12 10, 2023

What Will You Learn at the 2023 Government Affairs Boot Camp?

By |2023-10-12T07:54:26-07:00October 12th, 2023|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

Are you a business professional eager to enhance your knowledge of government affairs? Prepare for Utah’s legislative session by registering for the Salt Lake Chamber’s Government Affairs Boot Camp, a two-day event taking place on October 27th and November 3rd. This immersive experience will help you gain invaluable insights, connect with industry leaders and deepen [...]

21 09, 2023

The Federal Shutdown Showdown

By |2023-09-21T10:03:43-07:00September 21st, 2023|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

Congressional leaders from both political parties are working with the Biden Administration to avoid a federal government shutdown, but many obstacles remain and it looks increasingly likely that a shutdown will happen as the new fiscal year begins on October 1, 2023. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW… In the unfortunate event of a government [...]

21 08, 2023

Utah Congressional District 2 Candidates Weigh In on Federal Priorities

By |2023-08-23T10:36:02-07:00August 21st, 2023|Blog, Policy|1 Comment

In preparation for the upcoming Utah Congressional District 2 Republican Primary on September 5, 2023, and General Election on November 21, 2023, the Salt Lake Chamber asked candidates to provide their stances regarding federal priorities important to the business community. Topics: Permitting Reform: What legislative initiatives will you support to modernize our nation's permitting [...]

8 03, 2023

2023 Legislative Session Wrap Up

By |2023-03-08T14:32:32-07:00March 8th, 2023|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

The Utah State Legislature recently wrapped up the 2023 session with the unofficial theme of "Preparing Utah for Growth." Over 45 days, the Legislature tackled the difficult job of prioritizing a budget and passing bills focused on issues related to Utah’s growing population. The Chamber policy team worked tirelessly to advocate for policies promoting [...]

17 02, 2023

Business Watch Legislative Updates: Week 5 – February 13-17

By |2023-02-21T19:58:11-07:00February 17th, 2023|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

Welcome to the end of week five of the legislative session, which wraps up on March 3rd. We have identified our priority bills and look forward to working with our lawmakers in moving these bills forward: HB 42, Technology Commercialization Amendments, sponsored by Rep. Jeffrey Stenquist SB 185, Transportation Amendments, sponsored by Sen. Wayne [...]

10 02, 2023

Business Watch Legislative Updates: Week 4 – February 6-10

By |2023-02-13T15:31:55-07:00February 10th, 2023|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

We are more than halfway through the 7-week Legislative Session and so far the legislature has released about 600 bills. Several issues stand out as top priorities for the Salt Lake Chamber, one of which is housing affordability. It is a critical factor in the economic well-being of all Utahns, the businesses that employ [...]

27 01, 2023

Business Watch Legislative Updates: Week 2 – January 23 – 27

By |2023-06-28T10:50:52-07:00January 27th, 2023|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

Dear Business Community, It is the second week of the legislative session and the pace is accelerating. Just eight days into the legislative session, Utah lawmakers have given their final approval to pass HB 215, Funding for Teacher Salaries and Optional Education Opportunities, sponsored by Rep. Candice Pierucci, a controversial bill that allocates $42 [...]

20 01, 2023

Business Watch Legislative Updates: Week 1 – January 17 – 20

By |2023-06-28T10:51:29-07:00January 20th, 2023|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

Dear Business Community, The 2023 General Legislative Session is well underway. The Utah Legislature convened the 65th session on January 17th and will work hard for 45 days to appropriate funding and legislate. Our team is actively engaged on the Hill, and if you would like to meet with us or relay emerging policy [...]

8 03, 2022

Business Watch: 2022 Legislative Updates – Recap

By |2022-03-10T07:54:44-07:00March 8th, 2022|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

As the legislative session concluded last Friday, passed bills are now making their way to Governor Cox for his signature or veto. Over the past 45-days, the legislature passed 513 bills and a record $25 billion budget, with a significant increase in education funding, historical investment in infrastructure and water conservation, notable social services, and [...]

25 02, 2022

Business Watch: 2022 Legislative Updates – Week 6

By |2022-02-24T22:13:34-07:00February 25th, 2022|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

We are 86% through the legislative session, and the last day – March 4th – will soon be upon us. The bottom line is bills are moving very fast through both the House and the Senate toward quick final passage. Governor Cox continues to sign some bills into law, and a sense of urgency [...]

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