Saturday, February 14, 2009

Eagle Mtn. Sen. Mark Madsen disagrees with proposed State Guest-worker Program

"HCR1, sponsored by Sen. Scott Jenkins, R-Plain City, asks the federal government to let Utah use Social Security and Medicaid withholdings to pay for the cost of the worker program.

Sen. Mark Madsen, R-Eagle Mountain, was part of the committee, but disagreed with the measure.

"This resolution doesn't do anything to address concerns for FICA and Medicare withholdings," he said, "and the cost foreign workers would place on the system."" -SL Trib

"Sen. Mark Madsen, R-Eagle Mountain, said even though he served on the conference committee, he couldn't support the resolution. "I wish I could," Madsen said. "I believe messages are being sent in this bill and it needs to be exactly right." -Des News

The bill passed the Utah state Senate on Friday.

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