Senate and House of Representatives announce 2023 interim schedule and study items
Today, the Legislative Management Committee approved the interim committee schedule, assignments and study items for 2023. Interim meetings provide legislators the chance to review and study policy items for the next general session. Interim proceedings will be live-streamed, recorded and shared publicly on le.utah.gov. Meetings are open to the public. Utahns can provide input either virtually or in person. All interim committee meetings will be held at the Capitol complex with the exception of September interim. September interim meetings will be held in St. George, allowing the opportunity for citizens in Southern Utah to participate in person. (Read More)
Salt Lake Chamber roots for potential MLB expansion to Salt Lake City
Derek Miller, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber, issued the following statement regarding the recent announcement of a potential MLB expansion to the Salt Lake City market:
“Salt Lake City is primed and ready to welcome Major League Baseball to our great city and state. Utah has a long history of successfully hosting global sporting events, such as the 2002 Olympic Winter Games and, most recently, the 2023 NBA All-Star Game; this expansion would be no different. We also have a large, enthusiastic and ever-growing fanbase of sports fans with the Salt Lake Bees, Utah Jazz, Real Salt Lake, Utah Utes and BYU Cougars, just to name a few. (Read More)
Summer P-EBT benefits help purchase food for school children during summer months
P-EBT (Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer) is a federal food assistance program created by Congress as part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. This program is open to students participating in the National School Lunch Program in public schools, charter schools, and private schools.Children enrolled in a Provision 2 or Community Eligibility Provision school lunch program as of May 1, 2023 will be eligible for the benefit without a free or reduced-price meal benefit determination.
The deadline is quickly approaching for families to become eligible to receive assistance purchasing food for their children over the summer. Eligible children must be registered for free or reduced-price school lunches by May 1, 2023, to qualify for the Summer P-EBT program. (Read More)