Top 10 ways to follow the legislature

The 2014 legislature has begun.  For the next 45 44 days, legislators will be debating hundreds of bills.  It is easier than ever to follow along and know what is going on up on the Hill. Here are 10 easy ways you can follow along with the legislative session, which also gives you info for some…

Top law firms vie for special investigative committee job

The attorneys for the Utah legislature have been up to their eyeballs in Attorney General “stuff.” Hundreds of hours have already been expended in research and counsel on this one overriding issue. By Friday of this week, the cavalry will be riding in – this time in the form of a nationally known law firm…

John Swallow and a timeline

If you have had trouble keeping everything straight in the unfolding saga of embattled Utah Attorney General John Swallow, you are not alone. This is the longest blog post I have ever published at over 3200 words – and even then, it’s still just a summary. Many of the allegations leveled at John Swallow are…

High Crimes and Misdemeanors

 

 

First annual Holly on the Hill awards!!

Come on, admit it. You’re dying to know who was “the best” on social media during the 2013 session. (If you want to know how people voted, lots of other orgs have ranked legislators. This is just who rocked social media.) I looked at Facebook, Twitter, websites, email newsletters and other social media platforms like…

Top 10 tips for effectively emailing legislators

Nine days are left in the 2013 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 HB 238, the hair braiding bill”…

Speaker Lockhart, the feds, hair braiding and restraint.

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….

The Utah Legislature and You -a workshop for women

Ladies, are your days full of home, family, work, church, sports, car pools, errands and more? Do you ALSO want to be more involved with politics but don’t know where to start? Do you want to ramp up the involvement you already have – and figure out how to fit it all in? Then this…