Just got back from a week in Carlsbad. Just before I left, we sent out the April issue of Capitol Connections. While I was gone, the CIO awards were presented. Cecilia Foxley announced her retirement at the end of the year as the Commissioner of Higher Ed where she has served for ten years. Gale Norton announced the Water 2025 initiative.
278 new laws officially went on the books today. The Utah Valley Community Network officially opened on Wednesday. Before I left, Brent Bradford announced his retirement as Deputy Director of DEQ. Brent was also DEQ's product manager for a while. Lt. Governor Olene Walker announced the new State election reform plan which is available for public comment for 30 days. The plan includes the development of a single statewide database and implementation of a DRE voting system by 2006. Obviously, there are still issues with DRE systems. Here are the FEC's draft standards for DRE.