2015 Session

SPOTLIGHT: Orem Sen. Margaret Dayton finds legislative service taxing and rewarding

SPOTLIGHT: Orem Sen. Margaret Dayton finds legislative service taxing and rewarding

Orem Sen. Margaret Dayton finds legislative service taxing and rewarding Published in the Daily Universe, 3/3/2016 Becoming a politician was never in the plan for BYU alumna Sen. Margaret Dayton, R-Orem. One event after another led to a career path that Learn more
Medicaid Expansion in Utah: The Latest

Medicaid Expansion in Utah: The Latest

The Latest in Utah Medicaid Expansion Discussions Learn more
Everything you need to know about Utah’s New Gas Tax

Everything you need to know about Utah’s New Gas Tax

Everything you need to know about Utah’s New Gas Tax Learn more
Radio: Property Tax Equalization

Radio: Property Tax Equalization

Radio: Property Tax Equalization Amendments Update Learn more
ICYMI: SB 54 on the Radio, and Senator Weiler’s P-O-A.

ICYMI: SB 54 on the Radio, and Senator Weiler’s P-O-A.

SB 54 Lawsuit on KVNU’s For the People Learn more
Senator Madsen Talks Ezra Taft Benson and Medical Marijuana

Senator Madsen Talks Ezra Taft Benson and Medical Marijuana

Madsen, Marijuana, and an LDS Prophet 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
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
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
Fallen Heroes

Fallen Heroes

Today the Senate had the distinct honor Learn more
KVNU + Jerry Stevenson

KVNU + Jerry Stevenson

Yesterday’s interview with KVNU + Jerry Stevenson Learn more
Thoughts from the House Side: Balanced Budget Amentments

Thoughts from the House Side: Balanced Budget Amentments

Keeping House By Representative Kraig Powell Learn more
Senate Journal:  February 27, 2015

Senate Journal: February 27, 2015

Day 32 and FRIDAY. Learn more