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45 Podcast ep. 2 – education funding, plurality elections, BRT, & more

In episode 2 of the FortyFive politics podcast we talked about plurality elections under SB 54, education funding in Utah, Provo-Orem Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), Ben McAdams reelection, Healthy Utah

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Rob Bishop’s wit on full display in Congressional highlight video

Let’s be honest, CSPAN is really boring most of the time. But Rob Bishop has proven that it doesn’t have to be that way all the time. This Rob Bishop supercut

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45 Podcast: Episode 1

This is our inaugural podcast here at FortyFive. Thanks for listening! Hosts Richard Jaussi, Michael Jolley, & Matthew Show notes City Weekly (Stephen Dark) story on Justin Miller scandal Salt

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I like Mike!

The mainstream media in Utah was giddy last October to see that Senator Mike Lee’s approval numbers were around 40 percent. Remember this was around the time of the government

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Dirty air in the Utah Clean Air Caucus

In 2014 there was a new caucus in the Utah Legislature – a bipartisan “Clean Air Caucus.”  There is no official list of who the members are, but through some

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James Madison: A Life Reconsidered (review)

I had not found a good biography on James Madison, so was excited to read this. “No man weighs more maturely than Mr. Madison before he takes a side on

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Honest Campaign Ads: Justin Miller edition

In case you haven’t heard, Democratic Representative Justin Miller has been accused of embezzling up to $30,000 from the campaign accounts of Democrats Ben McAdams and Diane Turner when he

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Plurality winners in Utah primary elections coming soon thanks to SB54

One of the major problems of SB 54 is it will make it possible for a candidate to win a primary election with just 25%, 20%, or even lower percent

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Healthy Utah is a tough pill to swallow

Governor Herbert is one of the few Republican Governors in the country that is promoting Medicaid expansion.  Under Obamacare, each state can choose whether or not to expand Medicaid (thanks

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To save the caucus and strengthen the party, Utah GOP will need new leadership

There’s no doubt the Utah Republican Party is at a critical time in its history. First we had the “Count My Vote” ballot initiative that sought to allow candidates to bypass

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