Legislative Coverage Archive

Legislative Wrap Up 2017

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air dates: March 15/18, 2017) — Utah state legislators took on many contentious issues this year including

‘No-promo Homo’ Bill Passes Out of Legislature

-Audio below- (KCPW News) A measure striking down a school curriculum statute known as “no-promo homo” passed through the Utah House with

Utah’s reaction to health care plan, Huntsman and Russia, Outdoor Retailer, Legislature ends

Utah’s congressional delegates respond to GOP leaders’ new health care plan. Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman accepts President Donald Trump’s offer to

Utah Women Take Day Off to Meet With Lawmakers

-Audio below- (KCPW News) Utah lawmakers faced a sea of red at the Capitol on Wednesday for A Day Without a Woman,

ABU Update: At the Finish Line – Appropriations, Alcohol Reform, and Homelessness

On the final day of the 2017 Utah State Legislative Session, Roger McDonough and Chase Thomas talk about various funding priorities, about

Governor Herbert Optimistic as Legislature Wraps Up

(KCPW News) With just two days remaining in the Utah state legislative session, Utah Governor Gary Herbert is optimistic about the direction

Climate Change Resolution Fails in House Committee

(KCPW News) A resolution asking lawmakers to acknowledge and work to address the effects of climate change failed in a House committee

ABU Update: Grocery Tax Withdrawn, Education Funding Advances, Money for Roads

With the session winding down, today’s update focuses on various funding and tax measures – including a now-withdrawn proposal to increase the

ABU Update: Alcohol Revisited and Banning Criminal History Questions on Job Applications

KCPW’s Roger McDonough is once again joined by Alliance for a Better Utah’s Chase Thomas for an update on alcohol-related measures at

ABU Legislative Update: Zion Moats? Behemoth Alcohol Bill Unveiled

This week in the legislature: a massive alcohol bill emerges, and Utahns may be swapping ‘Zion Curtains’ for ‘Zion Moats.’ Also, considering