Week 3 of the 2024 Legislative Session

Working For Utah
We’re nearly halfway through the Legislative session! I am proud of the significant and meaningful things we have been able to accomplish for Utah, like expanding access to mental health care in rural Utah and increasing accountability in our government agencies. Keep following along over the next four weeks as we debate important legislation, in person or online at le.utah.gov.

Teacher Retention and Recruitment
Over the last several years, both new teachers and those with decades of experience have been spread thin with growing and unmanageable workloads. The Legislature has provided teachers with a $6000 pay raise, paid professional hours, and other resources to make teaching a more desirable and rewarding career.

Utah is Ready to Play Ball
This week, we were joined by baseball legend Dale Murphy as we passed a joint resolution in support of Major League Baseball in the Beehive state. From little league to the collegiate level, Utah has some of the most passionate sports fans in the country and we are eager for the opportunity to bring a major league team to Utah.

Reliable, Affordable, Dispatchable Energy
Utah’s all-of-the-above approach to energy has provided reliable, affordable, and dispatchable power for decades. Investing in the state’s energy capabilities is a top priority this session, and I am committed to fighting back against the federal government and passing policies that ensure Utah’s current and future needs are met.

Utah is proud to be home to the best teachers and the brightest students in the nation. Investing in education is the best way to invest in the future generation and future prosperity of our state, which is why the Legislature is putting students, parents, and teachers first.  You can learn more about the Legislature’s plans for education by listening to this week’s episode of our House podcast.