ArchivePodcast: Bernick and Schott on politics Ep. 360Bryan Schott·February 8, 2018· Share Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott run down a plethora of news about Utah politics. The Utah Legislature is reeling after Rep. Jon Stanard resigned unexpectedly on Tuesday night, then news broke he had allegedly hired a call girl twice in 2017. Lawmakers found $69 million to cut from the base budget. They have about $500 million extra to spend this year, so now the real budget work begins. The group seeking to kill the signature route to the ballot is paying signature gatherers so they can get on this year’s ballot. Sen. Orrin Hatch’s former chief of staff resigns from his top job in the Trump White House after allegations he assaulted two former wives. And, it looks like Congress has a budget bill, but it boosts spending by nearly half a trillion dollars.