The brave new world of digital natives

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We have been hearing a lot lately about education funding, WPUs, and one-to-one but we haven’t spent as much time talking about those who really matter: the kids. Those kids who are already in the school system and those who will be entering it in the next few years have a distinct advantage over those…

Speaker Lockhart discusses investigation

Former TV anchor Susan Wood, now with the Utah League of Cities and Towns, interviews Speaker Becky Lockhart on the upcoming investigation into Utah Attorney General John Swallow.

Speaker Lockhart, the feds, hair braiding and restraint.

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Don’t you just love Speaker Becky Lockhart? I know I do! She has a collaborative leadership style, welcoming input from all quarters and letting the body decide the direction they will take. She is also funny, smart and just a tad strong-willed – all traits I admire. Her opening day speech was delightful to me….

Daily Fix, Jan 27

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…

Daily Fix, Jan 25

The 2011 legislative session is underway. Welcome to 6 weeks of intense echo chamber. *Let’s start with the new blog started by the Utah House. Vox Populi – the voice of the people – has jumped into the online morning roundup with the Morning Buzz. (Daily Fix, Morning Buzz – I think I know where…

Welcome, Madam Speaker

Welcome, Madam Speaker

Today, as the 59th legislature opened for business, Utah’s new Speaker of the House was officially nominated, accepted and sworn-in and took her place on the dais. Amid cheers and applause, Speaker Rebecca Lockhart then addressed her colleagues. She started with the story of Mattie Hughes. Like many University of Utah students, Mattie Hughes was…

Daily Fix, Dec 31

Welcome to the last day of 2010! What a ride this year has been politically. Pretty darn fun from where I sit.  So, for political junkies like me, here’s one final fix for the year. *Senator Steve Urquhart pens an editorial on the cruel joke political posturing is playing on the West. “Wilderness protection and…

Daily Fix, Dec 28

After a brown Christmas, brace yourself for this week’s storm and the cold that is due to follow. Herriman Rep Carl Wimmer has re-introduced a plan for vouchers, Herbert’s spokeswoman is going to work for a company that did all media for Sim Gill’s campaign, Joe Miller finally realized he actually lost the race in…