Rep. Ed Orcutt's Email Updates


Reps. Ed Orcutt and Ann Rivers invite constituents to telephone town hall meeting on Dec. 7   Please join Rep. Ann Rivers and I for our 18th District telephone town hall...

Dec. 6, 2011

After a 105-day session, and an extra 30-day special session, the 2011 Legislature finally wrapped up its work last week.  While I'm happy to be back in the district after a...

June 1, 2011

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