Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott run down the week in Utah politics.
Utah voters could have an exciting political year in store in 2018. Our approval ratings for Sen. Orrin Hatch show he might have some work to do before he runs for an 8th term in Washington. At the same time, our polling shows former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman could give Hatch a run for his money if he decides to run next year.
Donald Trump squares off with the media for the first time since July. He has taken to calling any news outfit that does not report on him favorably as “fake news,” which is extremely troubling.
The 2017 Legislature is just around the corner, and one of the big fights looming is over education funding. Lawmakers are wary of a group that wants to put an income tax hike on the ballot in 2018 to fund schools.
Plus, the dawn of the legislature means Bryan will have to start wearing pants every day.