Approximately 40% of the state’s funds come from the federal government. This puts Utah in a bind, particularly given the current economic standing of the feds. What do we do about it? Financial Ready Utah, led by the Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants, held a press conference on the Hill to address this and [...]
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Well, 2012 General Session is now behind us. Here are a few things some of our local reporters have said about our work over the past 45 days. Dennis Romboy and Majorie Cortez (Deseret News)- Utah Legislature’s quiet session punctuated with shouts of states’ rights (includes a photo gallery)
As often happens in any well-argued debate, a dissenting opinion is a thought-provoking statement that leaves the door open for future change. Debate over House Bill 210 was such a case. The bill effectively moves money from the general fund to a trust fund. It would lower the amount of money immediately available for government [...]
Good Morning. As we begin this General Session, allow me to express my gratitude to all of you for the opportunity to be the Speaker of the House. I am truly grateful to serve this House and the people of Utah.
When Casey Anthony was found not guilty in the murder trial for the death of her daughter Caylee, I, like many Americans, was shocked.
Rep. Roger Barrus on Utah Public Radio – June 30, 2011 by UtahReps Rep. Roger Barrus (R – Centerville, UT) Chairman of the Utah House Natural Resources Committee and Rep. Warren Chisum (R – Pampa, TX) join Utah Public Radio’s program to discuss the development of the Energy Producers States’ Compact, a coalition of 4 [...]
As you may know, this year I sponsored a bill so that Utah could not to sell Bryce Canyon and the other 4 “National Parks”, called the “Utah Lands Protection Act”. Unfortunately, the bill came out very late in the session, still needed a few modifications, and was held in committee.
Much is being made of a declared conflict I had when I testified recently about what I think is serious problem with government unfairly influencing the day care market.
Energy Producers States’ Compact first meeting will be held in Salt Lake City June 16th-17th
The legislature will meet in a rare veto override session on Friday. The key issue: transportation funding and Senate Bill 229.