2012 Legislative Session 

The 2012 general session of the Utah State Legislature concluded on Thursday, March 8, 2012. Sutherland Institute again strove to promote and support legislation consistent with its governing principles and policy priorities, and to modify or defeat proposed legislation that was not.

“We express our thanks for the diligent efforts of the many legislators, informed and responsible citizens, and colleagues who worked hard in seeking to develop policy that makes Utah a better place to live, work and raise a family,” said Stan Rasmussen, Sutherland director of public affairs.

Against the backdrop of continuing state and national economic challenges, the Utah Legislature is to be commended for a difficult job well-done. Crafting a budget for fiscal year 2013 required a careful, bi-partisan balancing of priorities.

During the intensive, 45-day general session, Sutherland Institute weighed in on a number of issues important to the people of Utah.

Below is a graphic showing how state legislators voted on key issues in 2012 (click image to enlarge). Click here for the pdf.