Politics Archive

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