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Celebrating Community Accomplishments During the 2023 Legislative Session.​

We’ve mentioned Community Lobbying several times in the past few months. Now that the session is officially over, it’s a good time to tell you a little bit more about this program, its impact during this year’s session, and why HEAL thinks it’s so important.

Here is a bit about this year’s interns and their amazing work.

Meet the interns behind this year’s legislative session.

Every winter, we have the pleasure of welcoming two interns onto our legislative team, who work alongside HEAL Utah staff to support our civic engagement and environmental policy efforts. Our interns collaborate closely and bring new perspectives and ideas to our team. We are grateful for their hard work and thank them for ensuring our legislative efforts run smoothly.

Here is a bit about this year’s interns and their amazing work.

FINAL WEEK CAPITOL REPORT: 2023

Welcome to the final four days of this year’s legislative session! You may think things will slow down now that we are at the final stretch, but in reality, things are about to move even faster.

Legislators will rush to finalize actions on over 1,300 pieces of legislation in the upcoming days. It is crucial that you continue voicing your concerns and reaching out to your lawmakers as we race to the finish line.

Here is a breakdown of what you can expect during the rest of this week.

Week Five Capitol Report: 2023

Welcome to the final nine days of this year’s legislative session! If you’re like us, you probably feel like you’ve been on a rollercoaster of emotions in the past 36 days. Some days felt like highs with positive steps towards passing good policy, while others felt like steep lows when harmful policies prevailed.

Week Four Capitol Report: 2023

We are now in week 5 out of 7 of this year’s legislative session, and we are seeing a lot more movement on environmental-related legislation. 

Our team is currently watching over 20 different pieces of legislation that address our air quality crisis, support a just and equitable energy transition, and protect our communities from toxic and radioactive waste.

Here is a breakdown of this week’s new, good, and not-so-good. 

Week Three Capitol Report: 2023

During the second week of this year’s legislative session, many environmental bills were discussed and voted on in both the House and Senate committees.

Our team worked behind the scenes before committee hearings to help lawmakers understand the details of bills and helped community members give public comments voicing their support or concerns.

Week Two Capitol Report: 2023

During the second week of this year’s legislative session, many environmental bills were discussed and voted on in both the House and Senate committees.

Our team worked behind the scenes before committee hearings to help lawmakers understand the details of bills and helped community members give public comments voicing their support or concerns.