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A weekly rundown of the big stories in Utah politics, plus interviews with political players and newsmakers.
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A weekly rundown of the big stories in Utah politics, plus interviews with political players and newsmakers.

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A conversation with Salt Lake County Mayor candidate Arlyn Bradshaw

1/23/2019
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On Saturday, Salt Lake County Democrats will choose a new Salt Lake County Mayor. Former Mayor Ben McAdams resigned after winning a seat in Congress. Salt Lake County Councilmember Arlyn Bradshaw is vying to replace McAdams as the head of Utah's largest county. He speaks with Managing Editor Bryan Schott about why he decided to jump into the race, and what pitch he's making to Democrats in Salt Lake County as he campaigns for the job. UtahPolicy.com's daily email newsletter gets you up to...

Duration:00:21:11

Sen. Mitt Romney discusses the government shutdown

1/22/2019
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Sen. Mitt Romney joins Managing Editor Bryan Schott for a discussion about the government shutdown and whether he sees any solution for the impasse that has entered its second month. Romney also talks about his vote to lift sanctions on a Russian oligarch and the report from the New York Times claiming the Treasury Department misled Congress about the deal to lift the sanctions. UtahPolicy.com's daily email newsletter gets you up to speed with all the important political stories every...

Duration:00:15:18

A conversation with Salt Lake County Mayor candidate Jenny Wilson

1/21/2019
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On Saturday, Salt Lake County Democrats will choose a replacement for Ben McAdams who resigned earlier this month to take his seat in Congress. Managing Editor Bryan Schott speaks with County Councilmember Jenny Wilson who is one of three candidates vying to succeed McAdams as the head of Salt Lake County. She discusses why she feels she's the best qualified candidate and what plans she has for the job if elected.

Duration:00:27:38

Mexico is not paying for the wall - Bernick and Schott on politics Ep. 405

1/10/2019
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It's once again time to tiptoe through the week in Utah political news with Managing Editor Bryan Schott and Contributing Editor Bob Bernick. that could changeskipping their paychecksdon't like the idea of using taxpayer moneymight be the next Interior SecretaryMia Love joins CNNBryan saw cominghost a presidential debate in 2020UtahPolicy.com's daily email newsletter gets you up to speed with all the important political stories every weekday morning. Subscribe here. If you like this...

Duration:00:23:53

How Utah brings, and keeps, businesses to the state

1/9/2019
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Utah has one of the top economies in the United States, but that success just doesn't happen overnight. Val Hale, Executive Director of the Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED), joins Managing Editor Bryan Schott to talk about the strategy of using tax incentives to bring, and keep, businesses in Utah. UtahPolicy.com's daily email newsletter gets you up to speed with all the important political stories every weekday morning. Subscribe here. If you like this podcast, leave us a...

Duration:00:21:20

What does 2019 hold for Utah's economy?

1/7/2019
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Utah's economy is roaring right now, but will we see a slowdown in 2019? Robert Spendlove, a member of the Utah Legislature and a Senior Economist for Zions Bank, joins Managing Editor Bryan Schott to discuss the economic outlook for the next year. We're in the second-longest economic expansion in the country's history. Is that likely to end in 2019? UtahPolicy.com's daily email newsletter gets you up to speed with all the important political stories every weekday morning. Subscribe...

Duration:00:16:17

Turd in the punchbowl - Bernick and Schott on politics Ep. 404

1/4/2019
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Sen. Mitt Romney announced his arrival in Washington with a bang, penning an op-ed slamming President Donald Trump for his lack of character. Reaction from Trump's supporters has been harsh, and in some cases, over the top. Rep. Ben McAdams makes good on his campaign promise to not vote for Nancy Pelosi as speaker. He might find himself in a tough spot as other Democrats in Congress are starting to talk about impeaching President Trump. Utah's other GOP members of the House will have to...

Duration:00:17:54

We're not in Iraq - Bernick and Schott on Politics Ep. 403

12/27/2018
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Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott help you understand what went down in Utah politics over the last week: Our daily email newsletter gets you up to speed with all the important political stories every weekday morning. Subscribe here. Be sure to rate UtahPolicy.com's podcasts 5-stars on Apple Podcasts. Follow our social media feeds on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Duration:00:19:40

That would be political malpractice - Bernick and Schott on politics Ep. 402

12/20/2018
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This week in Utah politics: Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott give you perspective and analysis on the week that was in Utah politics.

