Utah public schools to receive record $101 million distribution from School and Institutional Trust System
Funds go directly to schools for programs chosen by parents and educators
Public schools will receive a historic $101 million distribution from the Permanent State School Fund this year as a direct result of the strong performance from the School and Institutional Trust Lands System – a 5.4% increase from last year’s distribution of $95.85 million and an 8.8% increase from the previous year’s distribution of $92.84 million. This record annual distribution is independent of other tax-funded sources supporting K-12 public schools. (Read More)
Utah Black History Museum exhibit scheduled at Utah Valley University on February 8
The Utah Black History Museum traveling exhibit will be displayed on the Utah Valley University Orem Campus on February 8, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Fulton Library quad and in the Language Arts Building, room 114. The exhibit is free and open to the public and will feature gripping and inspiring stories about local and national Black history. (Read More)
Utah National Guard Major General Michael Turley to attend State of the Union as Romney’s guest
U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) today announced that Major General Michael J. Turley, adjutant general of the Utah National Guard, will attend the State of the Union as his honored guest. (Read More)
First-generation immigrant finds greater voice, vision at Weber State
For Yuritzi Jamileth Rosas Hernandez, the path to college was not easy. Growing up a girl of color in predominantly white schools, she often felt like the “odd one out” and sensed that the people charged with helping her succeed didn’t believe she was college material.
Her parents were the exception, having moved the family from Mexico to Utah with hopes of building a brighter future – one that prioritized college. “I always knew I wanted to get my degree, I knew it would open doors, but I couldn’t always see the path to get there,” Rosas Hernandez said.
This year, she plans to start an internship with a marketing agency. She hopes her future will include helping others get into college — no matter their color or background. (Read More)
Blake Moore’s statement on President Biden’s State of the Union address
Congressman Blake Moore issued the following statement after President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address:
“I was grateful to listen to tonight’s State of the Union address with my guest Kody Jean Cooper from Clearfield, Utah. She is an Air Force veteran and the surviving spouse of fallen Utah National Guard Staff Sergeant Jon Cooper II, and it was a privilege to have her join me tonight.
I appreciated the opportunity to hear President Biden’s remarks and agree with his sentiments in support of Ukraine, investments in medical technologies and research to fight cancer, and resources for our veterans and their families, like Kody and her sons.
However, his attempts to herald his administration’s policies came across as tone deaf to Americans who are struggling with historic inflation, harmful open border policies, and compromised national security... (Read More)
Owens statement on the State of the Union
Today, Rep. Burgess Owens (UT-04) released the following statement on President Biden’s State of the Union address.
Tonight, we saw Joe Biden take a victory lap for his administration’s ‘historic accomplishments,’ but Americans know the truth: This president is responsible for the highest inflation in four decades, unaffordable and unreliable energy, weakened national security, surging violent crime, and the worst border crisis our country has ever seen.
Instead of leading the nation through a string of self-inflicted crises, President Biden has once again put a radical agenda above the safety, security, and prosperity of Utahns in the Fourth District and Americans across the nation. (Read More)
Mike Lee discusses the State of the Union with Gov. Cox
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) sat down with Gov. Spencer Cox to discuss their reactions to President Biden’s State of the Union address. The two expressed their shared disappointment that the President’s speech lacked in substance and mischaracterized Republican positions related to the debt ceiling. (Read/Watch More)
Romney comments on Biden’s State of the Union address
Senator Mitt Romney recorded his thoughts on the President’s speech and began by saying the president is a friend who is a patriotic man. He praised the President’s comments on and commitment to Ukraine, and his comments on China. “He got off on the wrong foot,” Romney said, when President Biden said that Republicans want to cut Social Security and Medicare. (Read/Watch More)