Utah Legislature Archive

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

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

The Bottom Line: Shaking Up the Insurance Marketplace

The Bottom Line (Air Date: March 3, 2015) –Last November Utah Insurance Commissioner Todd Kiser warned Parker Conrad’s San Francisco-based company Zenefits

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

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,

Utah Lawmakers Spar Over Federal Lands Jurisdiction

(KCPW News) A month after the interim session commenced, it was part two of interim committee meetings in the Utah legislature on

House Speaker Lockhart Pushes for Less Reliance on Federal Government

The 2013 legislative session kicked off Monday; and Utah lawmakers are already discussing what the next 45 day session will look like.

Lawmaker Wants to Boost Education Funding Through Liquor Sales

Liquor sales could begin funding public education, at least if one Utah lawmaker has his way. Republican Representative Jim Bird plans to

Hotel Master License Could Free Up Dozens of Liquor Licenses

A Utah lawmaker wants to free up dozens of liquor licenses using the state’s hotels. Republican Senator John Valentine is drafting a

Shumway Concerned about Funding, Education Governance in Final State of Education Address

“We cannot have the best school system in the country and be the lowest in the country in funding.” State Superintendent Larry

Politics Up Close: Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck, Gov. Herbert’s Environmental Adviser

Progressive public policy is the goal of Democratic State Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck. The Salt Lake City lawmaker has served in the legislature

Politics Up Close: Rep. Kraig Powell on Open Caucus Meetings, Treasurer Candidate Christopher Stout

Today on the show, we talked with State Rep. Kraig Powell of Heber City about his effort's to open up caucus meetings

Centerville Bans Specialty Smoke Shops

A bill passed by Utah lawmakers earlier this year puts new requirements on smoke shops statewide, limiting where they can operate within