The Daily Buzz – February 9, 2016


It’s Tuesday, February 9Concurrent Resolution Celebrating the Utah Farm Bureau Centennial was passed in the House yesterday. This resolution recognizes the contributions the Utah Farm Bureau has made to agriculture, leadership and service to its members and the state for the past 100 years. Also, the 2016 New Hampshire Primary and Mardi Gras is taking place today. Mardi Gras is celebrated every year the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, which is the last day of feasting before Lent begins.

The schedule for the day:

7:59 AM: Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee REVISED

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

12:15 PM: Caucus Lunch

2:00 PM: House Chamber, House Floor Time 2:00 PM-3:30 PM

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

3:40 PM: Retirement and Independent Entities Appropriations Subcommittee


Bill would cut state involvement in direct food sales from producers [Deseret News]

Obama: New funding crucial in fight against the opioid epidemic [Salt Lake Tribune]

Utah House bill would make it crime to fly drones near wildfires [Deseret News]

Op-ed: Dogs and cats deserve a better end than the gas chamber [Salt Lake Tribune]

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