March 15, 2015

2015 Legislative Review

At this point, all 104 state legislators will return to their non-legislative responsibilities, which often include providing for our families. As such, I will return to my day job at the law office in Spanish Fork. Of course, legislative service never stops and I’ll be fielding questions or helping resolve constituent issues through the year as I always have. With our work completed, I want to provide a overview of all that was accomplished in the last 45 days.

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February 26, 2015

Town Hall Meeting this Saturday – Week Four in Review of the 2015 General Legislative Session  

We are now halfway through the 2015 General Legislative Session. While we have competed the important task of balancing our base budgets, significant work remains. We are gearing up for votes on the most pressing issues of the session, such as Medicaid expansion, election laws, final budgets, anti-discrimination, transportation funding, education funding, and many others.  If you have not yet taken my legislative survey and would like your voice heard on these issues, please do so at this link.

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February 9, 2015

Week One in Review of the 2015 General Legislative Session – Town Hall Meeting This Saturday

Last Monday marked the start of the 2015 General Legislative Session. The new Speaker, Greg Hughes challenged the Utah House of Representatives to remain committed to addressing the most challenging and important issues facing our state. Last week, I sent out an email with a survey addressing many of these unique challenges. Your input is always appreciated as we craft …

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February 9, 2015

Week Two in Review of the 2015 General Legislative Session – Base Budgets

Thank you to those who attended our Bills and Bagels meeting last Saturday. Our attendance was approximately 125 members of the public and 7 legislators including: Senators Deidre Henderson and David Hinkins, and Representatives Dean Sanpei, Francis Gibson, Marc Roberts, Norm Thurston, and Mike McKell. We hope to see you on February 28th when we meet again at the Nebo …

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January 27, 2015

Legislative Survey for the 2015 General Legislative Session

Yesterday marked the first day of the 2015 General Legislative Session. The House opened with a somber tone, remembering former House Speaker Becky Lockhart, who died on January 17, 2015 due to an extremely rare degenerative neurological disease. Speaker Lockhart will be missed. I will always be grateful for her example, leadership, and commitment to good government.

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October 20, 2014

Committed to the Education of YOUR Children

Being a father of four children, I understand how important it is that Utah kids receive a top notch education. Utah’s Constitution guarantees education funding and our priorities must focus on the student.  One size fits all big government programs don’t work when it comes to meeting the individual learning needs of Utah kids.  We need to give parents and teachers the information and tools they need to ensure our children get the education necessary to compete in the workforce.

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October 17, 2014

Fighting for YOUR conservative values

The reason why Utah has consistently ranked in the top 10 economically is because of the prudent and wise financial decisions made by the state legislature. We were able to tap into rainy day funds and make tough decisions to ensure that Utah successfully navigated the Great Recession. Utah is now in a better financial position than it was before 2008.

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