It's week one of the 2019 Utah Legislature. Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott take you through the big stories from the past week in Utah politics:
- Gov. Gary Herbert proposes the biggest tax cut in Utah's history.
- Lawmakers cry poverty as they seek to scale back Medicaid expansion.
- Sen. Daniel Thatcher's hate crimes bill looks to have new momentum after the LDS Church says they won't oppose the legislation.
- Lawmakers will consider a "red flag" bill which will allow a judge to confiscate guns from people who are deemed to be a danger.
- The 2020 Utah gubernatorial contest gets a little more interesting as a poll shows Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox is the front runner right now.
- President Donald Trump's approval ratings remain below 50% in solidly Republican Utah.
- Jason Chaffetz sought to replace Sen. Mike Lee if he had been elevated to the Supreme Court.
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