Utah lawmakers discuss how to gain control of public lands from the feds plus how the Utah Debate Commission may actually put a damper on political debates in Utah. Plus, fun with stereotypes!   Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott run down the week in Utah politics.

Utah Politics In 60 Seconds

Herbert worried a tax hike will hurt the economy. Utah still negotiating with the feds over Medicaid expansion. Does Lockhart have a chance at Utah's top education job?

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Insider Surveys

House Speaker Becky Lockhart says she wants the Utah State Superintendent job with the Utah Board of Education. Our "Political Insiders" say they're not so sure she's the right...
A recent Utah Policy poll shows a majority of Utahns would like lawmakers to pass a statewide non-discrimination law that includes sexual orientation. Our "Political Insiders" aren't very optimistic...

Headlines

Today At Utah Policy

Today At Utah Policy

UtahPolicy.com will be at Salt Lake Comic Con, and we've got tickets to give away.
Bloomberg's Ramesh Ponnuru says Republicans should stop pining for Mitt Romney to run in 2016.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz says it's time to turn the "nerds" and "tech geeks" loose on the missing IRS emails.
Whatever happened to the 40 hour workweek?

Policy Buzz

The Utah Legislature won NCSL's Online Democracy Award this year, again.  We're honored, grateful and determined to continue.
Understanding the opinions and attitudes of citizens is important in formulating good public policy in Utah.

Multimedia

A new UtahPolicy.com measures attitudes about same-sex marriage in Utah. Also, Jackie Biskupski is testing the waters about running for Salt Lake City Mayor and one super annoying thing local TV...
John Valentine is leaving the Senate and President Obama is probably going to name a new national monument in Utah.Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott discuss the week in Utah politics.

Miscellaneous

Lighter Side

Vacation
"A survey found that 75 percent of Americans don't use up all their vacation days. While the rest apparently loaned them to President Obama. He's on vacation again!" –Jimmy Fallon  Political Humor 

Wise Words

Price of Greatness
"The price of greatness is responsibility."Sir Winston Churchill  Quotations Page