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Better Utah Update: Budgeting, SB54 Substitute, Partisan Committee Membership

On today’s Better Utah Legislative Update we hear from Chase Thomas, Policy and Advocacy Director with Alliance for a Better Utah about

Bill Would Allow ‘Segmentation’ of Utah’s Scenic Byways

(KCPW News) A bill from the 2015 Utah State Legislative Session that could let landowners erect billboards on Utah’s Scenic Byways has

Better Utah Legislative Update: Efforts to Restore Education Funding, Legislative Endorsements, More

During this year’s meeting of state lawmakers, KCPW is joined once again by representatives from Alliance for a Better Utah for our

Political Cornflakes: Obama Cites Mormon Persecution in Call for Religious Tolerance

(KCPW News) President Barack Obama this week mentioned Mormons during his first U.S. visit to a mosque. What was the context of

Better Utah Legislative Update: Week 2 Momentum

(KCPW News) Alliance for a Better Utah Strategic Advisor Matt Lyon speaks with KCPW’s Roger McDonough about second-week momentum on the hill.

Political Cornflakes: Trouble for Hypothetical Mormon Candidates

(KCPW News) There’s a new poll out on the presidential race and it contains a lot of information on the opinions of

Better Utah Legislative Update: Reviewing the Process of Lawmaking

(KCPW News) Today, an overview of the legislative process – from draft legislation to the governor’s signature (or veto). Matt Lyon, Strategic

Better Utah Legislative Update: Emerging Agendas, Coming Battles

(KCPW News) Alliance for a Better Utah Strategic Advisor Matt Lyon speaks with KCPW’s Roger McDonough about the agenda laid out by

Political Cornflakes: Utah’s State of the Union Response

(KCPW News) President Barack Obama gave his last State of the Union speech this week. What was the reaction to his remarks

Political Cornflakes: Executive Orders, Oregon Standoff, President Burr

(KCPW News) President Obama unveiled new executive orders to expand background checks on gun sales this week. He made the announcement in

Political Cornflakes: Trump Campaign’s Mormon Statement

(KCPW News) GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump doesn’t seem to be endearing himself to Utah voters. What did his campaign do this

Political Cornflakes: Mia Love’s Political Ranking, Flight Costs, and GOP ‘Debates’

(KCPW News) Mia Love was back in the news this week after she said she’s reimbursing taxpayers for a flight. What happened?

Petition asks Natural History Museum of Utah to Divest Fossil Fuel Holdings

(KCPW News) A group of local activists, organizers, teachers and students on Monday delivered a petition to the Natural History Museum of

Political Cornflakes: Rob Bishop Aims to Overhaul Land and Water Conservation Fund

(KCPW News) Utah Rep. Rob Bishop unveiled a bill this week that would significantly restrict the federal government from buying more public

KCPW Extra: Panic, Mayhem, Hysteria – War of the Worlds

Seventy-seven years ago today, American radio audiences, believing that a Martian invasion was underway, went absolutely nuts. Panicked masses fled to the

Political Cornflakes: Minimum Wage Exemption for Utah Recreational Outfitters?

(KCPW News) Utah Rep. Chris Stewart has introduced legislation to exempt recreational outfitters from a federal mandate to pay a higher minimum

Political Cornflakes: Chaffetz Faces Criticism for Living at Work

(KCPW News) It’s no secret that Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz sleeps on a cot in his office. He’s not the only House

Political Cornflakes: NSA Phone Spying Program Ruled Illegal

(KCPW News) An appellate court ruled this week that the National Security Agency is taking its domestic spying too far. To learn

Political Cornflakes: President Obama Visits Utah

(KCPW News) President Barack arrived in Utah Friday. But his arrival in the state was delayed a little. Why? KCPW’s Roger McDonough

Salt Lake City Selected as 8th Google Fiber City

Today on Downtown SLC, host Jason Mathis speaks with Devon Baer, Associate City Manager with Google Fiber. Google announced this week that

Political Cornflakes: Rep. Stewart on Where to Send Secret Service Agents

(KCPW News) Utah Rep. Chris Stewart had some tough criticism this week of the Secret Service. What did he suggest the agency

Better Utah Legislative Update – Day 43

(KCPW News) Alliance for a Better Utah Executive Director Maryann Martindale speaks with KCPW’s Roger McDonough about home-stretch lawmaking. Some major measures

Better Utah Legislative Update – Day 38

(KCPW News) During their conversation today, KCPW’s Roger McDonough and Alliance for a Better Utah’s Maryann Martindale discuss the rejection of Governor

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Deedee Corradini In Memoriam

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: March 4, 2015) –  Deedee Corradini, Salt Lake City’s first and only female mayor, died

Better Utah Legislative Update – Day 37

(KCPW News) KCPW’s Roger McDonough and Maryann Martindale, Executive Director of Alliance for a Better Utah talk criminal justice reform, changes to

Better Utah Legislative Update – Day 30

(KCPW News) Governor Gary Herbert’s Healthy Utah plan hits a roadblock – in the form of House Speaker Greg Hughes. Maryann Martindale,

Better Utah Legislative Update – Day 29

(KCPW News) The latest from the annual meeting of the Utah State Legislature. Alliance for a Better Utah Executive Director Maryann Martindale

Better Utah Legislative Update – Day 22

(KCPW News) The 2015 meeting of Utah lawmakers is now at the halfway point. To get the latest from the session, KCPW’s

Better Utah Legislative Update – Day 17

(KCPW News) Maryann Martindale, Executive Director of the nonprofit, good government group Alliance for a Better Utah joins KCPW’s Roger McDonough for

Political Cornflakes: Utah Cop Gets Medal of Valor, Hatch on War Powers, More

(KCPW News) A Utah cop was honored in Washington this week with the Medal of Valor. What is the medal, and who