Senate Democrats Statement on Food Sales Tax Proposal

UTAH SENATE DEMOCRATS NEWS RELEASE March 6, 2017 Contact:  Jon Hennington/801-214-4611 Senate Democrats Statement on Food Sales Tax Proposal Salt Lake City – The Utah Senate Democrats issued the following statement regarding the withdrawal of a proposal to increase sales tax

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Democrats Release 2017 Budget Proposal

Legislative Democrats have released a budget proposal that slashes wasteful government spending, ends frivolous lawsuits, reigns in unnecessary kickbacks and funds education at higher levels than in recent history. The Democratic budget prioritizes a 4.5% WPU increase for public education,

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SB217 – Protecting Residents from Prison Relocation Environmental Impacts

Senator Luz Escamilla (D-Salt Lake) has introduced SB217-Environmental Impact Mitigation Regarding New Prison Project. This bill   “This bill is about ensuring that residents affected by prison construction get the information necessary to protect themselves and their families,” says Sen.

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SB65 – Partnering with the United States Postal Service

During the 2016 General Session, Senator Karen Mayne passed SB57, a groundbreaking piece of legislation that laid the groundwork for the Governor of the state of Utah to call upon United States Postal Service employees to assist rescue and aid efforts

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Senator Mayne’s Kearns Town Hall February 18

                Join Senator Karen Mayne for a Legislative Town Hall Saturday, February 18, 2017 Noon – 1:30 pm Eddie P. Mayne Kearns Senior Center 4851 West 4715 South, Kearns, Utah

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Week 3 of the 2017 General Session

The third week of the 2017 General Session featured a lot of work in committees along with continued progress on hearing and prioritizing appropriations requests. Three bills that Senator Karen Mayne previously passed in the Senate have now cleared the

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Senator Gene Davis explains SB105 – Sale of State Lands Act

Senator Gene Davis gives an “elevator pitch” for SB105.

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Join Senator Davis and Senator Iwamoto for a Legislative Town Hall 2/11@ 3:00pm

Come meet your local legislators and learn about important upcoming policy decisions in the 2017 legislative session. Rep. Joel Briscoe (HD 25), Rep. Brian King ( HD 28), Rep. Lynn Hemingway (HD 40), Sen. Jani Iwamoto (SD 4) and Sen.

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Join Senator Iwamoto for a Legislative Town Hall Thursday 2/9 @ 8:30pm

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Week Two of the 2017 General Session

The second week of the 2017 General Session went quickly with a lot of bills moving through committees and in both chambers. We officially broke the record for the most opened bill files at this point in the session. We

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