Category Archives: Capitol Daily

Capitol Daily Video: legal advice to immigrants

  SB 144 aims to stop predatory practices by individuals claiming to provide legal advice to immigrants. Watch this video to hear what Senator Luz Robles (D-Salt Lake City), the bill’s sponsor, and Stan Rasmussen, Sutherland’s director of public affairs, … Continue reading

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Capitol Daily Memo: education savings accounts bill unveiled

  Representative John Dougall’s innovative education savings accounts bill was made public today. As we have written in previous posts (here and here), education savings accounts (ESAs) are a game-changing idea that could improve public education in Utah by leaps … Continue reading

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Capitol Daily Video: Gov. Herbert announces UCAIR initiative

  Utah Governor Gary Herbert announced today an educational and partnership effort to encourage Utahns to change their habits voluntarily to reduce air pollution across the state.     Watch this video report to learn more about the governor’s initiative … Continue reading

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Capitol Daily Memo: two divorce bills heard

  Two bills that would affect divorce proceedings in Utah were heard in House committees today. The first, HB 290, would require a married person seeking a divorce to take the state’s mandatory divorce orientation course before filing for divorce, … Continue reading

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Capitol Daily Video: transparency in public finances

  SB 137 would increase transparency in public finances beyond what is already required. We interviewed Derek Monson, Sutherland’s director of policy, and Senator Wayne Niederhauser (R-Sandy) to learn more about the bill. Watch the following video to see what they … Continue reading

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Capitol Daily Memo: health department gulps at possible loss of federal funds

  Imagine that you’re a third-grader who needs $10 every day for breakfast, lunch and snacks at school, and that you have a generous fifth-grade friend who pays $7 of the cost each day. You “earn” the remaining $3 by … Continue reading

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Capitol Daily Video: changes to student testing

  SB 10, a bill that would require all high school students to take a college admission exam, made it through a House committee yesterday. Watch the following video to learn more about the bill and what Dr. Larry Shumway, … Continue reading

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Capitol Daily Video: Gov. Herbert on private sector job creation

  On Wednesday evening, Governor Gary Herbert delivered his 2012 State of the State address. Watch the report below to find out what part of his speech impressed us most. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-BjQWHC_A0

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Capitol Daily Memo: is cell-phone ban for minors a good idea?

  Senator Ross Romero, D-Salt Lake, believes talking on a cell phone is a dangerous activity for minors. If passed into law, Romero’s SB 128 would make it a driving infraction for a minor under the age of 18 to … Continue reading

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Capitol Daily Video: foster children

  Today’s video update is about HB 241, a bill sponsored by Representative Christine Watkins (D-Price), which would prohibit the Division of Child and Family Services from removing a foster child from a foster parent who is the child’s relative, … Continue reading

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Capitol Daily Memo: online testing bill SB 97 advances

  Speaking to the Senate Education Standing Committee today, Senator Aaron Osmond proposed funding the implementation of summative and adaptive online testing for Utah’s K-12 public schools. SB 97, which passed out of committee with a vote of four in … Continue reading

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Capitol Daily Video: intergenerational poverty

  Today’s video update is about SB 37, a bill sponsored by Senator Stuart Reid (R-Davis), which would require the state to track data related to intergenerational poverty. We interviewed Senator Reid and Sutherland policy analyst Matt Piccolo to learn … Continue reading

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Capitol Daily Memo: Harvard professor wants Utah higher ed to adapt

  Renowned Harvard business professor and acclaimed author Clayton Christensen addressed the Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee this morning in the Senate building at the Utah Capitol. A Utah native, Christensen is a world-renowned expert on how disruptive technologies alter entire … Continue reading

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Capitol Daily Video: education legislation

  Our first legislative video update focuses on two education bills, SB 39 and SB 31. Watch the report below and let us know what you think. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wukHwZt1vgI

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Capitol Daily Video: tour of the Utah State Capitol

  Our first Capitol Daily Video features Sutherland Director of Public Affairs Stan Rasmussen as he gives a brief tour of where to go and what to do if you visit the Capitol during the session. Watch the video below … Continue reading

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