Come find me at HollyRichardson.com

This poor neglected blog shows evidence of the shifting focus I have made over the last year.  I still write about Utah politics – every once in a while. I am also writing about self-care for women, humanitarian service and “lifting where we stand” over on my new website, HollyRichardson.com There, I share with you…

“The limitations of gender”

Former Speaker Becky Lockhart has been remembered in a variety of ways but the backhanded compliment in Tuesday’s Senate prayer was one of the most, um, unique.  I am hopeful he did not mean it the way it sounded. Rabbi Zippel remembered her by calling her “A woman who served her office with grace and…

GOP State Convention highlights

I attended the GOP convention last Saturday and along with 3785 of my fellow state delegates, enjoyed a pretty mild convention. Even Twitter was relatively quiet, although there were a few of us live-tweeting. In case you were running errands in the rain, here’s a quick recap. First this caveat: anyone who says it was…

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…

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…

50 ways to kill a bill

Paul Simon had 50 Ways to Leave your Lover. Train has 50 Ways to Say Goodbye. And the Utah legislature has 50 Ways to Kill a Bill.     You can make a new plan, Stan. So, *Slap a huge fiscal note on the bill. *Hold it in rules. *Table it. *Circle it. *Offend someone…

Top Ten Tips for Emailing Legislators

Eight days are left in the 2014 legislative session and legislators are getting swamped. Here are a few tips to help your voice be heard as you contact your legislators. 1. Make your subject line as descriptive as possible. “Vote NO” is not actually descriptive. “Please vote yes on HB105, the plant extract bill” is…

Curt Bramble’s caucus preservation bill

This morning in the Senate Business and Labor committee, Senator Curt Bramble presented SB54, officially titled “Elections Amendments“. This bill, which I support, has been in the news lately as a legislative fix to concerns with the caucus/convention system and as an alternative to Count My Vote, a proposal that many say is sloppy and…