“Hope” and “Change” 2016?

“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable.” – George Washington “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” – John Adams This election year portends a new message of hope and change. This time the Trump, Sanders and Cruz campaigns all bemoan the status quo while promoting their particular panaceas. Hillary Clinton is the sole voice casting a positive version of recent history with simple room for improvement.…

The Dabakis Factor: a guide to ignoring facts and slamming Republicans

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” John Adams. I think Senator Jim Dabakis forgot to check the votes before he decided to slam the Republican members of the Utah House for killing a bill that would have allowed Tesla to sell cars in Utah. In a bizarre twist during the Utah’s Legislature’s 2015 session, the predominantly conservative House killed a law that would have rewritten how cars are sold in…

Gov. Herbert Takes Action on Remaining Bills to Conclude Signing Period [UPH Wire]

**attached contains the following: * For Immediate Release Contact: Aimee Edwards edwards@utah.gov 801.755.3085 Gov. Herbert takes action on remaining bills to conclude signing period SALT LAKE CITY (April 1, 2015) – On the final day of the bill signing period, Gov. Gary R. Herbert took action on the remaining 16 bills, signing eight, vetoing five and allowing three to go into law without his signature. In total, 528 bills were passed during the 2015 General Legislative Session of which 495 required action by the governor. “I believe it is more…

Governor Herbert Signs 82 Bills, Education Funding, Criminal Justice Reforms [UPH Wire]

**attached contains the following: * For Immediate Release Contact: Aimee Edwards edwards@utah.gov 801.755.3085 Governor signs 82 bills, education funding, criminal justice reforms SALT LAKE CITY (March 31, 2015) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed 82 bills today, bringing the total number of bills the governor has taken action on to 479. In total, 528 bills were passed during the 2015 General Legislative Session of which 495 required action by the governor. The bill signing period officially concludes tomorrow. Education Funding The list of bills signed today includes HB2 , Public…

Gov. Herbert to Sign Veteran Bills [UPH Wire]

**attached contains the following:* MEDIA ALERT March 30, 2015 For Immediate Release Contact: Aimee Edwards edwards@utah.gov mobile: (801) 755-3085 Gov. Herbert to sign veteran bills What: Gov. Gary R. Herbert will sign three veteran-related bills recognizing the men and women who served in Vietnam. Following the signing, Gov. Herbert will also respond to questions regarding Pres. Obama’s visit this week. Among those bill to be signed: SCR 6, Concurrent Resolution Supporting Vietnam Veterans HB 275 , Highway Designation Amendments SB 214 , Veterans Court Who: Gov. Gary R. Herbert Major…

Governor Herbert Takes Action On 59 Bills Including Investments in Transportation, Education Equalization [UPH Wire]

**attached contains the following: * For Immediate Release Contact: Aimee Edwards edwards@utah.gov 801.755.3085 Governor takes action on 59 bills including investments in transportation, education equalization SALT LAKE CITY (March 27, 2015) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed an additional 59 bills today, bringing the total number of bills the governor has taken action on from the 2015 General Legislative Session to 311. The Legislature passed 528 bills this session, 495 of which require action by the governor. Among the bills signed is HB 362 , Transportation Infrastructure Funding. In his…

Governor Herbert Signs 50 Bills Including Assistance for Families with Severely Disabled Children [UPH Wire]

**attached contains the following: * For Immediate Release Contact: Aimee Edwards edwards@utah.gov 801.755.3085 Governor signs 50 bills including assistance for families with severely disabled children SALT LAKE CITY (March 26, 2015) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed an additional 50 bills into law bringing the total number of bills the governor has taken action on from the 2015 General Legislative Session to 252. That total now includes two bills signed during the session that were omitted from previous counts. The Legislature passed 528 bills this session, 495 of which require…