Author Archives: Alexis Young

Capitol Daily Video: parental rights and the state

Representative LaVar Christensen (R-Draper) is sponsoring a bill that would affirm parental rights and help prevent the state from unnecessarily removing children from their homes. Watch this video report to learn more about HB 161: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXefr-w_e7M

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Capitol Daily Video: abstinence-only education

Rep. Bill Wright’s proposal to limit sex education in public schools to an abstinence-only curriculum passed the Senate today 19-10-0. HB 363 will now go to the governor for his signature. Watch this video report to learn more about the … Continue reading

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Capitol Daily Video: extend Utah’s abortion waiting period?

Representative Steve Eliason (R-Sandy) is sponsoring a bill that would require women to wait 72 hours before having an abortion, whereas now they must wait only 24 hours. Watch this video report to learn more about HB 461: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzCR1ju1bSk HB … Continue reading

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Capitol Daily Video: extend Utah's abortion waiting period?

Representative Steve Eliason (R-Sandy) is sponsoring a bill that would require women to wait 72 hours before having an abortion, whereas now they must wait only 24 hours. Watch this video report to learn more about HB 461: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzCR1ju1bSk HB … Continue reading

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Capitol Daily Video: spending limit bill debated

The Utah Senate recently debated SJR 22, a bill that would limit the growth of state spending. Watch this video report to see clips of the debate and whether your state senator voted for the bill: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIMkT7CnJnw You can also … Continue reading

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Capitol Daily Video: changes to Statewide Online Education Program

Senator Howard Stephenson (R-Draper) is sponsoring a bill that would make improvements to the state’s digital learning program, which has already found success. Watch this video report to learn more about SB 178: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dj1GO4Ig92o What do you think? Is the … Continue reading

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Capitol Daily Video: pay-for-performance for school teachers

Senator Stuart Adams (R-Layton) is sponsoring a bill that would require evaluations for school teachers and phase out pay based on years of experience and education. Watch this video report to learn more about SB 67. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXwk-v1xnP0

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Capitol Daily Video: pay-for-performance for school administrators

Senator Aaron Osmond (R-South Jordan) is sponsoring a bill aimed at requiring evaluations for teachers and school administrators. It would also tie administrator pay to performance. Watch this video to learn more about SB 64. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDIFai2XGAs

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Capitol Daily Video: union dues and payroll

Under current law, an employer is required to deduct an employee’s wages for union dues if directed to do so by the employee. HB 350 would change that provision. Watch this video report to learn more about the bill: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBTiGApOICY … Continue reading

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Video: Sandy favors Scheels with $16.8 million tax deal

In January, we wrote about a special 25-year tax deal that Sandy has offered to Scheels, a sporting goods store. Watch this video report to hear what representatives from Sandy, Sutherland Institute, and a local business competitor had to say … Continue reading

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Capitol Daily Video: reclaiming Utah’s public lands

On Tuesday, four bills that could help Utah reclaim its public lands from the federal government passed a House committee. Representative Ken Ivory, sponsor of HB 148, explains more about his bill in this video: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxlKavwwrc4 What do you think? … Continue reading

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Capitol Daily Video: Motor Fuel Marketing Act

HB 325, a bill that would reauthorize the Motor Fuel Marketing Act, passed a House committee on Friday. Watch this video to learn more about the bill and why Sutherland opposes it: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhBRvMYiHaI

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Capitol Daily Video: waiting period for divorce

HB 316, a bill that would restore a 90-day waiting period for divorce, passed a committee hearing last week and is now on the House floor for a vote. Watch this video to hear what the sponsor, Representative Val Peterson … Continue reading

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Capitol Daily Video: update on education savings accounts

On Wednesday morning, Representative John Dougall (R-American Fork) presented a bill that would give Utah students education savings accounts, providing them more options for their schooling. Watch today’s video report to learn more about HB 123¬†and why Sutherland thinks it’s … Continue reading

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Capitol Daily Video: Health Care Compact

Today’s video addresses SB 208, the Health Care Compact. Watch below to hear what the sponsor, Senator Stuart Adams (R – Layton), said about the bill as well as Stan Rasmussen, director of public affairs at Sutherland Institute. You can … Continue reading

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