Rep. Draxler wants the state legislature to be more efficient, not longer

FILE - The Utah House of Representatives meet on the floor Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Some members of the Utah Legislature say they would like to have longer sessions than the current 45 days because they believe more would be accomplished. State Representative Jack Draxler, R-District 3, is not one who feels that way.

Draxler has his own appraisal business and says it would be very hard to leave his job for a greater length of time.

“The other thing is, I think we should focus on making more efficient use of the time that we have, those 45 calendar days,” Draxler explains. “I think it’s important to have the book ends: a beginning date, a closing date and let’s get in, get our business done and get out.”

Draxler says he realizes Utah’s session is shorter than a lot of other states and some of his colleagues would like it to be longer. But he feels 45 days is just right.

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