Morning Buzz | February 3, 2015

Morning Buzz | February 3, 2015

Good morning! Our committee meetings started at 8am, and they’re still going strong. You can tune in to the Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee, Executive Offices and Criminal Justice Appropriations Subcommittee, Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee, and the Infrastructure and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee on our website.

After committee meetings we’ll be passing bills on the House floor until 12:15pm. Tuesday & Thursday Republicans and Democrats meet in their respective caucuses. After caucus we’ll hold the Speaker’s Q&A at 1:45pm. You can watch today’s Q&A live on our Youtube channel and you can watch yesterday’s Q&A below:

Starting at 2pm we’ll be back in committee meetings. You can listen to the House Judiciary Committee, House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee, House Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Committee, and the House Transportation Committee on our website. For those following along with the House clean air legislation make sure you tune in to the House Transportation Committee for Representative Arent’s HB 110, and the House Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Committee for Representative Handy’s HB 15.

Now for some links we like:

Three things you need to know for this second week on the hill. [Standard]

The Herald gives a brief summary of the ‘Right to Try’ proposal. [Herald]

Some info on HB99 and its effect on Homeowner’s Associations. [Trib]

And update on Medicaid expansion. [DNews]

And finally, Speaker Hughes’ thoughts on Groundhog Day. [UTPolicy]


Have a happy day on the Hill, we’ll see you tomorrow morning!