The UPC Podcast – Episode 257 – Out to Pasture

Welcome to the Utah Political Capitol Podcast with Curtis Haring, Dylan McDonnell, and Bob Kubicheck! In the first half: All things elections while going into the weeds on the Love/McAdams race and Prop 2. In the second half: Utah County Clerk woes, gains in San Juan County for Native Americans, and shakeups in the majority/minority leadership up at the legislature. Other talking points include: Shift Man! Train Sounds Can’t math good 3 Days of Loopholes! All the fertilizer Tacky but clever You have bigger problems… We love you Weber County A fair…

The Legislature Played Voters Like Fiddles on Question 1

Congratulations, Utah: at 8 PM on Election Night, we successfully killed any chance of meaningful increases to public education funding for at least the next decade. Yes, when the citizens of Utah were asked “are you willing to pay $4 more a month to help fund schools?” we said by a 2 to 1 margin in a loud and resounding voice “NO!” By voting no, we have now given the legislature the political cover they have been craving for years in order to avoid biting the bullet and actually committing the…

An open letter to Mia Love

Dear Representative Love, First off, let me just say, I get it. Campaign season will wear anyone down – and in October, things tend to get a little crazy. But I must admit I am more than a little confused by your premature proclamation that the that Federal Elections Commission (FEC) has said that your “campaign was legally allowed to raise primary-election contributions and that [you] may retain all primary-election contributions [you] received before the date of the Convention.” only for us to discover that the FEC has made no…