 9, 2015

Senate Journal: March 9, 2015

It’s the final countdown! (cue music and flashing lights now…) Learn more
Live and Let Live

Live and Let Live

SB296 comes in the American tradition of live and let live Learn more
Mayne + KVNU

Mayne + KVNU

Yesterday, KVNU caught up with Senator Karen Mayne Learn more
Antidiscrimination + Religious Freedom

Antidiscrimination + Religious Freedom

Recent discrimination against religious individuals Learn more
Senate Journal: March 6, 2015

Senate Journal: March 6, 2015

It’s Friday and we’re in love… Learn more
Senate Journal: March 5, 2015

Senate Journal: March 5, 2015

I don’t know about you, but we are having the time of our lives this session. Learn more
Senate Journal: March 3, 2015

Senate Journal: March 3, 2015

Working 9 to 5. Just kidding. We’re still on the floor. Learn more
Prison Relocation Basics

Prison Relocation Basics

The Prison Relocation Commission met on Friday afternoon. Learn more
What’s it like to be a #utleg intern? @KVNUftp set out to find out. Take a listen.

What’s it like to be a #utleg intern? @KVNUftp set out to find out. Take a listen.

Each week, KVNU’s For the People radio show features Learn more
LGBT and Religious Nondiscrimination

LGBT and Religious Nondiscrimination

Today at 12:00pm, Utah leaders will unveil a much-anticipated Learn more
Senate Journal: March 4, 2015

Senate Journal: March 4, 2015

We want some more… Learn more
Judicial Appointment

Judicial Appointment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 4th, 2015 UTAH SENATE INVITES PUBLIC COMMENT ON JUDICIAL NOMINEE SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Senate Judicial Confirmation Committee is seeking public comment on Governor Herbert‘s appointment of Paige Peterson to the Third District Court. Those who Learn more
Public Lands: What’s this debate about, again?

Public Lands: What’s this debate about, again?

Is all of the land in Utah Utah’s land? Is all of the land in Utah Utah’s land? The question seems silly but the truth is only a part of the land in Utah is actually Utah’s land. Roughly 67% Learn more
Recognizing Veterans

Recognizing Veterans

We had a tender moment on the Senate floor Learn more