Minutes for Executive Appropriations Committee on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 1:00 PM [UPH Wire]

MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE Tuesday, December 9, 2014 – 1:00 p.m. – Room 445 State Capitol   Members Present:                                                      Members Excused: Sen. Lyle W. Hillyard, Co-Chair                                  Sen. Luz Escamilla Rep. Melvin R. Brown, Co-Chair                                 President Wayne L. Niederhauser Sen. Jerry W. Stevenson, Vice Chair                           Sen. Ralph Okerlund Rep. Brad R. Wilson, Vice Chair                                 Rep. Tim M. Cosgrove Sen. J. Stuart Adams                                                    Rep. Brad L. Dee Sen. Gene Davis                                                        Sen. Patricia W. Jones                                                  Staff Present: Sen. Peter C. Knudson                                                 Mr. Jonathan Ball, Legislative Fiscal Analyst Sen. Karen…

Richardson, Pyrah, Gehrke Discuss Lockhart Impact [video]

On Wednesday, the Salt Lake Tribune’s Jennifer Napier-Pearce spoke to Holly Richardson, Joe Pyrah, and Robert Gehrke about Speaker Becky Lockhart’s legacy on the Tribune’s “Trib Talk.” At a public memorial on Thursday January 22, 2015 and a funeral the following day, Utahns will honor Becky Lockhart, the first female speaker of the Utah House and veteran lawmaker. Lockhart died last weekend of a rare and aggressive brain disease known as Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease.

Governor to honor former Speaker Lockhart, orders flags lowered [Hub Wire]

*attached contains the following:  For Immediate Release Jan. 21, 2015 Contact: Aimee Edwards Public Information Office 801.538.1509 desk 801.755.3085 cell edwards@utah.gov Governor to honor former Speaker Lockhart, orders flags lowered SALT LAKE CITY—  Gov. Gary R. Herbert has authorized the lowering of the flags of the United States of America and the State of Utah in honor of former Speaker of the House, Rebecca Lockhart. The Speaker will be honored during a public memorial service at the Utah State Capitol Thursday, Jan. 22 and laid to rest Friday, Jan. 23,…

Don’t Stop Believin’

ONE SHORT MONTH AGO, a few short weeks even, I flew back to Washington, D.C., in part to accompany my friend through some meetings in the Senate.  Speaker Becky Lockhart had been feeling a little under the weather, telling me the day before we left that she wasn’t sure if she would be able to make the trip, that she was fighting what she described as “vertigo”.  Though she wasn’t feeling well, she felt that it was important enough to go anyway. This past year, Speaker Lockhart and Minority Leader…

Funeral and memorial services announced for former Speaker Rebecca Lockhart [UPH Wire]

For immediate release January 18, 2015   Funeral and memorial services announced for former Speaker Rebecca Lockhart A public memorial service will be held on Thursday, Jan. 22 at 10 a.m for former Speaker of the House Rebecca Lockhart. The service will be held in the Capitol Rotunda in Salt Lake City. A visitation with the family will be held on Thursday, Jan. 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the LDS Church chapel at 1625 South Slate Canyon Drive in Provo. The funeral will be on Friday, Jan. 23 at 11…

Governor mourns passing of Speaker Lockhart [Hub Wire]

*attached contains the following: For Immediate Release Contact: Aimee Edwards edwards@utah.gov 801.755.3085 Governor mourns passing of Speaker Lockhart SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 17, 2015) – Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement in regards to the passing of Speaker Becky Lockhart: “I have known and been a friend of the Lockhart family for 25 years and I am terribly saddened by the news of Becky’s sudden and unexpected passing. “Speaker Lockhart was a tremendous public servant who spent more than a decade and a half in the Utah House…

Speaker-elect Greg Hughes Statement on the Passing of Speaker Lockhart [Hub Wire]

Speaker-elect Greg Hughes Statement on the Passing of Speaker Lockhart  SALT LAKE CITY (January 17, 2015) – An emotional outpouring of grief and support by members of the Utah House of Representatives has followed news today that former Speaker Rebecca Lockhart has passed away. Speaker-elect Greg Hughes issued the following statement: “Utah lost one of its finest today. I’m heartbroken for Stan and the Lockhart family. Few in this state will ever fully appreciate Becky Lockhart’s efforts on behalf of the citizens of Utah. Her unwavering commitment to Utah’s school…

UTGOP Statement on the passing of Speaker Becky Lockhart [UPH Wire]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Saturday, January 17, 2015 Contact: Julian Babbitt Phone: 435.574.1560 UTGOP Statement on the passing of Speaker Becky Lockhart SALT LAKE CITY – Utah Republican Party Chairman James Evans released the following message on the passing of Former Speaker Becky Lockhart: “I want to extend my deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of Speaker Becky Lockhart. Both Stan and Becky are my friends and I’m truly brokenhearted,” said Chairman Evans. “As the first woman Speaker of the Utah House, Becky made history and made Utah a better place. She…

Former Speaker Rebecca Lockhart Passes Away [Hub Wire]

For immediate release January 17, 2015 Former Speaker Rebecca Lockhart Passes Away   Former Speaker Rebecca Lockhart passed away in her home shortly after noon today from an unrecoverable and extremely rare neurodegenerative brain disease. She was 46. “She was at peace and surrounded by her family,” said family spokesman Curt Bramble. “It’s a credit to world-class doctors and Becky’s indomitable spirit that they were able to have these past days together with her.” “The outpouring of prayers and positive thoughts continue to help sustain the family, and they thank…

Public Lands Debate at SUU [video]

Public lands debate: who will best manage public lands in Utah: the state or the federal government? The following is a video of a public lands debate over control of public lands in Utah.  The debate took place  September 18, 2014 at Southern Utah University in Cedar City. Becky Lockhart, Utah Speaker of the House and Ken Ivory Utah State Representative spoke in favor of the State of Utah taking over management and title to Utah’s Public Lands. Dr. Bob Keiter, Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment University…