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Budget Grinding 

Appropriations, Folk Songs & 100,000 Homes

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The legislative sausage grinding has begun, and this week, you can check out a host of budget-deciding appropriations committees tasked with seeing where and how taxpayer money gets spent. During the weekend, enjoy a fundraiser concert for a locally produced CD about climate justice. Later in the week, attend a special meeting by the Salt Lake City chapter of the 100,000 Homes Campaign to talk about future volunteer efforts to help find housing for those in need.

Legislative Appropriations
Friday, Feb. 1
The 2013 legislative session has begun, which means it’s time for government agencies to approach the Legislature with hat in hand, looking for taxpayer appropriations to keep their offices going or expand. On Friday, check out appropriations committees dealing with topics ranging from higher education to social-services funding. Utah Capitol, 350 N. State, 801-538-1035, Feb. 1, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Le.Utah.gov

Folk Songs for Climate Justice CD Release Benefit Concert
Saturday, Feb. 2
The environmental advocates of Peaceful Uprising are hosting a concert to benefit the organization’s ongoing efforts for climate justice (see Music Live, p. 40). The concert will feature a whole slew of green-friendly activists and artists performing songs to be released for an upcoming album. Performers include Marv Hamilton, Raven Spirit, Utah Slim, The Hollands! and more. Suggested donation is $10. Holladay United Church of Christ, 2631 E. Murray Holladay Road, 801-747-9871, Feb. 2, 7-10 p.m., PeacefulUprising.org

100,000 Homes Community Debrief
Tuesday, Feb. 5
The local chapter of the national 100,000 Homes Campaign recently conducted a survey of Salt Lake City’s homeless population about their housing and health needs. On Feb. 5, the 100,000 Homes Campaign will offer a debriefing on the findings. If you couldn’t help out with the survey, don’t worry: This debriefing will also be an opportunity to learn how to use the information to accomplish the next step in the goal: finding homes for the homeless. Palmer Court, 999 S. Main, 801-532- 2506, Feb. 5, 10 a.m., Facebook.com/ 100KHomesSaltLakeCity

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