The Buzz

This is our daily update about what happens on the Hill during the Session. Here you can see the best Tweet of the day, photos from around the House, videos, media reports, new blog posts, just about everything you want. Except taffy.

 

Bills

How about some policy discussion? Here you will find commentary from representatives and staff about featured bills.

 

The Reps

Want to know about your representative and what they’re up to? Here you will (soon) find the representatives on social media, where to find their legislation and committees, and videos of the reps.

 

Week in Review

During the legislative session we will post a regular update and summary of the key issues that were debated

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Morning Buzz | January 28, 2015

Good morning! Today we get started with committee meetings at 8am. You can find a list of the committees meeting, links to audio streaming and agendas on our website. This morning you can tune in to the Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee, Executive Offices...

Morning Buzz | January 27, 2015

Good morning fellow legislature enthusiasts! The buzz is back and better than ever, so be sure to check back here every morning or follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get daily updates. Today our first committee meetings of the session start bright and early at 8am....

Speaker Greg Hughes | 2015 Opening Day Speech

Fellow representatives, it is truly an honor to stand before you today as Utah’s Speaker of the House. This is a responsibility I take very seriously and I’m humbled by the trust you all have shown in me. I want to thank Congressman Rob Bishop for joining us today and...

Remembering Utah’s First Female Speaker of the House

If you’d like to submit your own memories of Speaker Lockhart, please send them to BeckyLockhartMemories@gmail.com. REMEMBERING UTAH’S FIRST FEMALE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE, REBECCA LOCKHART 1968 – 2015 “Using your real voice might make you uncomfortable.  It might...

Speaker Becky Lockhart Passes Away

For immediate release January 17, 2015   Former Speaker Rebecca Lockhart Passes Away   Former Speaker Rebecca Lockhart passed away in her home shortly after noon today from an unrecoverable and extremely rare neurodegenerative brain disease. She was 46.  ...

Speaker-elect Greg Hughes adds to Senior Staff

Speaker-elect Greg Hughes adds to Senior Staff   SALT LAKE CITY – (01/06/2015) Speaker-elect Greg Hughes announced today his selection of veteran journalist Chuck Gates to serve in the newly created position of Director of Communications and Constituent Services for...

Prison Relocation Commission

Over 70 years ago, as the state was looking to relocate the prison in Sugarhouse beyond the urban sprawl of the time, they settled on a 700 acre site in Draper. At the time it was a rural community far enough away to allow for future population growth, while still...