Utah Republicans file suit to kill the "Count My Vote" compromise. Secret bills abound ahead of the 2015 session. Plus, Bob does an uncanny impression of a turkey for the Thanksgiving holiday. Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott run down the week in Utah politics.

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Obama threatens to veto tax deal. Utah agrees to scrap tough immigration law. Is there a tax coming to fund public schools?

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The Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice has an idea to help reduce the state's prison population - making simple drug possession a misdemeanor rather than a felony.
Now that the GOP is set to take control of both houses of Congress come January, what can we expect for the next two years?

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Today At Utah Policy

Utah lawmakers are talking about possibly extending the current 45-day legislative session. Do you think that's a good idea? Vote now in our weekly survey.
article thumbnailAs the new House Oversight chief, Rep. Jason Chaffetz plans to employ against Pres. Obama the same investigative techniques Henry Waxman used so effectively against Pres. Bush between 2007 and 2009.
It has been recent practice for the Senate to not be in session on Fridays so members could travel back to their home districts. That may change come January.
The biggest lesson from election 2014? If Democrats are going to win, they have to dominate Salt Lake County.

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article thumbnailThe action taken by the Utah Transit Authority Board of Trustees in advancing its second transit-oriented development (TOD) in the City of West Jordan exemplifies our responsiveness to the...
A new study has confirmed the importance of public transit and active transportation in improving Utah’s air quality.

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Utah Republicans file suit to kill the "Count My Vote" compromise. Secret bills abound ahead of the 2015 session. Plus, Bob does an uncanny impression of a turkey for the Thanksgiving holiday. Bob...
Utah Republicans file suit to kill the "Count My Vote" compromise. Secret bills abound ahead of the 2015 session. Plus, Bob does an uncanny impression of a turkey for the Thanksgiving holiday. Bob...

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Just Don't Know
"Scientists say the European space probe that landed on the comet has detected organic matter. This means there could be either life in space or a Whole Foods. We just don't know." –Conan O'Brien Political Humor 

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The Only Prayer
"If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice." Meister Eckhart  Quote Garden