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Day 18! We know it’s almost Friday and you’re ready for the weekend, but don’t you forget about us (don’t, don’t, don’t…).
Today on the Hill: We began floor time with a prayer given by President Shelley of the Navajo Nation. We were also serenaded by students from the Nebo District. Utah State University’s basketball coach, Stew Morrill and his wife Vicky, came to visit us today. Senator Hillyard welcomed them here – Coach Steeeeeew is retiring this year after many moons at USU. Today was a House Bill day. During both morning and afternoon floor time we discussed both senate and house bills. Bills discussed include HB125, Fishing License Amendments by Shiozawa, and HB41, Local Economic Development Amendments.
Media Access time today focused on religious liberties and nondiscrimination (as well as enchiladas, tacos, chips and cheese, and sausage). Last year’s Count My Vote Compromise was also discussed. Don’t forget to tweet or text in your questions during Media Access every day. We’ll answer them live.
— Intern Caucus (@InternCaucus) February 12, 2015
Links We Like
– Yesterday we passed SB60 which requires that the US Naturalization Test be taken in order to graduate from high school, and now it’s on the way to the House. It was amended here, though – students would now required to take 50 of the 100 questions, and pass with a 70%.
– Shiozawa’s healthcare reform bill passed through committee yesterday. There are other bills regarding health care in Utah, from Senators Christensen and Shiozawa. This article explains the differences.
– It’s no surprise that Senator Urquhart’s SB100 is being talked about again. Yesterday in our Media Briefing, we had a great discussion about it (if you watch the whole thing, you’ll hear from the bill sponsor himself). Check out our blog post and this Deseret News article.
See you tomorrow, team #PoliticalJunkies.