The Senate Site Senate Journal: January 28th, 2013

Senate Journal: January 28th, 2013

Posted in 2012, Featured on Monday, January 28th, 2013 at 9:11 PM No Comments

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The Senate kicked things off today with the National Anthem, sung by the fantastic Miss Sandy Utah, and an energetic chorale performance by the Chamber Choir from American Leadership Academy.  Linda K. Burton of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opened our proceedings with a prayer.  We also heard the State of the Judiciary, given by Chief Justice Matthew B. Durrant. We swore in the senators, voted in a new senate president, live-streamed a media briefing, confirmed a new judge and send a truckload of bills to committee.

Essential links:

–  Trib: Utah Senate opens with calls for prudence

–  Standard Examiner: First day of Utah’s 2013 legislative session one of ceremony, economic concern

– DNews: Two educations bills move forward (transparency and medical school funding)

– KUER: New senate president calls for fiscal responsibility

– The House of Reps blog re: a proposed adjustment to legislative compensation

–  ABC 4’s brief synopsis

– Trib on Senator Osmond’s bill: What if agencies provided services only by internet or by phone? 

Cool new Session Dashboard by’s front-end web developer

Baker’s Dozen: What Josh Loftin will miss about the legislative session

– YouTube: Senate President [almost] gets a promotion

Cool tweets:






And a photo album.  Wish you were here!

We’ll see you tomorrow bright and early for Business, Economic Development, & Labor Appropriations Subcommittee,  Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee, Public Education Appropriations Subcommittee, and Social Services Appropriations Subcommittees, which all stream live online audio at

Good night!

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