Politics Up Close: Crockett Runs for Mayor, Medicaid in Utah

Former Salt Lake County Councilman Mark Crockett

(KCPW News) Salt Lake County can be better managed for less. That’s the message of former county councilman Mark Crockett, who’s now hoping to return to county government, this time as mayor. The GOP candidate says millions of dollars can be saved by cutting waste and not overlapping with city services. We asked Crockett what ideas he has to offer voters and delegates heading into the Republican convention a few months away.


Then, the federal government has said no to some of Utah’s landmark Medicaid reforms passed by the legislature, but others are moving ahead. We talked with the state’s Medicaid Director, Michael Hales, and Lincoln Nehring, Senior Health Policy Analyst with Voices for Utah Children.


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