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May Senate Confirmations

May Senate Confirmations

May Senate Confirmations Learn more
The latest on Prison Relocation: Radio Edition

The latest on Prison Relocation: Radio Edition

Utah Legislative Update: Prison Relocation Takes Over 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

ICYMI: Senator Deidre Henderson’s Session Recap

A Brief 2015 Session Recap from Senator Henderson Learn more
KTALK RADIO: Prison Relocation Edition

KTALK RADIO: Prison Relocation Edition

On today’s Utah Legislative Update radio show, Senate President Wayne Niederhauser was joined by Senator Jerry Stevenson. Topic of the hour: Prison Relocation. Senator Jerry Stevenson has been part of this story and effort for years. He offered up his Learn more
Prison Relocation Commission Announces Open Houses

Prison Relocation Commission Announces Open Houses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 28, 2015 Learn more
CMV + Caucus/Convention Happenings

CMV + Caucus/Convention Happenings

KTALK: Count My Vote and the Caucus/Convention System On today’s KTALK Legislative Update, Senate President Wayne Niederhauser was joined by Senator Curt Bramble and Senator Todd Weiler to talk about the latest in the Count My Vote/Caucus Convention Saga. If you’re interested Learn more
A Balanced Budget

A Balanced Budget

On Balancing Our Budget & 2015’s HJR7: “Our Utah State Constitution requires the state legislature to balance the budget each year. And we do. We have a constitutional debt limit as well, preventing us from borrowing too much money. We Learn more
Utah’s new take on criminal justice

Utah’s new take on criminal justice

KTALK: Why we need criminal justice reform in Utah, and what we’re doing about it On today’s KTALK Legislative Update, Senate President Wayne Niederhauser was joined by Senator Stuart Adams and Zoe Towns of the Pew Research Institute. The topic? Learn more
From the Prison Relocation Commission

From the Prison Relocation Commission

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 8, 2015 Contact: Bob Nardi, 973-809-7495 Prison Relocation Commission Clarifies Site-Selection Process for New Facility SALT LAKE CITY – At its February 27th meeting, the Prison Relocation Commission (PRC) selected five finalist sites for the new Learn more
On Norm Bangerter

On Norm Bangerter

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 14, 2015 Senate President Wayne Niederhauser honors memory and legacy of Governor Bangerter Salt Lake City – Tonight, Senate President Wayne Niederhauser issued the following statement on the passing of former Governor Norm Bangerter: “We were Learn more
#Utah Legislative Update: 9 a.m. Thursdays on 630 AM

#Utah Legislative Update: 9 a.m. Thursdays on 630 AM

#Utah Legislative Update: 9 a.m. Thursdays on 630 AM Miss those daily legislative briefings? Well, today you’re in luck.  For one hour each week, President Niederhauser hosts the Utah Legislative Update. Every Thursday 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. KTKK – Learn more
Math Competency and Student Success

Math Competency and Student Success

By Ann Millner Utah State Senator, District 18 Originally Published at Utah Policy.  40 percent of our college students are forced to take remedial math in college.  It has been that way for two decades.  That’s about 12,000 every year – and Learn more
2015 Vetoes. Override, or not?

2015 Vetoes. Override, or not?

By Wayne Niederhauser Senate President Today, Governor Gary Herbert vetoed 5 bills passed during the 2015 General Session (plus a few line-items we requested he veto in SB3). While we sometimes disagree with the executive branch, we respect the governor’s work, and Learn more
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
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 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
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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Bill –> Law (Utah Edition)

Bill –> Law (Utah Edition)

This session many citizens, interns, lobbyists, special interests, and others are experiencing Learn more
Cleaning the Air

Cleaning the Air

Clean air is a topic that hits close to home for many if not all Utah residents. This weekend, over 5,000 people came to the capitol building to protest in favor of clean air legislation. Several of our own senators Learn more
Insights on Utah’s 2015 Budget Strategy

Insights on Utah’s 2015 Budget Strategy

By Lyle Hillyard Utah State Senator, District 25 Learn more
Senate Journal: January 26th, 2015

Senate Journal: January 26th, 2015

Are we really back at this already? Okay. Let the good times roll.  Day one, and done. Check back here at the end of every day for our take on Utah’s political happenings. Today on the Hill: we began the General Session Learn more
Marketplace…fairness?

Marketplace…fairness?

Gridlock in Washington has stymied efforts by conservatives to enact pro-growth tax reform and other policy initiatives that would help shrink the size of government and grow the private sector economy. But at the state level it’s a different story. Learn more
Senate Confirmations: January 13th

Senate Confirmations: January 13th

Last night, members of the Utah State Senate convened to confirm appointments made by the governor. Learn more
Public comment on two judicial nominees

Public comment on two judicial nominees

The Utah Senate is seeking public comment on two individuals who have been recently nominated to be judges in the Third District Court. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Learn more
Requesting Comment on Supreme Court Nominee

Requesting Comment on Supreme Court Nominee

The Utah Senate is seeking public comment on Constandinos G. Himonas, who was recently nominated to be judge. Learn more
Riding into the Sunset

Riding into the Sunset

By Wayne Niederhauser Utah Senate President Last month, Senator John Valentine decided that he will accept an appointment from Governor Herbert to serve as the Chair of the Utah State Tax Commission.  Upon his confirmation to the position (likely on Learn more

Prison Relocation: Good, Bad, and Ugly

In today’s TribTalk, Jennifer Napier-Pearce, Matt Canham, Mayor Kim Rolfe, and our own Senator Stevenson highlighted Utah’s prison relocation discussion. Learn more
Seeking Public Comment

Seeking Public Comment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 5, 2014 Learn more
Introducing Ethics.Utah.Gov

Introducing Ethics.Utah.Gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 2, 2014 Learn more