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.
Both Sides of the Aisle attempts to help you understand the important questions facing residents of this state, while proving that Republicans and Democrats can sit in a small room and have a meaningful conversation.
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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.
This week from the Minority Party’s office at the Capitol, Chris Bleak (filling in for Greg on the Right), joins Jim and Natalie to discuss “Frail Utah” v. “Healthy Utah”, partisan school boards, the motor fuel tax, Count My Vote (again!), and live streaming state executions by firing squad?
From the Speaker’s office, Greg, Jim, and Natalie chew over cutting back the education budget, the GOP’s closed caucus for Healthy Utah and their “circular firing squad” over Count My Vote, what to do about the state’s fair park, and an open carry compromise.
Into week 2 of the Legislative session Greg, Jim, and Natalie discuss the Utah House, Healthy Utah and the Department of Health and Human Services, a proposed Office of inspector General for Utah, and a legislator’s sexual consent gaffe.
With the Legislature back in session this week the crew gather in the Speaker’s Office to talk football, the LDS Church’s support for nondiscrimination against Gays, and again, Mitt Romney.