The Smart Questions Club: This week in headlines [streaming]

Starting at about 9:30 PM MST  (give or take) on Wednesday, get in the conversation with the editors of Utah Politico Hub as they review this week in headlines and talk about the stories behind the stories. Including Holly Richardson, John English, Curt Bentley, and Daniel Burton, they’ll look at polling that puts Trump over Hillary in Utah (if just barely), Planned Parenthood’s ongoing drama, tax increases sought by over three dozen municipalities, and, of course, the ongoing ripples of the hacking of Ashley Madsen.

Utah Politico Hub: Fearless Predictions Revisited

Wait a minute. Hold the presses. How did those Utah Politico Hub election predictions turn out? There were eight brave souls who put their sterling reputations on the line. With the election canvas producing three different winners than election night, it is only fair that we review what the “experts” thought about Utah races going into election night. Any pre-canvas analysis was (as we now know) premature. There are 12 races with predictions, although in fairness we were having a little fun with one of our own bloggers John English on…

Why I’m Running for Utah’s 3rd Congressional Seat

When in the course of human events, if an opponent rises unchallenged, it is incumbent upon one of the citizenry to rise to the occasion, to give the people choices in their election. After watching Jason Chaffetz destroy and dismantle Brian Wonnancott in a debate for Utah’s 3rd Congressional seat, I decided then and there – or a few days after; who’s counting? – to throw my hat in the ring to make this race a little more competitive. If the Democrats aren’t going to try, let’s have an Independent…

Utah staying ahead of median income curve

Looking at the census release of 2012’s median income numbers, Utah can now claim it’s 14th in the nation for median incomes at $57,049 per household. That’s 9.95% above the national average ($51,371) and it’s an increase from last year. Among the 50 states plus D.C., Utah is only one of eight that has seen their 2012 median income numbers increase over the 2005 numbers.  The national average has gone down every year since 2007’s height. USA 2005 – $54,387 2007 – $56,189 2009 – $53,760 2011 – $51,557 2012…