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  • Bryan Schott Interview

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    We’ve Launched a New Transparency Data Site!

Town Hall Meeting

Please Join Me for a Senate District 7 Town Hall Meeting

Date:           Friday, January 23, 2015

Time:         7:00 pm
Location:  Nebo School District Office — 350 South Main, Spanish Fork, UT
Topic:       2015 Legislative Session

Town Hall Meeting

Please Join Me for a Senate District 7 Town Hall Meeting Date:           Saturday, March 15, 2014 Time:         9:00 am Location:  Nebo School District Office — 350 South Main, Spanish Fork, UT Topic:         2014 Utah State Legislative Session Wrap Up


Legislative Wrap Up Week 5

Week 5 Legislative Wrap-up Another busy week has come and gone. All but two of my bills are out of committee now. The remaining two bills will either be heard this coming week or be left for another year. Update on my Bills Bills that have passed the Senate and House: SB 125 – Retired Volunteer […]


Legislative Wrap Up Week 4

Last week was short, due to Washington and Lincoln Day, but busy. We had the honor of hearing from Sen. Mike Lee on Wednesday, Rep. Jim Matheson on Thursday and Rep. Rob Bishop on Friday. The hot topic last week was SB54—a response to Count My Vote, whose organizers assert that increased voter participation is […]


Ghost Students

Last week, the Utah State Office of Education released an internal audit of distance-learning programs in several charter schools and one district school. The results are alarming. In a nutshell, a handful of Local Education Agencies (a charter school or school districts) have contracted with two particular private companies for “distance-learning” services. These contractors use […]


Legislative Wrap-Up Week Two

Legislative Wrap-up Week 2 February 3-7, 2014 Last week wrapped up our committee work on the base budgets.  Each one passed out of both the House and Senate. If you’re interested in a little light reading, you can view all of the base budget bills here. Now that those are complete we’ve begun working on […]


Legislative Wrap-Up: Week One

January 27-31, 2014 My deepest respect, gratitude and sympathy go to Sgt. Cory Wride of Benjamin, and his family, for his ultimate sacrifice in service to our community. Funeral services are set for Wednesday, February 5 at 11 a.m. at the Utah Valley University Events Center. My thoughts and prayers are also with Deputy Greg […]


Premiere Episode “On Point” January 17, 2014

I had the opportunity to talk about Utah Politics with Holly Richardson and Michelle Mumford. Check out our first episode.


June Interim & Legislative Investigation

Last week the Utah Legislature held our monthly Interim Day. On Wednesday, June 19 we met in committees and also caucused with our respective legislative bodies. The topic of greatest interest – whether or not to begin impeachment proceedings against Attorney General John Swallow – was discussed in the House Republican Caucus. Utahns have been […]


Why we should override the veto

Late during the last night of this past legislative session, we voted on what ended up being one of my favorite pieces of legislation – HB 36. It is a simple little bill that allows people to capture and use the storm water on their own private property. The reason I love this bill so […]