Week 7: Sine Die! & Gov. Gary Herbert
That's a wrap! The Legislature passed 534 bills this session, just one bill shy of their record during the 2017 session, and left hundreds more behind. Here are the highlights, plus a conversation with Gov. Gary Herbert.
Lawmakers were busy this year and we've recapped the whole enchilada for you — find out everything that happened on the Hill during the past 45 days here.
Bills & Issues Mentioned in this Episode:
- Lawmakers came to a compromise with the group behind the Our Schools Now ballot initiative late in the session. KUER's Whittney Evans did a story on what voters will be deciding on now when their ballots arrive.
- Utah Transit Authority will now be called Transit District Utah thanks to a bill passed that will also raise vehicle registration fees for infrastructure projects.
- The Legislature and the governor's office engaged in a bit of a power struggle.
Gov. Gary Herbert
Gov. Gary Herbert joined us to share his take on the session and offered a grade (hint: they "passed"). We asked what he's most pleased with, and which measures he may be vetoing.
Mark Your Calendars!
We're doing a live event in Cedar City on Wednesday, March 21, at 5:30 p.m. We'll be partnering with the Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service at Southern Utah University for a panel with southern Utah lawmakers on how the session went. There will be trivia and a Q & A. The event is free and will be taped for an episode of our podcast. Come see us! Learn more here.