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45 Days

  • That’s a wrap, folks! The 2021 General Session has come to a close, which means this season of 45 Days ends here as well. We introduced you to a lot of bills and issues over the past several weeks, so this week we’re rounding up which of those headed to the governor’s desk and which ones are dust in the wind. Plus, we’ll break down what all those new laws will mean for Utahns.
  • Join the team behind KUER’s politics podcast 45 Days as they take you through Utah's 2021 legislative session.
  • Finding an affordable rental unit in Utah isn’t easy, and lawmakers know it. So, in an attempt to create more affordable housing, some want to make it easier to build accessory dwelling units, or ADUs. But city officials like Park City Mayor Andy Bearman say the one-size-fits-all approach will do more harm than good.
  • How do you reduce suicide deaths in a pro-gun state where half of those deaths are by firearm? Hosts Sonja Hutson and Emily Means look at Utah’s approach over the years. Plus, a conversation with Rep. Steve Eliason, who’s spearheaded several suicide prevention bills.If you or someone you know needs help, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Utah Crisis Line at 801-587-3000 or the Crisis Text Line by texting 741741.
  • After a summer of protests and counter-protests about police reform, Utah lawmakers have already introduced a number of bills on the issue. Hosts Emily Means and Sonja Hutson look at how Utah found itself ready to talk about police brutality and what reforms are on the table this year.
  • Did you know Utah lawmakers technically have only ONE thing to do during the legislative session? And do you know what that thing is? Make the state’s budget! It takes the Legislature 45 days to hash it out (and that’s not counting all the staff time to prepare for the session!). But Sonja and Emily can explain how Utah’s budget works in just 15 minutes. Impressive, we know.
  • 45 Days is back with a preview of the 2021 Utah Legislative Session. Spoiler alert: it’s going to be a little bit different this time around. But one of the things that hasn’t changed this year is the Republican supermajority in both chambers. Hosts Emily Means and Sonja Hutson talked with Senate President Stuart Adams and House Minority Leader Brian King about what they hope to get done during this session.
  • Just in time for Utah's 2021 legislative session, 45 Days is back. We have two new hosts to guide you through the twists and turns of this unprecedented moment: KUER political reporters Sonja Hutson and Emily Means. They'll dive deep into the biggest bills and issues each week. New episodes drop Friday mornings.You can also subscribe to our weekly newsletter.
  • We know a couple things already about who the capital city’s next mayor will be. She’ll be a Democrat, and she’ll be a woman. Over the next four years,…
  • The Salt Lake City Mayoral race is down to two candidates, and KUER political reporter Nicole Nixon is sitting down with each of them. Join us for two…
  • The Salt Lake City Mayoral race is down to two candidates, and KUER political reporter Nicole Nixon is sitting down with each of them. Join us for two…
  • The 63rd session of the Utah Legislature concluded last night — a little early in fact — drawing to a close about an hour before midnight. Lawmakers…