Monthly Archives: December 2006

Redistricting Liveblog Comment Responses

I was pleased to see comments on the liveblogging posts yesterday. Every blogger loves comments, so keep them coming. Yesterday “Legislative Witness” wrote, the process needs to be changed, removed from politicians’ hands who have personal interests in choosing their … Continue reading

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Redistricting Thoughts For Tuesday

Utah House Democrats speculated in caucus yesterday that it might benefit us to send two Democratic congressmen to Washington if we do get a fourth seat. With Democrats in the majority in D.C. it makes sense. And it matches the … Continue reading

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New Look

It seems like the IE problems are ironed out and even the brand new IE7 bugs are under control.  Please let me know if you have any problems with the new look of Brian’s Utah Weblog. If you are using … Continue reading

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Liveblogging The Special Session (2006 5th) V

The Senate has reconvened. The House is likely to approve map L easily but there may or may not be fireworks in the Senate. Senator Bramble is sumarizing the committee results. Senator Arent (D-Cottonwood) has a history with bad redistricting … Continue reading

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Liveblogging The Special Session (2006 5th) IV

The Democratic House caucus is holding an open meeting discussion of redistricting process and the new legislature. Sentiment in favor of a bipartisan redistricting commission is as universal with Litvack (D-SLC) and Biskupski (D-SLC) telling the story today. Republican caucuses … Continue reading

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Liveblogging The Special Session (2006 5th) III

The House is discussing fixing the scheme for taxes on boats and watercraft.  And now recessing for two hours for lunch.  Recess until 1:30 pm.

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Liveblogging The Special Session (2006 5th) II

Now I’ve abandoned the languid pace of the Senate for the House, where they are organized enough to have started discussion and the traditional seating respects the history and traditions of Western Civilization. So far they’re proposing some redistricting principles … Continue reading

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Liveblogging The Special Session (2006 5th) I

I’m here at the Utah Senate temporary gallery waiting for the session to start, watching Senator Arent charming the press. One thing that strikes me about the temporary chamber (the Capitol is undergoing a seismic retrofit) is that the Democrats … Continue reading

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Campaign Finance Article In DN

The Deseret News has produced a great set of campaign finance articles this year. The latest one came from Lee Davidson and Bob Bernick today. Remember that in Utah campaign cash can be converted to personal use with simple accounting. … Continue reading

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Site Redesign

Ethan has started using WordPress so it’s time for me to do a small redesign. Firefox users should see new style tomorrow. Those of you using backwards and outdated browsers like Internet Explorer will have to wait a bit longer … Continue reading

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