Evil Corporation Quiz, Budgets & Sausage-Grinding 

This week, join Move to Amend SLC and relive the Roaring Twenties at the Speakeasy Pub Quiz, where you can test your knowledge of the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court decision that decided corporations are people and can therefore buy elections with impunity. Summertime also means budget time, and this week, Provo residents have a chance to speak up about the city’s proposed fiscal-year budget. Later, hit the Hill for legislative interim committee meetings covering a mess of topics.

Speakeasy Pub Quiz
Thursday, June 13

Since the Citizens United Supreme Court decision allowed corporations to donate to elections without limits, special-interest groups have bombarded elections with billions in donations, buying politicians and selling out democracy in the process. On Thursday, celebrate the ’20s—another era of corporate excess—with Move to Amend at a party raising awareness of its grass-roots campaign. Dress up Gatsby-style; enjoy music, free beverages and food; and learn more about how to reverse Citizens United. Washington Square Cafe, Salt Lake City & County Building, 451 S. State, June 13, 7-9:30 p.m., Facebook.com/MoveToAmendUtah

Provo Municipal Council
Tuesday, June 18

It’s budget time, Provo-ites! So if you want to know how city leaders will be spending your tax dollars, show up to this special council meeting to get a look at the tentative budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year. Provo City Center, 351 W. Center St., Provo, 801-852-6120, June 18, 5:30 p.m., Provo.org/Council.Main.html

Legislative Interim Committees
Wednesday, June 19

Legislative committees this week will cover issues ranging from an update on a bill to grade school performance, and from mobile-home-park regulations to a bill that would allow voters to do recall elections. That will come in handy when they elect a state candidate who later refuses to resign after his office is engulfed in a never-ending litany of public scandals—you know, in case that ever happens in the future. Utah Capitol, 350 N. State, 801-538-1029, morning meetings start at 9 a.m., afternoon meetings start at 2 p.m., Le.Utah.gov

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