Tag: 2016 legislative session

ABU Update – Final Day of Session

Source: KCPW 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

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ABU Update – Reviewing the 2016 Utah Legislative Session

Source: KCPW 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.

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ABU Update: Adoption Language, Death Penalty, Speed Traps

Source: KCPW 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. Listen to

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ABU Update: Big Water Projects Advance as Air Quality Initiatives Stall

Source: KCPW A measure that environmentalists say is designed to fund the Lake Powell and Bear River pipelines is awaiting consideration in committee. Meanwhile, initiatives to address air quality in Utah have stalled. Alliance for a Better Utah Strategic Advisor Matt Lyon joins KCPW’s Roger McDonough for the latest Better Utah Legislative Update. Read KCPW

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Trib Talk: Legislative gut check

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune With the legislative session more than halfway over, what’s next for Medicaid expansion, medical marijuana, e-cigarettes, public lands, air quality and more? On Monday at 12:15 p.m., Utah Eagle Forum’s Gayle Ruzicka, Lola Britton of the Utah League of Women Voters, Libertas Institute’s Connor Boyack and Joshua Kanter of Alliance

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ABU Update: Medical Marijuana and Zion Curtains

Source: KCPW For today’s Better Utah Legislative Update, a look at the shifting conversation in Medical Marijuana in Utah. After meeting with opposition from the LDS Church, one lawmaker says he’ll now try to get a measure on the ballot. Also, a look at an effort to eliminate Utah’s so-called “Zion Curtains.” Listen to KCPW

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ABU Update: Proposed Adoption Changes, Hate Crimes, SLC Olympics 2.0

Source: KCPW Alliance for a Better Utah’s Chase Thomas joins Roger McDonough to discuss a contentious hearing over a proposed change to Utah adoption law, a measure to broaden the definition of hate crimes in the state, and a legislative nod to bringing the Winter Olympics back to Utah. Listen to KCPW report here.

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Pyle: Utahns look for ways to get around their own Legislature

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune “A conservative is someone who stands athwart history, yelling, ‘Stop!’ William F. Buckley A Utahn is someone who stands outside the Legislature, yelling “Do something!” (I’m still trying to think of an appropriate word as cool as “athwart.”) The frustration has become so acute that folks around here are busy

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ABU Update: Sales Tax Exemption fails, Commission ‘Patronizing to Women’

Source: KCPW Chase Thomas with Alliance for a Better Utah speaks with KCPW’s Roger McDonough about the latest from the 2016 Utah State Legislature. During today’s Better Utah Legislative Update they discuss the failure of an initiative to eliminate the so-called “tampon tax,” and comments by one Senator on the Women in the Economy Commission. Listen

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