Constituent Question: Purchase of Land by Feds?

Sometimes citizens email with questions that may be informative to a wider audience.  In this case, a constituent asked about the federal government buying land in Utah. Here is the original question and Senator Okerlund’s answer. Constituent Question: [...]

By | July 18th, 2017|2017 Interim, Public Lands, Rural Issues|

President and Speaker Commend Secretary Zinke’s Interim Report on Bears Ears

"WE HOPE CONGRESSIONAL ACTION WILL PUT AN END TO THE ABUSE OF EXECUTIVE POWER THAT HAS BEEN USED AS A WEAPON AGAINST THE PEOPLE AND ECONOMY OF THE AMERICAN WEST." FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 12, [...]

By | June 12th, 2017|2017 Interim, Media Release, Public Lands, Rural Issues|

Senator Stephenson Visits Wasatch Chinese Immersion Program

"He that speaks only one language sees the world with only one eye.” - Goethe Senator Howard Stephenson is well-known for his unrelenting passion to provide better educational opportunities for children. In 2008 he [...]

By | May 9th, 2017|2017 Interim, Education, News, World|

President Niederhauser Testifies in Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Affairs

UNFUNDED MANDATES: EXAMINING FEDERALLY IMPOSED BURDENS ON STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT On April 26, 2017 Senate President Wayne Niederhauser testified in the House Oversight Subcommittee for Intergovernmental Affairs on behalf of The Council of State [...]

By | May 5th, 2017|2017 Session, Federalism, Senate Journal|