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Senate Journal: March 8, 2013

Posted in 2012, 2013, Featured on Friday, March 8th, 2013 at 6:59 PM No Comments

Session Day 38 is over, and so is Week 6. (more…)

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Senate Journal: March 6, 2013

Posted in 2012, 2013, Featured on Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 at 7:09 PM 1 Comments

Session Day 37 is over. (more…)

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New revenue forecast for the #utleg

Posted in Featured on Monday, February 25th, 2013 at 10:07 AM 1 Comments

Today the Utah Legislature announced final revenue forecast numbers for the 2013 Session. (more…)

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Financial Ready Utah

Posted in 2012, Featured on Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 at 10:54 PM 3 Comments

Today, the accountants pulled the fire alarm. (more…)

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Fiscal planning: set a little aside

Posted in Featured on Friday, October 19th, 2012 at 4:38 PM No Comments

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A few thoughts about our budget

Posted in 2012 on Monday, June 11th, 2012 at 12:19 PM No Comments

By Lyle Hillyard
Utah State Senator, District 25

While we all hold our breath awaiting the daily economic reports, the news we are receiving from Utah sources appear good.

It is not that we will have tons of new money – we won’t – but after the last few years, there is…

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Here we go again – Budget Preview 2012

Posted in 2012, Featured on Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 at 9:12 PM 5 Comments

By Senator Lyle Hillyard
Senate Chair of Exec Approps (more…)

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Congratulations and Thanks (& Hope)

Posted in 2011 on Friday, October 28th, 2011 at 1:49 PM No Comments

By Michael Waddoups
President of the Senate

I want to follow up on yesterday’s announcement with personal congratulations and thanks to Senator Dan Liljenquist who was named

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How did public education funding fare in the Great Recession?

Posted in 2011 on Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 at 5:06 PM 6 Comments

There’s nothing cheerful about the Great Recession, but this trend is interesting.   When the downturn hit, we cut – but we didn’t cut all priorities equally. (more…)

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What would it take to get #UTed funding to the national average?

Posted in 2011 on Saturday, June 25th, 2011 at 1:36 PM 9 Comments

The Utah State Office of Education published a blog lamenting Utah’s low per pupil expenditures.  It’s probably worth reading.  We added a little perspective we felt was sobering but helpful.  Days later, we’re still “awaiting moderation.”  Go figure. (more…)

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New vice chair of Exec Approps: Senator Van Tassell

Posted in 2011 on Friday, May 27th, 2011 at 11:01 AM No Comments

By Michael Waddoups
President of the Utah Senate (more…)

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Senate President Post-override Statement

Posted in Media Release on Friday, May 6th, 2011 at 3:18 PM 3 Comments

Today the Utah State Legislature overrode the Governor’s veto of SB 229 (more…)

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List of items to add to the Base Budgets.

Posted in 2011, Featured on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 at 8:39 PM 1 Comments

By now you understand the process.  The base budget allocated 93% of next year’s (more…)

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Lyle Hillyard re: New Revenue Estimates

Posted in 2011, Featured on Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 at 8:10 PM 6 Comments

By Senator Lyle Hillyard
Senate Chair of Exec Approps (more…)

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Senate Journal: January 25th

Posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 at 11:02 PM 4 Comments

It was a quiet day in the Utah Senate. We passed seventeen senate bills from second to third reading calendar.  These early votes are…

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Don’t Panic

Posted in 2011, Featured on Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 at 7:52 PM 6 Comments

By Michael Waddoups
President of the Utah State Senate (more…)

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Lyle Hillyard: Goodbye John, Phil & Ron.

Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, December 30th, 2010 at 9:46 PM No Comments

By Lyle Hillyard
Senate Chair of Exec Approps

It has been my privilege to work with John Nixon and Ron Bigelow for the past 6 years to put together a balanced budget for this State. It is never an easy responsibility to make our spending match the money we have. …

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Utah’s 2011 Base Budget Gets a Haircut

Posted in Featured on Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 at 3:25 PM 2 Comments

I’m not sure we’ve ever said this before, but Bob Bernick hit the nail on the head.  In today’s Utah Policy Daily (published here with permission):

Just how fiscally conservative the 2011 Legislature will be was reflected Tuesday afternoon when GOP leaders approved a “base…

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The Hole, defined.

Posted in 2010, Featured on Friday, December 10th, 2010 at 6:32 PM 2 Comments

As Governor Herbert announced today, projected state revenues for Fiscal Year 2012 are UP $216 Million. (more…)

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State Budgeting for 2011

Posted in 2010, Featured on Thursday, December 9th, 2010 at 12:30 PM 4 Comments

By Lyle Hillyard
Senate Chair of Executive Appropriations (more…)

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#TheSpecial: Pics & Tweets

Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 at 10:35 PM 3 Comments

And a quick shovel full of special session tweets to make you feel you were there:

@nataliecgordon: Senate is still caucusing – the House is rolling. The…

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Utah EduJobs Resolution

Posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 at 5:12 PM 4 Comments

Text of the Special Session Resolution. It gets more readable around the fifth “Whereas.”

H.J.R. 101

JOINT RESOLUTION APPROVING ACCEPTANCE OF FEDERAL EDUCATION FUNDS

2010 SECOND SPECIAL SESSION
STATE OF UTAH
Chief Sponsor: Rebecca D. Lockhart
Senate Sponsor: Lyle W. Hillyard

Be it resolved by the Legislature…

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State of Utah Retains AAA Bond Rating, Completes Historic Bond Sale

Posted in Uncategorized on Friday, September 24th, 2010 at 3:11 PM 2 Comments

This just out from the Guv’s Office.  Great news.

For Immediate Release
Sept. 24, 2010

State of Utah Retains AAA Bond Rating, Completes Historic Bond Sale

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert and Treasurer Richard K. Ellis today announced the recent affirmation of…

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Budget Numbers: Wrapping up 2010

Posted in 2010, Featured on Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 at 8:38 PM No Comments

We ended FY 2010 with a budget shortfall of $28 Million. Better than we feared. But the details are significant. (more…)

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There, but for the grace of God . . .

Posted in 2010 on Saturday, July 3rd, 2010 at 12:33 AM 5 Comments

Utah cut state budgets. We raised the tobacco tax, we reformed the retirement system.  It wasn’t easy.  It was a lot of work, and it was painful. (more…)

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Budget Report

Posted in 2010, Featured on Monday, May 17th, 2010 at 6:26 PM 2 Comments

Where did your taxes go? (more…)

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Federalism: modest proposal from the State of Utah

Posted in 2010 on Monday, February 22nd, 2010 at 8:39 PM 1 Comments

By Michael Waddoups and Dave Clark
Published in the Washington Post, 2/19/2010

We propose a modest experiment. As Utah state leaders, we are greatly concerned about the unprecedented expansion of the federal government over many years, and the enormous debt levels being left to…

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