Sen. Knudson: variety of opinions on immigration legislation

A local legislator says he believes the first two weeks of the 2011 session of the Utah legislature have gone smoothly. He says the tone between political parties has been more friendly than in some previous years.On KVNU’s For the People program Thursday, Feb. 3, Sen. Pete Knudson, R-Brigham City, said the Senate has dealt mainly with the budget issues. Although things will be tight, he says it looks like revenues will be up from last year.Sen. Knudson says one of the most controversial issues is coming up soon and that is immigration.”There are a variety of proposals out there and I suspect that at the end of the day, or at the end of the session, we will have some immigration legislation that we can all agree to,” Sen. Knudson said. “There is a variety of opinions on this. Not everybody is looking at it from the same perspective.”He says, so far, there have been some good discussions without any rancor and that is not always the case. Sen. Knudson’s district covers the south end of Cache County long with Box Elder County and part of Tooele County.

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