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Holly on the Hill

Author. Activist. Speaker. Mother. Trying to make a difference in my little corner of the world. Like Margaret Thatcher, "I am in politics because of the conflict between good and evil, and I believe that in the end good will triumph."

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Which door would you choose?

Which door would you choose? Which door would your daughters choose? Which one would you choose for your daughters? We are all beautiful - now we need to choose it. … [Read More...]

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Naming a section of I-15 for Speaker Lockhart is not a diss to veterans

One of the bills that sailed through the legislature this year was HB 385, Memorial Highway Designation, that would take a small portion of I-15 and name it the Rebecca D. Lockhart section of Veterans Memorial Highway. I-15 became the Veterans Memorial Highway in 2012. It stretches the length of the state, some 400 miles. The section in question is a small portion of … [Read More...]

Women in Leadership

We need women leaders everywhere

Have you ever heard of the “Mommy wars?” It’s the sad, judgemental insecurity-laden false narrative that pits mothers against each other to see who can be the best. Homebirth or hospital birth, breastfeed or bottlefeed, preschool or not, work outside the home, work in the home (something EVERY woman does, of course) or do outside work from home, pursuing a college … [Read More...]

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Final countdown: One Theme to Rule Them All

The 2015 session is close to adjourning sine die. As we come the end, there is one word I have heard more than any other to describe this year. WEIRD Some bills passed that are uber-conservative (opt-in sex ed, anyone) and some that are a lot more middle of the road (primary seat belt law?!). There's no Becky Lockhart. There's no Jen Seelig. The legislature … [Read More...]

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Countdown: 2 good bills

On "sine die" Eve, I wanted to talk about two bills that I really like. SB 157, Government Records Amendments, deals with transparency and access to government records. It does a couple of things. It modifies the process of appealing the denial of a record request and allows petitioners who were denied by a governmental entity to more easily appeal to the State … [Read More...]

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Countdown: The “Three Amigos” of the House

As our countdown continues, the 3rd to the last day of the 2015 session focuses on the "Three Amigos" of House Leadership. First, Speaker Greg Hughes. At the end of his first session, it has been a bit of a tumultuous ride, with a number of significant bills and not insignificant differences of opinion. Speaker Hughes comes from a scrappy Philadelphia background and his … [Read More...]

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EPA back with job killing, economy wrecking ozone regs

Kudos to Jason Chaffetz for offering a sane, common sense critique of a renewed effort by the Obama EPA to impose unrealistic ozone regulations on a U.S. economy finally getting on its feet again. The timing for this unworkable and destructive regulatory proposal, described by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) as potentially the costliest in history, couldn’t … [Read More...]

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Countdown: 4 things you need to know

Four days to go until the end of the 2015 legislative session (including today!) Here are four things you need to know about the last few days of the session. 1. The boards will be wiped tonight. That means that all of the bills currently up on the House Reading Calendar and the Senate Reading Calendar will all be removed, sent back to the Rules committees, then put … [Read More...]

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