Utah Governor Gary Herbert talks priorities for the 2018 legislative session focusing on education funding. Herbert also discusses economic expansion, funding transportation, tax reform, affordable housing and homelessness.
Hosted by: Holly MeninoProduced by: Mountain West Newsmakers Team
Sen. Curt Bramble discusses a law requiring doctors to access a database prior to prescribing addictive medications such as opioids. Bramble also touches on 5G technology and a revision of policy for the Ethics Commission.
Senator and practicing family doctor Brian Zehnder talks Medicaid expansion making it possible for 65,000 people to get access to affordablehealthcare. Learn how HB 12 would affect birth control coverage in Utah.
Over 300 million dollars sits unclaimed at the Utah State Treasurery department. Learn how you can check if you are entitled to unclaimed money as Sen. Lyle Hillyard explains HB 175 an updated unclaimed property law.
A bill that would eliminate non-compete agreements in industries such as broadcasting is discussed. Employers will be prohibited from building non-compete clauses into their Utah workers contacts. Learn more about HB 241 with Rep. Mike Schultz.
Is helping someone commit suicide murder HB 86 makes assisted suicide a crimeprosecutedas a second degree felony in Utah. Rep. Mike Mckell discusses the bill that is a direct response to a case in which an 18 old was charged with murder, accused of encouraging a friend to kill herself. Election bill aimed a maintaining election integrity is also discussed.
Founded in 1787, Castleton University is the oldest institution of higher learning in Vermont, and the 18th oldest in the country. Eric Clemons interviewed Castleton University's President, Dave Wolk about the role of Castleton today and in the future.
America's political landscape continues to change. With the Asian American and Pacific Islander community expected to reach more than 20 million people by the end of this year, overcoming voting barriers is critical for this population. With Christine Chen, Executive Director of the Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) Vote.
In discussing voting barriers, Chen stated, "As we're celebrating the 50th Anniversary... of the Voting Rights Act, we understand that piece of legislation also eventually allowed language assistance."
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It's been 50 years since the enactment of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Spencer Overton, President of The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies discusses the state of the minority vote a half century later, and its impact on the future of race, politics and voting rights.
Overton commented, "Voting is more racially polarized now than it was back in the 1960's... in terms of party voting and then also if you look into local elections... race is the most significant factor."
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