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Ms. America Joins Rep. Marc Roberts To Promote Local, Healthy, Sustainable Food

Tweet Media Advisory  For Immediate Release February 5, 2016 Contact: Aundrea Peterson House Majority Communications Coordinator Utah House of Representatives Ms. America Joins Rep. Marc Roberts To Promote Local, Healthy, Sustainable Food SALT LAKE CITY –  Rep. Roberts is proposing H.B. 144, which removes state oversight for direct producer to end consumer food sales for all home based and farm produced food. Producers must still inform the consumer that the products sold under the Utah Food Freedom Act are not licensed, inspected or certified. Milk products including raw milk and poultry are allowed. Meats must follow existing laws and regulations. “The fewer steps between your food’s source and your table the less chance of contamination. You know more about the food you consume when you know where it comes from and who grows it,’ said Rep. Roberts. “Local food consumers want more access to locally produced foods. Small scale local entrepreneurial businesses can empower individuals and local communities. Additionally, local farmers/producers tend to be better stewards of the land than industrial agriculture counterparts. “Local food production and consumption go hand in hand in creating vibrant, connected and diverse communities. You know your dentist, you know your doctor, you should know your farmer/producer” said Rep. Roberts. Who:            Representative Marc Roberts Julie Harman, Ms. America 2016 What:          Food Freedom Act H.B. 144 Where:       Presentation Room, Visitors Center, 1st floor, East side of the Capitol Building  When:       Friday, February 5, 2016 at 1:00 p.m....

The Daily Buzz – February 5, 2016

Tweet   Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers face off in Super Bowl 50 Sunday, February 7, 2016. Utah representatives make their prediction on who they think will take home the trophy. Our schedule for the day: 7:59 AM: Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee 8:00 AM: Business, Economic Development, and Labor Appropriations Subcommittee 8:00 AM: Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environmental Quality Appropriations Subcommittee 8:00 AM: Public Education Appropriations Subcommittee 11:00 AM: House Chamber, House Floor Time 12:00 PM: House Rules Committee 12:20 PM: Executive Appropriations Committee 2:00 PM: House Judiciary Committee 2:00 PM: House Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Committee Tweets of the day:   @utpolcapitol @UtahReps If we just casually favorite this tweet, does it seem passive-aggressive? — Utah Senate (@utahsenate) February 4, 2016 In which Rep. Dee flashes a little leg in support of @weberstate on the House floor… #utpol #utleg — Ben Winslow (@BenWinslow) February 4, 2016 Selfie w/ #ProfessionalRepublicanWomen group @utahbecky @KimColeman4Ut42 @annmillner #utpol #utgop #utleg — Sophia M. DiCaro (@Sophia_DiCaro) February 4,...

The Daily Buzz: February 4, 2016

Tweet Top of the morning to you! It is going to be a busy day…here is our schedule for the day: February 4, 2016 7:59 AM: Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee 8:00 AM: Executive Offices and Criminal Justice Appropriations Subcommittee 8:00 AM: Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee 8:00 AM: Infrastructure and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee 11:00 AM: House Chamber, House Floor Time 2:00 PM: House Economic Development and Workforce Services Committee 2:00 PM: House Government Operations Committee 2:00 PM: House Revenue and Taxation Committee REVISED 2:00 PM: House Business and Labor Committee 4:00 PM: House Education Committee 4:00 PM: House Health and Human Services Committee 6:10 PM: Executive Appropriations Committee Tweets of the Day: Craaaaaap. Senate going to discuss House bills instead of their own bills on the floor. #utpol #theprocess — Ben Winslow (@BenWinslow) February 3, 2016   How I know today is Charter Day on the Hill. #utpol #utleg — Cate Klundt (@cateklundt) February 3, 2016 Part of a balanced breakfast… @UtahPolicy #utleg #utpol — Nic Dunn (@nicdunnutah) February 3, 2016        ...

ICYMI: Speaker Hughes discusses why he decided to launch a vlog/blog.

"I want to be a modern day Alexander Hamilton and am committed to using blogs and videos more effectively to improve communications with those I represent and be able to impart a deeper perspective on the issues my colleagues and I grapple with regularly on Capitol Hill" - Speaker Hughes
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Last year wasn’t like any other year and we wanted to hang onto the momentum, which is why we decided to reuse the video from the previous year. During this legislative session we will continue to break new ground and strive to achieve more than ever before as we carry on the streak of not repeating a groundhog session. Plus, it is kind of ironic to use the same video on Groundhog Day, right?

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