What a busy week in Utah politics!
The Gary Ott situation in Salt Lake County is a tragic one, but it’s clear that the Utah Legislature is going to have to fix the situation.
A group wants to put a proposed independent redistricting commission before voters in 2018. At the same time, the “Our Schools Now” group launched their own petition drive this week to provide more funding for schools through a sales and income tax hike.
The Utah Democrats ate one of their own, pushing Rob Miller out of the race for party chair.
Former FBI Director James Comey called President Donald Trump a “liar” during his testimony before Congress. At the same time, a new poll shows Utah Republicans think President Trump fired Comey because he couldn’t do his job, even though Trump admitted he fired Comey to put a damper on the Russia investigation.
Plus, a very obscure reference to Joseph Heller’s “Catch-22.”
Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott run down the week in Utah politics.