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…

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…