The People Want Non-Partisan School Boards

(Note: In this post, Burningham speaks in his own behalf. The point of view expressed in this blog does not necessarily represent any organization of which he is or has been a part.)   To my way of thinking, the issue is all about power! Those who desire partisan elections of school boards (state and/or local) want politicians to have the power.   Those seeking a governor appointed state board want the Governor to have the power. Those who want school board elections to remain non-partisan elections believe the power is…

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…

The American Bailout Culture

I have been busy toiling away with my work in the real estate business since the legislature ended in March.  Coming home and getting to work is always a healthy reminder why our state has a citizen legislature. It brings value and perspective to state government.  Rather than being cloistered away in a marble palace somewhere, the Utah Legislature comes home to  live with the laws it passes.Unfortunately, Utah does not have much influence over the bailout culture that is seeping into the public psyche.  A recent example brings this trend to…