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Republicans are jubilant following the passage of their tax reform package. Democrat Jenny Wilson says the GOP tax plan will hurt the middle class and the poor. Has President Trump convinced Orrin Hatch to run for another term?
President Donald Trump and Sen. Orrin Hatch could not contain their glee and affection for each other following passage of the GOP tax overhaul plan. Hatch said Trump was "one heckuva leader" and Republicans were aiming to make Trump's time in office the "greatest presidency we've seen in generations" [Deseret News, Tribune].
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jenny Wilson says the GOP tax overhaul package is "heartless" because it gives massive tax cuts to corporations and the wealthy at the expense of the middle class and the poor. She also said the process for passing the bill without a single public hearing and no Democratic input was not right [Utah Policy].
Here's a podcast of our full interview with Wilson about tax reform [Utah Policy].
A report in The Atlantic says Republicans close to Sen. Orrin Hatch think President Donald Trump may have succeeded in convincing Hatch to run for an eighth term next year, mostly to keep Mitt Romney from entering the race. Some worry that could spark a backlash among Republicans in Utah. Others speculate that if Hatch wins, he'll only serve two years then retire [Utah Policy].
|Wilson slams Hatch over GOP tax overhaul plan|
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jenny Wilson says the Republican tax overhaul package spearheaded by Sen. Orrin Hatch gives too much to the wealthy at the expense of the lower and middle class. ...
|Total guerrilla warfare in the Utah GOP - Bernick and Schott on politics Ep. 354|
Republicans pass their tax reform package, spearheaded by Sen. Orrin Hatch. Will he retire after this crowning achievement?...
|Bishop says critics of Trump's national monument reductions are lying|
Rep. Rob Bishop is blasting environmental groups who say President Donald Trump reduced two national monuments in Utah in order to open up those areas for energy exploration, calling their opposition a "false narrative."...
|More signs that Hatch is preparing to run again in 2018, leaving Romney out in the cold|
Sources close to Sen. Orrin Hatch are saying they're detecting a shift in his attitude toward running for another term in 2018, and President Trump is the reason why....
|Who is on the the 'naughty' and 'nice' lists in Utah politics this year?|
Christmas is next week, so we asked our "Political Insiders" who they thought should be on Santa's "naughty" and "nice" list this year....
|Weekly survey: Rank the top Utah political news stories of 2017|
It's time to pick the top Utah political news stories of 2017. Make your picks now....
|Podcast: Interview with Jenny Wilson|
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jenny Wilson speaks with Managing Editor Bryan Schott about why she opposes the GOP tax plan that Congress passed this week....
|Podcast: Bernick and Schott on politics Ep. 354|
Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott reflect on the past week in Utah politics....
|Utah Legislature hires new HR administrator|
The Utah Legislature is pleased to announce that Debbie Cragun, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, will be the Legislature's new Human Resources Administrator....
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