The UPC Show – Episode 260 – Homebrewed Gum

Welcome to the UPC podcast with Curtis Haring, Dylan McDonnell, and Bob Kubicheck! In the first half: Utah has another medical marijuana law (but the state is getting sued over it), one Democrat is taking heat for his vote on the said new law, Mia Love says that Democratic racism is why she lost even though she outspent McAdams by $2.2 million. In the second half: Governor Herbert wants to increase the budget for improving air quality by 100 times but he may or may not also be raising the food…

The HubCap Spin | Rob Bishop or Donna McAleer: Who Wins Utah Congressional District 1?

The HubCap Spin | Rob Bishop or Donna McAleer: Who Wins the Race for Congressional District 1?

HubCap Spins: Where the Rubber Meets the Road is a collaborative effort of Utah Political Capital (UPC) and Utah Politico Hub (the Hub). One person from each site answers a question about upcoming races, elections, and issues. The 2014 race in the First Congressional District is a rematch of 2012 between Rob Bishop and Donna McAleer Today’s question: Who will win the race? Democrat Donna McAleer or Republican Rob Bishop? CURTIS HARING (UPC): Ho-hum Republican Congressman Rob Bishop is poised for an overwhelming victory over Democrat Donna McAleer in November, having…

Utah Medicaid Expansion Polls: The False Dichotomy Problem

Capitol at night

If there’s one thing that the pollsters who have raised their collective fingers to the wind of Utah public opinion in recent months can agree upon, it’s that Utah voters don’t know much about Medicaid expansion.  That’s a problem, not only for making public policy, but for trusting the polls to determine what the public supports.  After a meeting between the Governor and US Secretary of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Sylvia Burwell, Utah Political Capital reported that Herbert had speculated that a deal on Medicaid expansion was just a couple weeks…