Rally on H.B. 235: Abortion

Today a rally was held at the Utah State Capitol by Planned Parenthood and the ACLU to lobby for a "no" vote to H.B. 235, the bill that originally would have banned abortions in Utah, but has now been reverted back to being a "trigger" bill. The prevailing message was that women must retain the … Continue reading Rally on H.B. 235: Abortion


This week’s Utah Legislative HIT and MISS

While I could list many items in each category (see my previous posts during the 2007 Utah legislative session), I have chosen one in each for this past legislative week: HIT Utah House committee unanimously opposes Nevada test Readers of my blog know my position on the Divine Strake Test. This is a very positive … Continue reading This week’s Utah Legislative HIT and MISS

Energy Pollutions Bill Passes

Sadly, the Utah Senate has passed SB155, which will take away legislative oversight of nuclear waste coming into our state. This gives Energy Pollutions Solutions one more step towards total autonomy over this issue.Speaking for EnergySolutions and its operations plans, Sen. Darin Peterson, R-Nephi, said, "Every time they have tried to change, they have been … Continue reading Energy Pollutions Bill Passes

Do As I Say – Not As I Do

Some representatives in the Utah Legislature are up to their old tricks by imposing inequitable laws. In today's Salt Lake Tribune: Cell phones, tanning booths, video games - they all pose potential threats to children, according to Utah lawmakers. But ATVs and hunting rifles are apparently OK for even the youngest children to use, if … Continue reading Do As I Say – Not As I Do

Today’s Utah Legislature News

Deseret NewsCorroon says no deal: Checketts is considering selling the soccer teamLawmakers look to (mostly) expand Utahns' gun rightsMarjorie Cortez: Superintendent ballot plan deserves an F (opinion) County is asking state to forgive disaster loan Mayors and city councils square off over bill U.S. repeal sought of Real ID Act Senate gives preliminary nod to … Continue reading Today’s Utah Legislature News

Utah LegislativeNews

Deseret News Education dilemma for illegals:  Some pinning hopes on passage of DREAM Act Students fear repeal of the in-state tuition perkBusy interns immersed in business of CapitolSeveral legislative bills address illegal immigrationUVSC bill moves to panel in SenateDemos like new rulesTuition relief on horizon Pignanelli & Webb: School vouchers are divisive issue (opinion) Porn … Continue reading Utah LegislativeNews

Today’s Utah Legislature News

Deseret News Measure would let EnergySolutions move waste on site: Environmentalists are not pleased with Peterson's bill Utah schools look flush ...... but still rank low in many key categories Speaker requesting audit of all Utah school districts Will wine, galleries mix? A statewide restriction on tanning for minors? Utah must rein in spending growth, … Continue reading Today’s Utah Legislature News

Today’s Utah Legislature News

Deseret News Tuesday start proposed for session Utah bill proposes $250M tax relief: Measure's sponsor in House concedes it's just a starting point ID-theft bill would let agency report misuse Panel gives 'Ritalin bill' a nod once again Funeral bill gets an OK Hunter age in lobbyists' sights House committee approves child support bill Concurrent … Continue reading Today’s Utah Legislature News