2015 Legislative Session – Wrap Up

From the desk of Senator Karen Mayne, District #5 Busy, groundbreaking, and left unfinished, these are the victories and challenges we faced as legislators this past session. We were busy with the largest amount of legislation that we have ever had, hearing hundreds of bills. We tackled several groundbreaking issues that have brought Utah national attention.Continue reading “2015 Legislative Session – Wrap Up”

2015 Legislative Session – Week 3

Wow, what a great turnout at my town hall meeting last weekend! We had over 50 people at the Eddie Mayne Senior Center in Kearns. In addition, we also had many wonderful guests and elected officials that made appearances. It was a lively discussion on so many important subjects and it is reassuring to me,Continue reading “2015 Legislative Session – Week 3”

2015 Legislative Session – Week 2

ALERT! If you have used Turbo Tax to file taxes, BEWARE! The Tax Commission has flagged 8,000 potential fraudulent filings. Until now, only 28 fraudulent filings have been identified in Utah. The only returns that have been flagged as being fraudulent have been found from Turbo Tax software only, not any other software program. Due to theContinue reading “2015 Legislative Session – Week 2”

2015 Legislative Session – Week 1

Week one and we are already in full gear. During this week, every Appropriation Committee is meeting. In these committees, various councils and departments are presenting their budget and needs for the next fiscal year. Several challenges that we have faced are finding ways to fund the State Fair Grounds as well as meeting the multipleContinue reading “2015 Legislative Session – Week 1”