* Rep. Brad Wilson writes an article in the Davis County Clipper on the importance of education.
* It was Latino Day on the hill yesterday, Latino veterans of foreign wars were honored on the house floor.
* The Salt Lake Tribune does a profile on Draper Representative LaVar Christensen
* HCR3, which passed 63-6, would be non-binding, merely urging Congress and the state’s congressional delegation to act. It asks that the amendment be approved by Congress and sent to the states for ratification by Oct. 1. “Quite frankly, Congress has proven itself wholly incapable in controlling its insatiable appetite for spending,” said Rep. Carl Wimmer, R-Herriman, the sponsor of the resolution. “It is in fact spending this country into financial oblivion and that’s just the truth.”
* Utah almost has a new state flag. Actually, it is the old state flag approved back in 1913 — but a mistake by a flagmaker in 1922 altered it into the design that most people have seen and known for decades. “We’re fixing an 88-year-old mistake,” said Rep. Julie Fisher, R-Fruit Heights, who speeded HCR2 through both houses of the Legislature Wednesday. Then, because the bill is not in the official form required for signing, Gov. Gary Herbert did a ceremonial signing as scores of elementary school children watched the process as a civics lesson.