Midvale Homeless Shelter Meeting

Midvale Homeless Shelter Meeting

Here are the facts and figures as reported in the Midvale Homeless Shelter Meeting today.

The UPD reported an increase in Medical Calls (lots of kids – lots of bumps and bruises). Theft calls were also up. Narcotics calls continue to decline. In April a drug-sniffing dog was introduced to the Center. Since then Narcotics crime has declined. Here is the chart:

Crime Rates in the Road Home

Here are the other statistics from the Midvale Road Home Center:

These are counts of total individuals coming into the …

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Process for becoming a Foster Parent

Process for becoming a Foster Parent

I met today with DCFS Executive Director Brent Platt and others with the Department of Family Services and the Department of Foster Care and the Foster Care non-profit to discuss the process of becoming a foster parent.

Despite having four kids, they still want to help out as foster parents

 

My daughter Liz attempted to become a foster parent. After learning of the difficulty of doing so, decided against it. Her complaint was that the State says there is a in sufficient number of foster parents …

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HB 236 Mobile Home Owners Rights Ceremonial Bill Signing

HB 236 Mobile Home Owners Rights Ceremonial Bill Signing

We met with the Governor on May 3rd to have a ceremonial bill signing.  Here are the photos from that event.

 

 

 

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2017 Salt Lake Chamber Business Champion

2017 Salt Lake Chamber Business Champion

This year, I was honored once again (for the third year) to be named one of the Salt Lake Chamber’s 2017 Business Champions for my support of pro-business, pro-economic development policies. The legislature plays a key role in preserving Utah’s strong business climate and efforts during the 2017 legislative session were no exception. Thanks to all of the incredible businesses in District 44 for your engagement in these important issues.

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2017 Post-session Facebook Live Town Hall

2017 Post-session Facebook Live Town Hall

In case you haven’t seen this, here is a post-session town hall that I did with Mark Ziegler, our Legislative District Chair for District #44.

 

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Post Session Facebook LiveQuestions we discuss:Public education fundingBears Ears MonumentTier-3 gasolineSchool assessment and grading

由 Bruce Cutler 发布于 2017年3月18日

 

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2017 Bills that didn’t pass

2017 Bills that didn’t pass

Here is a list of bills of significance that our House Majority Caucus staff noticed that didn’t pass:

2017 Interesting (* or Important) Bills Not Passed

 

HB 45 (McCay), would have disallowed assessment of land under the Farmland Assessment Act if the land is devoted to the production of solar energy or is a ski area.
HB 57 (King), would have directed the state to seek a Medicaid waiver to cover a number of services, including STD testing and treatment, family planning and contraception, for low-income individuals who …

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Here is more information about the 2017 Session

Here is more information about the 2017 Session

2017 Session Summary

 

Education funding

About 60% of new revenue this year went to public education, the largest share in recent memory
4% increase in WPU, putting money where it can allow for greater flexibility and local control
Fully funded enrollment growth, approximately $70 million
6.7% funding increase over last year
Funding for Schools for the Deaf and Blind to build a new campus in Utah County
$5 million teacher supplies and materials reimbursement, shifted from one-time to ongoing funding
$2.6 million appropriation for educator licensing fees
HB 212 gives bonuses up to $5,000 …

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End of Session Reports

End of Session Reports

For your information, here is a summary of the 2017 Legislative session:

Here is a link to of all the bills passed in the 2017 session:

billspassedlist2017

Here is a link to the my bills:

Legislator Bill List

Here is a list of Selected Highlight from the 2017 session, as summarized by legislative staff

SelectedHighlights2017

If you have questions, feel free to contact me.

Bruce

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Business Portal Prototype Demo Video

Public Education

Public Education

There are vital topics regarding public education that affect many in our community. The issues I am passionate about include:

Teacher salaries

We have great teachers in this State. They are doing a herculean job for very little pay. For various reasons, not the least of which is their low salary, their morale is at all time lows. In order to help with the salary issue, I will continue to work to increase funding for public education through the Weighted Pupil Unit (the basic funding mechanism for public education).

Teacher supplies

I believe teachers should also be reimbursed for the supplies they purchase for their classroom.  In …

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