Rep. Norma Smith's Email Updates


When it comes to jobs and the economy the House Republican Caucus slogan is very simple, “Let’s get Washington working.” The effort to turn our economy around should be simple,...

March 6, 2013

We are more than one month into the 2013 legislative session. This year some interesting dynamics have changed the political landscape. We have a new governor, who has pledged not to...

Feb. 14, 2013

As you know, the Legislature adjourned on April 11. My end-of-session newsletter will be in mailboxes in the next week or so. I don’t often send out a hard-copy newsletter, but...

May 3, 2012

The deadline for passing House bills out of the House and over to the Senate came and went. While there are still a number of bad bills alive, we were able...

Feb. 24, 2012

I want to thank you all of you who had the opportunity to participate in my telephone town hall last week. We had a great discussion on many issues impacting the...

Feb. 2, 2012

I will be holding a telephone town hall this Thursday, Jan. 26 at 6:30 p.m. I have found this format is an excellent way to reach a significant amount of people...

Jan. 25, 2012

With the 2012 legislative session underway, it is important that you know I am here to serve you during the challenging session we have ahead of us. You can read my...

Jan. 11, 2012

After a 103-day regular legislative session and a 30-day special session the Legislature concluded its business on May 25. Many of you engaged in the process and I am deeply grateful....

June 16, 2011

The governor announced today she will call for a special session to begin tomorrow (Tuesday, April 26) so lawmakers can return to complete the two of three budget bills they needed...

April 25, 2011

Negotiations have intensified as budget writers take into account the latest 2011-2013 revenue forecast that was issued March 17. With an adjustment downward of an additional 780 million, it creates an...

March 30, 2011