The Senate Site Senate Journal: October 2nd, 2010

Senate Journal: October 2nd, 2010

Posted in 2010 on Saturday, October 2nd, 2010 at 8:45 PM No Comments

It was a quiet week in the Utah Senate.

President Michael Waddoups posted a few notes on the fact-finding mission to Arizona.  He also had a good discussion with KVNU’s For The People.

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.  The segment with President Waddoups starts after the news & commercials halfway in.

Lt. Governor Greg Bell

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– his segment is right at the beginning, after he talks about the campaign.

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More from Arizona

Flick’r Photo Album

Representative Wilcox’s tweets

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MSM on the Arizona Trip

TIME Magazine: Will Utah follow Arizona’s lead?

David Montero’s articles in the Trib: Arizona law sponsor urges Utah to act and Utah legislators get a look at border

The Daily Herald’s Joe Pyrah talks to Representative Daw about the Arizona work and then to Representative Seelig the next day.

Nicole Gonzales, KSL-TV Reporter writes a DNews article (mental double-take: check). Utah leaders find immigration law could impact economy

The Washington Independent: Utah lawmakers visit Arizona

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Spinoff Effect

Historical event: It was on the Arizona Trip that State Representative Seelig became the newest Capitol Tweeter.  Please follow and badger her mercilessly.

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Exactly what you have been waiting for

The Judicial Conduct Commission’s 2010 report is out.  Here’s the PDF.  You’ll remember this is the body after which our Independent Ethics Commission was patterned (+/-).

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Interim Report

Each month after our legislative interim workdays, a lucky staffer pens a terse helpful summary of what happened.  Here is September’s Legislative Interim Report (PDF).  It’s worth a scan.

Prior editions can be found here. http://le.utah.gov/Documents/InterimHighlights.htm

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Efficient! In case you missed it.

Former senator (and current Board of Education pillar of strength) Dave Thomas said Utah has the most efficient educational system in America.

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Property Tax

Board of Education wants a new property tax.  Senator Stephenson predicts that is a non-starter.

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You thought what?

This gentleman finally realized federal control of land is less about the land and more about the control.  He doesn’t like it.  We don’t blame him.  Hat tip: @HollyontheHill

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Don’t come around here no more

The judge upheld Senator Greiner’s civil injunction against gangs in Ogden.  Senator Greiner posted background info here.

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The Few. The Proud.

At this moment the Utah Senate has 684 Facebook friends.  Want to make it 685?  Tell your friends.  The more people involved, the better this democratic republic works.

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