The Buzz

This is our daily update about what happens on the Hill during the Session. Here you can see the best Tweet of the day, photos from around the House, videos, media reports, new blog posts, just about everything you want. Except taffy.

 

Bills

How about some policy discussion? Here you will find commentary from representatives and staff about featured bills.

 

The Reps

Want to know about your representative and what they’re up to? Here you will (soon) find the representatives on social media, where to find their legislation and committees, and videos of the reps.

 

Week in Review

During the legislative session we will post a regular update and summary of the key issues that were debated

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2015 Session in Review

Reviewing the 2015 Legislature from a big picture perspective helps bring into focus the magnitude of what was accomplished during the just-concluded 45-day session. Cooperation between the House and Senate resulted in generational lawmaking achievements on several...

Proposing a Federal Balanced Budget Amendment

Utah becomes the 26th state voting to call for a constitutional convention to propose a federal balanced budget amendment. H.J.R. 7, sponsored by Rep. Kraig Powell passed the Senate 15 to 13 last week. It had previously passed the House of Representatives 40 to 30. In...

Morning Buzz | March 4, 2015

Good morning! Our schedule for the day:   8:00am: House Business and Labor Committee, House Education Committee, House Health and Human Services Committee 9:00am: House Public Utilities and Technology Committee 10:00am: Floor Time 12:00pm:...

Morning Buzz | March 2, 2015

Happy Monday! With only two weeks left, we’ll spending a lot of time on the floor and hearing bills in committee. So here’s our schedule for today:   8:00am: House Economic Development and Workforce Services Committee, House Government Operations...

Tweets of the Week

Best picture I ever made waiting for elevator doors to close. Okay, probably the only one, but still…. #utpol pic.twitter.com/vyhY1ihMtR — Scott Sommerdorf (@ScottSommerdorf) February 27, 2015 Simple bills are still bills. Passed my bill HB272...

Morning Buzz | February 27, 2015

Good morning, and happy Friday! Our schedule for the day: 8:00am: House Judiciary Committee, House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee, House Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Committee 8:30am: House Transportation Committee 10:00am-12:00pm:...

Rep. Hawkes on Medicaid Expansion

This cartoon in the Salt Lake Tribune tracks the message that went out yesterday about Healthy Utah: the House gunned it down in cold blood. Trouble is: it’s a cartoon, and just about as true to real life. I know many of you are concerned–deeply concerned–about...

Morning Buzz | February 26, 2015

Good morning! Our schedule for today: 8:00am: House Business and Labor Committee, House Education Committee, Senate Judiciary, Law Enforcement, and Criminal Justice Committee 9:00am: House Health and Human Services Committee, House Health and Human Services Committee...

Healthcare Experts in the House

Experts in the House   In an attempt to address the hole in healthcare coverage created by the Affordable Care Act, the Utah House of Representatives has a number options to consider this year. The ACA offers subsidies to those above the poverty level, while...

Morning Buzz | February 23, 2015

Happy Monday! Here’s our schedule today, so dive right in!   8:00am: House Business and Labor Committee, House Education Committee, House Health and Human Services Committee 10:00am-12:00pm: Floor Time 12:00pm: Commission for the Stewardship of Public Lands...