Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott break down the week in Utah politics.
President-Elect Donald Trump is coming to Utah. How will he be received? Will any Utah political figures who trashed Trump during the election show up?
Mitt Romney is still in the running to be Trump’s Secretary of State. Why would he even want that job?
House Speaker Greg Hughes is not going to be Trump’s Secretary of Transportation, but he still might take a job in Washington. What will happen to House Republican leadership if that happens?
Rep. Mike Noel is openly lobbying to be named head of the BLM. Does he have a shot?
A group of prominent Utah business people want to put a tax hike to fund education directly to the voters, bypassing Gov. Gary Herbert and the Utah Legislature. Something has to be done as a new study shows Utah’s schools are losing $1.2 billion per year because of various tax breaks and changes to Utah’s tax code.
Plus, Gov. Gary Herbert will release his proposed budget next week. What can we expect?