Politics Up Close: U.S. Senate Candidate Scott Howell, Utah Transparency Project

(KCPW News) This year’s election for U.S. Senate could be a rematch. After challenging him in 2000, former Utah Senate Minority Leader Scott Howell is once again mounting a campaign against incumbent Orrin Hatch, who’s seeking a seventh term in office. Howell served 10 years in the Utah legislature, and was an executive for 34 years with IBM, where he says he’s helped produce economic growth. But after taking just 31 percent of the vote in the last election, how would he be successful this time? We talked with Howell about his qualifications and strategy.

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Then, the latest push for openness in Utah government comes from the University of Utah. That’s where honor students have spent months coming up with best practices for local governments to adopt. We talked with Theresa Krause and Tianna Tu of the Utah Transparency Project.

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Listen to a podcast of the entire show here:

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