7 Tips to Help You Ease Back into the Legislative Session

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1. As always, the legislative website provides video streaming of both the House and Senate floor proceedings, as well as audio streaming of all committee meetings. Not to mention a digital list of bill files. So grab the popcorn, and stay in your pajamas. We won’t tell.

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2. If you do find yourself on the hill don’t forget, the Capitol Cafe closes at 1:30pm, right after the Senate dinner rush. But if you find yourself without a chicken wrap, supposedly there’s taffy around here somewhere.

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3. Dying for a little face time with the Speaker, but can’t get an appointment? Every day at 1:45pm, join Speaker Lockhart and House leadership for the House Press Q&A, the video is broadcasted on both Google+ Hangout and Youtube. But remember, if you choose to Google Hangout, we will be able to see your pajamas.

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4. Inevitably, there will be more budding politicos than parking spots. This year take a chance on public transit (we hear UTA offers curbside service) or keep up with those new years resolutions and ride a bike(after all, there’s taffy around here somewhere.)

5. Find yourself in the middle of a midmorning saunter? Lucky for you, the Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst has almost 30 minutes of jam-packed budgeting action for your viewing pleasure. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhfk-F97Tng&feature=youtu.be

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6. Make sure to liven up your Twitter feed, by following all your favorite Representatives. Here’s a handy list of current House members on Twitter: https://twitter.com/UtahReps/lists/utah-house-members. Because anyone whose anyone knows what Rep. McCay is eating for lunch, and where @UTPoliticalCapitol is taking Rep. King for lunch.

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7. Now if you’ve like what you’ve read, or just feel like trolling, you can find all things House-related at UtahReps.net.