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President Niederhauser’s Opening Remarks

President Niederhauser’s Opening Remarks

President Niederhauser’s Opening Remarks President Niederhauser opened the 2017 Legislative session by calling for a rebalance of power between the State and Federal Governments and celebrating Utah’s participation and leadership in women’s suffrage. Below is the text his speech: “For the Learn more
Meet Our New Executive Appropriations Chair

Meet Our New Executive Appropriations Chair

  Meet Our New Executive Appropriations Chair November brought a lot of changes to the Utah State Senate. The elections gave us a few new senators, and leadership gave us new committee chairmanships. One of the biggest changes in committee Learn more
Congratulations Jonathan Ball

Congratulations Jonathan Ball

Congratulations to Jonathan Ball! Budgeteer: Someone who budgets (Seriously, this is a real word).  The definition seems simple enough but, when you’re working with a $15 Billion budget that must balance out every year, things get a little more complicated. Learn more
Senate Chairmanships Announced

Senate Chairmanships Announced

Senate Chairmanships Announced Every two years, after leadership elections, the Senate President makes committee assignments and selects Chairs for each Standing Committee and Appropriation Subcommittee. Each Senator typically serves on two Standing Committees and one Appropriation Subcommittee. Here are the Learn more
Special Session Info

Special Session Info

Update: The 4th Special Session of the 61st Legislature has concluded its business! HB 4001 Solid Waste Amendments passed in the House on a vote of 68-0-7 and in the Senate on a vote of 23-0-6. HB 4002 Class B Learn more
Senate Leadership Elections Results

Senate Leadership Elections Results

Senate Leadership Election Results Tonight the Senate Majority Caucus voted to keep the same leadership team for the next two years. Here are the details: President: Wayne Niederhauser Majority Leader: Ralph Okerlund Majority Whip: Stuart Adams Assistant Majority Whip: Pete Learn more

Welcome Senator Hemmert

We Welcome Dan Hemmert, his wife Natalie, and their family to the Utah Senate This afternoon, newly-appointed state senator Dan Hemmert took his oath of office and begun his work representing the people of District 14. Here is the press Learn more
Project Discus

Project Discus

Project Discus is good for the future of Utah Project Discus is hailed by some, hated by others, and misunderstood by many. As negotiations are potentially beginning again, several of our Senators have weighed in on this opportunity. The Deseret Learn more
New Heart Study Helps Our Own

New Heart Study Helps Our Own

New Heart Study Helps Our Own During the 2014 Legislative General Session, Senate Majority Leader Ralph Okerlund, gave everyone a scare and collapsed due to heart failure. Learn more
FORBES Offers Praise for Utah’s UPSTART Program

FORBES Offers Praise for Utah’s UPSTART Program

FORBES Offers Praise for Utah’s UPSTART Program   Senator Stuart Adams shared this email with his colleagues, with an eye toward the vote next Wednesday. We thought you might appreciate it too. From: Stuart Adams Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 1:17 PM Subject: Forbes Learn more
Senator Stephenson + Good4Utah: On Education Funding

Senator Stephenson + Good4Utah: On Education Funding

Senator Stephenson + Good4Utah: On Education Funding   Learn more
Release: Legislative Leadership and Governor Agree to Special Session

Release: Legislative Leadership and Governor Agree to Special Session

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 18, 2016 Learn more
Senate Journal: Day 42 – March 7, 2016

Senate Journal: Day 42 – March 7, 2016

Senate Journal: Day 42 – March 7, 2016 Learn more
Senate Journal: Day 37 – March 2, 2016

Senate Journal: Day 37 – March 2, 2016

Senate Journal: Day 37 – March 2, 2016 Learn more
From Route Fifty: Utah Turns to Budget ‘Stress Tests’ to Help Prepare for Future Downturns

From Route Fifty: Utah Turns to Budget ‘Stress Tests’ to Help Prepare for Future Downturns

Utah Turns to Budget ‘Stress Tests’ to Help Prepare for Future Downturns From Atlantic Media’s Route Fifty, 1/20/2016, emphasis added. Normally used by the federal government to assess the fiscal stability of big banks, the Beehive State’s forecasting models are Learn more
January Senate Confirmations

January Senate Confirmations

On January 13th, 2016,the Senate confirmed the following appointments made by Governor Gary Herbert. Learn more
Tis The Season To Be Jolly: Budget Preview, Preview.

Tis The Season To Be Jolly: Budget Preview, Preview.

Tis the Season to be Jolly Learn more
Statement From President Niederhauser on Passing of Olene Walker

Statement From President Niederhauser on Passing of Olene Walker

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 28, 2015 Learn more
November Confirmations

November Confirmations

On November 18th, 2015, the Utah Senate confirmed the following appointments made by Governor Herbert. Learn more
Senate Seeks Public Comment on Supreme Court Nominee

Senate Seeks Public Comment on Supreme Court Nominee

The Utah Senate is seeking public comment on John A. Pearce, who was recently nominated to the Utah Supreme Court. Learn more
Utah Project Takes Top Honors in GCN Awards

Utah Project Takes Top Honors in GCN Awards

Utah Project Takes Top Honors in GCN Awards Learn more
Utah Foundation Honors Former Senator Patricia Jones and Husband Dan Jones

Utah Foundation Honors Former Senator Patricia Jones and Husband Dan Jones

Utah Foundation Honors Former Senator Patricia Jones and Husband Dan Jones On Tuesday, former Senator Pat Jones and her husband Dan were honored by the Utah Foundation. The couple received the foundation’s first ever Insight Award. Senate President Wayne Niederhauser Learn more
Senator Gene Davis Statement on the Passing of His Wife, Penny

Senator Gene Davis Statement on the Passing of His Wife, Penny

Senator Gene Davis Statement on the Passing of His Wife, Penny Senator Davis released the following statement on the passing of his wife, Penny: “It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my wife, life partner and Learn more
Op-ed: Give Utah teachers a tax break to keep them on the job

Op-ed: Give Utah teachers a tax break to keep them on the job

Op-ed: Give Utah teachers a tax break to keep them on the job Learn more
Press Release: Bramble New President of National Conference of State Legislatures

Press Release: Bramble New President of National Conference of State Legislatures

For Immediate Release Aug. 6, 2015 Learn more
The Latest on Dual Immigration Language Programs

The Latest on Dual Immigration Language Programs

Dual Immersion Language Programs in Utah Learn more
Utah Legislative Update: Minority Perspective

Utah Legislative Update: Minority Perspective

Utah Legislative Update: The Minority Perspective Looking for something to do for the next 40-ish minutes until the end of the work week? Us too. Why don’t you take a listen to this week’s Utah Legislative Update with President Wayne Learn more
June Senate Confirmations

June Senate Confirmations

June 2015 Senate Confirmations Learn more
Why Utah’s rank on per student spending is just one data point

Why Utah’s rank on per student spending is just one data point

Why Utah’s rank on per student spending is just one data point – not a vice Learn more
Utah Senate seeking public comment on judicial nominee

Utah Senate seeking public comment on judicial nominee

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