Day 45 was full of hard work, pressing deadlines, and panic to get bills passed. Day 46 was an after-party, and plenty of sleep. We take a look back through Twitter to capture the best and the worst. I’ll sleep when I’m dead. Or when the session is over. Whichever comes first. #utsen #utleg #2013session #lastday — Katherine Dew [...]
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Hopefully you caught some sleep over the weekend, like this kid did. First and foremost, the main priority of the Utah Legislature: setting the state’s budget. We are constitutionally required to balance the budget each year, and we’re just about there. Here are a few highlights: Increase the weighted pupil unit by 2% $2.9 million [...]
Boy oh boy, do we have a treat for you. Introducing: House Bingo 2013, a game of chance, intrigue, and good old-fashioned fun. From now until the end of the session keep your ear to the ground and you could be the House Bingo Grand Prize Winner. The Rules: 1. Anyone can play. This includes: [...]
All signs are pointing to a healthy Utah economy, but concerns over federal mismanagement and growth in public education and health care costs requires we be even more cautious when using taxpayer dollars. Our new budget projections are: $264 million in ongoing revenue $161 million in one-time revenue The numbers are agreed upon projections between [...]
We’ve passed the halfway point of the Session, and only 483 bills have been introduced thus far. We’ve only passed 118, that means just another 365 to go! On Monday, we will have our revised budget numbers, so we can actually begin preparing for finalizing the state’s budget. Rep. Mel Brown will be announcing them [...]
We know it’s a three day weekend, but we know you have a problem keeping away from us. It’s okay, you’re not alone. The big story this week was the granting of university status to Dixie State (formerly college). Rep. Ipson, who sponsored HB61, told the story of a “wild man” with a special connection [...]
Increasing speed limits, opening the use of fireworks, and stopping people from “getting away with murder” were just a few things we did this week. The Speaker made the rounds on the radio this week. She made her first surprise appearance on X96′s Radio from Hell show (a major yeah, we did that moment), and [...]
Today we’re going to walk through the different types of committees and what they do. During this session, we’ll deal mostly with appropriations committees, subcommittees, and standing committees. Appropriations Committees oversee the expenditure of money by the State government. There are eight appropriation subcommittees that prioritize money for specific areas in state government. The number [...]
Before the 2012 General Session, the House Republican caucus agreed on a number of goals to accomplish by the end of the 45 days. They were to: fully fund education, reduce debt limit, address the structural imbalance, and defeat attempts to increase taxes.
December 20, 2011 House Republicans: Fund students, no tax increases, pay down debt The Republican majority of the Utah House of Representatives has outlined several priorities for the 2011 legislative general session.