Morning Buzz: January 28, 2014

Welcome back, whether that be reluctantly or not.

Yesterday was primarily ceremonial, but notable. The Speaker gave opening remarks¬†(see more below), we introduced this year’s batch of interns, and were pleased to hear from Utah Supreme Court Chief Justice Matthew Durant.

Today, the Legislature is working on putting together the state’s budget. There are a number of appropriations subcommittee hearings, all available at for your listening/napping pleasure. For a full list of subcommittee hearings and where they’re located if you’re so inclined to join us, here’s the first week’s schedule.

For those interested in a long-form budget read, the Compendium of Budget Information is available. Here you can view where state funds come from, and went to in FY 2014. It’s interesting enough for at least a glance.

We take a quick look behind the scenes of the first day back. Take a look at theslideshow.

Readers, meet our new segment: gif of the day.

Day 1:
Mic Drop

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