Podcast: Bernick and Schott on politics #314

Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott discuss the week in Utah politics.

We’re back in the House Gallery at the Utah State Capitol for the annual Utah legislative session.

Gov. Gary Herbert delivers his State of the State address. He’s getting better at giving these speeches, and this time he talked about job creation, air quality and liquor laws among other things.

Will Utah get rid of the Zion Curtain? Bob’s not so sure that’s going to happen, even though the law is quite silly.

Utah Republicans are asking President Trump to overturn or reduce the size of the Bears Ears Monument. Plus, we still can’t get used to saying or typing “President Trump.”

Legislators are tackling the budget, but it’s not clear where they are going to find extra money for Utah’s schools.

What’s going to happen with medical marijuana this session? Probably not much as lawmakers want to study the issue more.

And, in this new world of “alternative facts,” Speaker Greg Hughes gets dragged (unfairly) into the John Swallow scandal mess.

Plus, we issue an open invitation to anyone who wants to join us next week for our taping.