The 2016 session of the Utah Legislature opened Monday where such issues as education, air quality, medicinal marijuana and Medicaid expansion are likely to be addressed. Although local lawmakers will be on Utah’s Capitol Hill for the 45-day session, they will once again keep in close touch with local constituents.
Cache County Executive Craig Buttars says the public is invited to meet with the legislators on Saturday morning where they will be available from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the Cache County Administration Building’s multi-purpose room.
“It’s a great opportunity to sit down with your legislators to get their ear, to ask questions and receive feedback from the legislators,” Buttars says. “They have been really, really good to come in Saturday mornings.
“They are extremely busy during the session but these meetings have been good for citizens to give their input.”
Buttars says in past years legislators have been willing to discuss a variety of issues and also respond to citizen concerns. The sessions will begin Saturday, January 30th and run through March 5th.