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Legislative Wrap Up 2017

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air dates: March 15/18, 2017) — Utah state legislators took on many contentious issues this year including homelessness, air quality, funding for education and rape kits, and reforms to Utah’s alcohol laws.  On Friday, March 10th, a panel of lawmakers gathered at the Hinckley Institute of Politics to review the […]

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‘No-promo Homo’ Bill Passes Out of Legislature

-Audio below- (KCPW News) A measure striking down a school curriculum statute known as “no-promo homo” passed through the Utah House with only one dissenting vote on Wednesday, making its way to Gov. Gary Herbert’s desk with bi-partisan support. Senate Bill 196 stems from a lawsuit filed in October 2016 by Equality Utah, an LGBTQ […]

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Utah’s reaction to health care plan, Huntsman and Russia, Outdoor Retailer, Legislature ends

Utah’s congressional delegates respond to GOP leaders’ new health care plan. Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman accepts President Donald Trump’s offer to be ambassador to Russia. Utah lawmakers try to win back the Outdoor Retailer show. And the 2017 state legislative session wraps up. On Friday at 9 a.m., Salt Lake Tribune Washington Bureau Chief […]

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Utah Women Take Day Off to Meet With Lawmakers

-Audio below- (KCPW News) Utah lawmakers faced a sea of red at the Capitol on Wednesday for A Day Without a Woman, a direct-action event organized by Utah Women Unite, the group behind the women’s march at the beginning of the legislative session. Coinciding with International Women’s Day, hundreds of women from around the state […]

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ABU Update: At the Finish Line – Appropriations, Alcohol Reform, and Homelessness

On the final day of the 2017 Utah State Legislative Session, Roger McDonough and Chase Thomas talk about various funding priorities, about changes to alcohol policy, and about measures related to homelessness. Throughout this year’s meeting of state lawmakers, KCPW and Alliance for a Better Utah have partnered to provide Better Utah Legislative Updates. A […]

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