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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first-amendment

Freedom of speech and freedom of religion

On April 16, 2014, Elder Dallin H Oaks, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, spoke at UVU's Constitutional Symposium on Religious Freedom. His talk centered on the ties between freedom of speech and freedom of religion and a concern about the "practical vitality" of each. Elder Oaks, a former Utah Supreme … [Read More...]

Putin/Palin

Vladimir Putin calls Sarah Palin about Ukraine

Couldn't resist posting this skit from the Jimmy Fallon show. … [Read More...]

Debate 2

Debate #2

Kinda long at almost an hour and a half, but here is debate #2. … [Read More...]

LD 57 Debate, 3/22/2014

On March 22, the 3 candidates for Utah House District 57 held their first debate. The room was packed - great turnout for an event a mere 2 days after caucus night. Here is the debate in its unfiltered entirety. I'd love to hear your thoughts! Part 1: Opening statements, Medicaid Part 2: Consensus building, Common core, Part 3: Federal land use, What … [Read More...]

On Point

“On Point” with women on the Hill

My favorite "On Point" so far! I talked to women legislators of both parties and from both House and Senate on the last day of the 2014 session. They shared some of their frustrations, their surprises, their high points and some comments on women in politics. Join me as I visit with Senator Pat Jones, Senator Karen Mayne, Representatives Ronda Menlove, Dana Layton, Becky … [Read More...]

Caucus Night

Important Caucus Info, LD 57

Legislative District 57 Neighborhood Caucus Meetings Thursday, March 20th 7:00 pm The neighborhood caucus elections serve as an important opportunity to meet with your neighbors to discuss important issues related to our state and nation. You will be able to express your opinion on these issues and play an integral role in choosing our candidates for elected … [Read More...]

Adjourn

Sine Die, 2014 Legislative Session

Wrapping up the 2014 session At midnight Thursday night, the Utah legislature concluded their work and adjourned the 2014 general session "sine die." As the session wound down, here are some bills you may or may not have been following: *SB54, Elections Amendments, passed both the Senate, the House and has already been signed by the Governor. The version that is now … [Read More...]

“On Point,” March 3, 2014

On this episode, I am joined by state Senator Deidre Henderson (Senate District 7) to discuss "ghost students," the Attorney General investigation and increased government transparency. ) … [Read More...]

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