The Daily Buzz – Feb 6, 2018

The Daily Buzz – Feb 6, 2018

Today on the Hill

Today, was SUU day on the Hill! Go Thunderbirds!

The annual Clean Air Press Conference took place today. We also heard discussion on the
successes and need for Operation Rio Grande.

Operation Rio Grande

Speaker Hughes, President Niederhauser, and Mayor Ben McAdams presented their support of ORG in the Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee to gain more funding for the program. Speaker Hughes and other leaders discussed homelessness as it relates to the opioid epidemic and also spoke of housing concerns. In these past 6 months, about 3,000 individuals have been arrested. The number of treatment beds added reaches about 200 beds and counting as they anticipate that number will rise to 250 in the next month. Another 70 individuals have entered the specialty drug court programs to get on the proper path towards addiction recovery, job placement, and their new lives. Listen to the meeting here for more information


Tweets of the Day

Tomorrow’s Schedule:

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

11:32 AM House Rules Committee – House Majority Caucus Room

2:00 PM House Chamber, House Floor Time

3:40 PM House Judiciary Committee

3:40 PM House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee

3:40 PM House Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Committee

3:40 PM House Transportation Committee

6:00 PM Retirement and Independent Entities Appropriations Subcommittee