Jennifer Seelig http://kuer.org en House Minority Leader Jennifer Seelig Won't Run for Re-Election http://kuer.org/post/house-minority-leader-jennifer-seelig-wont-run-re-election <p>Women top the leadership of both parties in Utah’s House of Representatives. But that’s going to change next year. Rep. Jennifer Seelig, D-Salt Lake, announced she’s stepping down as leader of the House Democrats. Like House Speaker Becky Lockhart, Seelig is the first woman in Utah’s history to hold her post. She says serving in the Legislature has been an education in juggling and she’s ready to focus once again on her personal goals.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 23:24:27 +0000 Judy Fahys 43030 at http://kuer.org State House Speaker Calls for Plan to Wean Utah Off Federal Dollars http://kuer.org/post/state-house-speaker-calls-plan-wean-utah-federal-dollars <p>State House Speaker Rebecca Lockhart opened this year’s legislative session by calling on Utah to become less reliant on federal dollars.</p><p>Lockhart told House members that gridlock in Congress has a direct and immediate effect on Utah.</p><p>“It’s become increasingly apparent that the action or inaction of the federal government profoundly influences our success. We must have or implement a plan to get the state of Utah less reliant on federal revenue,” said Lockhart.</p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 23:47:07 +0000 Andrea Smardon 24209 at http://kuer.org State House Speaker Calls for Plan to Wean Utah Off Federal Dollars