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ABU Update – Reviewing the 2016 Utah Legislative Session

The final gavel fell on the 2016 Utah State Legislative Session late last night. On today’s Better Utah Legislative Update we feature a recap of what got funded, defunded, passed and shelved on the hill this year – from Medicaid to marijuana, coal exports to water pipelines, education to air quality and beyond. Podcast: Play […]

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ABU Update – Final Day of Session

Today is the last day of the 2016 meeting of state lawmakers. Today on our Better Utah Legislative Update, KCPW’s Roger McDonough speaks with Chase Thomas and Matt Lyon from Alliance for a Better Utah about last-minute funding for various legislative priorities, and at at what happened to measures to reform the so-called “Count My […]

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Limited Medicaid Expansion Plan Clears Utah House

(KCPW News) The Utah House of Representatives on Friday passed a bill that would provide health coverage under Medicaid to a limited number of people living in poverty in the state. House Majority Leader Jim Dunnigan’s HB437 would provide coverage to 16,000 Utahns who are chronically homeless, have mental health problems, or who have recently […]

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Musical Testimony for Resolution Honoring ‘Hamilton’ Composer

(KCPW News) West Jordan Rep. Ken Ivory invoked Broadway during testimony on the floor of the Utah House on Thursday. Ivory is the sponsor of a concurrent resolution honoring Lin-Manuel Miranda, the composer of the hit musical “Hamilton,” which is based on the 2004 biography of American founding father Alexander Hamilton. In his effort to […]

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ABU Update: Adoption Language, Death Penalty, Speed Traps

On today’s Better Utah Legislative Update KCPW’s Roger McDonough is joined by Matt Lyon, Strategic Advisor with Alliance for a Better Utah. Today they discuss a legislative attempt to change language in state code related to adoption, initiatives related to the death penalty, and legislation on city budgets and speed traps. Podcast: Play in new […]

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