Utah Governor Gary Herbert talks priorities for the 2018 legislative session focusing on education funding. Herbert also discusses economic expansion, funding transportation, tax reform, affordable housing and homelessness.
Hosted by: Holly MeninoProduced by: Mountain West Newsmakers Team
The Lowell Bennion Community Service Center is looking for leaders! Celebrating 30 years of operation dedicated to the recruitment and training of students in community service. Morgan Bryne reveals top projects and provides information on how the community can also engage in making a difference.
The Road Home is an organization with the mission to help people step out of homelessness and back into the community. The program provides emergency shelter andhousing services. Ex Dir. Matt Minkevitch describes joining forces with community partners to provide resources during the affordable housing crisis.
How do donations improve society? How do they impact the community and benefit the lives of people? The Sorenson Impact Center uses an all encompassing approach to analyze investments and policy to help boost performance of social impact projects discussed by Fraser Nelson.
House Bill 96, the Utah School Readiness Initiative benefits 4,000 kids through high quality preschool programs. United Way CEO Bill Crim touches on the impact of HB96 as well a other services aimed to make a positive impact on the 137,000 low income students in the region.
Ditch the phones and enjoy nature with the YMCA! Elissa Kobrin, Director of Camping describes overnight camps in which councilors focus on safety and inclusiveness. Truly be themselves in safe enviorment.
Rep. Brian King discusses holding citizens legally responsible in seeking help while witnessing an act of violence. The 911 bill is described by King as a method to make a positive impact on peoples lives by making it a crime to not report a crime. King states “If you see something say something.”
Ranked in the top ten in the nation for Opioid related deaths, Utah, possesses a leader demanding change. Rep. Joel Briscoe seeks to finance an Opioid prevention curriculum for middle and high school students through the Public Education Appropriations Committee. Briscoe hopes to establish scientifically developed programming to modernize the current curriculum.
Lawmakers want to revise domestic violence laws that failed when a man killed his ex-girlfriend and her son. Senator Todd Weiler discuses a new domestic violence bill, beefing up protective orders statues . Weiler also discuses changes to fires codes in school buildings allowing bolts to be used during school lockdowns.