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Campus Forum: March 19, 2018

President Scott L Wyatt spoke with employees of SUU at an open forum Monday, March 19, 2018, providing a summary of the 2018 Utah Legislative Session. His presentation covered the three areas in which the Legislature impacts higher education and SUU the most; funding, construction, and policies.

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2018 Utah Legislative Session: Adjourn Sine Die

With the words "Adjourn Sine Die" and a wrap of the gavel, the 2018 session of the Utah State Legislature came to its conclusion. Southern Utah University will receive a 2.5% labor market adjustment increase and 4.1 increase for health insurance rate increases.

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2018 Utah Legislative Session: The Final Days

There are only four days left in the session and they promise to offer a wild ride. Though we did well in the appropriations process, things happen between then and now and we are anxiously await final budget decisions.

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2018 Utah Legislative Session: 9 Working Days Left

By Donna Law on February 26, 2018

in Faculty, Political T-Birds, SUU on the Hill

Nine working days are left in the 2018 Utah Legislative session. While we await what the budget may have in store specifically for us, we continue to watch bills relative to higher education. The Utah System of Higher Education team is watching 103 different bills that may have some impact on what we do at our various institutions. These bills are at various places in the process.

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2018 Utah Legislative Session: Week Four

By Donna Law on February 20, 2018

in Cedar City, Political T-Birds, SUU on the Hill

We've been waiting for snow and here it is! As I type this on a snowy Presidents Day I'm happy to report we have passed the halfway mark of the 2018 Utah Legislative Session. While activities on the Hill last week included a vote to send a statue of Dr. Martha Hughes Cannon to Washington DC, mourning the loss of life experienced in the Florida school shooting, and learning of Mitt Romney's official entrance into the U.S. Senate race, our efforts continued with several

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2018 Utah Legislative Session: Week Three Recap

By Donna Law on February 12, 2018

in Faculty, Political T-Birds, SUU on the Hill

The third week of the legislative session is a very busy one as appropriations committees conclude their work. In the midst of that (and quite intentionally) we celebrated SUU Day on the Hill on Tuesday, February 6. It was a fun and productive day with President Scott L Wyatt on hand to talk with legislators about the good things we do at Southern Utah University.

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2018 Utah Legislative Session: Bright Futures

By Donna Law on February 05, 2018

in Faculty, Political T-Birds, SUU on the Hill

Week three of the 2018 Utah State Legislature marks the last week of appropriation meetings. By Friday, Higher Education funding recommendations will be finalized in committee and forwarded to the Executive Appropriations Committee. Senator Vickers has been a great chair of this committee.

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2018 Utah Legislative Session: Week One is Done

By Donna Law on January 29, 2018

in Faculty, Political T-Birds, SUU on the Hill

A number of events and activities are traditionally part of the first week of the legislative session. Both the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate make speeches that set the tone for the efforts in their respective chambers.

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The 2018 Legislative Session Starts Today and It Starts Fast!

By Donna Law on January 22, 2018

in Faculty, Political T-Birds, SUU on the Hill

The 2018 session of the Utah State Legislature begins with opening ceremonies in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.

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Donna Law Takes on the 2018 Utah Legislative Session

By Donna Law on January 17, 2018

in Faculty, Political T-Birds, SUU on the Hill

The Utah State Legislature will begin the 2018 session on Monday, January 22. President Wyatt and many Southern Utah University staff members have been making preparations for budget and academic related items for months. For the past four years, it has been my privilege to "serve at the pleasure of the President" in the capacity of Government Relations Director. I LOVE this part of my job and enjoy the energy of the session and the work leading up to it.

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