45 Days Season 3: Legislative Preview With Speaker Brad Wilson | KUER 90.1

45 Days Season 3: Legislative Preview With Speaker Brad Wilson

Jan 24, 2019

Welcome back to another session of the Utah Legislature … and another season of 45 Days!

Lawmakers have already filed hundreds of bills to consider during the next few weeks of legislative action, including a slew of controversial proposals dealing with abortion and LGBT issues.

There’s also the question of what lawmakers will do to three voter-approved ballot measures over the next few weeks. Prop 2, which expanded access to medical cannabis, was already overhauled in a special session last month. Meanwhile, some lawmakers have plans to scale back Medicaid expansion.

Incoming House Speaker Brad Wilson says the ballot initiative process is “a really important part” of democracy and says the legislature will aim to “provide coverage for everyone” under Prop 3’s Medicaid expansion.

And lastly, rumors are already flying about who will run for governor in 2020. We listen in on how two Democratic voters in Utah County talk about the race.

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