The interim is drawing to a close—WPIC's final meeting is next week! At this time, you have received public comments from six people or entities. These comments relate to the reports, draft legislation, and general water policy. me know if you have any questions or need any clarifications. Between answering your letters and phone calls, I have been to your concerns and preparing to discuss many of those topics during the Committees called “ Interim Joint Committees” are standing committees that meet. If you are wondering what Interim Committees are, you are not alone. During these meetings, we listen to presentations and reports from various I am on the Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee, the Natural.
In addition, interim meetings serve as an opportunity for the public to speak and give their input to the legislature concerning matters being considered. This is an excellent way to participate in the lawmaking process.
So what is an Interim Meeting? August report | Marsha Judkins for Utah Legislative District 61
You can find the schedule of meetings at le. Legislators are usually appointed to one appropriations and two interim committees.
I enjoy participating in these committees and have learned a LOT. Here are a few highlights from the August meetings. Students can enroll in either school and their credits will count in both schools through a seamless process designed to give more choices for students.
Education Policy Committee
A student can choose which educational path, training, and outcome will be the best fit. We also discussed the cost of different degrees at Utah colleges and universities. You can find a copy of the info we received here.
However, it is a bit more complicated than it sounds for several reasons. We also reviewed a fascinating audit on state energy incentives. The committee is introducing a bill that will require objectives and performance measures to be established in the statute when the state incentive is created.
Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment—Several years ago, because of safety concerns, the legislature asked the Division of Water Rights to map Utah canals. The states are being left to fend for themselves.
- Testimony before the Interim Committee on State Government
- So what is an Interim Meeting? August report
As a result, public infrastructure, -- roads, bridges, utilities, schools -- have deteriorated in many states. The Federal retreat from involvement has stalled economic development, exacerbated urban and rural decay, and contributed to the ranks of the homeless, the unemployed, and the poor. Against that federal backdrop, some states are bravely attempting to carry the ball.
Disillusioned with Washington leadership which seems to be concentrated on Europe, the Soviet Union, Iraq and the Middle East, our citizens are turning increasingly to state and locally elected leaders for action.
But money is scarce at the state level. BUT, Kentucky has a proud history of local initiative, vision, and courage. Yours was the first state south of the Mason and Dixon line to enforce the Brown decision outlawing segregated schools.
Yours was among the first states to enact a state-wide open housing statute in the s.
Human Services Committee
More recently, the General Assembly moved decisively to reform your entire educational system to achieve excellence and equity for every child. Yes, the state that produced both Abe Lincoln and Jeff Davis, a state of fiercely proud individualists, a state whose citizens have shown concern for one another throughout its history, would be a most fitting place to begin a state-wide volunteer program to attack the many economic and social problems confronting your citizens.
Thanks to the vision of Representative Jim Wayne, and the support of leaders like Chairmen Meyer and Morris, you have before you, in 92 BRan historic opportunity.
According to the bill, your Kentucky initiative would enlist volunteers of all ages, for minimum 14 month assignments in projects relating to the environment, public service, individual productivity, education, health, and humanitarian endeavors.
The Volunteers would receive a stipend only large enough for living expenses. They would give their time and talents to "improve the lives of other Kentuckians in "selfless service".
Human Services Committee | North Dakota Legislative Branch
Representative Wayne and other supporters of this legislation assure me that the volunteers will not: The majority of projects will place volunteers in direct service roles. Let me lend my whole-hearted endorsement to your desire to create "Kentucky Volunteers for Action" on the home front.
It's hard for some to admit there are profound problems facing our nation and our fellow citizens.