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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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Capitol Daily Video: government spending amendment needed

SJR 22, a proposed amendment to limit government spending, made it through its first committee hearing last week but has a long way to go. Watch the following video to learn more about why Utah needs a spending amendment and … Continue reading

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Capitol Daily Memo: Committee OKs yearly teacher evaluations

A bill that would require Utah teachers and school administrators to be evaluated each year cleared a legislative committee on Monday. SB 64, sponsored by Senator Aaron Osmond (R-South Jordan), would require the State Board of Education to design a … Continue reading

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Capitol Daily Video: repeal DUI checkpoints?

Watch our latest video report on a bill that would repeal DUI checkpoints in Utah. Representative David Butterfield (R – Logan), sponsor of HB 140, explains why he’s running the bill and Terry Keefe, chief of police in Layton explains … Continue reading

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Capitol Daily Memo: When it comes to sex ed, why promote an inferior standard?

Here are a few thoughts in light of the House Education Committee’s favorable 8-7 vote on HB 363 today, a bill that would require abstinence education in public schools: The current debate in Utah regarding how much and what type … Continue reading

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Capitol Daily Video: committee approves spending amendment

  SJR 22, a resolution that would limit state spending, cleared its first hurdle on Wednesday. Watch this video report to learn more about how this piece of legislation would benefit Utah: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1e6fZeHhMg&feature=youtu.be

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Capitol Daily Memo: spending amendment advances

  Fans of limited government scored a victory Wednesday night as the Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee passed SJR 22 out with a 4-2 vote. SJR 22 is a Government Spending Amendment to the Utah Constitution that limits state budget … Continue reading

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Capitol Daily Video: HB 236, alimony amendments

  Today’s video is about HB 236, a bill sponsored by Representative Stephen Sandstrom that would expand the circumstances under which a court may order alimony and increase the length of time alimony may be awarded.   httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-m0UI_yrDmE&feature=youtu.be

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Capitol Daily Video: parental rights and adoption

  Watch today’s video to learn about HB 308, a bill that would require mothers who want to give up their baby for adoption to notify the unmarried biological father in some circumstances. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Scg_ZmNWGgk&feature=youtu.be 

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Capitol Daily Memo: HB 210 – save or spend?

For anyone with a personal budget, it’s the eternal question: “Do I spend just about everything I have on my current needs and wants, or do I shrink my spending budget so I have money to put into savings? If … Continue reading

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Capitol Daily Video: anti-discrimination bill fails

  A Senate committee voted today to table SB 51, a bill that would have added protections for sexual orientation and gender identity in housing and employment law. Watch this video to learn more about it: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6EXJB56sXE

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Capitol Daily Memo: Bravo for vote on legislator benefits

Kudos to the members of the Senate Government Operations and Political Subdivisions Standing Committee for applying the same treatment to future legislators that state employees receive. The committee voted 5-1 this afternoon in favor of SB 156, the bill by … Continue reading

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Capitol Daily Memo: measure to track poverty trends moves forward

  The effort to give a “hand up, not a hand out” to Utah families stuck in poverty for several consecutive generations took another step forward today as SB 37 passed unanimously out of the House Workforce Services and Community … Continue reading

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