NFIB Utah SAFE Trust Endorses Lowry Snow

NFIB Utah SAFE Trust Endorses Lowry Snow

Rep. Lowry Snow endorsed by Utah Chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB/Utah) Save America’s Free Enterprise (SAFE) Trust (see attached endorsement letter – click to see full letter image)

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A Story to Tell with Lowry Snow

Video interview with Rep. Lowry Snow on Southern Utah Live. Click on the image to go to the site and watch the interview.

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Best Friends launches NKUT initiative to save shelter pets

Article originally appearing in the Cedar City News on April 23, 2014.

ST. GEORGE – Last year, nearly 12,000 dogs and cats died in Utah shelters simply because they couldn’t find a suitable home. Best Friends Animal Society has joined 36 animal shelters and rescue groups, along with community members, to create the No-Kill Utah statewide initiative to eradicate the killing of shelter pets by 2019.

Wrinkles, an adoptable cat at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Kanab, Utah, April 1, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Best Friends …

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Our state’s caucus system

Over recent months, Utah residents have engaged in a debate over the process by which we elect our state and local public officials. Some polls suggest that as many as 69 percent of Utahns are dissatisfied with the current system of electing delegates at a neighborhood caucus.

Some voters have expressed a concern that the caucus meetings are exclusionary and the delegates elected don’t reflect their political views, which results in low voter turnout at the polls because voters believe they have little control over the …

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Upstart brings innovation

Poll after poll taken by Utah residents responding to the question of identifying the biggest challenge to our state going forward consistently ranks “education” as top priority. It’s no wonder, then, that lawmakers are constantly looking for a better approach to the challenge with creative ideas that translate themselves into proposed legislation. Given our limitations on supplying significant additional funding toward education, the old adage of “necessity being the mother of invention” is applicable to lawmakers as they attempt to apply innovation to legislate for …

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Utah’s Bad Air

Utah’s Bad Air

Article appearing in The Spectrum on January 25, 2014.

Republicans and Democrats may not agree on much these days, but at least in Utah, they have come to consensus that clean air is a bipartisan concern.

In fact, a group of Utah legislators has been meeting to discuss the issue of poor air quality in the state and to devise strategies for how to address the problem. Rep. Lowry Snow, R-St. George, is one of the co-chairs for the group.

Of course, the problem is far more drastic in northern …

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Bipartisan Clean Air Caucus previews upcoming legislation

Bipartisan Clean Air Caucus previews upcoming legislation

Article appearing on Fox13 News on January 22, 2014. Video available on Fox13 website.

SALT LAKE CITY — As the state’s unhealthy air quality continues, Utah’s bipartisan Clean Air Caucus gathered at the State Capitol Wednesday to talk about upcoming legislation to address the problem.

Utah Rep. Becky Lockhart, R-District 64 and Speaker of the House of Representatives, said, cooperation is key.

“We are not Congress,” she said. “Let me say that again. We are not Congress. We actually work together.”

Republicans and Democrats, Utah representatives from both sides of …

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Uncle Sam is not Father Christmas

When I was young, it seemed that Christmas and Santa Claus were synonymous. They both represented a day when free gifts magically appeared. As we grew older, who and what was behind the magic became clear, which was fine with me as long as the traditions continued and I was a beneficiary.

Like most state governments, Utah has enjoyed a long season and tradition of receiving significant funding annually from Uncle Sam and like the appearing gifts from Santa on Christmas, we don’t give much thought …

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Sequestration Impact on Utah

Anyone watching the news television or reading the newspaper has been inundated with the talk of sequestration and its effect. We are now officially over the cliff as of March 1 since the deadline came and went with no deal reached by Congress that could have better managed the cuts to the federal spending and deficits.

As a result, the full impact of the agreed-upon sequestration is upon us, including the cutting of nearly $85 billion in across-the-board spending for the fiscal year 2013, most of …

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H.B. 331 – Property Damage Claims

I introduced HB331 yesterday on the House Floor.  It provides for someone who has been injured in a vehicle accident to bring a property damage claim in small claims court so that they can have their vehicle fixed or replaced in a more timely manner.  Oftentimes, personal injury cases are lengthy and that action would be kept separate from the vehicle damage claim, helping people regain access to a working vehicle without waiting for lengthy litigation.  This bill passed easily in the House and was …

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