2nd week of the Donald Trump era in Washington and things are reportedly not going well.
Orrin Hatch is getting closer to running for an 8th term in the Senate, but a lot of other contenders are getting ready to step up to the plate, including Evan McMullin who will be hard-pressed to find votes.
Lawmakers are going to have to come up with more than $100 million to fund growth in Utah’s public schools. How in the world are they going to move Utah out of last-place in per-pupil spending? Don’t expect a tax hike this year, but it is coming.
Medicaid expansion won’t be a big topic during the upcoming legislative session (thank goodness), but lawmakers will have to tackle medical marijuana proposals and gun legislation in January.
Plus, most of the legislative leaders for the next session have been chosen. However, Sen. Jim Dabakis is on the outs in the Senate minority.
Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott break down the week in Utah politics.