State Government Archive

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 90 (7/23/15)

This week Natalie, Greg, and Brian King (filling in on the Left) talk about Republican leaders reaching a Medicaid Expansion deal proposal,

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 89 (7/16/15)

This week Natalie, Rep. Brian King (filling in on the Left), and Sen. Todd Weiler (filling in on the Right) talk about

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 88 (7/9/15)

This week Natalie, Chris Bleak (filling in for Greg on the Right), and Rep. Brian King (filling in for Jim on the

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 86 (6/25/15)

This week Jim, Greg, and Natalie talk about petty politics in Salt Lake City Mayoral race, rural Garfield County declaring a state

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 85 (6/18/15)

This week Jim, Greg, and Natalie discuss Police Chief Burbank’s sudden resignation after clashing with Mayor Becker over sexual harassment allegations. Also

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 84 (6/11/15)

This week former Lt. Gov. Greg Bell fills in for Natalie to join Jim Dabakis and Chris Bleak (filling in for Greg

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 83 (6/4/15)

This week Jim, Natalie, and Chris Bleak (filling in for Greg) talk about Amanda Smith going to private sector, Ken Ivory being

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 82 (5/28/15)

This week Natalie, Greg, and Rep. Brian King (Filling in for Jim) discuss Medicaid expansion (yes, again), the developing Presidential race, immigration

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 80 (5/14/15)

This week Natalie, Greg, and Jim get into the GOP’s acceptance of the new Count My Vote law, a possible challenge by

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 79 (5/7/15)

This week Greg, Jim and Natalie converse about the Economist’s recent article – is Utah really “Young, tolerant and surprising”?  Also, Quality

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 76 (4/16/15)

This week Jim, Greg, and Natalie discuss Jim’s decision now to leave the mayoral race.  Also Hillary and other GOP candidates in

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 75 (4/9/15)

This week Jim, Greg and Natalie talk about Jim’s decision to run for Salt Lake City mayor, a review of President Obama’s

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: April 8, 2015) – Theda Skocpol is the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government, Sociology

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 74 (4/2/15)

This week Greg, Jim, and Natalie chew over President Obama’s Utah visit. Also Sen. Harry Reid’s retirement, LDS Conference weekend, the Salt

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 73 (3/26/15)

This week Natalie Gochnour, Jim Dabakis, and Chris Bleak discuss whether Jim Dabakis will run for Salt Lake City mayor. Also, whether

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 72 (3/19/15)

With Natalie gone, Jim and Greg have no referee between them.  They discuss the productivity of Utah’s Legislative session, the House’s maneuvering

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 71 (3/12/15)

In the last week of the session, Jim, Natalie, and Chris Bleak (filling in for Greg) discuss Scott Anderson and Jon Huntsman

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 70 (3/5/15)

From the Speakers office on Capitol Hill Natalie, Jim, and Chris Bleak (filling in for Greg Hughes), discuss the LGBT nondiscrimination agreement

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 68 (2/19/15)

This week from the Minority Party’s office at the Capitol, Chris Bleak (filling in for Greg on the Right), joins Jim and

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 67 (2/12/15)

From the Speaker’s office, Greg, Jim, and Natalie chew over cutting back the education budget, the GOP’s closed caucus for Healthy Utah

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 66 (2/5/15)

Into week 2 of the Legislative session Greg, Jim, and Natalie discuss the Utah House, Healthy Utah and the Department of Health

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Political Ruminations

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: February 4, 2015) – A few notable and outspoken public officials serving Utah spoke last

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 65 (1/29/15)

With the Legislature back in session this week the crew gather in the Speaker’s Office to talk football, the LDS Church’s support

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 64 (1/22/15)

This week the gang banters about coach Whittingham and football, Utah’s 20-year low tax burden, Jim Matheson turning lobbyist, and Obama’s State

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 63 (1/15/15)

Greg, Natalie and Jim talk about Mitt Romney in 2016, Russia, teetotallers on the alcohol commission, funding education, and Utah drops “Ag-Gag”

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 62 (1/8/15)

This week Sen. Todd Weiler on the right joins Jim and Natalie to squabble over Republicans taking over Congress, earmarks, Mia Love,

Governor Herbert Talks Air Quality

Governor Gary Herbert took time to address air quality during a news conference Tuesday at the Utah Capitol. Herbert told reporters that

Utah Governor Gary Herbert Takes Oath of Office

Utah Governor Gary Herbert took the oath on office on Monday; saying the state’s best days lie ahead. KCPW’s Jessica Gail was

Utah’s Low Unemployment Numbers May Not Mean More People are Back to Work

Utah’s unemployment rate has reached a new low since the recession hit in 2008. According to numbers released by the Bureau of

Federal Unemployment Benefit Extension Re-triggered in Utah

Unemployed Utah workers who have exhausted their 14 weeks of federal benefits can now apply for another 14 weeks as a result