Podcast: Bernick and Schott on Politics #311

Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott analyze the “what” and “why” of the week in Utah politics.

We’re back after the holiday break! Congress is back in session, and the first thing Utah’s four House members did was vote to gut the Office of Congressional Ethics. That was even before they started to dismantle Obamacare.

Rep. Chris Stewart is still being mentioned as a possible candidate for Secretary of the Air Force. If he leaves his seat, that means a special election, which could liven up a boring 2017 election season.

The fight over the new Salt Lake City homeless shelters is getting intense. Could the issue be a political poison dart?

The 2017 Legislature is just a few weeks away. A few issues are starting to bubble to the top, but the biggest seem to be the budget and education funding. Lawmakers will have less to spend this year. How will that change the dynamic of this year’s session?