Rep. Craig Hall 2015 Utah Legislative Session – Week 2 Summary

The 2015 General Session of the Utah State Legislature began on Monday, January 26.  Thank you so much for all of your support.  It is truly an honor to represent the great residents of District 33.  Just a few highlights from Week 2: Special Events at the Capitol This week we had several visitors to the Capitol.  This included (photo below): Many of the police chiefs throughout the State (including West Valley Police Chief Russo) Congressman Jason Chaffetz. Every year, each member of Utah’s congressional delegation reports to the state…

The Hub Sheet – Monday Feb 2, 2015

Happy Groundhog Day Speaking of… Speaker Hughes saw his shadow. Heading into week two of the 2015 legislative session, Rep. Mike McKell offers a review of week one and thoughts on creating an Office of Inspector General to root out fraud and waste. UPH’s Daniel Burton says Office of Inspector General? Finally! Pew: Major gaps between scientists, public on key issues. The Utah Senate Elevator Pitches return, and Sen. Weiler cuts it really close. Live in the city? Want to rent your driveway parking spot for an afternoon or event? There’s an…

Craig Hall’s Week 1 Legislative Summary

Utah Legislature Week 1 Summary! Craig Hall – Utah House of Representatives, District 33 2015 Utah Legislative Session Week 1 Summary The 2015 General Session of the Utah State Legislature began on Monday, January 26.  Thank you so much for all of your support.  It is truly an honor to represent the great residents of District 33.  Just a few highlights from the week: Budget This first week, the legislature spent much of its time going over the State’s budget.  Each legislator is on at least one appropriations subcommittee. I was…

Election 2014 Fearless Predictions from the Utah Politico Hub

Today is the big day.  (Well, as far as elections go, ‘big day’ may be a stretch.)  While most races wrapped up months ago, there are still a few worth watching tonight night.  So without any real research and a lot of fun speculation, we present this year’s Utah Politico Hub’s Fearless Predictions: Dan Karen Shon Holly Curt Jesse John Stan Fearless Prediction Congressional Races UT-04 Doug Owens v Mia Love  Mia Love  Mia Love Doug Owens  Mia Love by 8 pts  Mia Love Mia Love  Mia Love  Mia Love…

Another look at House 33: Hall v. Muniz (and how not to bury a story)

Muniz v Hall

“Never piss off a blogger. They have a bigger ego and more time than you.” — Campaign training document, circa 2006. This week, Utah Politico Hub and Utah Political Capitol were asked to remove a portion of a post on the Utah House 33 (Hall/Muniz) race in our HubCap Spin series, which offers amateur analysis on Utah races. The post (which you can still read here, because the internet always wins) discussed endorsements and money in the race, specifically the endorsement of Republican Craig Hall by the AFL-CIO as well as the…

The HubCap Spin | Craig Hall or Liz Muniz: who wins House District 33?

Muniz v Hall

HubCap Spins: Where the Rubber Meets the Road is a collaborative effort of Utah Political Capital (UPC) and Utah Politico Hub (the Hub). One person from each site answers a question about upcoming races, elections, and issues. Utah’s House District 33, which covers much of West Valley City, is one of the few competitive races this year with incumbent Craig Hall facing off against Liz Muniz. Who will win the race? Democrat Liz Muniz or Republican Craig Hall?      (UPC) : [UPDATE 10-15-2014.16:15 PM: at request of Utah Political Capitol, the…

Weird Gems from Campaign Disclosures

Every so often, when perusing the candidates’ campaign disclosure forms, you stumble upon weird gems.  Something different than flyers, mailers, and food.  Here are a few of the gems found in this year’s forms: I am all for friendly and civil elections.  But I find it strange that Senator Jim Dabakis provided his opponent, Jacquie Nielsen, with campaign advice.  According to her disclosure, Dabakis provided her with an in-kind donation of a campaign consultation.  The question becomes, was it really worth $100? I can just imagine it: “Don’t run,” he…

Rep. Craig Hall: June 2014 Legislative Summary

June 2014 Legislative Highlights Thank you! Thanks again for all your support.  I truly appreciate all the emails, phone calls, returned surveys, Facebook comments, and any other way that you are able to reach out to me. Again, feel free to contact me anytime if you have any questions, concerns, complaints or comments.  All of my contact information is at the bottom of this email.   June 2014 Interim Session Following the completion of the general legislative Session begins the off-season, or “Interim” Session.  Once a month we meet in committees comprised…

May Legislative Summary | Rep. Craig Hall, House 33

May 2014 Interim SessionFollowing the completion of the general legislative Session begins the off-season, or “Interim” Session.  Once a month we meet in committees comprised of both House and Senate members and begin to craft and discuss proposed legislation for the 2015 session and other issues on the Master Study list.  Over this interim period I will be serving on the Judiciary and Political Subdivisions Interim Committees. Items discussed by the legislature during the Interim Session include: The condition (not good) and future of the Utah State Fair.  See article here. The status of Utah’…

Rep Craig Hall and needed campaign finance reforms

Representative Craig Hall had a couple of great bills this year. One of them was HB246, officially titled “Government Ethics Revision,” which dealt with reporting deadlines and lobbyists. Whether through deliberate intentions, neglect or ignorance, some candidates were not filing reports on time – and there were no consequences. Representative Hall, an advocate for ethics, openness and transparency, ran a bill to close that loophole.