Politics Archive

Trump’s election, Chaffetz to continue investigation (11/11/16)

On Friday at 9 a.m., Salt Lake Tribune reporter Thomas Burr, columnist Paul Rolly, government and politics editor Dan Harrie and Tribune

Wins for Sanders and Cruz after Large Turnout at Utah Caucuses

(KCPW News) Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and Texas Senator Ted Cruz were the big winners of Utah’s presidential caucuses on Tuesday evening,

Update from City Hall: A Conversation with Mayor Jackie Biskupski

(KCPW News) Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski has now been in office for a little over two and a half months,

Trump Rally in Downtown Salt Lake City Draws Protestors and Spectators

(KCPW News) Republican front-runner Donald Trump was one of four presidential hopefuls to visit Utah in the days leading up to this

ABU Update – Reviewing the 2016 Utah Legislative Session

The final gavel fell on the 2016 Utah State Legislative Session late last night. On today’s Better Utah Legislative Update we feature

ABU Update – Final Day of Session

Today is the last day of the 2016 meeting of state lawmakers. Today on our Better Utah Legislative Update, KCPW’s Roger McDonough

Bill to Eliminate Power Sharing in Administrative Committees Passes Utah House

(KCPW News) A measure that would shuffle the makeup of two nuts-and-bolts legislative committees to favor Republicans passed the Utah House of

ABU Update: Full Medicaid Expansion Initiative Advances along with Power-Grabs

A bill by Democratic Senator Gene Davis would return to the governor the power to accept full Medicaid expansion under the Affordable

ABU Update: Big Water Projects Advance as Air Quality Initiatives Stall

A measure that environmentalists say is designed to fund the Lake Powell and Bear River pipelines is awaiting consideration in committee. Meanwhile,

Political Cornflakes: SCOTUS Appointment Battle, Biden’s Utah Visit

(KCPW News) With the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, there’s a new fight over whether President Obama or the next US president

ABU Update: Medical Marijuana and Zion Curtains

For today’s Better Utah Legislative Update, a look at the shifting conversation in Medical Marijuana in Utah. After meeting with opposition from

Hatch to Lawmakers: Next President Should Appoint Scalia Replacement

(KCPW News) Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch told state lawmakers on Tuesday that the appointment of a replacement for late Supreme Court Justice

ABU Update: Proposed Adoption Changes, Hate Crimes, SLC Olympics 2.0

Alliance for a Better Utah’s Chase Thomas joins Roger McDonough to discuss a contentious hearing over a proposed change to Utah adoption

Trib Talk Live: Bagley on Pulitzers, political cartoons (2/12/16)

Since his first cartoon was published in 1978 in Brigham Young University’s student newspaper, Salt Lake Tribune editorial cartoonist and Pulitzer Prize

ABU Update: Sales Tax Exemption fails, Commission ‘Patronizing to Women’

Chase Thomas with Alliance for a Better Utah speaks with KCPW’s Roger McDonough about the latest from the 2016 Utah State Legislature.

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

Derek Kitchen on his Election to City Council and his Vision for SLC

Today on Downtown SLC, host Jason Mathis is joined by Derek Kitchen, who was inducted earlier this week to the District 4

Political Cornflakes: Chaffetz’s Report on Secret Service Security Lapses

(KCPW News) Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz issued a report this week that looks into security lapses by the Secret Service in recent

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?

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

Political Cornflakes: Shutdown Averted (for now) and Chaffetz’s Graph Gaffe

(KCPW News) Congress averted another government shutdown on Friday. Does that mean they’ve finally figured out how to budget without brinkmanship? KCPW’s