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Political Cornflakes: House Passes Budget, Matheson’s Final Vote, Presidential Encounter

(KCPW News) Congress has again narrowly avoided a government shutdown by passing a budget. How did that vote play out? KCPW’s Roger McDonough posed that question to Thomas Burr, Washington Correspondent for the Salt Lake Tribune and author of Political Cornflakes – a daily, online roundup of Utah politics. Podcast: Play in new window | […]

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Differing Views on Plans for Big Water Projects in Utah

(KCPW News) Utah’s population is expected to nearly double in the next 40 years and many policymakers worry that the desert state will not have enough water for cities, industries, and agriculture. Some say Utah will soon need to divert more water from the Colorado River, and eventually the Bear River, to meet future needs. […]

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Political Cornflakes: Symbolic House Vote Over Executive Action on Immigration

(KCPW News) The U.S. House of Representatives voted this week to ban President Barack Obama’s executive orders on immigration. How did Utah’s members vote, and what chance does this effort have? KCPW’s Roger McDonough posed that question to Thomas Burr, Washington Correspondent for the Salt Lake Tribune and author of Political Cornflakes – a daily, […]

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Political Cornflakes: Mia Love Gets a Mentor. Reaction to Immigration Plan

(KCPW News) Utah Congresswoman-elect Mia Love got a veteran Republican as her mentor, to help her learn the ropes in Washington. To find out more, KCPW’s Roger McDonough spoke with Thomas Burr, Washington Correspondent for the Salt Lake Tribune and author of Political Cornflakes – a daily, online roundup of Utah politics. Podcast: Play in […]

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Political Cornflakes: Imminent Showdown Over Immigration?

(KCPW News) Executive action on immigration is expected any day now, and Utah Republican Senator Mike Lee is planning his response. Can we expect a showdown in Washington? KCPW’s Roger McDonough posed that question to Thomas Burr, Washington Correspondent for the Salt Lake Tribune and author of Political Cornflakes – a daily, online roundup of […]

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