Daily Fix, April 23

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Tis proving much harder than I hoped to blog every day. Dang.

*Last night at the Davis County GOP convention, Rusty Cannon became the new chair and Kris Kimball became the new vice-chair. This morning in Weber County, Matt Bell continues as the chair and Noall Nighton is the vice-chair. Congratulations, everyone.

*Just what do Utahns believe about the position of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on immigration? Utah Data Points did another survey at the beginning of April (before the LDS church released their most recent statement on immigration) and found that a majority supported all immigration bills that passed, but almost 1/2 did not know the LDS church had expressed a position. Utah Data Points

*We should know by Monday whether the state legislature will be calling an override session. Legislative leaders say that unless a deal can be struck before Monday, they will call for a special session to override Gov. Gary Herbert’s veto of a bill that aimed at steering funds to road construction. SL Trib

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5 Responses to “Daily Fix, April 23”

  1. Mark D. Says:

    I am curious whether the Davis County GOP delegates passed the “Repeal 116” resolution similar to the one that passed in the Salt Lake County GOP convention. Anyone know?

  2. hollyonthehill Says:

    Mark, the resolution was defeated in Davis County. There was an attempt to bring in front of the Weber County convention, but they were unable to find a sponsor, it was not put on the agenda and no attempt was made to put it on at the convention.

  3. JBT Says:

    I am curious as to what your vote would be if there were a session to override Herbert’s veto. Do you believe highways are more important than Utah’s school children like the rest of your conservative colleagues?

  4. hollyonthehill Says:

    If we have a veto override session, I will vote to overturn Herbert’s veto of that bill. I believe a rainy day fund now is better than a tax increase in the future.

  5. markg91359 Says:

    The problem with this kind of thinking is that the “rainy day fund” was created for situations like the one we now face. This is a particularly severe economic recession that has left state governments everywhere struggling to raise cash to fund essential services.

    The legislature should be less concerned right now about a rainy day fund than covering essential services and those certainly include at least minimal funding of public education.

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