Politics Up Close: SLC Mayor Ralph Becker, U.S. Senate Candidate Bill Barron

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker

(KCPW News) A lot could be at stake for Salt Lake City in the 2012 election. Mayor Ralph Becker has spent time recently in Washington, urging Congress not to make drastic, across-the-board cuts that would trickle down to the local level. He joined us to talk about his hopes and fears about the elections, and a proposal that would change historic preservation plans in Salt Lake City.

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U.S. Senate Candidate Bill Barron

Then, as Democrat Scott Howell has taken jabs at Republican incumbent Orrin Hatch, independent Senate candidate Bill Barron has been on a 1,200 mile campaign tour of Utah… on his bicycle. The candidate’s campaign is driven by his experience in renewable energy and desire to reduce climate change by putting a fee on carbon. He talked with us about his plan.

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