LG Spencer Cox Busts Out Vanilla Ice at Open West

Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox knows his Vanilla Ice. Recently, asked to make a presentation at Open West on “Utah’s priorities and areas of technology growth,” Cox found himself on the stage in front of a bunch of tech gurus (also know, variously, as developers, nerds, or engineers). Then, magic happened. Start the video below at 8:29 (Cox’s presentation starts at 3:07, if you’re interested in the whole thing). Related articles Utah Politico Summer Reading: Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox (publiusonline.com) Meet Spencer Cox, Utah’s new Lt. Governor (hollyonthehill.com) Herbert announces new…

From HB477 to the Utah Legislature winning the Online Democracy Award

[UPDATED 8/28/2014 1:25 PM with more links below] Nailed it. This week, Speaker Becky Lockhart and Senate President Wayne Niederhauser accepted the Online Democracy Award from the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)  on behalf of the Utah Legislature. NCSL recognized the Utah legislative website, le.utah.gov, as Best in the Nation. You know what?They deserve it. The site really is awesome and it makes it possible for anyone with an internet connection to get more information about sausage making legislation and the Utah Legislature than they could possibly consume. After the cachinnations in…