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How Do Legislators Make Laws In Just 45 Days?

Renee Bright
Renee Bright
Renee Bright

45 days. That’s not a lot of time to write, debate and pass hundreds of bills. And just like one notorious maiden at the ball, once the clock strikes midnight the party is over. So how does the magic happen? We talked to a lawmaker and a lobbyist about how a bill REALLY becomes a law in Utah.


Sen. Todd Weiler, Republican Utah state senator for District 23 (Davis and Salt Lake Counties)

Gabe Archuleta, director of public policy at YWCA Utah in Salt Lake City

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Sonja Hutson is a politics and government reporter at KUER.
Emily Means is a government and politics reporter at KUER.
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