Daily Fix, Jan 27

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New research suggests Speaker Lockhart may do a better job than her predecessors, Chaffetz gets a sweet spot on the budget committee and UTferalcat joins Twitter.

*New research coming out in the American Journal of Political Science finds that women that get elected have more political skill because of the discrimination they’ve had to overcome to win office. Sharon Stucki says Speaker Becky Lockhart’s new role is reflective of that. Her personality will appeal to men and her example will encourage more women to participate in politics, she says. KSL

*Employees of the Springville Herald, Spanish Fork Press and Nebo Reporter were told their papers were shutting down yesterday of the changes about 1 p.m. Wednesday, after what will become the papers’ final editions had already gone to press. Eight employees were laid off as part of the changes. More proof that newspapers are a dying breed? KSL

*Congressman Jason Chaffetz has snagged a sweet spot on the budget committee with Congressman Paul Ryan. That combination of fiscal hawks has got to be the Dems worst nightmare. Chaffetz.gov

*Rep Curt Oda’s bill re: feral cats has spawned a new Twitter account. UTferalcat is quite witty. Here’s an example: “I am worried about the feral community. Killing feral cats breaks up families. Isn’t Utah about family?”

*Speaking of that bill (HB 210) Stephen Colbert postulates Oda may be on his way to Washington after proposing this bill. Colbert Nation

*And if none of that interests you, then just do your civic duty and go vote for Jimmer Fredette for the Lowe’s senior class award. Senior Class

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4 Responses to “Daily Fix, Jan 27”

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  2. rmwarnick Says:

    I just heard that Fox 13 News is going to put Holly on Good Day Utah. Sounds like fun, hope I catch the segment.

  3. Kirt Palmer Says:

    Congratulations. I think you will do a great job. There was one concern that I had regarding the reference to the study regarding female lawmakers. There Success was based directing more money into their districts and that they were able to pass more bills. I hope that if that is what makes one successful, I hope you don’t succeed to much.

  4. maria cordner Says:

    Holly,

    Very excited by the news that you’ll be at the house representing. As a mother of a child with special needs to another, I am hopping that you keep in mind all those who are deeply affected by the decisions of the lawmakers. Wishing you all the best and giving my support.

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