She is one of only five Democrats in the Utah Senate but Senator Karen Mayne says fortunately members of both political parties work together on legislation that will benefit the state.
On KVNU’s For the People program Thursday, Mayne said she is a member of the Prison Re-location Committee and she is sponsoring a bill related to that issue.
“This is a billion dollar deal and it is all state dollars,” Mayne said, “it’s not federal dollars.
“The legislation that I am presenting, is that when they do the procurement for the prison and for the lands that we will leave (we build a new prison and obviously the land the prison was one), I want Utah workers and I want Utah companies to have preference.”
Senator Mayne says she is also a strong supporter of education and she has proposed more funding for education, especially for nursing education which she says is needed at this time.