Our first week in the 58th Legislature was very busy with a steep learning curve as expected. I hit the ground running with committee assignments to Agriculture and Rural Development, Transportation, Appropriations and Budget for Judiciary, and vice chair of Utilities. I am pleased with these and will continue working hard for House District 59 in these areas.
Lifestyle & Opinions
We’ve completed the second week of the 2021 legislative session. We’ve continued to focus on getting bills through committee ahead of Feb. 25 deadline, with a few bills starting to move to the floor for consideration as well. Icey road conditions forced some meetings to be pushed back or rescheduled, but most committees were able get back on track and continue hearing and voting on legislation.
“This is the time to heal in America. I will work to be a President who seeks not to divide but unify.”” – President Joseph Biden
Thursday, February 11: Mark Hedges, Ty Cooper
Monday, Feb.1 marked the first day of the 2021 legislative session, and the spotlight of the first day is always the governor’s State of the State address. It’s his opportunity to look at the challenges and accomplishments of the previous year and to share his policy and budget priorities for the New Year. I was excited to hear Governor Stitt’s remarks, and despite the challenges still ahead, I am optimistic about our ability to continue our rebound and stay on the right trajectory.