Lobbyist in the lobby
At the end of my shift the other day I found myself up the street from my place at the state capitol for the general session of the Utah Legislature.
The session is about halfway over for 2010 and I've only been up the hill twice.
This time I was there to cover a bill our reporter had to following that would force insurers to provide more favorable plans for Utahns with prosthetic limbs.
While it passed the House Business and Labor Committee, 9-3, despite being put there initially because it was thought it couldn't pass, it wasn't an easy day.
Well, easy if you can figure out how to burn four hours.
That's right, I got to the capitol around 1:30 p.m. as my assignment called for a 2:00 p.m. shoot in the committee.
But since they had a lot of prior bills, I sat from 1:30 p.m. until about 5:00 p.m. when my subjects plead their case.
So I played on my iPhone, read the news, resorted to taking pictures of my credential on my iPhone, and, oh yeah, shot some features.