On the right we have Speaker of the Utah State House, Greg Hughes (R), on the left we have Utah State Senator Jim Dabakis (D), and speaking for the middle, Natalie Gochnour, Chief Economist and Senior Advisor to the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce and Associate Dean, David Eccles School of Business, Univ. of Utah. The show is produced by Ross Chambless.
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This week Natalie Gochnour, Jim Dabakis, and Chris Bleak discuss whether Jim Dabakis will run for Salt Lake City mayor. Also, whether Gov. Herbert will veto anything, future Healthy Utah talks, USU’s athletic money, Ted Cruz, the prison relocation, tax increases, and the Utes in the Sweet 16.
With Natalie gone, Jim and Greg have no referee between them. They discuss the productivity of Utah’s Legislative session, the House’s maneuvering on Medicaid, and the contentious Firing Squad bill.
In the last week of the session, Jim, Natalie, and Chris Bleak (filling in for Greg) discuss Scott Anderson and Jon Huntsman Jr. backing Sen. Mike Lee, Utah’s GOP reps intervening in nuclear negotiations with Iranian officials, Hilary Clinton, rallying for LGBT rights, Tesla running out of gas, and give grades to the session.
From the Speakers office on Capitol Hill Natalie, Jim, and Chris Bleak (filling in for Greg Hughes), discuss the LGBT nondiscrimination agreement with LDS Church leaders, “Healthy Utah” (SB164) vs. “Utah Cares” (HB446), remembering Deedee Corradini, more ‘Count My Vote’ tinkering, and campaign contributions.
This week from the Speaker’s office at the Capitol, Greg, Jim, and Natalie hash out air quality legislation, education funding, more Count My Vote politics, and appointing a state dog.