Podcast: Bernick and Schott on politics Ep. 353

Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott reflect on the last week in Utah politics.

Gov. Gary Herbert rolled out his $16.7 billion budget proposal. He wants to boost education spending by a little more than $200 million, but that’s not as much as backers of the Our Schools Now ballot initiative are hoping for.

A number of key members of the Utah Legislature are heading for the exits.

Democrat Doug Jones wins a stunner in Alabama defeating Republican Roy Moore. President Donald Trump managed to endorse the losing candidate twice in that election.

A new poll shows nearly 2/3rds of Utahns favor the revamped “Count My Vote” ballot initiative, which means it will likely pass if backers can get enough signatures to get on the 2018 ballot.

Congress moves closer to their tax overhaul package.

Plus, Gov. Gary Herbert makes a big mistake about the 12 Days of Christmas.