Duration:00:19:29

Sen. Mike Lee on criminal justice reform, Syria, government funding

12/20/2018
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Sen. Mike Lee joins Managing Editor Bryan Schott from Washington, D.C. to discuss his successful effort to get criminal justice reform passed by Congress. Lee says he was able to get his colleagues to sign on to the "First Step Act," which implements changes to mandatory minimum sentences and other improvements in the federal justice system, with "a lot of shoe leather" and hard work. He also gives major credit for the bill's passage to Jared Kushner. Lee also discusses his support for...

Duration:00:12:48

Book report: Anthony Atamanuik on satire in the age of Trump

12/18/2018
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Anthony Atamanuik, host of The President Show on Comedy Central, produced perhaps the best impersonation of President Donald Trump since he entered the political arena. His biting satire shined a light on the absurdity of having a reality TV star as leader of the free world, as well as our tribal politics and sensational media culture. Atamanuik is the author of a new book, American Tantrum: The Donald J. Trump Presidential Archives, which satirizes Trump's White House, his business career,...

Duration:00:26:02

Democrats are the real racists - Bernick and Schott on politics Episode #401

12/13/2018
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This week in Utah politics: Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott discuss a week chock full of political news.

Duration:00:21:40

Derek Miller on Utah's "trajectory changing" economy

12/11/2018
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Salt Lake Chamber President Derek Miller joins Managing Editor Bryan Schott to discuss Utah's booming economy and how the business community is working to take advantage of the favorable conditions. Miller says these are "trajectory changing" times for Utah, but we still have a number of challenges ahead, including managing growth, transportation and housing. Many economists are worried we're headed for a downturn following the longest period of expansion in the nation's history, but...

Duration:00:15:43

Episode #400! - Bernick and Schott on politics

12/6/2018
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It's our 400th episode! Governor Herbert releases his $19 billion budget proposal, which could lead to a big fight with state lawmakers. The legislature will have an extra $1.3 billion to spend in the 2019 session. The legislature passes the medical marijuana alternative bill, but opponents want to sue. Rep. Chris Stewart goes on CNN and defends Trump's inaction in the murder of a journalist by the Saudi government. A new poll shows Utahns want Mitt Romney to stand up to Trump when he...

Duration:00:22:49

Addressing Utah's housing crisis

12/5/2018
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Utah's population along the Wasatch Front is expected to double within the next 20 years. Policymakers are working to come up with a plan to house all of those people. At the same time, cities are trying to find ways to make housing more affordable for Utahns. For the first time in Utah there are more families wanting to buy homes than there are homes available, which is causing a major shift in how municipalities and homebuilders are thinking about housing, land use and...

Duration:00:26:02

Ne'er the twain shall meet

11/29/2018
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Mia Love heads for the door, but not before she rains hellfire down on Trump, Ben McAdams, the GOP and the media. McAdams' seat is one Republicans will need to win if they're going to regain control of the House in 2020. The race for Salt Lake City Mayor is already underway. Utah is expecting a big budget surplus next year. How will lawmakers spend all that cash? The Legislature is preparing for their special session on medical marijuana. Plus, things get crazier in Washington. Bob...

Duration:00:19:41

2018 election post-mortem with Utah GOP Chairman Rob Anderson

11/28/2018
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The 2018 midterms were not a particularly good election for the Utah GOP. The party lost a congressional seat, 4 seats in the Legislature and had a rough time in Salt Lake County. Managing Editor Bryan Schott talks with Utah Republican Party Chairman Rob Anderson about what went wrong in for the GOP in 2018 and what the party needs to do better. Anderson discusses why Mia Love lost to Democrat Ben McAdams in UT4, and whether President Trump's unpopularity in Utah will be a hurdle for the...

Duration:00:23:37

Bonus podcast: Mia Love addresses the media

11/26/2018
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Rep. Mia Love addresses the media following her loss to Democrat Ben McAdams

Duration:00:12:52

One-on-one with Ben McAdams

11/25/2018
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Newly elected 4th District Congressman Ben McAdams is standing by his pledge not to vote for Nancy Pelosi to become the next Speaker of the House. In a podcast interview with UtahPolicy.com, McAdams says he had a one-on-one meeting with Pelosi when he was in Washington for new member orientation. During that face-to-face, McAdams told her she would not be getting his support in the election for House leadership. “She asked me if I had anything I wanted to bring up. I said I wanted to let...

Duration:00:21:16

It's finally over!

11/20/2018
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We had to wait two weeks, but Ben McAdams finally is declared the winner in his contest with Mia Love, squeaking by just 694 votes. How did he pull it off? Who could replace McAdams as Salt Lake County Mayor once he resigns to take his seat in Congress? Turnout in Salt Lake County hit 82% this year. Utah Republicans are grumbling about straight-party voting in Salt Lake County. Prop. 4 hangs on by just under 7,000 votes. Will lawmakers change the new independent redistricting...

Duration:00:23:23