Category Archives: State Legislature

Wimmer Invites Public to Help Craft Spending Limits Bill

The Utah Republican Party today sent an email from Representative Carl Wimmer (R-Herriman), in which Wimmer invites the public to help him craft a bill for the 2012 legislative session. The bill would create a state constitutional amendment to limit … Continue reading

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Will Redistricting Committee Attack Caucus/Convention System?

Political circles in Utah were all abuzz today after ABC4 News reported that the legislative redistricting committee was about to turn its attention to axing Utah’s caucus system and replacing it with a public primary. The news agency did not … Continue reading

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Support Platform / Repeal HB 116 Resolution ADOPTED by S.L. County GOP

Salt Lake County Republican Party delegates today sent a message to state government officials by adopting a resolution supporting the Republican Party Platform and seeking a repeal of HB116.  The resolution passed with 57% of the vote (256 to 192). … Continue reading

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Will there be a Veto Override Session?

The chances are “pretty good,” says state House Speaker Becky Lockhart, that the Legislature will call itself back into a veto override session before May 9.  The legislature has 60 days after general session adjournment to convene an override session, … Continue reading

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Legislator Seeks to “Privatize” State Liquor Stores

Very interesting article in the Daily Herald today about a bill being prepared by Rep Ryan Wilcox (R-Ogden) that would “privatize” Utah’s liquor stores. Finally privatizing a retail business run by the state sounds like a great idea, right?  Except, … Continue reading

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New “Repeal HB 116” Website Launched

Opponents of HB 116 have launched a new website promoting repeal of the infamous, unconstitutional bill that offers state-sponsored legal status and a guest worker program to illegal immigrants.  Visit the new site at Repeal116.com. At this site, visitors can … Continue reading

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Utah Taxpayers Assoc Issues Legislative Scorecard

The Utah Taxpayers Association has issued their annual Legislative Scorecard, rating Utah’s 104 legislators on 14 key taxpayer-related bills.  How did your legislator score?  Find out here. The average score for House legislators was 68 percent.  Only five Republican representatives … Continue reading

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