Issues from our perspective

Here we tell you about issues and reports from our perspective. It is our attempt to set the record straight.

Speaker's Video Blog

Perspective from the Speaker of the House

The Buzz

This is our daily update about what happens on the Hill during the Session. Here you can see photos from around the House, videos, media reports, new blog posts, just about everything you want. Except taffy.

Week in Review

During the legislative session we will post regular updates and summaries of key issues that were debated

The Utah House of Representatives’ Blog

Utah legislative leaders express concern with executive branch overreach:

“We express our concern with Governor Herbert’s decision to call an election without allowing the legislature to exercise its clear constitutional responsibility. Establishing election procedures in law is clearly a role given to the legislature by the U.S. Constitution. Separation of powers is one of the most fundamental principles of our government and a vigilant guard against abuse of power. Nowhere is the executive branch given the authority to establish election procedures.” –
Speaker of the House Greg Hughes, House Minority Leader Brian King, Senate President Wayne Niederhauser, and Senate Minority Leader Senator Gene Davis issued the following statement:

See additional information including infographics that compare timelines and how other states fill vacancies here: goo.gl/aY5iOP.

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"The separation of powers is one of the most fundamental principles of our government, and protects all of us from abuses inherent in concentrations of power."

Read Speaker Greg Hughes, President Wayne Niederhauser, House Minority Leader Brian King and Senate Minority Leader Senator Gene Davis joint op-ed in Utah Policy here: goo.gl/WyL3yW.

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It's May interim day! See today's committees schedule here: goo.gl/prG4Q6.

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Today, House and Senate members joined Gov. Herbert at Ensign Elementary School to discuss recent air quality improvement efforts and ceremonially sign nine pieces of legislation that passed the 2017 session. See the list here: goo.gl/ufQ0fm.

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Explore Utah’s budget with this savvy tool created by the legislative fiscal analyst's team. It's rad! goo.gl/T6fPrF

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Utah International Relations and Trade Commission discussed foreign trade zones, inland port research proposal and heard from the President and CEO of World Trade Center Utah about recent trends of Utah's export sector. Listen to the Commission or read the minutes here goo.gl/WNo6gl.

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State and local officials and residents met with Secretary Ryan Zinke earlier this week. Here are some aerial pictures of San Juan County.

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Last week, law enforcement officers from across the state gathered at the annual memorial service outside the Capitol to honor fallen police officers: goo.gl/XGZinV.

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Fun Fact: Many bills that passed the Utah Legislature earlier this year take effect today - unless otherwise noted. Check out the list here goo.gl/9VP0ey.

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