Briefing Local – November 28, 2017

  • POLL: As Congress debates tax reform, most Utahns agree with Republicans that the package will make the system simpler and fairer. The argument from Democrats that GOP proposals will primarily help the wealthy is not gaining much traction [Utah Policy].
  • Our “Political Insiders” said Minnesota Sen. Al Franken should not resign following accusations from numerous women that he groped them without their permission [Utah Policy].
  • A legislative task force is floating the idea of replacing the Utah Transit Authority board with a three-member commission appointed by the governor [Deseret News, Tribune].
  • Republicans on Utah’s Capitol Hill want to tackle tax reform next year, but they’re not sure how they’re going to proceed [Tribune].
  • Thousands of mail-in ballots were rejected during this month’s elections due to a number of errors [Tribune].
  • Sen. Todd Weiler is considering legislation requiring county jails and state prisons to submit annual reports of prisoner deaths [Standard Examiner].
  • Get to know Kurt Bradburn, the man who knocked Sandy Mayor Tom Dolan out of office after 24 years [Deseret News].