Midday Commentary on Last Night’s News — Sept. 29, 2015

So, you know, the majority caucuses are meeting today to talk about approving the Gang of Six’s full Medicaid expansion proposal. The pitch theoretically puts the cost on the institutions who stand to gain from it, mainly doctors, hospitals and the pharmaceutical industry. Makes sense, right? Wrong. Businesses don’t pay taxes. People pay taxes. No matter what is said, no matter what the bill ends of promising, you and I are going to pay for any sort of expansion. It’s called pass through. But at least it’s not like the reddest…

Salt Lake City Mayoral debate – Part 2 [video]

In a debate sponsored by the Downtown Alliance and FOX 13 (moderated by Ben Winslow), candidates for Salt Lake City mayor Jackie Biskupski and Ralph Becker faced off on how they would address various issues, including problems at Pioneer Park, panhandling, taxes, luring businesses to the city, parking problems and liquor laws. This is part 2 of 4.

Salt Lake City Mayoral debate – Part 1 [video]

In a debate sponsored by the Downtown Alliance and FOX 13 (moderated by Ben Winslow), candidates for Salt Lake City mayor Jackie Biskupski and Ralph Becker faced off on how they would address various issues, including problems at Pioneer Park, panhandling, taxes, luring businesses to the city, parking problems and liquor laws. This is part 1 of 4. 

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