Rep. Ed Orcutt's Email Updates


Even though one party controls the House of Representatives, the Senate and the governor's mansion, a solution to our state's $5.1 billion shortfall could not be agreed upon within the constitutionally-mandated...

April 25, 2011

Last week, the majority party in the House released their 2011-13 operating budget proposal, including their solutions to our approximately $5.1 billion budget shortfall. As you read the papers and watch...

April 15, 2011

Today is the 82nd day of the scheduled 105-day legislative session and we have yet to see any state operating budget proposals from the majority party. The current fiscal year's budget,...

April 1, 2011

Last week the state's Economic and Revenue Forecast Council issued an updated forecast that shows the state is expected to take in about $780 million less in revenues over the next...

March 24, 2011

*** TOWN HALL REMINDER ***     Just a quick, friendly reminder about our 18th District town halls this weekend.  With the budget deficit needing to be addressed, job-creating legislation needing...

March 10, 2011

The supplemental budget placed before us is supposed to close the books on the remainder of the fiscal year which ends June 30.  Unfortunately, it bears too much resemblance to the...

Feb. 18, 2011

The House and Senate are still moving forward with different budget proposals.  We need to move quickly, however, as time is starting to run out on making any significant budget reductions...

Feb. 4, 2011

We are two weeks into the 2011 session and things are moving fast and frantic.  I have been chosen by my colleagues to serve on the House Agriculture and Natural Resources...

Jan. 21, 2011

House Democrats passed their $755 million tax package in the early morning hours of March 9.  I joined with all of my House Republican colleagues in voting against Senate Bill 6143,...

March 11, 2010

Last night, the House of Representatives passed legislation (Senate Bill 6130) to overturn the voter-approved Taxpayer Protection Act (Initiative 960) which required a two-thirds vote in the Legislature to raise taxes....

Feb. 18, 2010