The Buzz: February 26, 2013

The Buzz: February 26, 2013

We have 16 days left is this year’s session. That’s almost the same number the press scored at yesterday’s game.

Our top story: new revenue numbers were released yesterday. The numbers look like this:

  • $264 million in ongoing revenue
  • $161 million in one-time revenue

Here’s some analysis about what the numbers mean to the state.

Rep. Hughes and the House has moved HB43, which requires corporations that try to influence a campaign to disclose their donors. This bill has now passed the House and moves onto the Senate for consideration. Here’s a recap from the Tribune.

After some confusion late in 2012, the House passed a bill clarifying liquor code, including the “intent to order food”. HB218, sponsored by Rep. Froerer, removes code that states food must be ordered before an alcoholic beverage is brought to a patron. It heads over to the Senate.

Here’s the link to watch the Speaker’s Q&A from yesterday, included is some trash talk before the big game.

Speaking of which, Utah Reps won 66-20. Leading the pack was Rep. Roberts with 27 points. It’s pretty obvious who played basketball in college. We got to play sports photographer for a night, and we will have pics up soon.

We’ll be on the floor most of the day. We have two sessions, one in the morning, one in the afternoon. Keep up with us on the third reading calendar.

We have a game that you get to play. Our #housebingo2013 is up. Learn all about it and get your board here.

Also, if you missed our recap of week four, you can check it out here.