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Bill Would Make Killing a Police Dog a Second-Degree Felony

(KCPW News) [AUDIO AFTER BREAK] Salt Lake Democratic State Senator Jani Iwamoto wants to make the penalty for killing a police dog more

ABU Update: Transportation, Birth Control and Crisis Hotlines

Chase Thomas from Alliance for a Better Utah joins KCPW’s Roger McDonough to talk about initiatives gaining traction at the 2018 Utah

Measure to Let Prospective Candidates File Remotely Advances

(KCPW News)  Utah lawmakers on Friday advanced a measure that would let prospective candidates for political office get on the ballot, even

Lawmaker’s Resolution Would Ask Congress to Exempt Utah from Antiquities Act

(KCPW News) Grand County Republican Rep. Carl Abrecht says that the Bears Ears and Grande Staircase Escalante National Monuments are too big,

House Speaker Greg Hughes Lays Out Priorities in Opening Remarks

(KCPW News) The 2018 Utah Legislative Session opened Monday with a bit of bragging. During opening remarks, Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes

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

ABU Update: Grocery Tax Withdrawn, Education Funding Advances, Money for Roads

With the session winding down, today’s update focuses on various funding and tax measures – including a now-withdrawn proposal to increase the

ABU Update: Alcohol Revisited and Banning Criminal History Questions on Job Applications

KCPW’s Roger McDonough is once again joined by Alliance for a Better Utah’s Chase Thomas for an update on alcohol-related measures at

ABU Legislative Update: Zion Moats? Behemoth Alcohol Bill Unveiled

This week in the legislature: a massive alcohol bill emerges, and Utahns may be swapping ‘Zion Curtains’ for ‘Zion Moats.’ Also, considering

ABU Legislative Update: Concealed Carry, Instant Runoffs, Striking ‘No Promo Homo’

This Thursday’s Better Utah Legislative Update includes a look at efforts to lower the age at which a person can get a