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Meet Deidre

Deidre Henderson has served as a State Senator since 2013.  She lives in Spanish Fork with her husband and children.  Her children range in ages 13-21.

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Deidre's Accomplishments

Deidre solved a decades old problem by requiring counties to hold a “truth in taxation” meeting prior to the start of the new year.  Counties were traditionally holding hearings in August of each year; after they had already been spending the tax increase for 8 months.  This change allows citizens to give input before the money is spent.

During Deidre’s first legislative session she sponsored a bill to create the Federal Funds Commission. The purpose of the commission is essentially to:

• Evaluate Utah’s growing dependence on federal funds

• Identify risk factors that would result in a reduction in the amount or value of those dollars

• Identify common sense ways we can prepare for such a loss and become more self-reliant as a state

This past year Utah created a Federal Funds Risk Model. This tool will help the legislature and governor develop a plan to withstand a fiscal shock, and identify proactive steps we can take to mitigate the effects of a reduction in federal funds.

One of Deidre’s most important responsibilities in the legislature is chair of the Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee. She is dedicated to protecting hardworking taxpayers and a healthy economy by maintaining low-rate, broad-based tax policies.

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On behalf of the children and families we serve, Kids Who Count wants to thank the state legislators who support Utah’s Baby Watch Early Intervention Program. The number of infants and toddlers serv...

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Senator Deidre Henderson with Deidre M. Henderson.

These beautiful ladies were at the Capitol yesterday protesting the creation of a 2 million acre Bears Ears National Monument in San Juan County. Locking up such a large portion of land in that way would ultimately harm the people of southeastern Utah. The legislature passed a resolution in yesterday's special session urging President Obama to listen to the people of Utah and work with us, rather than against us. ... See MoreSee Less

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