• HB 261: Limiting Eminent Domain
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    HB 261: Limiting Eminent Domain

    (light upbeat xylophone music) – Hi, I’m Nichelle Aiden at the Capitol with Representative Lyman to talk about House Bill 261 about eminent domain. Can you tell us about your bill? – Well, a few years ago, the Supreme Court made a decision that basically gave almost unlimited powers to municipalities and states to exercise eminent domain. So, a lot of states have responded with putting a little bit of rails on that authority, the idea being that eminent domain is a really powerful tool and so it should be used very responsibly, and this just gives some guidelines for the state on how to use eminent domain to take…

  • SB 102: Addressing Utah’s Unique Human Rights Crisis
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    SB 102: Addressing Utah’s Unique Human Rights Crisis

    (light upbeat xylophone music) – Hi, I’m Nichelle at the Capitol with Senator Henderson to talk about Senate Bill 102 and polygamy. Can you first tell us about your bill? – Sure; what my bill does is it takes polygamy among otherwise law-abiding, consenting adults down from a felony to an infraction, but it also keeps enhanced penalties in place for those who are committing other serious crimes along with bigamy. – Great. Why is this so important to you? – Well, we’ve had polygamy as a felony in Utah since 1935, and the state engaged in 20 years of vigorous enforcement of the law and it didn’t stop polygamy.…

  • Some of our main priorities this legislative session
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    Some of our main priorities this legislative session

    – With the 2020 legislative session approaching, Libertas Institute is working on a number of significant policy initiatives. And while we’re working on many more beyond that, we wanted to take the next few minutes and share with you some of the main priorities that we have in the weeks ahead. – Every year, hundreds of people enter the criminal justice system in Utah. And from the time they enter the system until their exit, there’s a lot that goes on in between that we need to be tracking and researching to make sure that if any problems exist we can solve those with data-driven policy. This year, we are…

  • The County Seat – 2019 Utah Legislative Preview
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    The County Seat – 2019 Utah Legislative Preview

    Hello everybody welcome to The County Seat, I’m your host Chad Booth. Legislative 2019 Season is just around the corner starting on the January 28th just days away and we decided as we typically do it would be good to get a preview of what kind of impact the counties are going to see in the legislative morass the stew that is cooked up there. Joining us from Utah Association of Counties CEO Adam Trupp and Lincoln Schertz who is the government affairs guru for the Utah Association of Counties. It does not matter what topic I talk about Lincoln already knows everything about it. So if you had to…

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    Transitioning from Early Intervention to Preschool: Christine’s Story

    I will always look back at my daughter’s pre-school days with so much appreciation! She was unable to participate in a lot of Early Intervention activities due to her health condition, so when she was approaching the age of 3 we were excited and very eager to have her start. The Early Intervention transition specialist was so kind and supportive when making all the arrangements for her very first IEP! I remember sitting in her pre-school classroom surrounded by a myriad of professionals and just thinking, wow! Who are you , what am I doing, what do I want…so many questions, so overwhelming! In the end we all came together…

  • Transitioning from Early Intervention to Preschool:  Tina’s Story
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    Transitioning from Early Intervention to Preschool: Tina’s Story

    Having your child go off to school for the first time is naturally hard. When it came time for my son, who has special healthcare needs and disabilities, it was terrifying. Because of his disabilities, he qualified for special education preschool at age three. Just the thought of letting my 3 year old go off to school on a bus was more than I felt we were ready to handle, after all, at three – he was still my baby. Our Early Intervention specialists and school district consultants and teachers came to my home and met with me. We sat together and developed a plan for my son. The plan…

  • Transition form Early Intervention to Preschool Presentation – English
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    Transition form Early Intervention to Preschool Presentation – English

    Hi. I’m Robyn Chidester, and I’m the parent of a child who received Early Intervention Services. My son, Matthew, has down syndrome, so we wanted to make sure that he received all of the help that was available for him. If your child is receiving services in an Early Intervention program, it is important for you to understand your role in helping your child have a smooth transition when he or she turns three years old. In this presentation I am going to explain how this transition process works and what you as a parent need to know. Families are the most important people in a child’s life. Parenting is…

  • Transition from Early Intervention to Preschool:  Model IEP Meeting
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    Transition from Early Intervention to Preschool: Model IEP Meeting

    >>You may be wondering what will happen at your child’s transition IEP meeting. Let’s watch as Michelle and Justin prepare for their son, Hayden’s, IEP meeting. Hayden has been receiving services in an early intervention program, and he has been found eligible for special education preschool. Michelle and Justin want to be sure they are prepared to participate as members of the IEP team.>>You know, something I wanted to make sure that we brought up as well is getting him into a classroom where he’s getting the attention that he needs.>>Well, I feel better about going into the meeting now knowing at least we have our thoughts jotted down.>>Let’s join…

  • Transitioning from Early Intervention to Preschool:  Tom & Lori’s Story
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    Transitioning from Early Intervention to Preschool: Tom & Lori’s Story

    >>I feel like our transition from early intervention to public school has been very successful. Transitioning into some early intervention is a huge change and I don’t do very well with change. And I was worried about who would be helping me get Emma [phonetic] to a school. Where would she be going? And what kind of services would be provided for her?>>So we called the parent center and the staff was really helpful and very friendly. They really reassured us that there would be someone there help us with the transition and they gave us some great advice that we followed and because of that advice we were able…

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    Transitioning from Early Intervention to Preschool: Tom & Lori’s Story

    >>I feel like our transition from early intervention to public school has been very successful. Transitioning into some early intervention is a huge change and I don’t do very well with change. And I was worried about who would be helping me get Emma [phonetic] to a school. Where would she be going? And what kind of services would be provided for her?>>So we called the parent center and the staff was really helpful and very friendly. They really reassured us that there would be someone there help us with the transition and they gave us some great advice that we followed and because of that advice we were able…