The second week of the session has proved to be just as busy as the first, as committee meetings are in full swing, and bills head to the floor for debate. We began this week by passing base budgets, which are rough outlines of the amount of funding programs can expect from the final budget. [...]
Speaker Lockhart addresses the importance of legislating with caution. Click the image below to watch.
I’m breaking with tradition a little by standing here in front of you this morning. But in that big chair and behind that huge desk there’s a lot of separation and frankly, it’s a bit awkward when giving a speech. Today I want to speak to you as your colleague and fellow legislator in addition [...]
Thank you to all of you that came up to tour the Capitol. I have such a love for the charm and the majesty of this beautifully restored building. Years ago, I actually went through the docent training program so that I would know more about the history of this wonderful building. It was a [...]
Good Morning. As we begin this General Session, allow me to express my gratitude to all of you for the opportunity to be the Speaker of the House. I am truly grateful to serve this House and the people of Utah. One of the benefits of being the Speaker is that I get to brag [...]
The 2012 legislative general session in nearly on top of us. But 2011 was an eventful year and I want to catch you up on what I and other lawmakers did for the past year: We addressed a number of issues during the 2011 session, including immigration reform that we hope the federal government will [...]